Metro: New alignment for longest underground stretch

Due to problems in acquiring Railway land near Cantonment station, the BMRCL has effected a change in the alignment of the underground corridor of the Nagavara -Gottigere line of Phase-II.

Published: 15th July 2017 10:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th July 2017 10:44 AM   |  A+A-

The Bangalore metro (EPS)

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Due to problems in acquiring Railway land near Cantonment station and the high cost of the property involved, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited has effected a change in the alignment of the underground corridor of the Nagavara -Gottigere line of Phase-II. This was made public on its website on Friday evening.

This 21.25-km Reach 6 line, which figures in Metro’s 72.1- km Phase-2, will have elevated stations at Hulimavu, IIM-B, J P Nagar and Jayadeva before it heads underground from Diary Circle for 13.92-km.

M S Channappa Goudar, General Manager, Land Acquisition Cell, BMRCL, said : “The new alignment will now pass through the playground near Bamboo Bazaar.”

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