Bangalore Metro: BMRCL Proposes 129 KM Namma Metro Extension to Bangalore Suburbs

Bangalore Metro: BMRCL has decided to extend ‘Namma Metro’ connectivity to the suburbs adjoining Bengaluru covering a distance of 129 km. A proposal has been submitted to the government to conduct a feasibility study of this long-distance network.

Bangalore Metro: BMRCL Proposes 129 KM Namma Metro Extension to Bangalore Suburbs

As per the approved Comprehensive Traffic Plan (CMP) for the metro by the government, it will not be extended to the suburbs. However, BMRCL has put forward such a proposal to the government. The project aims to extend the existing Green and Purple lines from their last stop and construct a semicircular link connecting them.

Extension of Purple and Green lines in four directions to Bidadi (Mysore Road), Harohalli (Kanakpura Road), Attibele (Hosuru Road), and Kunigal. BMRCL officials said that there is a plan to connect Jigani, Anekal, Attibele, Sarjapur, and Varthur parts through a new semi-circle route.

This project is coming out of the scope of BBMP. However, funds have been sought from the state government to conduct a feasibility study. Metro officials have clarified that they have undertaken this project as per the advice of various organizations and representative bodies.

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Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar had given a statement. He said that a study will be conducted on these routes as well.

D.K. Shivakumar recently met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and sought funds for mega infrastructure projects in Bengaluru, including tunnel roads and metro projects. In it, he also proposed the project to extend the metro in four directions and build a semi-circular route and sought support.

There is also a possibility that the central government will reject the plan as it is not part of the comprehensive mobility scheme approved by the government.

Extending metro trains for intra-city travel to suburbs is a difficult and unnecessary project. There is no need for an expensive metro when a railway suburban project connects the suburbs. Railway activist Sanjeev Dyamannavar commented that it is difficult to travel for two to three hours by metro from a remote area.

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