Karnataka CM sets 2024 deadline to complete Phase-2 of Metro Rail

Bommai was speaking at an event to mark the "breakthrough" of tunneling for metro rail line from Cantonment to Shivaji Nagar Metro Station by Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) 'Urja'
Bommai, Karnataka Chief Minister
Bommai, Karnataka Chief Minister

Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday askedofficials to complete the second phase of Bengaluru Metro work by 2024, a yearbefore the deadline.

"You have set a deadline of 2025 for second phase, but you finish it by2024. You re-plan and reschedule it so that you can complete it at the earliestbecause metro rail work causes much trouble to people," he said.

Bommai was speaking at an event to mark the "breakthrough" oftunneling for metro rail line from Cantonment to Shivaji Nagar Metro Station byTunnel Boring Machine (TBM) 'Urja'.

He said the early completion of the project will help people reach theirdestination faster and reduce traffic congestion. He also said that he himselfwill supervise the progress of the Metro Rail work. "I will personallysupervise it. At any cost, the second phase should be finished by 2024".

Bommai said the idea is to give metro rail connectivity up to the InternationalAirport, adding, the Centre too has shown its interest to complete the work byproviding financial assistance. According to Bangalore Metro Rail CorporationLimited officials, the 21.26 kms new line (Line-6) from Gottigere to Nagawarais part of Phase-2 of the project.

This line consists of 7.5 Kms of elevated corridor with six elevated stationsand 13.76 kms underground corridor from south ramp near Jayanagar Fire stationto north ramp at Nagawara with 12 underground stations. The tunneling from Cantonment to Shivaji Nagar station started on July 30,2020.

The total length of tunneling to be done is 21.246 km and the total number ofTBMs deployed are nine. Till now 3.842 km of tunneling has been completed, theyadded. The cost of second phase of 'Namma" (Bengaluru) Metro is Rs 30,695crore.

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