Realigned route to KIA to hit seamless travel

  • | Saturday | 12th January, 2019

The EIB has assured further assistance of another 300 million euros to complete Reach 6 of the project. The fund — for the Metro project — will be delivered in two tranches. However, Ajay Seth, managing director, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), reportedly pushed for the change in alignment. BENGALURU: The government’s plan to realign the Namma Metro route to Kempegowda International Airport KIA ) via Hebbal was intended to provide seamless connectivity, but it now appears the new route will only inconvenience passengers travelling to the airport.Although the route runs direct to the airport, sources say commuters will have to change trains twice, switching from either a Purple, Green or Yellow line to the Red line and then again to the Blue line to reach KIA. This also means an additional 4-5km travel in the city.“A person trying to reach the airport from either the railway station or Majestic bus terminus will have to switch trains at MG Road to reach Nagawara and again switch at Nagawara to reach the airport,” said a senior government official.The problem was reportedly discussed at the cabinet meeting on Thursday and objections were raised over commuters being hassled by the two changeovers.

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