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News Entry# 494888
Aug 12 (08:37) Winds of change blowing in K-RIDE (bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com)
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New MD may help speed up long-due suburban rail project, say activistsThe Rail Infrastructure Development Company (Karnataka) Limited (K-RIDE) has got a new chief. After Amit Garg’s tenure as the MD of K-RIDE ended on July 25, Gaurav Gupta, the ex-BBMP chief, has now been brought in to serve as the new MD. A notification issued by the state government on Wednesday said that Gupta will hold the post of managing director with immediate effect until a new MD is selected. After Garg was shunted out, it was speculated that the much-awaited suburban rail project will be delayed and work on ground will not begin on August 15, as was promised by the PM on his recent visit. However, commuter rail activists and suburban rail proponents are now optimistic that the appointment will ensure the project sees the light of day. The suburban rail project has been delayed by almost two...
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years now due to land acquisition issues. In October 2020, the union government cleared the much-delayed project at a sanctioned cost of Rs 15,767 crore. Under this project, four corridors are supposed to be constructed at a total length of 148 km. The centre had also asked the state government to expedite the completion of one of the corridors, KSR Bengaluru City – Devanahalli, within three years while giving six years for the rest of the three corridors. While the K-RIDE team prioritised the 25.01-km-long Baiyyappanahalli-Chikkabanavara corridor on paper, work on none of the corridors, including the expedited one, has begun so far, attracting a lot of criticism from citizen groups time and again.Foundation stone laid 30 days ago; work on suburban rail: NilThe project was sanctioned in October 2020 for the four corridors. Citizens pointed out that it has been 645 days since the project has been sanctioned and 30 days from the PM’s commitment, yet the first brick is yet to be laid for the project.​ Activists hail the move. “It is great that someone who has worked for the city as the civic agency chief will head the suburban rail project. Somebody who has the context of the city and traffic congestion will appreciate the challenges that Bengalureans have to face on an everyday basis and hopefully will expedite the work,” said Srinivas Alavilli, head, civic participation, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship & Democracy. Activists say the newly appointed in-charge should prioritise the KSR Bengaluru City – Devanahalli corridor as recommended by various authorities in the past. “It is good that an IAS officer has been appointed along with a technocrat who is in charge of projects and planning. Despite what has happened over the last 22 months, the entire K-RIDE team should work towards meeting the goals now. However, as per the recommendation given by the Directorate of Urban Land Transport, the central government’s sanction letter and public demand, the airport corridor should be taken up first,” said Rajkumar Dugar, a commuter rail activist.Despite what has happened over the last 22 months, the entire K-RIDE team should work towards meeting goals now–Rajkumar Dugar, a commuter rail activist Activists say K-RIDE is a special vehicle that has been created as a collaboration between the centre and the state government and the newly appointed officials should look at leveraging on the existing railway lines and ensuring public participation too. “It requires a certain ability to navigate through complexities and coordinate with different departments and players to get clearances and move the project forward in this department. While the detailed project report (DPR) of the suburban rail project is heavyweight like the metro, K-RIDE should leverage the existing railway lines and make intra-city travel more robust. They should identify the corridor that will help take off maximum number of vehicles from the road and prioritise that. Public consultations should be held so people feel at ease,” added Alavilli.
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