Metro ph II is ready to kick off soon with the approvals coming in from Delhi. There is still lot of discussions pending on the utility and the routes. With the change in ledership there is a possible opportunity to start discussions to optimize routes. The current PH II route with stations is in the below link:
Broadly it has:
1. Extension of Phase I reaches
- Thalghattapura/NICE road jn
- Nice road jn on Tumkur road
2. RV road - Bommasandra line
3. Gotigere - Nagavara line
Coming to the financing..the majority would come from soft loans from Japan. As the kannada saying goes "ಹಾಸಿಗೆ ಇದ್ದಷ್ಟು ಕಾಲು ಚಾಚು " we are still a poor country with limited resources. Hence its prudent to plan our expenditures for maximum benefit.
From the above list I feel that the Kengeri, Thalghattapura and Tumkur road extensions are not of much significance and would not ideally contribute to better passenger traffic. Hence going little slow on them or even moving them out of PH II plan maybe something worth exploring..
Please share your thoughts on phase II plan.