Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, during a review meeting on Wednesday, 9th June 2021, asked Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited to begin the work at the ground level at the earliest for the Airport and Outer Ring Road lines. BMRCL Managing Director Rakesh Singh, said, “Tenders are being called for the KR Puram-Kempegowda International Airport Line (19.75 km) and the Silk Board-KR Puram line (38.44 km). ”The chief minister wanted the Mysuru Road-Kengeri Line to be ready by July. “BMRCL was asked to restore roads below Metro lines,” he said.
The CM asked BMRCL to focus on non-fare box revenue like property development, parking areas and commercial complexes. The tenders for the Airport line was to be awarded by May 15 and was postponed to June 14 due to the pandemic. “As documents have to be given physically, we have extended the deadline further up to June 22 because of the lockdown,” Singh said. Yediyurappa directed Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar to hold regular meetings to ensure coordination between different departments for speedy implementation of Phase-2.