BANGALORE, INDIA (Metro Rail News): On 30th August 2021, i.e., Monday, the Kengeri line starts its first day of commercial operations, and over 7,500 people use the metro services.
Commuters are delighted after getting this news. However, one commuter said that I couldn’t believe the metro is finally open for us. I used to take an autorickshaw and train from Mysuru road station, but now Metro is almost at my doorstep.
According to the given report by BMRCL, On Monday, metro ridership was over two (2) lakh commuters travel in metro between 07:00 AM to 08:00 PM, including 95,387 on purple 1,04,590 on the green line. It includes the Kengeri section; whose projected daily ridership was 75,000.
While techies were less due to work from home arrangements, many travellers were government and private employees. Some opined they feel safe and relaxed in the metro ride. The parking facility at Kenegri station is not open, so many commuters used the facility at the nearby BMTC bus terminal.
The Kengeri section is expected to cater to many, especially those travelling to Bangalore University (Jnanabharathi campus), Global Village IT Park and RV College of Engineering Extension from Kenegri to Challaghatta (2KM) is scheduled for completion by March 2022.
The 7.5 KM Kenegri section with six (6) stations was inaugurated on 29th August 2021, i.e., Sunday. Therefore, the travel time between Byppanahalli to Kenegri is approximately 52 minutes only.