Saturday, September 30, 2017

Bengaluru airport to get two metro stations

Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport will have two metro stations. A detailed project report (DPR) was submitted in this regard, by the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to the CM’s office on Tuesday for approval.

The DPR prepared by BMRCL estimates Rs 5,900 crore for the airport line which will cover a distance of 29km.

“The route will have six stations. This includes the two metro stations inside  Kempegowda International Airport,” a senior BMRCL official told TNM.

The airport line will be an extension of the Gottigere-Nagawara metro line of Phase-II. The airport line will halt at Hegde Nagar, Jakkur, Yelahanka (Kogilu Cross) and Chikkajala before reaching the international airport.

“This extension of metro line to the airport will not be an underground one. It will be completely elevated. Except for the Yelahanka Metro Station, which will be at ground level, all other stations will be built on the elevated line,” the official added.
30/09/17 News Minute