Metro on MG Road. Your reactions please.
This is how MG road will look after the proposed Metro rail work is complete.
Picture Source: Deccan Herald
The M G Road promenade will stay. However, you will have the Metro running right above it. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC) will also axe 16 trees on this stretch. Metro authorities are promising that the look of the promenade will be restored once the elevated Metro rail is built. But the work of the Metro rail and then the restoring of the look could take a while. You can forget your strolls and enjoying some quiet on the benches there.
Metro would have been best running underground in this section, leaving the entire promenade as is. Apparently, that will cost them way more than what the elevated rail is going to cost them. The other option would have been to avoid MG road altogether and do the Metro on Cubbon road that runs exactly parallel to MG road. Anyway, what do you think? Are we bidding adieu to what we all are so familar with? How do you feel?