The IT crowd of Bangalore can finally let out a sigh of relief. Why? Well, the Byyappanahalli to Whitefield metro will start trials on October 25. This will help ease traffic, *hopefully*. With trial runs starting soon, the Purple Line will most likely open to the public by January 2023. Read on to know more.
Bangalore Byyappanahalli To Whitefield Metro To Start Trials Soon
Namma Metro’s Baiyyappanahalli-Whitefield stretch was scheduled to undergo completion by 2020. And open to the public by December 2022. But the COVID-19 pandemic played spoilsport to the plans. The 1.5 km stretch faced a major delay. Nevertheless, the test charging of the cable network between the two stations shall take place from October 15 onwards.
Bangalore metro will conduct trial runs from October 25, for at least 45 days. According to a report by Times Now, Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) revealed that the public can commute on the metro line from January 2023. The Purple Line will connect Baiyappanahalli with Kengeri. It shall pass through major junctions like MG Road, Vidhan Soudha, Majestic etc.
Namma Metro Expects 3 Lakh Passengers In New Stretch
With 13 stations, this stretch will connect the city’s IT corridor in its eastern parts. Bangalore Meto expects an additional passenger count of 2.5 lakh to 3 lakh once the Baiyappanahalli–Whitefield Purple Line opens to the public. Additional workers are deployed to speed up the process. So, are you excited to travel from Whitefield and Byyappanahalli to the city centre by metro? We certainly are!
News Source: Times Now
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