PM Modi opens 2 new sections of Bengaluru Metro

Wednesday 25th October 2023 06:40 EDT

Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week said the Metro Rail services from Baiyappanahalli to Krishnarajapura, and Kengeri to Challaghatta legs of Bengaluru Metro Purple Line will improve connectivity and benefit millions of commuters.
He was speaking after virtually dedicating to the nation the two stretches of east-west corridor of Bangalore Metro, from Sahibabad in Uttar Pradesh, where he addressed a rally after inaugurating the 17-km priority section of the country's first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor.
"The two lines of Bengaluru Metro Rail will improve connectivity. It is expected that 800,000 people travel every day. I congratulate the people of Karnataka on the launch of the Metro Rail line," the Prime Minister said.
The Baiyappanahalli to Krishnarajapura, and Kengeri to Challaghatta legs of the Bangalore Metro Purple Line were opened to the public from October 9 without waiting for a formal inauguration.
With this, the total operational length of 'Namma Metro' has increased to 74 km with 66 stations, and daily ridership to over 750,000.
Namma Metro, inaugurated 12 years ago, is the second largest Metro network in the country. The east-west corridor - the Purple Line from Whitefield (Kadugodi) to Challaghatta - now spans a total length of 43.49 km comprising 37 stations. During the speech, the Prime Minister also hinted at the possibility of launching the Metro Rail project in Mysuru. "In Uttar Pradesh today, Metro Rail is arriving in Noida, Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Meerut, Agra and Kanpur. In some places, Metro (train) is running or would run in the near future. In Karnataka too, be it Bengaluru or Mysuru, Metro services are expanded," the Prime Minister said.

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