BENGALURU (Metro Rail News): The 15.25 km elevated line between Baiyappanahalli and Whitefield is going to start in Dec 2022 as Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has been discussing the situation with Railway authorities.
Railway Board has now approved the transfer of 3500 square metres of land to BMRCL which was required near KR Puram station to widen the road between Tin Factory-KR Puram towards Marathahalli -Whitefield and in place of that, the Railways will get an equal portion of land.
To widen the road in this area, most of the buildings on a one-km stretch from Outer Ring Road (ORR) flyover to KR Puram Railway station will be demolished partially, whereas a few buildings will be completely demolished. Work on the other side of the road, from the under-construction KR Metro Station to the petrol bunk near the Tin Factory foot-over-bridge, has already been completed.
Bengaluru Railway Division has given the green signal to BMRCL for building the last piece of pending civil work on the line – a structure running 65 metres above the railway line.