So the routes, at least the end points, are finally out from the DPR for PH II. I still dont understand what makes the DMRCL a better authority to develop these reports, no Idea of what traffic studies were done and what surveys were done..never heard of any..thought these are the basic inputs for putting out a plan report..
but anyways they seem to have completed something..and according to the plan one of the new lines proposed is the Nagavara - IIMB route. This could be as marked below in purple.. (click on it to see original large image on flickr)
The blue section around shulay circle is the underground part as it crosses the reach I on MG road. Btw is that why reach 1 was overhead on MG road?
Anyways, there is also talk about monorail tenders being called in december..one of the routes is to connect HSR layout to Majestic...so this means that more pillars..more trees cut (all Nrupathunga road trees and more)..more money being spent for a redundant route..
Instead isnt it better that the PH II line connecting Nagavara can split at Annepalya and traverse on Hosur road and turn into HSR via Kormangala(line shown as dotted purple)?
This line can finally terminate at the Sarjapur rd/ORR jn..catering to all traffic in that area..doing this, the ORR IT cos also will get metro connectivity!
The advantages are:
- The ORR IT cos also will get metro connectivity
- HSR, Madivala, Sarjapur road will get connected
- Sarjapur road appts & industries will get connectivity
- Metro will be the standard homogenous rail solution for PT in Blr (of course along with commuter rail)
- Ticket costs are cheaper, the monorail costs proposed are way too high
- Rolling stocks are cheaper as they are locally manufacutred
The list goes on.
Feel that monorail is not a viable to an over populated city like Blr...it could be a solution as a feeder for metro..but its way too costly and busses should be able to do that better..
There is no use in getting monorail into majestic at all..the nonsense needs to be stopped!