Thursday, June 28, 2007

We are moving...

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.

4 comments:

Ravi Thu Jun 28, 05:43:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Thanks, Rajesh, for the linkup!

Pedp Thu Jun 28, 07:14:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Always sad to have to clear trees...

I like the helmet-ed official in the bottom right corner.

R.A. Levin Thu Jun 28, 10:40:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Are they going to be re-planting those trees? :-O

-Robert

Anonymous Fri Jun 29, 09:39:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Sad to see the promenade dismantled. Always loved to walk on it. Surprised, there was not much of an outrage against this.