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Modi Cabinet nods Silk Board-Airport metro line

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Project to be completed in 54 months

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi cabinet, on Tuesday cleared much awaited Bangalore Metro Rail’s ambitious Silk Board to international airport line project, which is estimated to cost about Rs 14,788 crore. The project is expected to be completed in 54 months.

The Cabinet, chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi, took note that the City has been under a great stress due to the use of a large number of private vehicles and heavy construction activities. This coupled with industrial activities have increased the need for upgrading the City’s transportation infrastructure, a press information bureau release said.

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) is implementing the project in two phases. While phase 2A covers Central Silk Board Junction to K.R. Puram, the phase 2B runs from K.R. Puram to Airport via Hebbal Junction. The two phases cover a length of 58.19 km.

Union Urban Aairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted: “The process of transforming the urban landscape continues. In a landmark decision today, Union Cabinet gives its approval to Phases 2A (19.75 km & 13 stations) & 2B (38.44 km & 17 stations) of Bengaluru’s Namma Metro at a cost of ₹14,788 cr.”

Adding: “Once completed in the estimated 54 months, this project will play a key role in decongesting the city which contributes 40% to India’s IT exports & is home to a large number of IT parks, hubs & industries; many of which are located on the route.”

“This connectivity would provide a sustainable & efficient mode of transport enabling the city to realise its economic potential & ease traffic congestion on the roads leading to the Airport. It will also contribute to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions,” tweet reads.

Thirteen stations over a length of 19.75 km come under phase 2A, while 17 stations over a stench of 38.44 km fall under phase 2B. Once completed in the estimated 54 months, this project will play a key role in decongesting the city which contributes 40% to India’s It exports & is home to a large number of IT parks, hubs and industries.

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