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Phase-2 Of Bengaluru Metro Inaugurated
74 km route length with 62 stations in phase-2 consisting of extensions to both purple & green lines of phase-1 in all four directions totalling 34 km & two new lines.
New Delhi, January 14 (TNA) Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State of Housing and Urban Affairs, D V Sadananda Gowda, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers and B S Yediyurappa, Chief Minister of Karnataka inaugurated the 6-km long Southern Extension line under Phase-2 of Namma Metro from Yelachenahalli to Silk Institute Metro stations by flagging off the train on Thursday.
The Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase-2 covers a route length of 74 km with 62 stations and consists of extensions to both Purple and Green lines of Phase-1 in all the four directions totalling 34 km and two new lines viz. Gotigere-Nagawara for a route length of 21 km & R V Road- Bommasandra for a route length of 19 km.
The project is being implemented at a cost of Rs. 30,695 Crores.The extension has 5 new stations beyond Yelachenahalli Metro Station on the currently operational line namely; Konanakunte Cross, Doddakallasandra, Vajarahalli, Thalaghattapura and Silk Institute. The extension is 6 km long elevated metro at the southern end of the currently operational 24.2 km long green (north-south) line.
With this extension, N-S corridor will become 30.2 km long.The Elevated portion comprises of 213 spans. The work involves 1032 piles, 223 Piers and 1998 segments for superstructure and 665 no’s of girders in stations. Major materials like Concrete quantity of 2,10,965 cum and 20,500 MT of steel have been used in the works. For electrification works, signalling and Telecommunications, apart from ‘state of art equipment’, 765km of cable and wires of various sizes have been laid.Some of the features of the metro are:
For convenience of passengers, each station is equipped with 8 Escalators and 4 Elevators, totalling to 40 Escalators and 20 Elevators respectively. All 5 stations of this extension line are going to have roof top solar power with total 1.2 MW capacity. The installation of the solar power plants is targeted for completion by March 2021. This is the first time Bangalore Metro is establishing the capacity for the solar power, energy efficient LED lights have been provided at all 5 stations.
All the stations are provided with entry/exits opening onto the newly provided service road. Bus bays, Pickup and Drop area for Taxi and Autos are all earmarked in the service roads. For Physically and visually challenged persons, all the facilities like ramps, lifts, separate toilets, tactile routing, and earmarked space in trains are provided.
Bangalore Metro has deployed state of the state-of-art-technology for Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) System, which supports travel using open loop NCMC ‘One Nation One Card’, in the 5 stations being inaugurated now.
The AFC system at 40 stations of the currently operational 42 km long network is also being upgraded for the NCMC.