AFTER 11 YEARS, BANGALORE GETS ITS FULL METRO
June 19, 2017
Bengaluru became the second Indian city after Delhi to get a full-fledged metro system, following the inauguration of the final section in the project’s first phase on Saturday.
Eleven years after then PM Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for the Namma Metro project, Bengaluru becomes the second city in the country, and the first in south India, to have a full-fledged Metro rail in operation. Built at a cost of 13,845 crores, it was dedicated to the nation by President Pranab Mukherjee at an event in Bengaluru on 17th May 2017. He flagged off the green line of Namma Metro’s phase 1.
FIRST PHASE OF THE METRO
The first phase, comprises of an 18-km east-west line and a 24-km north-south line. As many as five lakh people are expected to use Phase 1 of the Bengaluru Metro on a daily basis. There are a total of 40 stations — 33 elevated and seven underground — and the maximum end-to-end travel time of 53 minutes on the east-west line and 44 minutes on the north-south line in phase 1
SECOND PHASE OF THE METRO
As many as 15 lakh people are expected to be users of phase II of the project, which is expected to be completed in 2020. The 72 km stretch is expected to reduce traffic congestion in the city