BENGALURU (Metro Rail News): The residents who were protesting for a long time in demand of a Metro station at Anchepalya (Srikantapura gram panchayat on Tumkur road) have withdrawn their protest after the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) agreed to provide them with the construction of two new roads and a stadium.
At a meeting held with the residents and the BMRCL officials on Monday, it was offered by the BMRCL that it will construct two roads in the Anchepalya area (behind Kirloskar layout) that will connect them to the nearby Metro stations and also construct a stadium on a 29-gunta land. The residents are hopeful of getting these done on a priority basis.
When Metro began the construction of the stations on the 3.77 km Tumkur road stretch (Nagasandra to Bangalore International Exhibition Centre) in phase two of the metro project, the residents came into resistance mode demanding a metro station in their area. The metro authoities negotiated with the locals as their protests have hampered the progress of the metro development works in the past .
According to reports, the construction of a Metro station would cost much to the metro Corporation so it worked out this plan and made negotiations with the residents of the area so that they withdraw the protests. The BMRCL will start working on these works soon according to sources.