eNarada, Bengaluru, Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Finally, the Karnataka State Cabinet has decided to connect Kempegowda International airport (KIA) with a Metro train!
For years, the government was dillydallying on various modes of transport. For some time, the government was planning to introduce a high speed rail. However, the project was shelved in favour of Metro. But, the government was then struck with the route to airport as around six routes were explored.
Finally, the government has zeroed in on the extension of Gottigere-Nagavara line to KIA via Jakkur and Kogilu cross. While the entire section from Nagavara to KIA will be an elevated one, the stretch passing through the IAF base will be on the ground level.
Law and Parliamentary Affairs minister TB Jayachandra said that BMRCL will raise Rs 3,200 crore as long-term infrastructure loans from banks and financial institutions for the project. The 30 km new service will have seven stations in between and connect the air passengers and city commuters with the city’s other areas with inter-connectivity and inter-change facility at key terminals.