METRO HITS A MAJOR MILESTONE

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METRO MILESTONE: Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC), Workers have started laying tracks on one portion of the Baiyappanahalli and Whitefield Metro line making it the third stretch of 72 km Phase 2 to achieve a milestone after Kanakapura Road and Mysuru road Metro extensions. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation is believing that it will complete, a large part of the tracks by March Next year.  But land acquisition and tree cutting could delay the 15 km project.

Currently, the installation of rail tracks and welding works has been laid up to a 3 km viaduct near Whitefield. Contractors are confident that they will complete the next 3km track between the M. Visvesvaraya and Whitefield Metro stations stretch by October. And it has already completed 90 percent civil work. According to the contractors and officials, most of the civil work of the tracks between KK Puram and Whitefield will be completed by March 2021

The work is going on at a great pace, Although contractors are facing labor shortage to some extent.

senior BMRCL official said that The track work is one of the important milestones and the stretch is one of the longest stretches but some portions are still struggling with land issues. Even the two stations after KR Puram took some time to see progress due to land acquisition problems.

However, Constructing a Metro station near Tin Factory at Joythipuram become a headache for BMRCL officials due to land problems. Officials have to yet acquire land and head it to the development engineers. Although, the project was awarded in April 2017 with a deadline of completing it by mid-2020. Construction Company ITD Cementation India had won both the packages of Baiyappanahalli – Visvesvaraya Industrial Area Station and Kundalahalli to Whitefield at a total cost of Rs 1,368 crore. This entire stretch comprises of total 13 stations.

Channappa Gowdar, Special Land Acquisition Officer for BMRCL said that they had acquired some properties around Tin Factory and almost 7 properties near the temple along the Old Madras road. They had yet to acquire at least 57 more properties for the widening of roads, mostly around KR Puram and Joythipuram underpass.

Another major hurdle for the stretch is the proximity of Benniganahalli lake and around 60 trees. The forest department has not given its clearance to cut the trees and put a hold on the project. The matter is being heard by the High Court.

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC), Workers have started laying tracks on one portion of the Baiyappanahalli and Whitefield Metro line making it the third stretch of 72 km Phase 2 to achieve a milestone after Kanakapura Road and Mysuru road Metro extensions. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation id believing that it will complete, a large part of the tracks by March Next year.  But land acquisition and tree cutting could delay the 15 km project.

Currently, the installation of rail tracks and welding works has been laid up to a 3 km viaduct near Whitefield. Contractors are confident that they will complete the next 3km track between the M. Visvesvaraya and Whitefield Metro stations stretch by October. And it has already completed 90 percent civil work. According to the contractors and officials, most of the civil work of the tracks between KK Puram and Whitefield will be completed by March 2021

The work is going on at a great pace, Although contractors are facing labor shortage to some extent.

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Senior BMRC official said that The track work is one of the important milestones and the stretch is one of the longest stretches but some portions are still struggling with land issues. Even the two stations after KR Puram took some time to see progress due to land acquisition problems.

However, Constructing a Metro station near Tin Factory at Joythipuram become a headache for BMRC officials due to land problems. Officials have to yet acquire land and head it to the development engineers. Although, the project was awarded in April 2017 with a deadline of completing it by mid-2020. Construction Company ITD Cementation India had won both the packages of Baiyappanahalli – Visvesvaraya Industrial Area Station and Kundalahalli to Whitefield at a total cost of Rs 1,368 crore. This entire stretch comprises of total 13 stations.

Channappa Gowdar, Special Land Acquisition Officer for BMRC said that they had acquired some properties around Tin Factory and almost 7 properties near the temple along the Old Madras road. They had yet to acquire at least 57 more properties for the widening of roads, mostly around KR Puram and Joythipuram underpass.

Another major hurdle for the stretch is the proximity of Benniganahalli lake and around 60 trees. The forest department has not given its clearance to cut the trees and put a hold on the project. The matter is being heard by the High Court.

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