BENGALURU (Metro Rail News): The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) has announced that it has made changes in the design of the proposed underground Rashtriya Military School station (formerly Vellara Junction) for which it needed to acquire additional land belonging to All Saints’ Church.
To minimise the land to be acquired, BMRCL has made a slight modification to the design of the proposed underground station. “We have reduced the length of the station, and the shaft will have a vertical shape instead of a horizontal one as planned earlier. System rooms will be shifted to the other side of the station. These changes have helped minimise land acquisition and the church authorities too have agreed to this,” said BMRCL MD Anjum Parwez.
As per the sources, BMRCL had previously planned to acquire additional land of 3,800 square meters for metro construction works and entry box. “However, the change in plan has reduced the land requirement to 226 square metres of land which will also help save trees located on the premises of the church,” an official said.