Thursday, November 30, 2006

Metro: Shifting of utility lines on, sans trouble

Metro: Shifting of utility lines on, sans trouble
Deccan Herald

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation on Wednesday began shifting of utility lines at Indiranagar for the metro rail project under police protection.

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation on Wednesday began shifting of utility lines at Indiranagar for the metro rail project under police protection.

Low-tension power lines at Indiranagar 100-Feet Road-Old Madras Road junction were shifted by BMRCL officials in co-operation with Bangalore Electricity Supply Company. Interestingly, there was no resistance from shop owners on CMH Road, who do not want the metro rail to pass through the road. “We had no problem carrying out the work. Police protection was sought as a precautionary measure. Work on shifting utility lines on CMH will also be taken up shortly,” BMRCL Superintending Engineer (Electrical) Yeshwanth Chavan told Deccan Herald.

The shop owners want a change in the rail alignment on CMH, as they fear their shops will be acquired. But BMRCL has claimed that only 21 shops on the road will be acquired.


By taking up the work on CMH Road, BMTCL is preparing ground for launching the actual work on ‘Reach 1’ of the project. ‘Reach 1’ is a 7-km line between B R V Parade Grounds and Byappanahalli. It is an elevated track and there will be seven stations. BMRCL has already taken up Geophysical Survey here to gauge the depth at which the piers have to be laid.

1 Comments:

At Friday, December 1, 2006 at 9:06:00 AM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

by the way the digging process was seen in news paper ,any one can get doubts on whether do we really have any experience in handling such huge projects.

 

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