The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on April 20, has nodded to Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase 2A from Central Silk Board Junction to KR Puram and Phase 2B from KR Puram to Airport via Hebbal Junction. The route approved has a total length of 58.19 km. The project is accounted to be completed at a cost of the project is Rs 14,788.101 crore. Implementation of the project will provide the much needed additional public transport infrastructure to Bangalore.
The project will streamline the urban transportation system in Bengaluru, which is stressed due to intensive developments, increase in the number of private vehicles and heavy construction in the city putting stress on travel infrastructure and industrial activities and provide the people with a safe, secure, reliable and comfortable public transport.
The project involves integration with other urban transport systems in an efficient and effective manner which is possible only by adopting innovative methods of designing, technology and institutional management.
(With inputs from PIB)