BANGALORE (Metro Rail News): Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has finally set a fixed timeline to open the extended Purple Line on Mysuru Road on 21 Aug 2021
“From Mysuru Road station to Kengeri under Phase II of the Namma Metro project, the line will be opened on 29th August 2021 at 12:00 PM. Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs (MOHUA) Shri Hardeep Singh Puri and Bangalore’s Chief Minister Shri Basavaraj Bommai will participate in the inaugural session,” said Shri Anjum Parwez, Managing Director, BMRCL
“We have come up with certain plans to run trains on the extended line. Initially, during peak hours, every train that departs from Baiyappanahalli will go to Kengeri. During non-peak hours, every alternative train will be operated till Kengeri. However, if footfall increases during non-peak hours, we will run the required number of trains for the benefit of passengers,” said MD, BMRCL.
The 7.53 KM metro line has six stations, i.e., Nayanadahalli, R.R. Nagar, Jnanabharathi, Pattangere, Kengeri Bus Terminal, and Kengeri. BMRCL estimates that more than 75,000 people would travel on the line every day peacefully and happily. The BMRCL has spent Rs. 1,560 crores for infrastructure and Rs. Three hundred sixty (360) crores for land acquisition to build the line.
According to the sources, a few days ago, BMRCL received authorisation from the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) to start the commercial operations with specific riders.
It is the second time a metro line is opened for commercial operations under Phase II of Namma Metro. In January 2021, BMRCL opened the extended section of the Green Line of Namma Metro from Yelachenahalli to Silk Institute on Kanakapura Road.