The 42.3-km stretch of Phase-1 of Bangalore Metro Rail project has missed another deadline for its completion. It will now be completed by September, 2015. The cost of the project, which was estimated at Rs 11,609 crore has also been revised to Rs 13,800 crore, said chief minister Siddaramaiah, here today.
Speaking to reporters after releasing a booklet on the achievements of his government during the first year in office, he said the Metro rail project is nearing completion. The Reach-3 of the project between Peenya and Sampige road stations was recently commissioned for public use, he said. The first reach between Baiyappanahalli and M G Road stations was opened for public use on October 20, 2011.
During his Budget speech in March this year, the chief minister had stated that the entire work on the first phase of the Metro rail project would be completed by March 2015.
“The Centre recently approved the second phase of Metro rail project involving investment of Rs 26,405 crore, which will have 72 kms. The project work for this phase will begin very soon,” he said.