Namma Metro snippets

The proposed extension of Namma Metro’s alignment on the north-south corridor — Yeshwantpur to Hesaraghatta Cross and South End Circle (R V Road) to Jaraganahalli — is likely to get a cabinet nod .It was approved by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) some time back.The distance covered from Yeshwantpur to Hesaraghatta Cross is slated to be 5.6 km and the alignment runs through Peenya. The financial estimation of the project is Rs 1,082 crore. The other belt connecting R V Road to Jaraganahalli will cover 3.1 km, benefiting commuters in Jayanagar, J P Nagar and Banashankari. The estimated budget for this is around Rs 510 crore. The ridership expected, according to a note prepared by the urban development department for the extended length, is 12 lakh per day by 2011 and 19.5 lakh per day by 2021. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the consulting agency for the project, has already submitted a detailed project report on the extension.
The cabinet meeting is also expected to approve issue of an ordinance to acquire 1135.1 sqm of land in Lalbagh Botanical Gardens and handing over of the same to BMRC for construction of the Lalbagh elevated station. The station will come up on R V Road, abutting the park.The ordinance will also include provision for acquiring 1,223 sqm land in Indira Gandhi musical fountain park, which is a part of Cubbon park, for the extension of a four-lane road connecting Bellary Road. Both sites belong to horticulture department.
BMRC MD N Sivasailam said the extension of Namma Metro to Electronic City will be taken up as part of the second phase. The extension will be one of the two corridors identified for Phase 2, from Yelahanka to Electronic City.

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