In their response to nine alternate metro alignments to Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), of the 1,300 who posted their suggestions, a majority has opted for linking metro from Nagawara to the KIA.
Those opting for extending the metro line from Yeshwanthpura and KR Puram as a better option, are outnumbered.
It is said extending metro from Nagawara would benefit people not only headed to the airport but also those living and working in areas located on either side of the national highway like Hebbal, Yelahanka and adjoining areas. This could significantly decongest the present roads which are daily seeing heavy traffic.
Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola told media: “A majority of the people who made suggestions on connecting metro to the international airport have suggested extending the metro line from Nagawara to the airport. Our technical staff is going through the suggestions made by the people. Our experts need to consider various other factors as well before making the final suggestions. After finalising the route, the same will be sent to the government for approval.”
In September, the BMRCL had posted details on plans for alternate routes to link the city with KIA by providing details of all the routes, distance and the cost involved. The BMRCL had prepared nine alternate metro alignments to the international airport. Of the nine alignments, five start from Nagawara to the airport.
The first is Nagawara- Hebbal- Yelahanka, Trumpet Junction and KIA (distance is 29.1 Km, costing Rs 4,656 crore); the second is Nagawara- Kogilu-Yelahanka-Trumpet Junction and KIA
Credits Bangalore Mirror