Residents affected by the realignment of the Metro line from RV Road to Bommasandra on Monday presented an alternative plan to the Chief Secretary, S V Ranganath and Ramalinga Reddy, Transport and District-in-charge Minister.
The alternative plan for the construction of the line will involve a reduced acquisition of land and destruction of private property, according to the residents who prepared it.
This will both reduce the cost of construction of the line and will also save numerous properties along the way, said K Ramesh, coordinator for the Jayadeva Metro Victims Association.
Meanwhile, Ramalinga Reddy has stated that he will be meeting with Metro officials on 15 June. “The meeting is to understand the project so far. However, this issue will also be discussed with BMRCL MD, N Sivasailam. Once I understand the situation as it is, I will look at the problem itself and the suggestions that the people are putting forth,” he said.
The residents had prepared the alternative plan after a meeting with the Chief Secretary who suggested that they do so.
The plan involves acquisition of 3,000 sq feet of land from Jayadeva hospital, as opposed to over 40,000 sq feet of land from the earlier plan. Apart from this, two private properties will also be acquired.
The residents, in this plan have suggested that the station be constructed by removing two ramps connecting BTM Layout and Jayanagar and another connecting Bannerghatta Road and BTM layout. The station can be constructed on the junction of the Bannerghatta Road and the BTM Road, they said.