Nagasandra Peenya Metro line to start operation soon
Says Managing Director of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL), Pradeep Singh Kharola, “In a week’s time, the train will reach Dasarahalli, and then in another week we will take it to Nagasandra.
With the track-laying work having been completed on the 2.5 km stretch of Reach 3b, the trials will take about three months to do between November and January.
Both passenger and fire escape staircases, and the lift shafts have been built at the Jalahalli, Dasarahalli and Nagasandra Metro stations of Reach 3 b and work is underway on the granite flooring at the concourse (entry and exit points) and platform levels, besides on the cladding at the concourse level at all three stations .
The BMRCL claims that almost 86 per cent of work on Phase-I of the Metro Rail, which began in April 2007 , has been completed at a cost of Rs 11,870 crore. Once this phase becomes operational, the ridership is expected to go up to one million a day from the present 25,000 passengers a day.
The Metro Rail has so far begun commercial operations on Reach 1 between Baiyappanahalli and M G Road (6.7 kms) and on Reach 3A between Sampige Road and Peenya (10.1 kms).