Bangalore Metro: inauguration of the extended purple line on Mysuru Road; supply buses to connect the new metro stations
On Sunday, the extended 7.53 km section of the Purple Line of the Bangalore Metro Rail Network on Mysuru Road was inaugurated by Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai. To build the line, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) spent 1,560 crore rupees on infrastructure as well as 360 crore rupees on land acquisition. It is estimated that 75,000 people travel on the line daily, according to a PTI report. The Namma Metro Phase II project line has six metro stations: RR Nagar, Nayanadahalli, Jnanabharathi, Pattangere, Kengeri and Kengeri Bus Terminal.
The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) recently announced that food bus services will be provided to some of the new metro stations that opened yesterday. As of today (Monday), BMTC will operate 35 new feeder buses on nine routes. About 499 bus trips will be made by power buses, according to an IE report. For the convenience of Mysore road commuters, BMTC introduces Metro food bus services from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. These feeder bus services will be further streamlined based on traffic and passenger demand, BMTC said.
At present, 22 roads are operated from the Rajarajeshwari Nagar Gate to the Rajarajeshwari Nagar area. No less than 43 supply buses are operational along this route and will make a total of 230 trips per day. There are 14 different routes with 43 buses that connect the University of Bengaluru to the door of the University of Bengaluru station. According to BMTC, the power buses will start from Kengeri Traffic and TTMC station, located near Kengeri Bus Terminal metro station. No less than 121 buses are deployed on 20 different routes to the Uttarahalli region. A total of 266 buses will be operated on 45 routes to the satellite town of Kengeri and to Kumbalagodu, 157 buses will be operated on 96 routes, BMTC added.