Metro's Margarita Runs Again, Godavari Gets Cutter

Published: 28th July 2015 05:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th July 2015 05:05 AM   |  A+A-


BENGALURU:  The 70-tonne cutter head, a vital spare part required for the Godavari Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has now been taken underground and fitted onto the mammoth machine, carrying out work in the Kempe Gowda Underground Interchange station.

The machine, working in the one-km underground stretch between Mantri Square Sampige Road metro station and Kempe Gowda Underground station plays a crucial role in completion of work in this vital interchange.

“The old, broken spare part was extricated on Friday evening and the new part from Italy was lowered into the vertical shaft created for the purpose and fitted onto it,  Managing Director BMRCL Pradeep Singh Kharola said.

Meanwhile, TBM Margarita, working in the opposite direction which had stopped working 2.5 months ago, has begun working now, he added. 

These two machines and the remaining two TBMs working on the other side of the station, Krishna and Kaveri, are supposed to complete all boring work by December 2015.

Parking Space Near MG Road

Namma Metro has decided to convert around 5,010 square metres of its land, opposite old BRV Grounds, to a paid parking space. Tenders have been called for in this connection and the deadline is August 12.

A total of 100 cars and 145 two-wheelers can be parked here, he said. The parking space would be monitored from 5 am to 11 pm.

The proposed parking fee as specified in the tender are: Rs 30 per hour for cars and Rs 15 per hour for two-wheelers. The hike per subsequent hour will be Rs 10 per car and Rs 5 per two-wheeler. There is a daily cap of Rs 70 for four-wheelers and Rs 40 for two-wheelers.

After 7.30 pm the charges will be higher: while cars will be charged at Rs 40 per hour, two-wheelers will be charged Rs 30. The BMRCL has also identified space for bicycle parking, which will cost Rs 5 for the first hour and a maximum of Rs 25.


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