New Delhi (NVI): The union cabinet today approved Phase 2A and Phase 2B of Bangalore Metro Rail Project worth Rs 14,788.101 crore.
The Phase 2A between Central Silk Board Junction and KR Puram and Phase 2B between KR Puram and Airport via Hebbal Junction is total of 58.19 km length.
Implementation of the project will provide the much-needed additional public transport infrastructure to Bangalore.
Moreover, the project will streamline the urban transportation system in Bengaluru, which is stressed due to intensive developments, increase in the number of private vehicles and heavy construction in the city putting stress on travel infrastructure and industrial activities and to provide the people a safe, secure, reliable and comfortable public transport.
The metro project in itself is an innovation over the conventional system of urban transport.
The project involves integration with other urban transport system in an efficient and effective manner which is possible only by adopting innovative methods of designing, technology and institutional management.