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Bengaluru may get an inner ring metro (Circular Metro) in the near future as the officials are ready to examine the best way to combat the rising congestion in the core area.
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRC) has assented to consider a proposal by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). It has told the experts from IISc to carry out a clone study after a presentation to this effect was made at a meeting on Monday, sources in the government said.
The proposed underground metro line is about 35 km in length. It connects Sandal Soap Factory and Ulsoor via CV Raman Road-Jayamahal Road before reaching Wilson Garden via Domlur. The other half will link Srinagar and turn right on Chord Road to complete the circle. “The route will experience several changes before a proposal is made,” the source said.
BMRCL Managing Director Ajay Seth, however, stated that the metro was not the only solution for the core area. They will get lucidity on the subject after examining the traffic study and feasibility of metro.
“Probable traffic study and construction feasibility for the inner metro ring are yet to be examined. The elevated inner ring might be quite difficult. We are assessing other options also for more mass transport options within the city’s core,” he said.
Seth mentioned that the BMRCL’s focus at this point was on fulfillment of Phase 2 and ORR-Airport line. The Comprehensive Mobility Plan being made by the BMRCL and DULT should include potential mass transport corridors, including the bus rapid transport system in the areas not linked by metro.
Experts at IISc said the traffic simulation study would focus on the probable ridership on the planned route.
Advantage of circular metro line
“Over period, road infrastructure will be saturated. Therefore, mass rapid transport is the sole option. Metro networks in global cities will normally have both radial and circular routes, which cover the core of Bengaluru. A circular metro, principally an underground line, will do a remarkable job at reducing congestion in the coming years,” Prof Ashish Verma of Transport Engineering Department stated.
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