Friday, February 12, 2010

Majestic Metro work to being in end March

TENDERS FOR UNDERGROUND STATION TO BE FINALISED BY END OF MARCH Twenty of the 35 acres in KSRTC's possession have been handed over to the BMRCL, which will construct two underground Metro stations in three years

After work on Namma Metro's Reach I picked up speed, the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is set to begin work on the underground station in the Majestic area.
According to deputy chief engineer and CPRO, BMRCL, B.L. Yashvanth Chavan, work on the underground station in the Majestic area is expected to begin late April.

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Mr Chavan said tenders for the underground station will be finalised by the end of March and the work would start a month later. Twenty of the 35 acres in KSRTC's possession have been handed over to the BMRCL, which will construct two underground Metro stations in three years on this stretch and return 13 acres to KSRTC once the work has been completed.

The Majestic underground station falls in the northsouth corridor of the Metro which will have 2.7 km long twin tunnels, ramps over 600 metres and three underground stations.
While two underground stations will be located at Chikpet and City Market, the Majestic area will have the interchange station at the junction with the eastwest corridor of the Metro, which will run over 4.3 km.
This corridor will include 2.8 km long twin tunnels, ramps over 450 meters and four underground stations at City Railway Station, Central College, Vidhana Soudha and the cricket stadium.

The BMRCL has shortlisted PB Asia, Hong Kong for design consultancy services and to install an environmental control system (EVS) for the entire underground stretch of the Metro rail corridor.

Once the underground stations are ready, KBS will become the biggest intermodal transit centre of the city, offering inter-connectivity among different modes of transport like bus, rail and the Metro.

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