The BMRCL (Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd) to run driverless trains on its network by 2021, according to a report. The corporations is planning to run driverless trains on the Yellow Line (RV Road-Bommasandra), it said. This metro line will operational by 2021.
- The driverless trains will be introduced as part of the CBTC (Communication Based Train Control) system for the Yellow Line, TOI reported.
- This is the first time that CBTC is being used in Namma Metro.
- “The technology will help us run on automated mode while the operations are monitored through control centers,” a senior official quoted as saying in the report.
- Currently, the Metro is using DTG (Distance To Go) system, in which the time between two trains is 2.5 minutes.
- The CBTC system can reduce train headway to less than 90 seconds.
- The CBTC system also reduces human error and ensures passenger safety.
- For instance, trains will automatically maintain a distance between one another with the help of sensors on tracks.
Bangalore Metro Update: Land acquisition started for Outer Ring Road (ORR) line
Date: April 15, 2019
Bangalore: Process of acquiring properties has been started for the Metro’s Outer Ring Road (ORR) line from Silk Board to K.R. Puram, according to a report. 39,300 sq. m of land required to build the 17-km line with 13 stations, it said.
- The project is estimated to cost Rs. 4,200 crore, The Hindu reported.
- The project has been taken up under Phase-2A of Bangalore Metro.
- The government has issued notification for acquisition of land and properties for the project.
- Building of this stretch is crucial as the metro train to Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) will originate from here.
- In December last year, the BMRCL (Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited) had cancelled the tender for construction of the line citing various reasons, including difficulty in taking possession of land, raising funds, and lower bid made by crisis-hit IL&FS.
- The BMRCL has paid Rs. 86 crore to Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) for providing 9,759 sq. m of land for construction of metro stations at HSR Layout, Agara, Doddanekundi, and Silk Board.
- “Unlike other metro lines, the number of properties required for the construction of this line is very less. We have identified 89 properties out of which 47 are private ones. There are properties of civic agencies such as BDA, BBMP and BWSSB. We have paid compensation to the BDA for acquiring land at various points,” a BMRCL official quoted as saying in the report.
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