Bangalore metro will connect Byappanahalli - KR Puram by June 2023. The metro in Bangalore is called the Namma Metro. The Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) has targeted 2026 to open the link between the Blue Line and the metro airport. The line is being built in two phases connecting KR Puram and Central Silk Board. The authority states that completing the blue line will take another three years. Based on the current stage of progress, the deadline is set for June 2026.
The number of passengers has tripled in the past few months. It is a sign of the growing popularity of Bangalore Metro QR code ticketing. In March 2023, there were about 6.6 lacs QR code users. According to BMRCL, 60% of daily passengers use intelligent cards, followed by tokens and QR codes. It has been an increase in the number of QR code users in the last few months. The metro line almost connects the entire city. The metro carries 2.5 lacs to 3.5 lacs rides every month.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the metro Purple Line Extension. It runs between KR Puram and Whitefield. A total of Rs.4250 have spent to construct the stretch of 13.7 km. Since the city metro was launched, property prices have hiked. The area within 500 mts has increased by 11% to 19% due to Namma Metro. This model has proven successful for Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited.
Bangalore Metro has many routes currently and 51 active stations. A few of them are under construction, and a few are proposed. Currently, the Purple and Green lines are operational. The under-construction metro lines, the yellow and red metro lines, are proposed. The purple line started in October month of 2011.
The Namma Metro Green Line opened in March 2014 and runs between Nagasandra to Anjanapura. The total destination has 30 km and has 30 stations.
In the first phase, there are 40 stations. These are distributed on two lines of 42 km. These 40 stations are designed as 8 km underground and 36 km as elevated metro lines. The first phase commenced in 2007 between Baiyyappanahalli and MG Road. Later, the phase extended from Yeshwanthpur to Nagasandra and Rashtriya Vidyalaya Road to Yelachenahalli.
Phase 2 of Namma Metro 2 is almost 72 km long with 62 stations. Of these 72 km, around 13 km is supposed to be underground, and the rest would be elevated. The purple line extends from Baiyyappanahalli and reaches Whitefield. It also covers Mysore Road to Challaghata via Kengeri. A new line is also planned between RV Road and Bommasandra via Electronic City. It is proposed to be operational by 2024.
Namma Metro is estimating passengers between 2.5 lacs to 3 lacs. A line of 21 km between Kalena Agrahara to Nagawara is under process. The trial of the line will start in September, and it will be operational by the end of the year.
Phase 2A ( Blue Line ) is a new line between Silk Board and KR Puram. The phase has 13 stations and will run on the Outer Ring Road.
It has been proposed to stretch over 44.50 km. It will be implemented as a fully elevated system. The construction for both corridors is to be finalized by the end of 2027.
Bangalore is the home of the top engineering and research institutions. The city owns several state-owned aerospace and defense organizations. It is the largest city in the southern state of Karnataka. Many multinational companies like Infosys, Wipro ISRO, and HAL are headquartered in the town. People fall in love with the city just because of its pleasant weather. It always has been a keen attraction for the people. The Garden City caters to its partying crowd with many pubs and nightclubs. It is blessed with a thriving art and culture scene.
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