BMRCL launches pre-monsoon safety drive: 750 tree branches along Bengaluru metro lines to undergo trimming

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Published April 30, 2024 at 6:21pm

    BMRCL to trim 750 tree branches along metro railway lines

    Aims to mitigate risk posed by overhanging branches

    Trimming to cost a total of ₹36 lakh for BMRCL

In preparation for the impending monsoon season, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has announced plans to trim approximately 750 tree branches along two crucial railway lines: the Purple Line from Whitefield to Challaghatta and the Green Line from Nagasandra to Silk Institute.

The decision comes as a proactive measure to mitigate the risk posed by overhanging branches, which could potentially fall onto trains during heavy rains, officials reportedly stated.

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They emphasized the importance of safeguarding both the infrastructure and the commuters from potential hazards.

Notably, this isn’t the first time BMRCL has undertaken such trimming exercises. Similar efforts have been carried out in the past to prevent tree branches from obstructing metro viaducts.

The task of trimming the branches will involve skilled personnel and a hydraulic crane weighing approximately 60 tonnes. Over 370 branches on the Purple Line and 380 branches on the Green Line are slated for trimming, totaling a cost of ₹36 lakh. The bidding process will determine the contractor responsible for executing the operation.

Highlighting the urgency of the matter, officials reportedly recounted a past incident in 2018 when a fallen branch disrupted metro services for 90 minutes between Lalbagh and Jayanagar stations, underscoring the critical need for proactive measures to ensure the safety and efficiency of Bengaluru’s metro system.

BMRCL launches pre-monsoon safety drive: 750 tree branches along Bengaluru metro lines to undergo trimming

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    BMRCL to trim 750 tree branches along metro railway lines

    Aims to mitigate risk posed by overhanging branches

    Trimming to cost a total of ₹36 lakh for BMRCL

In preparation for the impending monsoon season, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has announced plans to trim approximately 750 tree branches along two crucial railway lines: the Purple Line from Whitefield to Challaghatta and the Green Line from Nagasandra to Silk Institute.

The decision comes as a proactive measure to mitigate the risk posed by overhanging branches, which could potentially fall onto trains during heavy rains, officials reportedly stated.

Also read: Bengaluru: BMRCL introduces ‘Quick Automatic Ticket Machine’ to reduce ticket-buying time

They emphasized the importance of safeguarding both the infrastructure and the commuters from potential hazards.

Notably, this isn’t the first time BMRCL has undertaken such trimming exercises. Similar efforts have been carried out in the past to prevent tree branches from obstructing metro viaducts.

The task of trimming the branches will involve skilled personnel and a hydraulic crane weighing approximately 60 tonnes. Over 370 branches on the Purple Line and 380 branches on the Green Line are slated for trimming, totaling a cost of ₹36 lakh. The bidding process will determine the contractor responsible for executing the operation.

Highlighting the urgency of the matter, officials reportedly recounted a past incident in 2018 when a fallen branch disrupted metro services for 90 minutes between Lalbagh and Jayanagar stations, underscoring the critical need for proactive measures to ensure the safety and efficiency of Bengaluru’s metro system.

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