The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is exploring new options for the airport metro line, the Bangalore Mirror reports. Sources said the BMRCL is considering to connect the airport line via KR Puram, Nagawara, Hebbal, Yelahanka and the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA).
“The stretch from KR Puram to Kempegowda International Airport will be a part of Phase 2B, blue line. We need to carry out a geo survey or a feasibility survey first to study the ground level and other factors and assess if it will be suitable for metro construction. Tenders have been called for the same,” a BMRCL spokesperson said.
The spokesperson added that the KR Puram-KIA stretch would be part of phase 2B, Blue line and the BMRCL needs to conduct a geo survey to study various factors like ground level and has called for geotechnical feasibility bids.
The BMRCL also is considering the KR Puram-Hebbal line to avoid the extensive underground tunnelling work required and to take up airport work quickly. This would mean metro commuters can go all the way from Baiyappanhalli to KR Puram and then head towards the airport line.
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