Karnataka Govt. Considers Extending Namma Metro to Four Towns of Bengaluru

This step is expected to boost the towns' development and also alleviate congestion in Bengaluru.

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BENGALURU (Metro Rail News): The Karnataka state government is looking into the possibility of extending the Namma Metro to four satellite towns on the outskirts of Bengaluru – Doddaballapura, Devanahalli, Nelamangala, and Hosakota.

The topic was brought up in a meeting involving Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar, and Congress MLAs from Bengaluru Rural. Additionally, a separate meeting took place with MLAs from Kodagu, Mandya,  Hassan, Chikkaballapura, Davanagere, Bengaluru Rural, and Chamarajanagar.

At the meeting of Bengaluru Rural legislators, an MLA stated, ‘The extension of the Metro to the four towns is sought to enhance connectivity between these areas and Bengaluru city.’ Another MLA added, ‘This step is expected to boost the towns’ development and also alleviate congestion in Bengaluru.’

Siddharamaiah and Shivakumar reportedly mentioned that the ongoing Metro project’s phases 2A and 2B will connect Bengaluru’s suburbs, including the Kempegowda International Airport.

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