Western Extension Metro Line of Bengaluru’s Namma Metro INAUGURATED – See key details from FARE, stations, length and MORE
“The Inauguration of the Western Extension Metro Line today is a step towards enabling faster commute and smart mobility options in the City,” Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Puri said
Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated the 7.5-km long Western Extension Metro Line on Sunday under Phase-2 of Bengaluru’s Namma Metro, from Mysore Road to Kengeri Metro Station. The extension was inaugurated in the presence of Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
Puri also hold a dual charge of Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
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“The Inauguration of the Western Extension Metro Line today is a step towards enabling faster commute and smart mobility options in the City,” Puri said.
Puri said that the operational punctuality of Bengaluru Metro is 99.8% which is one of the best amongst all metro networks in the country.
“Since the inauguration of first metro line in Delhi in 2002, today about 730 kms of metro lines are operational in 18 different cities. About 1,049 kms of metro rail / RRTS projects are under construction in various cities,” the Minister said.
Bengaluru Namma Metro – KEY DETAILS of Metro Line
- Extension is 7.53 km long elevated metro at the western end of the currently operational 18.1 km purple green (East-West) line.
- Western Extension has 6 New Stations beyond Mysore Road Metro Station on the operational line namely - Nayandanahalli, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Jnanabharathi, Pattanagere, Kengeri Bus Terminal and Kengeri Metro Stations.
-On commissioning of this section, (East-West) purple line metro corridor will become 25.63 km long with 23 stations.
- This extension is estimated to result in incremental ridership of 75,000 in 2021.
- The fare for travelling from Baiyappanahalli to Kengeri would be Rs. 56/- and Kengeri to Silk Institute, which is the longest stretch, would be Rs. 60/-. Travel time from Baiyappanahalli to Kengeri will be 52 minutes. Further extension from Kengeri to Challaghatta (2km) is scheduled for completion by March 2022.
- Energy efficient LED lights have been provided at all 6 stations. All the stations are provided with entry/exits opening onto the newly provided service road. Bus bays, Pickup and Drop area for Taxi and Autos are all earmarked in the service roads. Public can use the stations for crossing the Roads through unpaid area.
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