Metro to Bengaluru airport: Preliminary work begins on Bellari Highway


Contractor will take up work in a full-fledged method in a month or two: BMRCL Managing Director

Contractor will take up work in a full-fledged method in a month or two: BMRCL Managing Director

The metro hyperlink to Kempegowda Worldwide Airport (KIA) has began taking form with the Bangalore Metro Rail Company Restricted (BMRCL) commencing preliminary work of the formidable challenge.

The contractor of the elevated metro challenge has deployed heavy machines to hold out the work in a number of areas by partially barricading the service highway of the Nationwide Freeway (Bellari Highway) that connects the airport.

Anjum Parwez, Managing Director, BMRCL instructed
The Hindu that in a month or two, the contractor will take up the work in a full-fledged method. “Preliminary work is happening. In the meantime, the contractor is engaged on establishing labour camps, casting yards and others. Machines and sources are additionally being mobilised for the work,” he stated.

Beneath part 2A and B of the metro challenge, the BMRCL is constructing the ORR-Airport line from Central Silk Board to the KIA through Ok.R. Puram, Nagawara and Hebbal. The part 2A of the challenge from Central Silk Board has already begun on the Outer Ring Highway, from Ok.R. Puram to Trumpet (until the boundary of KIA). The BMRCL is executing the challenge in three packages.

The gap between the 2 factors is 38 km. The Bangalore Worldwide Airport Restricted (BIAL) will construct a metro line for a stretch of two km inside its campus that can embody building of two metro stations as per the design permitted by the BMRCL.

Mr. Parwez stated that originally, building work shall be taken up in these areas the place tree removing just isn’t required. “The challenge shall be expedited within the stretch the place the timber aren’t coming in the way in which of the alignment. The service highway on Airport Highway is one stretch the place tree removing just isn’t required for taking over the challenge,” he defined.

The BMRCL had recognized 2.21 lakh sq. metres of the land for the challenge, out of which 2.10 lakh sq.m. land was acquired and handed over to the engineering part. Of the 23 acres of land required for Shettigere depot, 18 acres of the land was transferred by the State Authorities to the BMRCL, and the remaining 5 acres are beneath litigation and pending earlier than the particular deputy commissioner of Bengaluru City district for disposal.

From Hebbal to Trumpet, the BMRCL is utilizing 97,000 sq.m of land that was initially acquired by the NHAI for the Excessive Pace Rail Hyperlink. The land was handed over to the BMRCL two years in the past. On this stretch, the metro line shall be constructed parallel to the expressway. The BMRCL has set 2024 because the deadline to finish the challenge.



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