BENGALURU (Metro Rail News): The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) began conducting trial runs between Kengeri and Challaghatta on Mysuru Road. The trial run took place on Saturday between 11:27 am to 4:15 pm, with the trains running at a speed of 10 kmph.
On July 26, the BMRCL conducted a trial run between K.R. Pura and Baiyappanahalli metro stations at a speed of 15 kmph. By the end of August, the BMRCL aims to open the entire Purple Line, connecting Challaghatta to Kadugodi (Whitefield), for passengers.
The opening of the Purple Line’s additional stations between Kengeri and Challaghatta will extend the line’s length to 42.53 km. This will be a significant advantage for the residents of Bengaluru’s eastern and western parts, particularly those working in IT companies, industries, and commercial establishments. Currently, the operational section of the Purple Line spans 39.4 km, connecting Baiyappanahalli to Kengeri and K.R. Pura to Whitefield (Kadugodi).