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Piyush Goyal Minister for Railways and Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution today reviewed the progress of Bangalore Suburban Railway Project.
The Minister said that the project should be planned in futuristic manner to incorporate the growing needs of city like Bengaluru.
Railway minister said," Suburban Project should be based on Make In India policy and boost Atma Nirbhar Bharat mission."
The meeting attended by senior officials of Railway Board and the Government of Karnataka.
Government of India had approved the Ministry of Railways’ proposal for construction of Bengaluru Suburban Rail Project Project (BSRP) in Bangalore City in the month of October.2020.
The project envisages construction of 4 suburban rail corridors with a total route length of 148.17 kms. The project will be implemented by Rail Infrastructure Development Company (Karnataka) Limited (KRIDE), a joint venture company set up by Ministry of Railways with the government of Karnataka as a special purpose vehicle. The project is proposed to be completed in 6 years at an estimated cost of Rs. 15,767 crores.
The project envisions creation of a dedicated Suburban Railway system in Bengaluru city to provide a safe, accessible and comfortable mode of public transport. The project will ease traffic congestion, enhance rural-urban connectivity and provide a cleaner mobility solution to lakhs of daily commuters. It will provide an economic, efficient and eco-friendly transit alternative to the Garden City of Bengaluru. It will alleviate the massive transport problem of Bengaluru and link all parts of the city in a seamless fashion.
By providing rapid connectivity to Bangalore International Airport, IT Hubs and the commercial centres, the rail-based network will boost productivity and growth by reducing commuting time.
It will integrate multiple modes of transport like the metro, railways and bus transport by constructing interchange hubs. This will ensure smooth and seamless mode of transport to lakhs of daily commuters.
This article first appeared on www.livemint.com
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