Bengaluru plans Metro Neo system to connect Electronic City Industrial Township

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Bengaluru, India (Urban Transport News): Electronics City Industrial Township Authority (ELCITA) is planning to propose a 4-km eco-friendly Metro Neo network for two upcoming stations and last mile connectivity on Yellow Line of Bangalore Metro (RV Road and Bommasandra). Combines companies. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, around 1.1 lakh people traveled to Electronics City daily.

“Providing secure access to metro stations and integration with feeder service with ‘Station Accessibility Plans’ can help maximize transit ridership, create universal roads, provide affordable travel options and provide vibrant Can create public spaces that create opportunities for economic development for the station area,” he said. Proposal prepared by ELCITA.

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“Therefore, for the upcoming metro stations, ELCITA decided to explore a mass-rapid system as a feeder, which can seamlessly connect the offices in Electronics City with the metro system. In this regard, ELCITA initiated a feasibility study in 2020 and recommended a Metro Neo system as appropriate,” it read.

The IT Park in Electronics City is divided into Phase 1 and Phase 2. Phase 1 consists mostly of retail centers dealing with electronics goods and services.

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As per the plan, the Bommasandra-Bommanahalli corridor of Bangalore Metro on Hosur Road (Yellow Line) may be operational by December 2022 and Bommanahalli-RV Road will be ready only in 2023. Electronics City and Infosys Foundation Konappana Agrahara (Electronics City-II) station and if the proposal of ELCITA is accepted by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), other companies are likely to connect through Metro Neo.

Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solutions Pvt Ltd recently prepared a pre-feasibility study report for the adoption of a multimodal integrated transport system and light rail transit facility. A tender has been floated for making a promotional video for ‘Metro Neo’ in Electronic City to connect with financial investors, government agencies and other stakeholders in the area.

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“Only one concept note is ready. It will be mostly elevated network. It will have stations every 500 meters. So, about eight stations will connect Electronics City to West and East. We will soon hire a consultant to prepare the DPR. Will make the selection,” said a senior ELCITA official.

Metro Neo is expected to serve over 1.5 lakh employees, especially IT professionals, working in Electronics City.

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