Light Metro project may cover Technopark
Linking Technopark, one of many nation’s largest IT parks and the place 60,000 techies are working, to the proposed 21.8-km Light Metro hall from Pallipuram to Karamana has been discovered to be possible.
Leading transport consultancy Urban Mass Transit Company Limited (UMTC) tasked to look into linking the IT hub with the proposed MRTS hall has discovered it possible and feels it’s going to have a day by day ridership of 31,000.
A 5.4 km department line from a brand new Light Metro hall with a station close to Kazhakuttam junction alongside the NH 66 bypass with stations connecting all phases of the Technopark and ending at Karimanal junction has been proposed.
The board of Kerala Rapid Transit Corporation Limited (KRTL), the SPV set as much as execute the Light Metro, that met on October 19 via video convention has accredited the feasibility report submitted by UMTC. The board has determined to proceed with the preparation of the Detailed Project Report, official sources stated.
The proposal to hyperlink the IT hub to the MRTS hall was mooted by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on the board of the KRTL on July 24, 2019. The UMTC, whereas wanting into the feasibility, has steered the linkage after contemplating a number of points. The incapacity to alter the alignment of the upcoming 2.7-km four-lane flyover at Kazhakuttam, alongside the NH 66 and the NH 66 Bypass to Karode from close to the primary gate of Technopark to the CSI Mission Hospital was the foremost problem earlier than the UMTC.
Similarly, alignment for Light Metro alongside the NH 66 Kazhakuttam-Karyavattom hall can’t be altered, because the gradient is steep. In 2014, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) that had seemed into re-routing the elevated MRTS via the IT hub had deserted the proposal in view of the gradient and value.
Instead, the DMRC had proposed re-routing Reach 1 from Kazhakuttam Junction via the periphery of the Technopark to rejoin Reach II, which extends from Karyavattom to Kesavadasapuram.
To incur ₹316-cr.
Land to the extent of 0.5 hectares was wanted to arrange a station within the IT hub and that extra line will incur ₹316 crore. In addition, the DMRC had discovered that 86 cents was wanted for laying MRTS line to hyperlink Phase I of Technopark.