Sunday, June 28, 2009

Metro woes for commuters

Metro woes for commuters

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With work on underground stations for Metro Rail at Minsk Square and near Vidhan Soudha expected to begin July-end or early August, Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) is exploring options for diverting traffic in the area
The underground Metro project, which is estimated to cost over Rs 3,000 crore, will require railway stations, air-conditioning and electricity
Once the earth is excavated for the stations, work will begin on building the required tunnels and diaphragm walls. The pro ject is expected to take around two-and-a-half years to complete
Raj Bhavan Road will be cordoned off for traffic from Minsk Square to the General Post Office once the work on the underground Metro The underground Metro rail will run from Minsk square to Majestic via Vidhan Soudha and Central College on this stretch. The stations enroute have been finalised and the traffic police have been requested to make the necessary diversions to ensure that neither the project nor the people are inconvenienced, BMRCL chief engineer B.L
Yeshawanth Chavan told Deccan Chronicle. rail begins there. However, traffic will not be stalled completely on Ambedkar Veedhi. Instead the narrow roads in front of Vidhan Soudha and around the high court will be used to divert it
Light motor vehicles and two-wheelers may be allowed to use the road in front of Press Club
Mr Chavan said a survey on the final coordinates is being carried out to ascertain the width of the road and other factors to allow traffic diversion. The volume of traffic is also being studied
“Traffic will flow normally on other roads around the area,” official sources said.


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