I Introduction 1. Bangalore is a fast growing city. In 1971 its population was about 1.6 million; this is now about 6.5 million and is likely to reach 10 million by the year 2021.The vehicle population in the city has been growing phenomenally, causing air and noise pollution, health problems besides heavily congesting the roads and reducing the pace of movement. The city has over 2.5 million vehicles; 75% of them are two wheelers and 5% are three wheelers. On an average about 900 new vehicles are being registered in the city every day. 2. The inadequacy of public transport system has caused mushrooming growth of two wheelers and three wheelers in the city. The road accidents in the city are highest (per lakh population) in comparison to any other city in the country. On an average, three persons get killed and 18 injured, daily, in such accidents. The city needs a reliable Mass Rapid Transit System. 3. The Government of Karnataka has conveyed approval for undertaking Metro Rail Project on 24.03.2005. The Government of India in its order dated 11th May 2006 has accorded approval for the Bangalore Metro Rail Project as a joint venture project of Government of India and Government of Karnataka and designated the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited as the implementing agency. In I-Phase, the metro will cover 33 Kms in two corridors, i.e. East-west corridor of 18.1 km from Byappanahalli to Mysore Road and North-south corridor of 14.9 kms. From Yeshwantpur to RV Road. In the East-west corridor, initially 7 Kms from Byappanahalli to Cricket Stadium is proposed to be taken up in stage I. The entire project is proposed to be completed by 2011. The project requires acquisition of public and private properties. The project would affect about 1500 families. The details of acquisition of properties are as below:
II. Details of properties REQUIREMENT OF THE PROPERTIES FOR THE BANGALORE METRO RAIL PROJECT PROPERTIES TO BE ACQUIRED (NUMBERS) Details Private Commercial Private Residential Others like temples, Churches etc. Developed 374 172 7 Number of properties Vacant 11 4 0
Total 385 176 7 568 54
Total number of private commercial, residential & other properties Total number of Government, Defence and public sector properties Total number of Government, Defence, public sector, private and community properties
PROPERTY ACQUISITION (SQ. MTRS)
Developed Affected Area 44585.47 15708.09 1349.71 Vacant Total Area Of Com, Res etc. in Sq.Mtrs. Affected Area 82502 21912 1350 Total Area Of Com, Res etc. in Acres. Affected Area 20.6 5.5 0.3
Details Private Commercial Private Residential Others like temples,Churches etc. Total area of Private Commercial , Residential & other properties. Government land Defence/Lands/HAL/BHEL/BSNL/NPCIL/ Railways/Central Silk Board
Affected Area 37916 6203 0
Total area of Private and Government properties.
The properties would be acquired in part or in full. An acceptable rehabilitation package should address the hardships and inconveniences due to loss of residential premises/ land and the loss of economic activity. While it is difficult to mitigate the disruption in social life, the negative impacts of displacing persons from their residences and economic activities is attempted to be mitigated through an economic package. In framing this package, the BMRCL drew lessons from similar packages implemented in the other projects in the State and elsewhere, e.g.: KSHIP, NHAI, Delhi- MRTS project, etc. The World Bank and The Asian Development Bank gives special emphasis in rehabilitating families who are involuntary displaced in projects. This package proposes allowances in monetary terms and, a TDR1 facility. The Government have also been moved (a) to declare the land use in the Metro corridor as...