Karnataka Minister for Infrastructure Development, Commerce and Industries M B Patil on Tuesday underlined the need to extend the Bengaluru Suburban Rail network to connect the state capital to Mandya, Kolar and Dabaspet.
He said in a review meeting with the Rail Infrastructure Development Company (Karnataka) Limited (K-RIDE) to prepare detailed plans that will benefit people from the adjoining districts by connecting to Bengaluru.
After a detailed briefing on the progress of the project, the minister said Bengaluru Suburban Rail is a project of immense potential and that it will be a game changer for people of suburban areas around Bengaluru.
”There is a need to further extend the corridors such that people from the adjoining districts are well-connected to the state capital,” K-RIDE quoted the minister as saying in a statement.
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Patil instructed officials to prepare a detailed plan further connecting the already approved corridors to Mandya, Kolar, and Dabaspet. This will benefit lakhs of people of Karnataka, the statement said.
The minister was briefed about the progress of construction activities along the ‘Mallige Line’ or Corridor-2 from Benniganahalli to Chikkabanavara. He was also informed that the tender for construction along Corridor-4 from Heelalige to Rajanakunte will be opened on June 15, 2023 and the tender for the construction of stations along corridor-2 will be opened on August 9, 2023.