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Loan permitted for Metro

The European Investment Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank have agreed to lend €500 million and €300 million respectively to the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to execute the Gottigere-Nagawara line under Phase II of the project. A proposal to realign the Metro line to the airport through Hebbal junction was approved by the Karnataka cabinet.  The state cabinet also approved the proposal for four suburban railway corridors that will have 81 stations, on a total route length of 160.50km.

TenderSURE work is set to begin on K.G. Road in Gandhinagar and Margosa Road in Malleswaram and the traffic police will be asked to make the required arrangements for smooth movement of vehicles. These are among the 13 roads, including Market Road, Palace Road, Museum Road and Brigade Road, divided into eight packages. A stretch of K.G. Road – from Mysore Bank Circle to Upparpet police station (865 metres) will be taken up. On Margosa Road, work will be carried out from Circle Maramma Temple to K.C. General Hospital (1.68 km).

A young man attempted suicide on Friday by jumping onto the metro train track in National College Metro station, forcing the trains on Green line to a halt for 47 minutes. The passenger survived as he fell in between the rails where there is no electricity, and the loco pilot of the train saw him and stopped the train just in time.

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has been operating 500 special buses from Bengaluru from Friday to various places across the state and outside Karnataka to clear the Sankranti rush. They will apply to Madurai, Kumbakonam, Trichy, Mysore and Mangalore to name a few.

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