Metro tunnel work likely to be completed by March 2025

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BENGALURU: Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar on Friday personally inspected the work site of the Metro tunnel line near Lakkasandra tunnel and Mahatma Gandhi Road (MG Road) in the city on Wednesday.

Taking to Twitter, he mentioned about his visit. He stated, “Today, we inspected our metro tunnel work going on near MG Road in Bengaluru and gave appropriate instructions to the officials. Thanks to the workers who are working day and night to complete the work at the earliest possible time”.

According to officials, about 20.9 km of the tunnel’s construction work has been completed. A total of 18 stations are being built and the plan has been taken up in four  packages. The work has been fully completed in some places, while 70 per cent to 80 per cent is completed in other places. According to Metro officials told, the remaining work will be completed by March 2025.

Shivakumar sought the cooperation of officials, contractors and the government to complete the work on time.

“For building ‘Brand Bangalore’, the work is progressing at a fast pace by giving priority to solving the traffic congestion”, he stated. “Major plans are being discussed for the development of Bengaluru. We are studying the pros and cons of tunnel road construction. We are looking at how it is being done in other states. I will inform about this soon. These works are being done technically and are very safe. It is not important who is criticising it, but it takes time”, he added.

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