BMRC will develop 170km community of Bangalore Metro by 2024: Anjum Parwez

Bengaluru, India (City Transport Information): The overall community of Bangalore Metro will probably be prolonged from 56-km to 170-km and its each day ridership is anticipated to extend to 17 lakh by 2024, mentioned Anjum Parwez, Managing Director, Bangalore Metro Rail Company Ltd (BMRCL).

Presently, Bangalore Metro is carrying 3.3-3.5 lakh passengers each day. Nonetheless, earlier than the pandemic, it was round 5 lakh.

Telling in regards to the standing of the Metro corridors, he mentioned, “Challaghatta station (2km Kengeri-Challaghatta extension) will probably be prepared by September 2022 and the 3km stretch of Nagasandra-Bangalore Worldwide Exhibition Centre (Madavara) will probably be operational by October-November 2022.

The deadline for underneath building two corridors of Bangalore Metro specifically Byappanahalli-Whitefield (15km) and RV Highway-Bommasandra (Electronics Metropolis) (19km) is ready for December 2022. Work on the complete 21km Kalena Agrahara-Nagawara hall will probably be over by 2024,” he added.

“Each Whitefield Metro and Electronics Metropolis Metro are progressing quick. In reality, we have now resolved all land acquisition and tree felling points between Byappanahalli and KR Puram,” he mentioned. The Outer Ring Highway (Central Silk Board- KR Puram) and Airport (KR Puram-Kempegowda Worldwide Airport) strains are additionally on observe. “We’re assured of assembly the 2024 deadline for these two corridors,” mentioned Parwez.

He mentioned completion of Byappanahalli-Whitefield and ORR-Airport Metro will considerably improve each day ridership to greater than 17 lakh by 2024.

In Might 2021, BMRCL awarded the work order to Afcons Infrastructure Ltd to assemble Central Silk board – Kodibeesanahalli (package deal 1), Shankaranarayana Constructions (SNC) obtained the contract for the remaining Kodibeesanahalli- KR Puram (package deal 2). In November, BMRCL awarded the contract to Nagarjuna Building Firm (NCC) in November for all three civil building packages from KR Puram to KIA.

The three-km Nagasandra-BIEC part work which started in 2017 and was purported to be accomplished by mid-2019 is but to be over primarily resulting from land acquisition points.

“There isn’t a query of delay of the ORR-airport hall. We have now no land acquisition points. A majority of the land is acquired and handed over to the contractors. We obtained a beneficial order from the excessive court docket on felling timber. We additionally managed to get an NoC from the Authorities Flying Coaching College, Jakkur, for the work,” Parwez mentioned.

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