The state cabinet on Friday cleared the proposal to extend the metro rail connectivity on the North-South corridor up to Puttenahalli. This is an extension of 0.6km at the southern end from Hesarghatta road in the north.
According to the earlier plan, the metro rail connectivity in the south was to terminate at Jaraganahalli. With this extension, the metro line here will have three stations instead of two.
Citing details of the cabinet decision, rural development and panchayat raj minister Shobha Karandlaje said, “According to the earlier plan, metro stations were to be built at Banashankari and Jaraganahalli. Now three stations will come up at Banashankari, JP Nagar and Puttenahalli.”
The stretch from Banashankari to Puttenahalli would entail a cost of Rs681 crore, which includes the construction of three stations along the line, she said. The cabinet has also cleared the cost escalated payment of Rs1.79 crore for work on the underpass at Rajajinagar entrance.