Thursday, June 28, 2007
The famous M G Road promenade trees which make way for the Namma metro which is proposed to run along the famous MG Road are in a process of shifting out of the path.
A detailed project report prepared by the DMRC and RITES envisages a 33km elevated and underground rail network with 32 stations for Phase I of the project. The proposed gauge is standard gauge . On 25 April 2006 the Indian cabinet approved the project, which is now budgeted at more than 54.5 billion rupees (about US$1.2 billion). The foundation stone was laid by PM Manmohan Singh on June 24, 2006, and the work is scheduled to be completed by 2011.