Bengaluru Metro: Pink Line likely to be Operationalised by March 2025

BMRCL aims to open the entire Pink Line at once as tunnelling work nears completion. Trial runs on Purple Line's missing links to commence soon.

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Bengaluru Metro/ Representational image only
Bengaluru Metro/ Representational image only

BENGALURU (Metro Rail News ): BMRCL (Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited) has set a deadline of March 2025 for the commencement of commercial operations on the Pink Line, which spans from Kalena Agrahara to Nagawara, covering a distance of 21.3km. The BMRCL is also constructing a 13.8km tunnel network from Dairy Circle to Nagawara as part of the Pink Line project.

Mr. Anjum Parwez, Managing Director of BMRCL, said that 80% of the tunnel construction had already been finished. To construct the twin tunnels and stations, the agency undertook underground Metro work in four packages. Nine tunnel-boring machines were deployed; four are still working, and five have finished their assignment.

The tunnelling work for a stretch of over 4.5km from Vellara Junction to Pottery Town is nearing completion. Additionally, 80% of the work from Dairy Circle to Vellara Junction and 54% of the work between Tannery Road and Nagawara has been finished. BMRCL MD, Anjum Parwez, stated that the remaining works are progressing well, and their goal is to open the entire Pink Line at once.

Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar recently inspected the tunnel works at MG Road and Lakkasandra and expressed satisfaction with the progress. Trial runs for the missing links of the Purple Line, from KR Puram to Byappanahalli and Kengeri to Challaghatta, will commence on July 22.

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