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Six-car metro best mass transit alternative for ORR, airport line: BMRCL study

A six-car metro system has emerged as the most viable mass transport system to connect the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) with Silk Board, according to a study conducted by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL).

The BMRCL, through Infrastructure Development Corporation (Karnataka) Ltd. (iDeCK), conducted an ‘Alternatives Analysis’ for Outer Ring Road (Silk Board to K.R. Puram) and K.R. Puram to KIA lines.

Various alternative mass transit systems such as Bus Rapid Transit System, Monorail, Metro Lite – elevated , metro system (6- coach trains running at 3-minute headway) and Heavy Metro (8-coach trains at 3-minute headway) were analysed. Various parameters, including mobility effects, conceptual engineering effect, cost of the project, environmental, and social impact were considered for evaluation.

The study on the 17-km ORR line (K.R. Puram to Silk Board) states that around 4.5 lakh employees are working in tech parks and other companies on the corridor. “It is estimated that in the next four years

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The Hindu
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