Bengaluru Metro Phase –I Project Dedicated to Nation

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Namma Metro, also known as Bengaluru Metro, is a metro system serving the city of Bengaluru. It is currently the second longest operational metro network in India after Delhi Metro.

On the other hand, Namma Metro ranked the 83rd largest metro system in terms of length and 79th largest metro network in terms of number of operating stations in the world. It also contains the first underground metro line in South India.

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee dedicated the Metro Phase –I project to the people of Karnataka and Bengaluru.

The First Phase of ‘Namma Metro’ totaling 42.3 km in length started in the year 2008 and 31 km have been opened in different phases in the past. Now, the last section, measuring 11.3 km is being opened.

The project has been built with major contributions coming from Government of Karnataka, Government of India, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Agence Francaise De Development (AfD)- France.

Phase-2 of the Namma Metro Project is already under implementation and this would add another 72 km to the existing 42 km of Phase-1.

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL), a joint venture of the Government of India and the Government of Karnataka, built and operates the Namma Metro.

Namma Metro was the second rail transport system in India to use 750 V DC third rail traction, the first is Kolkata Metro.

The Purple Line of the Namma Metro is part of the metro rail system for the city of Bangalore, India. The 18.22 km line connects Baiyyappanahalli with Mysore Road. The line links the eastern, central and western areas of Bangalore. The Purple Line is mostly elevated, with 12 elevated stations and 5 underground stations.

The Green Line of the Namma Metro is part of the mass-transit rail system for the city of Bangalore, India. The 24.20 km line connects Nagasandra to Yelechenahalli. The line connects the northern, central and the southern areas of Bangalore. The Green Line is mostly elevated, with 21 elevated stations and 3 underground stations. The Majestic station serves as the interchange station with the Purple Line.

There is further plan to expand the Namma Metro network by proposing connectivity to the Bengaluru International Airport and a metro corridor along the Outer Ring Road.

Originally known as the Garden City, Bengaluru has slowly transformed itself into the Silicon Valley of India. As per global rankings, it has been rated as the most dynamic city of the world ahead even of the Silicon Valley.

The first metropolitan railway started in London in the year 1863. By early 20th century, almost entire Europe, North America and countries in South America had metro rail networks in all their large cities. India started with the First Metro Network in Kolkata in 1984 and then once we started in Delhi in the year 2000, there was no looking back for Metro in India.

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