Saturday, May 13, 2017

Govt finalises KIA metro link route

Bengaluru Development Minister K J George on Friday said that the route for providing Metro link to the Kempegowda International Airport has been finalised with most of the line running parallel to the airport road.

Replying to a query on the sidelines of the BDA review meeting, George said the government has “finalised Nagawara-Ramakrishna Hegde Nagar-Jakkur-Yelahanka route to the airport”.

An officer said the airport link will be an extension of the 21.25-km Gottigere-Nagawara line to be built under Phase 2. “From Nagawara, the line will pass on Thanisandra road till Hegde Nagar, where it will turn left and pass through Jakkur. The line will meet the airport road near University of Agricultural Sciences and continue along the right side of the road. At the trumpet flyover, the line will turn right and reach the airport,” he said.

“The Metro line will run on the right side of the airport road (NH44) and enter the airport near its present entrance,” he said. The government already has five-metre-wide land along the airport road, which will help speed up the project, besides making it cost-effective, the officer added.

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation has set 2020 as the deadline for Phase 2, which includes the Gottigere-Nagawara line, which is a prerequisite for providing Metro service to the airport.
13/05/17 Deccan Herald