Multi-storey parking at select Metro stations

Multi-storey parking at select Metro stations

The state government, in association with the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), has decided to construct multi-storey parking facilities near select Namma Metro stations.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Bengaluru Development Minister K J George said, the BMRCL will be conducting a study on the traffic flow and parking requirements before deciding on stations.

While the East-West corridor of the Namma Metro has received good response from the people, there have been complaints about lack of sufficient parking space near the stations on the stretch.

George said he was aware of the problem and had spoken to BMRCL Managing Director Pradeep Singh Kharola in this regard. Once approved, the facility can come up in 15 months.

The minister said he had suggested that underground “chiller plant” at Cubbon Park Station near Minsk Square be shifted to the ground level and the space can be utilised for mechanised lift operated parking.

He said government was keen on developing monorail so that it can act as a feeder service to Namma Metro, especially at Byappanahalli and Nagasandra. A Mala-ysian firm has evinced interest in the same.

As a short-term measure Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation is operating buses as feeder service, he added.

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