Friday, September 28, 2007

‘Metro work on schedule’

‘Metro work on schedule’

M. Raghuram

BANGALORE: Work is progressing as planned on the Mahatma Gandhi Road stretch of Bangalore’s Metro Rail project. On October 15, work on the superstructure is scheduled to begin on the stretch between Anil Kumble Circle and the Brigade Road junction.

Managing Director of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) V. Madhu told The Hindu that the organisation was maintaining the schedule of work in every sector so as to complete the project on time by 2011.

On the Anil Kumble Circle-Brigade Road junction stretch, work on the superstructure would end on May 20, 2008, he said. By September 2008, barricades would be removed and it would be opened for normal traffic, he said. Similar schedules had been fixed for the Brigade road junction-Mayo Hall stretch.

Meanwhile, residents of Indiranagar have, in a memorandum, asked the Government to build the Metro line underground on the C.M.H. Road stretch. In the memorandum, presented on their behalf by the Karnataka State Women’s Commission Chairperson Pramila Nesargi, the residents said a major part of the C.M.H. Road stretch would pass through residential areas.

Ms. Nesargi said the elevation required for the two Metro tracks was estimated at 75 feet from the ground level but in many places on C.M.H. Road the elevation available was just 45 to 50 feet.


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