BANGALORE (Metro Rail News): The metro project between KR Puram and Whitefield is anticipated to be opened in March, BMRCL MD Anjum Parvez said. The Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) has been invited for inspection by the commissioner of metro rail safety.
Tracks, station safety, signalling, and electrical installations throughout the line will all be inspected. “We have provided the metro rail safety commission with all the necessary paperwork for this route’s metro work. On February 16, the commissioner is anticipated to begin the inspection process and submit the report within four to five days. Then we shall start our test runs. According to Parvez, we anticipate that the stretch will be operational by March of this year.
Even though the KR Puram-Whitefield stretch is a part of the Baiyappanahalli-Whitefield length’s phase 1 metro development, the phase 2 metro work between KR Puram and Baiyappanahalli won’t begin until June. “Under phase 2, the railway crossing line close to the Baiyappanahalli depot continues to provide a significant difficulty. When the project is finished, we may anticipate that operations will begin in June. For customers who wish to travel past KR Puram from Whitefield, we will set up BMTC feeder buses from Baiyappanahalli to KR Puram until then, added Parvez.
The KR Puram-Whitefield line, ordinarily taking over an hour to traverse by road, aims to cut the journey to 24 minutes. The Information Technology Park Limited (ITPL) facility near the Pattandur Agrahara metro station will have pedestrian access from 12 stops. To give direct access through a walkway from the concourse level of the Pattandur Agrahara station to the International Tech Park, Bengaluru (ITPB), a memorandum of agreement was signed on Tuesday between BMRCL and ITPL.
The ITPL will construct the access infrastructure by the BMRCL-approved plans. This seeks to make it easier for the more than 55,000 people working on the ITPB campus to get directly from the metro station to their workplace without crossing the street. According to a BMRCL press statement, this is the first arrangement of its kind on the Baiyapanahalli-Whitefield line.