Narendra Modi Inaugurated The Namma Metro Extension Today; Pics Inside!

by Tooba Shaikh
Narendra Modi Inaugurated The Namma Metro Extension Today; Pics Inside!

The Prime Minister of the country, Shri Narendra Modi, today, inaugurated the second phase of the Namma metro line in Bengaluru. Millions of people poured in to witness the inauguration. The inauguration ceremony took place today, on the 25th of March at around 1 PM. This means that starting now, this second phase of the Bengaluru metro will open its gates for public use. This will significantly aid in connectivity and improve public transport.

Narendra Modi Inaugurated The Namma Metro

This particular extension line of the metro has been awaiting completion for a long time. It began construction way back in 2016 and is now finally complete. To inaugurate this long-anticipated project, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was there. It is also reported that he would even ride in the newly-inaugurated metro line.

Here are a few glimpses of the occasion.

Many people, including families with kids, came to witness this spectacle.

Also Read: Bangalore’s KR Puram-Whitefield Metro Line: Launch Date, Route, New Developments & All You Need To Know

New Line From Whitefield To Krishnarajapura

This new metro extension is a total of 13.71 kilometres long. It starts from the Whitefield metro station which is also known as the Kadugodi Metro station. The line ends at the Krishnarajapura Metro station which is also known as the KR Puram metro station.

The metro line was inaugurated with the aim of expanding and improving the IT hub’s connectivity to the eastern parts of Bangalore. This line is a part of the second phase of the purple line and cost around ₹660 crores to make. It has a total of 12 stations.

The station names are Whitefield or Kadugogi, Hopefarm Channasandra, Kadugodi Tree Park, Pattandur Agrahara, Sri Sathya Sai Hospital, Nallurhalli, Kundalahalli, Seetharamapalya, Hoodi, Garudacharapalya, Singayyanapalya, and Krishnarajapura.

Civilians took to Twitter to post several pictures and videos of the inauguration ceremony on the micro-blogging website. Many of them were on or near the inauguration.

The area was made secure and the police ensured that the PM was safe.

Also Read: FOBs & Underpasses Coming Soon On Metro Lines 4, 4A, 9 & 7’s Goregaon Station

Are you planning on riding this newly opened mero any time soon? How will its opening aid your travel? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

Cover Image Credits: @WF_Watcher/Twitter