Bengaluru, March 4: With the air passengers steadily increasing, the state government seems to be committed to provide metro connectivity to the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA).
The on-going 58-km ORR-Airport metro stretch from Central Silk Board to KIA will be commissioned by March 2025, assured Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai during his maiden budget speech.
Further, the on-going 33 km of under-construction metro lines will be made operational by the next financial year, assured Mr. Bommai.
The detailed project report (DPR) for Phase III of Namma Metro project will be submitted to the union government. Two new lines have been proposed under Phase III. The first one from J P Nagar to Hebbal, covering a distance of 13 km, and the second one between Hosahalli and Kadabagere. The project is estimated to cost Rs. 11,250 crore.
Bengaluru will get a new metro line from Sarjapur to Hebbal and soil testing is underway. Action will be taken to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) in the year 2022-23 for the construction of a new 37-km-long Metro line connecting Sarjapura to Hebbala through Agara, Koramangala and Dairy Circle at an estimated cost of Rs 15,000 crore.