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Monday, July 22, 2024

Bengaluru Metro Phase-III Landwork Commencement on the Horizon for BMRCL

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is gearing up to initiate preliminary activities for Phase 3 of the Namma Metro project. In the initial phase, preparations for land acquisition covering 100 acres have been outlined for the construction of a depot and viaducts along specific sections of the corridor. Officials anticipate the commencement of a joint survey for the identified properties soon.

Under Phase 3, BMRCL plans to establish two Metro lines: one stretching from Kempapura to JP Nagar (32.1 km) along Outer Ring Road and another 12.5 km line from Hosahalli to Kadabagere on Magadi Road. The final approval from the central government is pending, and in response to directives from the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs, BMRCL has adjusted its rolling stock procurement for the Magadi Road line.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 15,600 crore, and the state government granted approval in November 2022. Recently, the finance department gave consent to initiate land acquisition, with the condition that the state cabinet’s approval is necessary before incurring expenditures for property compensation. BMRCL sources indicate that the entire land acquisition process and property possession are expected to take approximately six months.

Of the designated 100 acres, 75 acres are earmarked for a depot on Magadi Road near Byadarahalli police station, serving both proposed lines under Phase 3. This depot, once constructed, will be the city’s largest, situated next to the existing Peenya depot, which spans 100 acres. The alignment also includes access to the Peenya depot. Additionally, 25 acres of land have been identified for viaduct construction. The BMRCL official stated that the planning section is working on submitting land acquisition requirements for every 10 km of the proposed lines. The alignment follows the median of the road, and notifications for property acquisition will be issued for every 10-km stretch, with detailed considerations for station construction.

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