Apart from these two iconic places, even Daniel Auto Garage and a BPCL fuel outlet near Shoolay Circle will be demolished to get the Vellara Junction station up and running.
Fatima Bakery, one of the oldest bakeries of Bengaluru, will soon be a memory. Adding to the list is also Hotel Tom's that will be closed down to make way for Vellara Junction metro station being built by the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL).
Fatima Bakery and supermarket was built in 1957 at Johnson Market in Richmond Town. VP Francis and his brother came from Kerala and opened the Fatima Bakery in Bengaluru. Currently, his son VF David is in charge of the 62-year-old bakery.
Hotel Tom's in Richmond Town with Mangaluru style of non-vegetarian food as its specialty will also close down by the end of April or beginning of May for the same reason.
The metro work for Gottigere-Nagawara line (Reach 6) has commenced.
Apart from these two iconic places, even Daniel Auto Garage and a BPCL fuel outlet near Shoolay Circle will be demolished to get the Vellara Junction station up and running. Reports also claim that a small piece of land belonging to the All Saints Church will also be taken over by the BMRCL.
Many properties just missed the sword dangling over their heads as the Vellara Junction station was at last decided to be a single-entry station. If the BMRCL had continued with its plan of having double-entry, then many others shops also would have faced the brunt of it.
Currently the contract of the building has been obtained by Larsen and Toubro (L&T). The company will construct the underground section from Vellara Junction to Shivajinagar, which is a 2.7 km stretch and from Shivajinagar to Pottery Town, 2.8 km stretch. Thus five stations namely Vellara Junction, MG Road, Shivajinagar, Cantonment and Pottery Town will be constructed by the L&T.
Last Updated 1, Apr 2019, 5:21 PM IST