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Bangalore Mono Rail work to begin in January‎.

The Karnataka government said on Tuesday that work on the monorail project for Bangalore is slated to begin in January next and expected to be completed in three years.

"The detailed project report on the monorail would be ready by this month-end. Tender will be invited in September ...The work is slated to begin in January and is expected to be completed in three years," said Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.

Yeddyurappa was responding to separate questions on the metro and monorail projects raised by Congress MLAs Ramalinga Reddy and K J George during the question hour in the Assembly.

"A sum of Rs 2,700 crore has been spent on the Rs 11,609 crore phase-I (42.3 km) Bangalore metro project so far. The Baiyappanahalli-Cricket Stadium stretch of the project is slated to be thrown open for traffic in December this year," said Yeddyurappa.

He added that 25 per cent of the work on the first phase of the metro project has been completed.

The Central Government has till May end this year sanctioned Rs 539 crore for the metro project, the first phase of which would be ready by 2013.

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