Submitted by Newseditor on Wed, 2016-01-06 17:16 Bengaluru: The Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) in the past one year, has earned about Rs 2.50 Crore by selling earth waste collected while digging the tunnels on East-West corridor. BMRCL which had started tunnel boring on 6.4-km stretch as a part of the 18.10km east-west corridor or purple line had collected large quantity of earth waste like soil, rocks etc., which had to be disposed. This 4.8-km underground line which was the critical link of connectivity and the commissioning of the entire east-west metro had earned about Rs 2.50 crore for the BMRCL and helped many builders in developing their plots. U A Vasanth Rao, General Manager (Finance), BMRCL said, “BMRCL had extracted a huge quantity of earth waste from the tunnels and had to dispose it off in the areas which need to be developed. While disposing the builders started approaching us for soil and crushed rock pieces.” BMRCL had taken care to inspect every builder’s yard and made sure that the earth waste is not dumped in any valley or encroached land. Even while filling the landfills, engineers had closed every landfill using roller machines, Vasanth Rao said. “Every load of earth waste was charged Rs 500 and a total of Rs 2.50 was earned thus far by BMRCL. However, we did not carry earth waste for a longer distance as we had to bear the transportation cost. Hence nearby landfills were utilised,” he added.