Sunday, September 28, 2008

Revised Metro station designs approved

Revised Metro station designs approved

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: The Board of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) approved the revised designs of Mahatma Gandhi Road and Trinity Circle stations, here on Saturday.

“The new designs are an improvement over the earlier designs and have more features,” BMRCL Managing Director N. Sivasailam told The Hindu. The meeting, chaired by BMRCL chairman M. Ramachandran, who is Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, also gave the go-ahead for inviting tenders for power supply and traction work at an estimated cost of Rs. 650 crore. The corporation on Saturday invited tenders for construction of three elevated stations each on Reach 2 and Reach 3 of Namma Metro Phase I. On Reach 2, tender has been invited for construction of Tollgate (Magadi Road), Hosahalli and Vijayanagar stations. These stations will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 98 crore. On Reach 3, tender for construction of Yeshwanthpur, Soap Factory and Mahalakshmi Layout has been invited. The estimated cost of construction of these stations is Rs. 111 crore.


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