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R.V. Road metro station south-west gate to be closed from tomorrow

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This is because of the work on integrating Yellow and Green Lines

The south-west entry gate of R.V. Road metro station will be closed for passengers with effect from August 1 to carry out interconnection work of Yellow Line and Green Line. Under Phase II, the BMRCL is building a new metro line from R.V. Road to Bommasandra by integrating both the lines.

The BMRCL in a press release said the R.V. Road metro station has to undergo modifications on the west side of the station to integrate the existing platform (towards Nagasandra) with the new platform of the new line (towards Bommasandra).

“This integration of the platforms of the two lines is obligatory mainly to save trees inside the Laxman Rao Park, save cost and for the convenience of passengers,” it said.

Integrated R.V. Road station will help passengers to reach areas like Silk Board, Jayadeva interchnage station, K.R. Puram interchange station, Electronics City station once the Phase II and Phase II A become operational.

The release further said that modification works will be done in stages to minimize the inconvenience for passengers. In first stage, the South-West entry connecting concourse to platform will be closed. The passengers can use north-west entry to reach platform and travel towards Nagasandra.

The R.V. Road metro station has been operational since June 2017 and thousands of metro passengers use the station to reach Majestic and other destinations. Prior to taking up the project under Phase II, the BMRCL had faced resistance from local residents for building one more station inside the Laxman Rao Park. The residents accused BMRCL of poor planning as it failed to make provision for integration of metro station while building the station in the phase I.

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