BENGALURU: Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd has received nearly 350 responses for its proposed elevated corridor between K R Puram and Silk Board. The Detailed Project Report for Phase-2 of the project was released on November 10 on its website and public responses were sought.
The 17-km Outer Ring Road stretch is slated to cost Rs 4,202 crore and comprises 13 stations with interchange stations at KR Puram and Silk Board.
“Constructive suggestions have come in the form of responses,” a top Metro official said.
A copy of the responses, which had a deadline of November 30, was accessed by Express. The responses ranged from suggestions along this route to general ones like the need for toilets. A novel suggestion that figured in the list was an appeal to Metro to purchase tree movers to remove trees for construction purposes and transplant them nearby.
These were among the proposed route suggestions: Make KR Puram-Silk Board stretch an underground one, extend the route from KR Puram up to Hebbal and link JP Nagar and Banashankari directly to Whitefield. The need to have a Metro link between Baiyappanahalli and Whitefield also figured.
The importance of feeder buses was stressed. One respondent said residents of Vijayanagar, CV Raman Nagar and Pai Layout had to walk more than a kilometre to reach home. Another suggestion called for foot over bridges at IT hubs of Eco Space, Prestige and Software Park companies from nearest Metros.