Bengaluru: A meeting was held at the Vidhana Soudha on Tuesday to decide the most feasible route. Sometime around September last year, an opinion poll was set up for the public to choose a route out of the 9 routes proposed by RITES (Rail India Technical and Economic Service), which then, was published by BMRCL (Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited) on its website.
The proposed routes that were part of the opinion poll set by Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited were:
- Mekhri Circle-Hebbal-Yelahanka
- Yeshwanthpur-Kodigehalli-Yelahanka-Trumpet Flyover
- Nagavara-Yelahanka-Trumpet Flyover
- KR Puram-Boodikere Cross-Singahalli
- Nagavara-Kogilu Layout-Yelahanka-Trumpet Flyover
- Nagavara-Kannur-Bagalur and
- Nagavara-Bellahalli-Yelahanka Town.
- After finalizing upon the Nagavara zone, the government has yet to decide the best route out of the 4 final ones.
- Also, the initial plans of installing a high-speed train to the airport by the government, seems to have been taken off the hooks completely, giving way to the metro rail idea.
- An official said,“The ministers have shown interest in finalising the airport connectivity through the route passing by Nagawara, Thanisandra and Rashtrotthana Vidya Kendra. There are lesser chances for other probable airport connectivity routes such as Mehkri Circle to Yelahanka, Yeshwantpur to Yelahanka and K R Puram to Budigere Cross.”
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