Thursday, August 12, 2010

Work still on for Metro Reach-1

Work still on for Metro Reach-1


Express News Service First Published : 11 Aug 2010 03:44:25 AM ISTLast Updated : 11 Aug 2010 11:36:12 AM IST
BANGALORE: Construction work is still underway at many places for the 7.5 km long Reach-1 of Namma Metro from Byappanahalli to Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium.
The line is set to open by the end of this year.
According to the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), at the Byappanahalli depot - the starting point of Reach1 - works like construction of boundary wall has been completed.
Work at the repair workshop is still in progress and is expected to be over by
November.Around 15 per cent of track laying work has been completed and 54 per cent of the civil work between Byappanahalli and MG Road stations was completed by July end.On Reach2 (Magadi Road to Mysore Road Terminal), pilling work is in progress with about 15 per cent work completed in Vijayanagar, Hosahalli, Tollgate stations, Mysore Road, Deepanajali Nagar and Magadi Road stations.
Thirty-eight per cent work has been carried out so far in Malleswaram, Kuvempu Road, Rajajinagar, Yeshwantpur, Mahalakshmi and Soap factory stations Stations which are part of Reach 3 (SwastikYeshwantpur).
Work is on for the line between Yeshwantpur and Peenya depot.
Training for locopilots has also started. A total of 100 candidates have been recruited for training as station controllers and locopilots.
Of them, 83 have cleared the final selection round and were sent to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRCL) for training.

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