Metro line can be extended to Hebbal, says DPR

Published: 11th November 2016 02:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th November 2016 03:14 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: IN the Bengaluru Metro’s Detailed Project Report for the elevated corridor between Silk Board and K R Puram, provision has also been provided for extending the ORR line towards Hebbal in future as well as to Baiyappanahalli depot through a parallel line from K R Puram to Jyothipura station. The latter line may affect 15 commercial properties and a mosque, it said.

The report recommends 25 rakes (150 coaches) for operating trains here with each rake having 2,068 passengers. It has proposed 220 trips in each direction per day from 5 am to 12 midnight for the year 2021 and forecasts 315 trips in each direction in the year 2031 running at a 3-minute frequency. For the year 2041, it foresees 404 trips in each direction, with trains running at a 2.5-minute frequency.

Altogether 1,412 trees will be affected with 212 to be removed for stations and 1,200 for the road median. It would save `8,162 lakh per day by taking off buses, two-wheelers and four-wheelers off streets, the report adds. The only land that needs to be acquired is 30 acres of land at Whitefield for the construction of a depot.
BMRCL Managing Director, Pradeep Singh Kharola told Express, “It is the first DPR in all our projects to be fully readied by the in-house expertise of BMRCL staff. It was readied within a month.” About future course of action, he said, “We have already received an in-principle approval from the government. It will be sent later to the government for approval.”

The DPR was uploaded on BMRCL’s website late on Thursday and public suggestions have been sought by November 30.

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