BANGALORE (Metro Rail News): During the nationwide lockdown, the Bangalore Metro Rail Co. Ltd (BMRCL) announced the initiation of commercial services of the extended metro line on Kanakpura Road-Mysuru Road would be on the time provided the current situation is under control by April.
MD of BMRCL, Ajay Seth stated that we are hoping that if the situation becomes normal soon, we would be in a state to commence the commercial services in the scheduled timeline.
However, we cannot tell what difficulties we are going to face in the upcoming days. At this point, we are hoping to commence operations. According to the schedule planned by the BMRCL, the extended Green Line from Yelachenahalli-Anjanapura is intended to start operations from August 15 and the extended Purple Line from Mysuru Road-Kengeri from 1st Nov.
The metro corporation is facing difficulties for the project due to the situation and for the acquisition of NICE land. However, BMRCL is addressed that if incase the acquisition of NICE land gets paused the current depots at Peenya on Green Line and Baiyappanahlli on Purple Line would be used to start the services.
The new Greenline extension adds the total distance of 6.29 km to the current 24.2 km covering from Nagasandra-Yelachenalli. In which the distance of 6.465 km would be added to the current Purple Line that is almost 18.1 km from Mysuru Road station-Baiyappanahalli.
As a precautionary measure to stop the spread of coronavirus like other infrastructure projects in the city development of Namma Metro has also been closed for a short time period.