Namma Metro Moves Again: Phase II To Start Construction Shortly, As Land Disputes Almost Stand Solved


Work relating to two depots of Namma Metro’s Phase II will soon be starting. Though civil works on all Metro routes had been completed ages ago, land acquisition issues, which were stalling the work in all six depots till now, now stand resolved.

Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board’s (KIADB) parent body, the Commerce and Industries Department, assured top officials of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) that the reimbursement regarding land issues at Kothanur and Hebbagoddi depots would be finalised in a fortnight, reports Indian Express.

Kothanur depot will be stabling and maintaining trains that will run on the R V Road-Bommasandra Line (Reach-5), while Hebbagodi depot will cater to the Gottigere-to- Nagavara Line (Reach-6).

MS Channappa Goudar, General Manager, Land Acquisition Cell, BMRCL, said that huge packets of land required for Kothanur depot are stuck in a dispute in the High Court, and it was a struggle between the government and private parties.

“However, since we require the land for infrastructure work, we will deposit the compensation that needs to be paid in the HC and take over the land to carry out the works,” he said.