Tenders called for tests for airport Metro

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has called tenders for tests for the proposed Metro to airport though the detailed project report is yet to be finished.

Backed by the feasibility study, Metro officials have decided not to lose time in waiting for DPR and be ready with all the required test reports when time comes.

The two separate tenders include a range of surveys from topography and soil testing land and property survey, including alignment. While the bidding process will take about a month, the BMRCL has set a deadline of six months for both successful bidders to submit the final reports.

The state government finalised the route to the airport over a month ago. Accordingly, the line will begin from Nagawara and continue on Thanisandra Road before turning left near RK Hegde Nagar.

The Metro line will meet the Airport Road (NH 44) near Gandhi Krishi Vijnan Kendra and run along the highway flyover till the trumpet flyover where it will turn right to reach airport.

The airport Metro will be an extension of 21-km Gottigere-Nagawara line proposed in Namma Metro Phase 2, which has a 13-km underground section. The state government has directed the BMRCL to complete Phase 2 by 2020.

It remains to be seen whether work on airport route will be taken up simultaneously with Phase 2 or after its completion.
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