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In a statement, BMRCL said they have completed a major part of land acquisition and utility relocation and are ready to commence work. If all goes well, people in Bengaluru can reach the Kempegowda International Airport via metro rail from June 2025. The airport line includes two phases — Central Silk Board to KR Puram (Phase 2A) and KR Puram to Kempegowda International Airport (Phase 2B).
This deadline of June 2025 has been given as Chief Minister Shri BS Yeddyurappa-led Metropolitan Planning Committee set a timeline for the Phase 2A and 2B of the metro project on May 10. These developments come after the Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, on April 20, finally approved the long pending project. However, existing ongoing metro work has been suffering years of delay, which has been aggravated by the first COVID-19 lockdown.
As earlier reported, the total length of the project is 58.19 km. TNM had also reported how the line was first proposed in 2017 and in January 2021, the project plan of the two phases was sent to the Public Investment Board (PIB) for clearance by the Ministry of Urban Affairs. In December 2020, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) had approved a $500 million loan to BMRCL for this project even before the approval.
This article first appeared on www.metrorailnews.in
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