Complete Phase 2 by 2020, CM tells BMRCL

Complete Phase 2 by 2020, CM tells BMRCL

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah told officials of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to complete the Namma Metro’s Phase 2 within the stipulated deadline of 2020.

The 72-km metro Phase 2 extends the lines of Phase 1 in all directions besides connecting Bommasandra with RV Road. While the Silk Board-KR Puram is seen as the final solution for the traffic snarls in the section, the Gottigere-Nagawara line is crucial as it is prerequisite for connecting the airport through Metro (Phase 2 B).

After inspecting platforms 3 and 4 for the Nagasandra-Yelachanahalli trains at Kempegowda Metro station, the chief minister boarded a train along with mediapersons. He was briefed about the preparations for the inauguration of the Sampige Road-Yela- chenahalli section.

The train crossed Chickpet and KR Market stations in a jiffy and arrived at RV Road Metro station before returning to Kempegowda station, all in about 15 minutes.

The chief minister questioned BMRCL officials over the pending works in Chickpet and KR Market stations. The officials promised him that works will be completed before they begin operations on the section.

Siddaramaiah chose not to speak to media but went straight to Janardhan Hotel in Sheshadripuram to eat dosa. He was accompanied by Bengaluru Development Minister K J George, Law Minister T B Jayachandra, MLA Dinesh Gundu Rao and K Govindaraju.

Operation from Sunday
Though Sampige Road-Yelachenahalli section will be inaugurated on June 17, commercial operations will only be possible from the next day, said BMRCL Managing Director Pradeep Singh Kharola. “We need some hours for final preparations,” he added.

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