The Namma Metro connectivity in Bengaluru is receiving a boost with the preparation of a detailed project report (DPR) for a new line linking Sarjapur and Hebbal.
Estimated at Rs 16,543 crore, including land acquisition charges, the 37-km line is outlined in the Comprehensive Mobility Plan 2020 and is expected to ease travel for those commuting to and from tech zones.
The alignment involves an elevated corridor near the IT corridor in Sarjapur, transitioning underground at Koramangala, traversing the central business district through tunnels, and emerging on Ballari Road with elevated stations at Ganganagar and Hebbal.
What sets this new line apart is its integration with the Blue, Pink, Purple, and Phase III lines at four key points. At Iblur, it connects with the Blue Line heading from Central Silk Board to Kempegowda International Airport, reports Times Of India.
At Dairy Circle, the station links with the Pink Line, offering connectivity towards Bannerghatta Road or MG Road. Near KR Circle, it integrates with the operational Sir M Visvesvaraya station of the Purple Line.
Close to Hebbal, it connects with the Blue Line, Phase III (Kempapura to JP Nagar), and the suburban rail station (Baiyappanahalli to Chikkabanavara).
The integration with existing Metro lines and those under Phase II A and B is expected to significantly benefit commuters. For instance, the proposed KR Circle Metro station, situated near UVCE, will be linked to the Sir M Visvesvaraya station through a subway.
Addressing the congestion on Ballari Road, the Sarjapur-Hebbal line is slated to have seven stations, including Basaveshwara Circle, Bengaluru Golf Course, Palace Guttahalli, Mehkri Circle, Veterinary College, Ganganagar, and Hebbal.