The Narendra Modi-led government has approved Bengaluru Metro Rail Project phase 2A (Central Silk Board Junction to K.R. Puram) and phase 2B (K.R. Puram to Airport via Hebbal Junction) of total length 58.19 km.
The total completion cost of the project is ₹14,788.101 crore.
Piyush Goyal, minister of Railways; Commerce and Industry; Consumer Affairs and Food and Public Distribution, Government of India tweeted:
The project is expected to be completed in 54 months and aims to boost the public transport infrastructure in Bengaluru.
“The project will streamline the urban transportation system in Bengaluru, which is stressed due to intensive developments, increase in the number of private vehicles and heavy construction in the city putting stress on travel infrastructure and industrial activities and provide the people a safe, secure, reliable and comfortable public transport,” reads a PIB (Press Information Bureau) India release.
Elaborating on this project, Hardeep Singh Puri, India’s Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C); Civil Aviation (I/C); and MoS Commerce and Industry tweeted: