Land would not be acquired for property development by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) while executing Namma Metro Phase 2. Land acquisition would be restricted for lands required for viaduct and stations alone.
The Corporation's decision is to cut down the project cost, which was estimated at Rs 26,405 crore at the 2011 rates. The Corporation had estimated that about 2,000 properties spread over 200 hectares of land would be required for the 72 km Phase 2, for construction of four extension lines of the East-West and North-South corridors of Phase 1 and two new lines.
Another important decision taken to bring down the land requirement and project cost was to construct two-level elevated stations instead of the three-level stations constructed on Phase 1.
Ground floors of elevated stations on Phase 1 have passenger amenities and some commercial space, first floors are used for passenger concourse and the second floors have train platforms.