Namma Metro to begin operations to Anjanapura on Jan 15

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The train operations of Namma Metro with the 6.2 km stretch between Yelachenahalli and Anjanapura will begin on January 15 with the inauguration of the line scheduled a day prior to it.

The Chief Minister of state, BS Yediyurappa will be inaugurating the line at Konanakunte cross station on January 14, according to Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) Managing Director Ajay Seth.

He said, “The chief minister and Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs are scheduled to inaugurate the line at 4.30 pm on January 14. Public service is likely to be introduced from the 15th.”

While Yediyurappa will join personally, the central official, Hardeep Singh Puri will be joining the inauguration virtually.

The extended metro line will be connecting southeastern part of the city with the northern part of the city with the stops – Konanakunte Cross, Doddakallasandra, Vajrahalli, Thalaghattapura and Anjanapura.

Meanwhile, Ajay Seth revealed that BMRCL plans to initiate train operations on the reach 2 extension connecting from Mysore Road to Kengeri by June. He said, “The Purple Line will have 7.5 km extension up to Kengeri by May or June.”

The BMRCL will be procuring seven more trains between April to June. When inquired about the need of extra trains on Green Line, Seth said, “The train sets will be deployed as needed. These two extensions can be managed with the existing 50 sets at 5 minute intervals during the peak period. More trains will be needed only when we commence Whitefield line, which is a bit away.” When asked about extending train operations beyond 9 pm, he said no decision has been taken.

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