Bengaluru: Namma Metro’s Dairy Circle–Nagawara Stretch To Go Underground To Avoid Elevated Corridor On Narrow Roads

Swarajya Staff

Jan 23, 2019, 06:31 PM | Updated 06:30 PM IST

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The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) would reportedly stick to its original plan of building a 14-km underground stretch in the main city to avoid difficulties in constructing an elevated metro corridor on narrow roads, reports Metro Rail News.

The Gottigere-Nagawara line would be constructed underground from Dairy Circle to Nagawara. The section is referred to as Reach 6 of Phase II.

The BMRCL had floated bids for construction of two parts of the stretch, the 3.65-km stretch between Dairy Circle and Vellara Junction and a 4.59-km stretch between Tannery Road and Nagawara.

“Though it’s technically feasible to build an elevated corridor, there would have been practical difficulties,” Ajay Seth, Managing Director of BMRCL was quoted saying.

Similarly, the plan to have an elevated stretch on Tannery Road was given up due to land acquisition challenges.

“The proposed stretch is a thickly populated residential area. The acquisition of land would create social problems such as displacement of people and establishments,” another senior official was quoted saying by Metro Rail News.

The detailed project report of Phase II had also suggested underground construction between Dairy Circle and Nagawara to reduce the land acquisition problem.

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