Bangalore Metro phase-1 to open by December

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By Mahesh Kulkarni www.business-standard.com

The much-awaited Namma Metro or Bangalore Metro will be commissioned for public use by December 2015, after about two years of delay.

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) will commence trial runs on the Reach 2 of East-West Corridor between M G Road and Mysore Road by the end of February, a top official said.

“We will commence the trial runs on Reach-2 by the end of February and open it for public use by end of June. The track-laying work is progressing fast and 3.6 kms of work has been completed out of 4.7 kms of underground section on the corridor,” Pradeep Singh Kharola, Managing Director,BMRCL said.

Addressing members of the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI), here today, he said the BMRCL is hopeful of completing the work on the entire 42.3 kms of Phase-1 of Bangalore Metro by December and open it to commercial use. More info

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