Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Metro alignment cleared five years after change in route

Metro alignment cleared five years after change in route

Bangalore: Nearly five years after the authorities concerned revised the alignment of Namma Metro line in the heart of Bangalore, the State Government has given it an official stamp of approval.

Sources in the Government told The Hindu that an Empowered Committee, headed by the then Chief Secretary, had, in August-Sept 2005, changed the alignment of the underground section of Namma Metro's East-West Corridor in the wake of opposition to carrying out works in the “ecologically sensitive” Cubbon Park.

Against the original alignment that was supposed to enter Cubbon Park in front of MS Building and emerge at Queens statue after passing through the Rose Garden, the Empowered Committee suggested the current alternative, which would take the underground alignment through Ambedkar Veedhi, GPO and Minsk Square.

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