Bangalore: The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), submitted the DPR (Detailed Project Report) for the airport link to the state government on Thursday. The revised alignment near the Cantonment Railway station connecting the Shivajinagar & Pottery Town metro stations is the best option available, BMRCL said.
Corporation’s Revised Alignment
The Corporation revised the alignment, which now goes through Bamboo Bazaar, instead of the original plan of taking it under the Cantonment Railway Station, as it saved money, was safer & was the fastest way to connect Shivajinagar & Pottery Town, BMRCL MD PS Kharola said.
Kharola said,”There are 3 broad reasons: Technical, safety & financial. If you look at the technicalities, the earlier alignment was 1.8km long with sharp curves that would increase the time taken to reach Pottery Town by at least 2 minutes. The route we now propose is faster as it is almost a straight line.”
The revised alignment will save around Rs 1,000 crore.