The Karnataka cabinet on Thursday approved the proposal to change the alignment of Metro Rail from KR Puram to the Kempegowda International Airport, which will increase its length by another eight kilometres.
The cabinet also gave its nod to a feasibility study on the Rs 23,093 crore suburban rail project in the city. Briefing reporters, cooperation minister Baneppa Kashempur said that these were the government’s ‘new year gift’ to Bengaluru.
The new alignment for the metro rail would begin from KR Puram, via Hebbal Nagawara and then to the KIA. As per the previous plan, the Metro rail route was an extension of the Gottigere-Nagawara stretch, also known as Reach 6 of Phase II.
The route was supposed to pass through RK Hegde Nagar after Nagawara, without touching Hebbal junction. The change in alignment would increase the length of Metro Rail from KR Puram to KIA from 29.8 km to 38 km. Read More
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