Karnataka’s Finance Department has given the in-principle go-ahead for Namma Metro’s Phase III (A) project.
Story so far: The ₹16,368 crore Phase III (A) Namma Metro project has received in-principle permission from Karnataka’s Finance Department, which will significantly improve the city’s public transportation. The decision to partially fund the project is anticipated to speed up the approval process before the application is submitted for the central government’s final approval.
- Phase III (A) project consists of two lines: along Magadi Road from Hosahalli to Kadabagere (12.82 km) and west of Outer Ring Road from Kempapura to JP Nagar 4th Phase (32.16 km).
Specifications: The 12.82-km route will be a new line with an interchange station at Sumanahalli Cross, whilst the 32.16-km stretch will feature a total of 22 stops and six interchange metro stations.
- According to the original design, the JP Nagar interchange station (Reach 6 of Phase II) that connects to the Gottigere-Nagawara line will be comparable to the RV Road station with a shared platform but will have a superior design for passenger mobility.