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High Speed Rail to BIAL project scrapped!

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Source - Deccan Chronicle - The big-ticket high-speed rail link to the Bengaluru International Airport has been given a quiet burial.

The Rs 4,000-crore high-speed rail connectivity to BIA from MG Road, the only alternative to the road, was proposed in 2007. The government had even floated the Bengaluru Airport Rail Link Corporation (BARC) to implement the project. Five years after setting up the corporation and spending crores of rupees in preparing detailed project report and running the offices, the project has been forgotten.

Ironically, though BARC exists with senior civil servants, it is not doing anything connected with the project. A top official in the secretariat told Deccan Chronicle that BARC is working on light rail and mono rail proposals, defeating the very purpose of setting up the body. “On the instructions of state government, the entire project was handed over to Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation a year ago. BARC is alive only in name. We have nothing to do with the project”,' he said.

BMRC chief N. Sivasailam said that after taking over the project, he prepared a report on feasibility of the project, which was sent it to the Urban Development Department. “All I can say is, it is up to the government to take a call on the project. We did a techno-feasibility study on the high speed rail project and it is now before the UDD secretary. We have made some changes, but we cannot disclose the details”,' he told this newspaper.

However, sources privy to the development in the secretariat made some startling revelations. “BMRC wants a Metro connectivity to the airport. It has in its report said it is not possible to implement high speed rail cutting across the city as it would criss-cross the Metro Rail alignment. A dedicated Metro service could be more feasible from Hebbal to BIA. Hebbal can be the transport hub making it a multi-modal transport centre. In other words, we can say that the high speed rail link has been scrapped, or at least that is what has been suggested by the BMRC”,' sources said.

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High Speed Rail to BIAL project scrapped!

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This is ridiculous.

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Convert BARC to Nodal body for commuter rail!?

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If this is true:

Ironically, though BARC exists with senior civil servants, it is not doing anything connected with the project. A top official in the secretariat told Deccan Chronicle that BARC is working on light rail and mono rail proposals, defeating the very purpose of setting up the body.

then why not get these folks to focus on moving Commuter Rail forward!? Just a thought.

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They r focusing : Mono Rail, LRT

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These people are working effectively and  making use of all options :  Already silently they have done DPR for LRT & Mono Rail under the Banner BARC.

Only for Commuter Rail,  GOK  has not time or its  of no interest to it,  so they find all valid reasons how it can not take off.

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Light rail is quite good. It

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Light rail is quite good. It can be expanded fast at ground level and easily changed to elevated when crisscross traffic increases. It is next best thing after CRS.

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