In order to expand its ambit, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has decided to invest Rs. 115cr to acquire four acres of private land on the stretch for Namma Metro project on Mysore Road under Phase II. In the first stage, it is expected to spend funds for the acquisition of close to four acres of private land on the stretch. This is the first time the BMRCL would be awarding a higher amount of the compensation in the city after The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 came into force, according to which the BMRCL would be spending almost twice the compensation this time for acquisition of properties.
Apart from this, the metro will also acquire close to one acre of land belonging to the Bangalore University, five acres of land of BWSSB and 43 acres of other land for the construction of the depot on the stretch. Mysore Road extension is the first reach; the BMRCL is taking up for implementation under the Phase II. It may be recalled that in June, the BMRCL had issued a tender notification for the construction of the elevated metro structure for a stretch of 5 km. As per the tender, construction of the elevated structure would start from Pattangere station and end at the Kengeri station. The tender has also been called for construction of stations, platform covering, subways and others. As per the detailed project report, the elevated line will run on the median of Mysore Road. The extension corridor has 5 stations — Nayandahalli, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore University Cross, RV College of Engineering and Kengeri. The tender process will be completed in the next two months, the sources added.