Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Nod for extending Metro Rail Phase-II

Nod for extending Metro Rail Phase-II
DH News Service, Bangalore:
The Second phase of Metro Rail will be extended by an additional 64 kms in line with the Comprehensive Traffic and Transportation Study Report prepared by RITES, said Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.

Chairing a `Discussion on infrastructure development in Bangalore’ on Monday, Yeddyurappa said that following the acceptance of its report, the extended corridors will run as follows: A 36-km stretch from Electronic City to Yelahanka, via CSB Junction, Hosur Road, M G Road, Cantonment, Tannery Road; a 19.5-km stretch from Whitefield to 100 ft Road of Indiranagar via Airport Road, a 7-km stretch which extends the North South Corridor of Phase-I on South side from Jarganahalli to Peripheral Ring Road and a nearly 1.5-km stretch from Baiyappanahalli to Benniganahalli along Old Madras Road will be the new dimensions of the corridors.

On the Mono Rail project, the CM said that Asian Infrastructure Consortium had submitted a suo moto proposal on its implementation under the Swiss Challenge Method. “The government has asked the forum to submit a Detailed Project Report by October 8 this year,” he informed. The mono rail corridors are as follows: Corridor I: Hebbal to J P Nagar, Corridor II: Peripheral Ring Road to Toll Gate along Magadi Road, Corridor III: Kathriguppe junction to National College and Corridor IV: Hosur Road to Bannerghatta Road junction.

Multi-level parking

Announcing the improvements in the City’s infrastructure undertaken in line with the recommendations of the ABIDE conference held two months ago, the CM said that BBMP was finalising ten multi-storeyed vehicle parking projects. “This is the first phase and 40 such parking projects will be undertaken in the City. The Corporation will also take up 1,187 road works out of the Rs 300 crore provided in the budget.

“The government has approved a project for road improvement involving 1,554 roads at a cost of Rs 623 crore. BDA will meet the cost from its resources and the project execution will begin in the first week of December.” The BDA has notified the Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout project and its formation will begin in June 2009. “It is expected to cost Rs 2,610 crore and will come up on 4,815 acres of land.”

On other projects, he said the first global tender will be floated for the Peripheral Ring Road Project in October. “Work orders will be issued by January 2009 for the Outer Ring Road Project.”

A government order has been issued for the Rs 100-crore sanctioned to improve water supply for newly added BBMP areas in the budget and work will commence immediately. A task force to periodically review all the developments will be constituted shortly, the CM added.

Transport Minister R Ashok, Kiran Mazumdar Shah (Biocon), Kris Gopalakrishna (Infosys), Devi Shetty (Narayana Hrudyalaya) and top government officials including BBMP Commissioner S Subramanya, Urban Development Principal Secretary Jothiramalingam, BWSSB chairperson Latha Krishna Rao and Additional Commissioner of Police Praveen Sood took part.


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