Bengaluru Metro: Segment linking airport receives central cabinet nod

Infrastructure Transport

The Central Government has approved two important segments of the Bengaluru Metro Rail Project, which entails phase 2A from Central Silk Board Junction to KR Puram and phase 2B from KR Puram to Airport via Hebbal Junction spanning a total length of 58 km. The total completion cost of the project is Rs.147.88 bn. The project will streamline the urban transportation system in Bengaluru, which is stressed due to intensive developments and increase in the number of private vehicles in the city. The project involves integration with other urban transport systems efficiently and effectively, which is possible only by adopting innovative methods of designing, technology and institutional management.