Bengaluru: BMRCL pushes construction of skywalk in KR Pura on the backburner

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18-10-2023

    BMRCL decelerates ongoing construction of skywalk in KR Pura

    Skywalk connects KR Pura Metro station with adjacent KR Pura railway station

    Skywalk to ease 20,000 to 25,000 pedestrians traversing busy KR Pura road

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has recently decelerated the ongoing construction of a crucial skywalk that aims to connect the KR Pura Metro station with the adjacent KR Pura railway station.

Shedding light on the situation, an official from the BMRCL highlighted that the progression of this project is currently impeded due to the necessity of completing the concomitant concourse-level tasks related to the Blue Line (ORR-airport) Metro at the KR Pura Metro station.

Notably, the KR Pura Metro station is slated to serve as a pivotal junction, facilitating the convergence of the Purple Line (Whitefield-Challaghatta) and the Blue Line (ORR-airport).

The physical placement of the railway and Metro stations on opposite sides of the KR Puram cable-stayed bridge necessitates the construction of the skywalk beneath the bridge, spanning the bustling Outer Ring Road (ORR).

This necessity is underscored by the sheer volume of foot traffic, with an estimated daily influx of 20,000 to 25,000 pedestrians traversing the busy thoroughfare. These pedestrians are primarily commuters either entering or exiting the stations. The footfall has notably surged following the recent opening of the entire Purple Line.

In response to the mounting pedestrian influx during peak hours, a police official managing the traffic at the site emphasized that they intermittently halt vehicular movement to facilitate the safe passage of commuters, particularly when passengers alight from long-distance trains at the KR Pura railway station.

Bengaluru: BMRCL pushes construction of skywalk in KR Pura on the backburner

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    BMRCL decelerates ongoing construction of skywalk in KR Pura

    Skywalk connects KR Pura Metro station with adjacent KR Pura railway station

    Skywalk to ease 20,000 to 25,000 pedestrians traversing busy KR Pura road

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has recently decelerated the ongoing construction of a crucial skywalk that aims to connect the KR Pura Metro station with the adjacent KR Pura railway station.

Shedding light on the situation, an official from the BMRCL highlighted that the progression of this project is currently impeded due to the necessity of completing the concomitant concourse-level tasks related to the Blue Line (ORR-airport) Metro at the KR Pura Metro station.

Notably, the KR Pura Metro station is slated to serve as a pivotal junction, facilitating the convergence of the Purple Line (Whitefield-Challaghatta) and the Blue Line (ORR-airport).

The physical placement of the railway and Metro stations on opposite sides of the KR Puram cable-stayed bridge necessitates the construction of the skywalk beneath the bridge, spanning the bustling Outer Ring Road (ORR).

This necessity is underscored by the sheer volume of foot traffic, with an estimated daily influx of 20,000 to 25,000 pedestrians traversing the busy thoroughfare. These pedestrians are primarily commuters either entering or exiting the stations. The footfall has notably surged following the recent opening of the entire Purple Line.

In response to the mounting pedestrian influx during peak hours, a police official managing the traffic at the site emphasized that they intermittently halt vehicular movement to facilitate the safe passage of commuters, particularly when passengers alight from long-distance trains at the KR Pura railway station.

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