BANGALORE (Metro Rail News): Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is all set to run the trial on the Baiyappanahalli – Whitefield stretch of Namma Metro’s Purple Line by the end of October.
New roads were laid on 28th September night at the entrance to the Whitefield depot to make it easier to transport Metro’s new coaches from Peenya to Whitefield. The process of shifting new coaches will soon start there and trial runs between Baiyappanahalli and Whitefield are likely to start in the third week of October.
BMRCL MD, Anjum Parwez stated that, “We will be shifting six coaches one by one in trailers during nights.” “Seven new trains manufactured by BEML Ltd will be inducted into this line. The roads were laid to make them wider for transportation,” he added.
While work at the Whitefield depot was delayed by rain, the landing platform is ready. “Trial runs using trolleys are already underway,” he said. “We are trying to launch by the first quarter of 2023,” he said.
People will be able to travel from Whitefield in the east of the city to Kengeri in the west once the Purple Line will be operational. The extended Purple Line from Mysuru Road station to Kengeri is already operational. It is anticipated that the line connecting Kengeri and Challaghatta will be operational next year. Construction of a depot at Challaghatta is in progress.
Meanwhile, BMRCL has issued a public notice about test charging 750 V DC third rail sections between Whitefield and K.R. Puram stations with effect from October 15. “The general public is advised against entering the viaduct in these places without authorization. The BMRCL will not be liable for any investigation or casualty resulting from the unlawful act”, stated an official.