Metro trial run between National College, Puttenahalli in 3 weeks

Metro trial run between National College, Puttenahalli in 3 weeks
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is planning to start trial run on the elevated corridor between the National College in Basavana-gudi and Yelachenahalli (Puttenahalli) Metro stations in the next three weeks. The entire Phase I network of Namma Metro will, however, be ready only by 2017.

This was announced by Bangalore Development Minister KJ George, after launching the BMRCL’s mobile-based application ‘Namma Metro’ on Friday. He reiterated that the work on constructing K R Market, Chickpet and Kempegowda Interchanging Metro stations will be over by December-end. Later, a BMRCL official explained that the corporation would be pushing a battery-operated locomotive (train) from Peenya depot to the southern side.

“Tracks have been laid on the underground stretch from Sampige Road Metro station to Majestic and Majestic to National College. Using this single line, train would be pushed through the elevated corridor for the trial run”, he said.

The official said the track-laying work on the other underground section, where Krishna TBM broke through, would be complete by December, while the track-laying work on the northern side (Sampige Road to Majestic) was almost over.

Hoping to complete the civil work of entire Phase I network of Namma Metro by April 2017, the BMRCL has set itself a target to start trial run on the incomplete North-South corridor from Sampige Road to Puttenahalli Metro stations (North-South corridor) by January 2017. 

For approval
“We will approach the Commissioner of Railway Safety for approval in January and the entire Phase I network would be ready for commercial use by April 2017”, Pradeep Singh Kharola, managing director, BMRCL, said.

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