Bengaluru Metro to start out business operations on Mysore Street-Kengeri stretch in June


The Bangalore Metro Rail Company Restricted (BMRCL) Thursday confirmed that business operations on its Purple Line between Mysore Street and Kengeri will start subsequent month.

“The Attain-2 Extension Line between Mysore Street and Kengeri of a complete size of seven.53 kilometres is scheduled for business operation in June 2021. Nonetheless, there are possibilities that it could get pushed to the top of June and even to the primary few days in July as a result of ongoing pandemic state of affairs,” BMRCL MD Rakesh Singh stated.

He added that the purpose was to get all works accomplished by June 15 to twenty. “Nonetheless, the state of affairs just isn’t utterly in our arms as it could additional get delayed if somebody related to the work checks optimistic for Covid-19. We are actually aiming to ship an utility for CMRS (Commissioner of Metro Rail Security) approval after June 20,” Singh defined.

As trains begin plying on the brand new stretch, journey time between Mysuru Street and Kengeri is anticipated to be round quarter-hour. Singh added that this part can have six stations, specifically Nayandahalli, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Jnanabharathi, Pattanagere, Kengeri Bus Terminal, and Kengeri. BMRCL officers count on the brand new stretch to have a each day ridership of round 75,000.

After inspecting the continued works on the Kengeri metro station, Singh stated that the civil and system works have been nearing completion on the station constructing and the viaduct. “Whereas 90 to 95 per cent of the work has been accomplished within the different 5 stations, the completion right here (Kengeri) is 75 per cent. With weekly progress being reviewed and works expedited, we count on to realize 90 per cent completion right here by the top of this month,” Singh stated.

The brand new stretch, he added, will even be the primary in Bengaluru to have AFC (automated fare assortment) system appropriate with NCMC (Nationwide Widespread Mobility Card) and QR code scanners.

Additional, BMRCL officers clarified {that a} parking facility can be supplied at Nayandahalli, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, and Jnanabharathi and a two-level parking at Kengeri Bus Terminal, with a bus bay at each side of the station. All stations besides Kengeri Bus Terminal will present passengers with the power to cross roads. “With Kengeri Bus Terminal Station situated off the highway, a foot overbridge will join the station to the adjoining BMTC bus depot. The power for road-crossing there can be supplied later,” the official stated.

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With the brand new stretch turning into operational, a passenger must pay Rs 56 to journey between Baiyappanahalli and Kengeri –– the 2 stations situated at completely different ends of the Purple Line. Nonetheless, the longest one may cowl by touring in metro alongside the brand new stretch can be between Kengeri and Silk Institute (Inexperienced Line) stations. For this, a ticket would value Rs 60.


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