Friday, November 30, 2007

Metro trial runs to begin in Dec 2009

Metro trial runs to begin in Dec 2009
Friday November 30 2007 02:41 IST

Express News Service

BANGALORE: "The test and trial operations of Metro Rail coaches will begin from August 2009. About three coaches in the East-West corridor, from Byappanahalli to MG Road, will be on trial runs," said BS Sudhir Chandra, director, Project and Planning, BMRCL, on Thursday.

Presenting the latest update on the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation, Chandra said, "The entire stretch of Reach I, from Byappanahalli to MG Road, will be completed by the March 2010 and the works are moving as per schedule."

Talking about the extensions he said, "An extension of 5.5 kilometres has been made in the North, from the Yeswanthpur terminal to Hessaraghatta Cross. The detailed project report has already been submitted. About 3.5 kms in the South corridor, from the RV Road Terminal to Kanakapura, will also be extended. A survey is on," pointed out Chandra.

Talking about the noise levels, he said, "As per the tests conducted, the noise generated by the BMRC works were well within safe limits. This report has been submitted to the Archaelogical Survey of India and awaits clearance for the Tipu Summer Palace area."

UPDATE Additional geotechnical investigation in the North- South and East-West corridor has been completed.

About 60 per cent of utilities- shifting in Reach 1, East corridor, has been completed, and the utilities-shifting work in Reach 2, West corridor, Reach 3, North corridor, and Reach 4, South corridor, has begun.

Results of the Geo Hydrological Survey, conducted by the Indian Institute of Science, will be given in March 2008.

Sub-committees will be constituted to provide integrated travel for the public.


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