Monday, June 26, 2006

It’s not Namma Metro, say CMH Road traders

It’s not Namma Metro, say CMH Road traders
The Times of India

Bangalore: A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for Metro Rail project in Bangalore, members of the CMH Road Traders Association in Indiranagar will hold a protest on Monday.

CMH Road traders plan to form a human chain across the road to make their point. All shops and establishments will remain closed, they said. Members are protesting the present alignment of the Metro Rail which goes across CMH Road.

Pramila Nesargi, president of the CMH Road Traders Association said the alignment was not changed despite repeated protests by the Association. They have made a suggestion that the route can be realigned from Trinity Circle via Adarsha Theatre to Old Madras Road.

To examine the feasibility of this alignment, a committee had been set up. Nesargi claimed that the government could not advertise the alignment before the committee releases its report.

Members of the Association have, in the past, said if the alternative route proposed by them was taken up, it would have no property acquisition, whereas in the present route over 600 properties would have to be acquired.


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