BANGALORE: Commuters looking forward to using the Metro between Nayandahalli and Magadi road can rejoice as operations are scheduled to begin from April 2015.
BMRCL will begin operations between Peenya Industry and Nagasandra in February, completing the stretch between Nagasandra and Sampige Road, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Monday.
The chief minister, who visited the Nagasandra, Vijayanagar, National College and Government Arts College stations, said the entire Phase I of 42 km would be completed by September next year.
Tunnelling operations which have seen some delays will be completed within 300 days, he said.
“All civil works at Metro stations in Phase I must be completed by December 2014. I have instructed the officials to focus on the tunnelling work which will take 300 days to be completed,” said Siddaramaiah. The delays are being caused because of the rock composition below the surface, officials said.
The Nagavara, Vijaynagar and National College stations are almost complete while the underground station near Central College is being readied at full speed. Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy, local MLAs and senior Metro officials were also present during the visit.
tAKE NOTE OF CHANGED TIMINGS
Passenger services on Metro Reach 3 and 3A between Peenya Industry Station to Mantri Square Sampige Road Metro Station will operate from 8 am (instead of 6 am) to 10 pm from September 16 to 20.
This is to facilitate the installation of power cables in connection with the work between Peenya Industry and Jalahalli Stations.