Bangalore, August 7, 2013; The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has claimed that it will finish the geotechnical investigation along different corridors under phase II of the Metrorail project within two months.
The physical properties of the soil and rocks are being tested for stability by BMRCL workers.
Presently, the geotechnical investigation work is in progress on the Swagath Road Cross-Nagawara section and the Hesaraghatta-BIEC section.
About 80 per cent of soil testing work is completed under phase II, sources said.
The estimated cost of tests and surveys is Rs 20 crore. Once the tests are completed, the report will be sent to the Central government for approval.
Phase II includes four extension lines and two new lines with a total length of 72 km. They are Mysore Road Terminal to Kengeri; Baiyappanahalli to ITPL–Whitefield; Hesaraghatta Cross to BIEC; Puttenahalli Cross to Anjanapura Township; IIM-B to Nagawara (new line); R V Road to Bommasandra (new line).
The BMRCL authorities maintained that measures will be taken to ensure minimum land acquisition. “Locating the stations/depots in open land wherever possible and utilisation of government land along the route are some of the ways we are adopting to ensure minimum land acquisition for Metro work,” said a BMRCL official.