As per a recent report, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corp (BMRC) plans to complete the land acquisition process for Phase II of the project by March when Phase I is expected to be ready. The process has already started and its progress was reviewed on August 7 by a “high-powered” committee meeting during which sticking to deadlines and speeding up the acquisition process was emphasized.
Just to recap, the 72.1 km Phase II has six reaches of which 2 are new lines while four are extensions of the existing lines.
R V Road – Bommasandra – 18.80 km
Gottigere – Nagavara – 21.25 km
Purple Line – Mysore Road – Kengeri – 6.47 km
Purple Line – Baiyyappanahalli – Whitefield – 15.50 km
Green Line – Puttenahalli – Anjanapura – 6. 29 km
Green Line – Hesaraghatta cross – BIEC – 3.77 km
In the eastern part of the city, the measurement of land from Bayappanahalli to Mahadevpura for the Purple line’s extension has been completed and notification for land under the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Act has been issued for the land between Byappanahalli and Satya Sai Hospital. While the Challaghatta Depot’s plan has been finalized, the notification to acquire the land for it is currently being prepared. In the southern part of the city, the measurement of land from Krishnaleela Park to Anjanapura Township for the green line’s extension is currently underway.
For the new lines, the BMRC has issued a notification for land acquisition for the R.V. Road to Central Silk Board stations. This includes the Jayadeva Hospital intersection which will house a 5 level interchange for the two new lines (See: Details Emerge on Bangalore’s Jayadeva Interchange) that will intersect here. Similarly, a notification for land acquisition from Central Silk Board to Bommasandra including the depot at Hebbagodi has been issued.
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