There will be 14 stations along the Line which will start at Baiyappanahalli and run via Banaswadi, Lottegehalli, Whitefield and Yesvantpur before terminating at Chikkabanavara.
Billing Bengaluru’s Rail Network as “a sleeping asset”, the petition said that utilising it fully could address more than half of the commuting needs in the City.
Works along one corridor to cost Rs 900 cr
Around 8.25 am, when a Velachery-bound local train reached platform three, a large number of passengers, including women, sat on the railway tracks in front of the train in protest.
CM BS Yediyurappa also said that the Centre had given the green signal to go in for external borrowings to the tune of Rs 7,400 crore for the Rs 15767 crore project
The Baiyappanahalli-Chikkavabanavar line (second corridor) and the Heelalige-Rajanakunte line (fourth corridor) will be taken up for implementation first, according to multiple sources.
Later, the MP also met Goyal and sought his support to clear the project. The Railway Minister too has promised positive action, the statement said.
The state government sanctioned Rs 349 crore in the state budget towards the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the city’s suburban rail network.