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1.BMRC to conduct trials for a stretch of metro rail

From June 10, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC) may begin full-speed trials on the Peenya-Sriramapuram stretch of Namma Metro. The trial is aimed at testing track strength and distance brake systems of the rakes by running it up to its full speed of 80 kmph. This was supposed to be the second stretch of Namma Metro to become functional and it will have 10 statio


2.Blore road work needs multi-agencies' coordination

In Bangalore, the much-awaited upgrade of roads along the Namma Metro stretch from Anil Kumble Circle on MG Road to Baiyappanahalli could take place very soon. The project cost is estimated at Rs 114 crore. For this, multi-agencies coordinated effort is said to be essential in addition to the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL). The upgrade involves a complete overhaul of the roads and underground utilities, installation of permanent UG ducts for storm water, electric cables, sewage, OFCs,


3.No land acquisition for phase-2 of Namma Metro

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.


4.No land acquisition for phase-2 of Namma Metro

Land will not be acquired for property development by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) while executing Phase-II of the Namma Metro. Land acquisition will be restricted for land required for viaduct and stations alone


5.Namma engineer!

The prosperity and growth of a nation is measured by its development in various sectors, from communication and housing to infrastructure facilities," states Prabhakar Nayak, Chief Engineer, Bangalore Development Authority (BDA).


6.The annual civil budget of BBMP is about Rs 6,000 crore

Called the Silicon Valley of India, the metropolis of Bengaluru accounts for over 35 per cent of India's software exports and is renowned for its high-quality educational, scientific and technology institutions and manufacturing industry.


7.Namma Metro tunnel section complete

Namma Metro´s underground tunnel section is complete, with trials taking about three months to complete. The tunnel, which is 5 km long, connects the 20 km Eastern and Western corridor.


8.´Our Metro´ MAN

Finally, Bengaluru can breathe better with traffic hoping to ease down, with the first phase of Namma Metro (´Our Metro´ in Kannada) launched. Although execution has not been a smooth ride for the project, Pradeep Singh Kharola, Managing Director, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) has eventually suceeded.


9.Our Metro

The total coverage of Phase-I with two corridors is 42.3 km in length; the East-West corridor is 18.1 km and the North-South corridor is 24.2 km, with 42 stations, of which seven are underground. The underground section on both corridors is 8.8 km in length.


10.Will Phase-I of Namma Metro be fully functional by May-end

The North-South corridor covers a distance of 24.2 km distance and connects some major hubs. Phase-I project cost currently stands at Rs 13,805 crore, an increase by Rs 2,000 crore. While the initial deadline of Phase-I was of December 2012, it has continued the trend of postponing its latest deadline to April 2017.


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