As per the brand new plan, stations between Kodigehalli and Doddajala can have island platforms for passengers
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has altered the unique designs of 5 metro stations that can come up on Ballari Road as half of the Outer Ring Road-Airport line. BMRCL is planning to construct elevated metro stations with island platforms, which can present commuters easy accessibility to each the strains. If all goes as deliberate, this would be the first time that island platforms shall be constructed on elevated metro stations within the metropolis.
Such platforms are actually there at underground stations like Cubbon Park and Sir M. Visvesvaraya. The island makes it attainable for metro passengers to entry each strains, one in the direction of Baiyappanahalli and the opposite in the direction of Mysuru Road station.
BMRCL plans to construct metro stations with island platforms at Kodigehalli, Jakkur Cross, Yelahanka, Bagalur Cross, Bettahalasuru and Doddajala on the ORR-Airport line, and is buying further land to construct them.
“All operational metro stations on elevated corridors have two side platforms. Passengers who want to move from one platform to another located on the opposite side, have to get down, reach the concourse and again climb up to reach the platform. This will not be the case with six stations. Commuters will be able to access both the lines using a single platform,” stated a BMCL official.
He added that barring the proposed station at Bettahalasuru, 500 sq. meters of further land shall be acquired at every location.
“There is a proposal to build foot-over-bridges off the National Highway at all the stations, but the design has not been finalised yet,” stated the official.
BMRCL is constructing a 58-km elevated hall from Central Silk Board to Kempegowda International Airport. Initial work has begun on the ORR line from Silk Board to Ok.R. Puram, and the company is within the course of of finalising the tender for the development of the 38 km-stretch from Ok.R. Puram to KIA through Nagawara and Hebbal.
Of the two.20 lakh sq m of land required, 1.99 lakh sq.m. has been acquired. A depot can even be constructed close to Shettigere on 23 acres of land, of which 18 acres has been transferred to the BMRCL.
Public discover to take away 256 timber
The Deputy Conservator of Forest (Bengaluru Urban district) has issued a public discover for the elimination of 256 timber between Ok.R. Puram and Baiyappanahalli depot. The timber have been recognized for elimination to facilitate shifting of utilities, widening the highway and development of metro stations.
In mid-June, the DCF of BBMP had issued a discover for the elimination of 833 timber positioned on the median of the highway for the development of the elevated hall between Silk Board and Kodibeesanahalli stations.
The ORR-Airport line will come on the value of Bengaluru’s inexperienced cowl: 5,000 timber have been recognized for elimination for its development.