Namma Metro Phase II to be Realigned at 2 Stations

Published: 25th September 2015 04:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th September 2015 04:50 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: A section of Namma Metro Phase-II will be realigned due to land acquisition issues and the presence of a railway line in the vicinity. The changes will be effected at two stations that figure in the Byappanahalli-Whitefield elevated corridor, which is an extension of Reach-I from MG Road to Byappanahalli.

According to the new proposal, Narayanapura metro station will be knocked off the network and Krishnarajapuram metro station will be shifted by 295 metres. These stations figure in the 15.5-km line from Byappanahalli to Whitefield.

“The plan changes were okayed during a high-powered committee meeting with the chief secretary at Vidhana Soudha,” said a highly-placed source.

“It is very difficult to acquire land in that area. Moreover, the K R Puram railway line runs on one side of the proposed Reach-I extension. It will not be possible to link the entry on this side of the line with other Metro-related infrastructure on the other side by building stairs. Hence, we have decided to remove Narayanapura from our network and slightly shift the K R Puram Metro station to the left,” the source said.

The deadline for acquiring land for Phase-II has been fixed as April 2016.

Phase II Details

Phase II (72.1-km long) is an extension of all the reaches of Phase-I, in addition to two new lines.

It is slated to cost Rs 26,800 crore and is expected to be completed by 2020. 

This involves extending the East-West lines of Mysuru Road to Kengeri and Byappanahalli to Whitefield and the two North-South lines from Puttenahalli to Anjanapura and Hessaraghatta Cross to Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre. The two new lines would be from R V Road to Bommasandra (East-West) and from Gottigere to Nagawara (North-South).

This particular extension of Phase II, the longest of all the four extensions, is awaited eagerly as it is slated to provide relief to employees in the IT corridors of Whitefield and Electronics City. The service from Byappanahalli will pass through Jyotipura, Krishnarajapuram, Mahadevapura, Garudacharpalya, Doddenakkundi Industrial Estate, Visveswaraya Industrial Estate, Kundalahalli, Vaidehi Hospital, Satya Sai Hospital, ITPL, Kadugodi Industrial Area and Ujwala Vidyalaya before terminating at Whitefield.

STATIONS.JPG 

Stay up to date on all the latest Bengaluru news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp