5 reasons metro line between Silk Board-KR Puram is a must
- BMRCL finally has announced its plan to connect Silk Board and KR Puram.
- The new line will bring much needed respite to the travellers.
Here are 5 reasons why a Metro connectivity is extremely necessary between Silk Board and KR Puram over the always-busy outer ring road.
1. Between KR Puram and Silk board 8 lakh employee travel and around 18,750 vehicles move per hour on an average speed of 10 km/hr. In the peak hours, the log jam may sometimes be 2 km long.
2. Outer ring road plays a crucial role in connecting, the Bengaluru International Airport and Electronic city. Besides, it is estimated that around 4 crore square feet of commercial buildings are located on the both sides of outer ring road between silk board and KR Puram, which is 33% of total measurement commercial places and IT companies of the City.
3. More number of Tech parks and IT offices are located between KR Puram and Silk Board. From 2015 onwards, 1.32 crore square feet of IT offices have popped up on the outer ring road.
4. India gains annual profit of ₹ 9.50 lakh crores from IT industries. The contribution of Bengaluru for this profit is ₹ 3.83 lakh crores. A huge proportion of this profit, ₹ 1.24 lakh crores come from IT companies that are located between KR Puram and Silk Board.
5. On peak hours it takes around 2 to 4 hours for an employee to travel from Silk Board to KR Puram. That means the person loses 90 minutes of work hours every day, which amounts to the wastage of 352.5 working hours annually. The BMRCL statistics say that the city is losing ₹ 20,713 crores annually due to Traffic problem alone.