Namma Metro Purple line’s Mysore Road-Challaghatta stretch train services to begin by June 21

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BANGALORE (Metro Rail News): The Purple Line of Namma Metro from Mysore Road – Challaghatta sation of 8.82 KM along with 7 stations is ready for operation in the mouth of June 2021. The Seven Metro Stations along the route are Nayandahalli Metro Station, Rajarajeshwar Nagara, Jnanabharathi, Pattangere, Mailasandra, Kengri, Challaghatta. Lying across NICE Road, Challaghatta station is likely to be operational by March 2022. Seth said all stations will have bus bays and crossover through the unpaid concourse area

Deport to come up on challaghatta near NICE Road would take another year to complete till than Baiyappanahalli Depot will be be used. Road works pending at few meteres last year covered in by heavy rains works still going on, we will try our best to complete this before rain season- said BMRCL Authority.

According to officials Namma Metro’s 6-km western extension from Mysuru Road to Kengeri (Purple Line) is on track. BMRCL managing director Ajay Seth said trial runs on the section will begin from March-end and commercial operations will start in June as per schedule.

He said the travel time between Mysuru Road and Kengeri will be around 15 minutes. Asked about the projected ridership of this section, he said: “It’s difficult to say due to pandemic impact.”

“We are planning foot overbridges at two locations by March 2022. Solar panels will also be installed in these stations in due course; tender is being called,” he said.

While BMRCL awarded the contract for Mysuru Road and Pattanagere sections to IL&FS Engineering in April 2015, Soma Enterprises received one for Pattanagere to Challaghatta depot in March 2016. Statistics show 96% of civil work between Mysuru Road and Pattanagere has been completed, while 94% between Pattanagere and Challaghatta depot is over. The expected cost of this Namma Metro is Rs. 14,788 Crores.

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