Sunday, January 28, 2007

Mono-rail to serve as supplement to Bangalore metro project

Mono-rail to serve as supplement to Bangalore metro project
New Indian Express/UNI

BANGALORE: The Karnataka government has sanctioned the much talked mono-rail project to serve as a supplement to Rs 6400 crore Bangalore metro project.

Making a presentation about the progress and future plan of the Bangalore metro at the ‘Bangalore today and tomorrow’, a one-day workshop organised by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) here on Saturday V Madhu, managing director Bangalroe metro project said that the state government has sanctioned mono-rail project for supporting the Bangalore metro project.

He said that the proposed mono rail project would come up at four corridors of the metro rail project and serve as second feeder. Madhu said that the Bangalore metro project comes up 33-km length comprising both East-West and North-South corridor and works would be started in all sections by this year end.

Once completed Bangalore would be the 106th city in the world to get such major urban infrastructure. While the elevated structure would cost Rs 150 crore per kilometre it would cost over 330 crore per kilometre stretch of the underground section, he added.

The Brihath Bangalore metro corporation commissioner K Jairaj, who presented his report stated that Bangalore would get over Rs 7988 crore under Jawaharlal Nehru urban renewal mission project and a comprehensive plans have been prepared to improve all basic amenities to the citizens of the city of Bangalore.

He also announced that the BBMC has also plans to construct an elevated inner link core road within the city at a cost of over Rs 3600 crores.

On the occasion other civic organisations including Bangalore water supply and sewerage board, Bangalore electricity supply company, Bangalore city police also presented their reports.


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