Phase 2 Corridors of Bangalore Metro to be operational by 2025

MRT Online Desk Posted on: 2024-02-08 18:10:00 Viewer: 567 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Bengaluru

Phase 2 Corridors of Bangalore Metro to be operational by 2025

Bengaluru, India (Metro Rail Today): Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar announced a significant development regarding Reach 6 of Phase 2 of Namma Metro in Bengaluru. Speaking at the groundbreaking event for the metro tunnel at the K G Halli metro station, Shivakumar stated that Reach 6 is progressing well and is expected to be ready for public use by 2025. The project encompasses a tunnel with a length of 13.76 km, featuring 12 stations between Dairy Circle and Nagavara, covering a total route length of 21.26 km from Kalena Agrahara to Nagavara.

Shivakumar briefed the media on the project's progress, highlighting that nine tunnel drilling machines are currently in operation, with seven nearing completion. Approximately 75% of the work on the 12 stations along the route has been completed. The construction of this stretch is entrusted to Afcons, L&T, and ITD. Key interchange stations at Jayadeva Hospital, MG Road, Cantonment, and Nagavara are integral components of Reach 6.

Commenting on the project's quality and standards, Shivakumar emphasized that Namma Metro has adhered to international benchmarks and surpasses the Delhi Metro in terms of quality, passenger comfort, and convenience. Addressing plans for tunnel roads in Bengaluru, he expressed the intent to understand tunnel drilling challenges firsthand and reiterated the government's commitment to maintaining high standards in public transportation infrastructure.

Responding to queries about the airport metro line, Shivakumar conveyed that progress is on track, with plans to construct two levels where pillars are not yet cast. One level will serve as a road, while the other will accommodate the Metro. The collaboration between BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) and BMRCL (Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited) aims to address traffic congestion in the city. Regarding new Metro lines, Shivakumar disclosed instructions to prepare Detailed Project Reports (DPR) for Tumakuru, Anekal, and Bidadi routes, with further details to be shared once the DPR is ready. Collaboration with the Central government on the Metro project is also a priority for the state government.

As Bengaluru Metro's Phase 2 progresses, the opening of Reach 6 in 2025 is anticipated to enhance the city's public transportation network, providing a more efficient and accessible transit experience for residents.

  




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