Additional properties being acquired near Silk Board by Namma Metro

The change in the alignment and proposed intersection of metro stations at Silk Board is forcing the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to acquire additional properties at the junction.

An official of BMRCL said, “When the project was initially designed, it was proposed to build the metro elevated corridor on the right side of the existing road. However, over the years, due to various developments which include acquisition of properties near Jayadeva hospital and to de-congest traffic on the alignment, the state government had decided to build the metro on the median of the road and approved the road-cum-rail flyover bridge. Due to change in alignment, there is a requirement of land on which 10 more properties are situated. The properties comprise ground-plus-three structures.” The official said there is a requirement of three acres to build the intersection metro stations and the flyover which will connect Electronics City and Marathahalli.

BMRCL has already floated a tender to build the road-cum-rail flyover bridge with a distance of 6.340 km. The project includes construction of metro stations at Central Silk Board, BTM Layout, Jayadeva Hospital, Ragigudda and RV Road. It will take three years to implement the project and that means life would turn miserable for motorists in the area. BMRCL is spending Rs 820 crore to build the metro stretch.

BMRCL is also building a new line under Phase II from RV Road to Bommasandra totalling a distance of 18.82 km with 16 elevated metro stations. A few months ago, the state government had decided that it will also take up Silk Board-KR Puram metro line project under Phase II A covering a distance of 17 km and 13 elevated metro stations.

Final notification issued
KIADB, which acquire properties on behalf of BMRCL, has issued the final notification for acquisition of properties required for the metro project between Silk Board and Bommasandra line. The official of the Metro said, “The final notification has been issued concerning the line between Silk Board and Bommasandra, where 11 metro stations are going to come up. The properties identified include buildings and vacant land on the line. It would take two months to complete the process of land acquisition.”

Credits Bangalore Mirror

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