On June 17, 2017, President Pranab Mukerjee inaugurated the Green Line of Phase I of ‘Namma Metro’ in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
More Details about Green Line of Namma Metro:
The 5-km stretch of the Green Line will connect Nagasandra in the north to Yelachanahalli in the south.
- Green Line will not only bring south Bengalureans on board, it will allow commuters on the North-South and East-West corridors to switch lines at the Kempegowda-Majestic Interchange.
- The commercial operations for the Green Line will start from June 18, 2017.
About Namma Metro:
‘Namma Metro’, also known asBengaluru Metro, is a metro rail system serving the city of Bengaluru. It is the second longest operational metro network in India after Delhi Metro.
- Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) that built and operates Namma Metro is a joint venture of the Government of India and the Government of Karnataka. Pradeep Singh Kharola is the Managing Director of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL).
- Namma Metro comprises three Phases.Phase I of Namma Metro consists of two lines, the Purple Line and the Green Line. The total length of Phase I is 42.3 km.
- The entire stretch of Purple Line, which connects Baiyappanahalli in the east to Mysuru Road in the west, became fully operational in April 2016.
- Phase I which was supposed to be fully operational by December 2010, was delayed by seven years primarily due to litigation arising from land acquisition and the difficulties of tunnelling through mixed soil conditions.
- Work on Phase II (72 km network) is expected to be completed by year 2023. Feasibility study for Phase III is being prepared by RITES Ltd. and proposed lines are under consideration.