Safety is the concern So, Metro started evacuating people , People are Getting Paid for evacuating
Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) also known as Namma Metro has started a new evacuation drive to move the residents, traders of chickpet. This initiative has taken for the making of underground tunneling of Namma Metro project. The namma metro phase I project has started and speeding up with full swing.
They have categorized a number of commercial business establishments, firms, approximately around 100 residents reside in Chickpet for this evacuation process within a week’s time. As per the chalked out plan from chickpet to majestic the tunnel boring machine (TBM) Kaveri is carrying on underground. For this purpose around 30 metre radius of these selective buildings they are evacuating, the building where many people living as a tenant or goes to work regularly. A BMRCL (Namma Metro) official announces that they are paying Rs. 5000 to Rs.10000 to the owner of that identified building per day depending on the residential or commercial setup. Mr. Vasant Rao Bangalore mirror chief PRO said that the contractors of this project identified and work has been started between the stretch of Chickpet and Majestic.
As the Chickpet and Majestic areas are the oldest areas and heavily crowded in Bengaluru. The establishments are old., so they are considering diverse parameters including the age of the setup, present situation of the building, the material used for the construction and many other problems.
It is also declared that they are compensatating the people during this recent tunnel work. It is said that the contractor would pay Rs. 1-1.5 Crore to the people for evacuating.BMRCL (Namma Metro) has categorized the establishments as A,B,C,D according to the age of the structure and considering the safety of the people. BMRCL(Namma Metro) official also said that the notice for vacating has already been served to the owner of that specific building. They have already started digging work on this project. TBMs have started digging below 60feets of these buildings.
The tension had intensified of the resident of KR Market in Venkatachalaiah Lane area as this area had dug in for making tunnels. Work started partly. So the officials of BMRCL(Namma Metro) had instructed the tenants, occupants and owners to vacate the place at the earliest. It is alleged that contractors are unable to vacate the buildings completely.
It is said that two machines are in task right now. TBM Kaveri already started its work at Chickpet metro station and started progressing towards Magestic area. Another one TBM Krishna not yet reached till Chickpet. It started its work from Victoria hospital metro station. It can be anticipated that TBM will definitely take few months to complete these work from Chickpet metro to Magestic for sure. Timeline of BMRCL(Namma Metro) is already decided. So it is very important to meet the time deadline for these two machines to achieve within the decided period.
The contractor, who is dealing the tunnelling work of the sampige road to Magestic, is facing various problems over there. The machine called TBM godavari which is used last year for tunnelling work ,is giving problem. So the contractor of that area decided to change the cutter of this machine to smoothen the job.