Hindu today carried a front page news item about the metro allignment on the Byp PH II extension to Whitefield. It was more a report based on renewed outcry from certain sections of public..below is the map of contention from the paper:
Please bear in mind that the above image is not to scale and the station positions are also not accurate.
But the point is was the route re-allignment to touch Hoodi junction wrong? I do not think so, by touching this junction, the allignment will cater to a huge section of residential population which is around this area.
The other point rased is that the route taking a detour into the Industrial area instead of going straight from the Hoodi junction.
I feel this is also necessary to cater to the huge IT establishments and the two major hospitals.
I see that few property owners on this route have raised voices fearing losses..but for the greater good, this allignment really makes sense, though it might add 5-10 minutes to the journey..
PLease share your thoughts!