Karnataka Transport Minister pulls up BMRCL, BBMP

P4-METRO03Bengaluru: Mr.Ramalinga Reddy, Transport and Bengaluru-in-charge Minister on Tuesday conveyed a strong message to Metro rail and BBMP officials on the poor condition of roads and warned to carry out a follow up visit to the areas where Metro work is on.

Reflecting commuters’ opinion on the bad state of roads along the Metro alignment where work is going on, Minister Reddy issued fresh instructions to the BBMP and the BMRCL to restore roads to good condition.

The Minster had earlier taken BBMP and BMRCL official to task and had set a deadline of three months to make the roads under the elevated Metro Rail tracks motorable, after a spot inspection on June 24.

Pradeep Singh Kharola Managing Director, BMRCL, who was present during the Minister’s visit, said that the BMRCL would restore the roads soon after the civil work is completed.

The Minister also announced that Reach 2 and Reach 4 will be completed by March 2014. However, the work on underground link at Majestic will require a little more time and these lines will be open only once the underground section is complete, he added.

The Minister also raised the issue of problems related to land acquisition near the flyover at Nayandahalli on Mysore Road. Acquisition of over 3.28 acres is pending.

The Minister said that he had instructed the BDA to sort the issue soon and it would be discussed during the BDA board meeting on October 22.