The estimated cost of Namma Metro Phase 2 has been revised to Rs 32,000 crore, while the deadline of some metro lines has been pushed to 2023.
Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara told reporters that only two lines will be able to meet the 2020 deadline. The Kengeri line (Reach 2 extension) and BIEC line (Reach 3 extension) will be completed by 2020 and the remaining works will be completed in 2021.
The Gottigere-Nagavara (Reach 6) line will be finished in 2023, he said. He said Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation are working on a common mobility card which allows commuters to travel in buses and metro with one smart card.
Parameshwara, who held a review meeting of BMRCL, instructed officials to cut the expenditure on staff salary which constitutes about 34% of the total operational cost.