Friday, March 30, 2007

Metro rail may run till ITPL

Metro rail may run till ITPL
The Hindu

Kumaraswamy says it will be done in the second phase of implementation

# The Trinity Circle-ITPL line may pass through Airport Road
# International bids for monorail to be opened on April 4

BANGALORE: Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Thursday announced in the Legislative Council that the Government was considering extending the proposed Bangalore Metro Rail project from the Trinity Junction to the ITPL via the Airport Road and from Central Silk Board to Hebbal via Cantonment.

The Chief Minister made this statement while replying to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member Arvind Limbavali during Question Hour.

Sources in the Government told The Hindu that the extension of the metro rail on these routes might be considered in the second phase of implementation of the project. The Chief Minister announced that the global tenders invited from the consultancy firms with respect to the proposed 51-km monorail project to be implemented in Bangalore would be opened on April 4. The tenders had been invited from the consultancy firms to suggest the appropriate technical and financial model to be adopted for the implementation of the monorail project, which would be taken up in four corridors.

Monorail routes

The four corridors identified for the implementation the mono rail project are Kanakapura Road to Mysore Road along the ring road and Kathriguppa to the National College; Bannerghatta National Park to Adugodi along Bannerghatta Road; Tumkur Road to Bellary Road; and Mysore Road to Tumkur Road along Ring Road and Magadi Road to Tollgate.

Replying to Congress member L. Hanumanthaiah, the Chief Minister said the Bangalore Development Authority would take up a scheme on priority to the siteless families soon.


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