Bengaluru has got a new metro line known as the Green Line connecting North-South and West-East Bengaluru. Although the foundation of Nammo metro was laid by PM Manmohan Singh 11 years ago, due to some problems the opening has been delayed so long. The new metro project with 42 km stretch will cater lakhs of commuters on the daily basis in Bengaluru.
The Nammo Metro has been inaugurated by the President of India Mr Pranab Mukherjee today and it will be open for the common people from Sunday onwards in the city. And it is expected that the metro will cater 5 lakh people in its first phase.
The Route Map of Green Line Bengaluru
As of now, Bengaluru has only 1 working metro line that is known as Purple line and the another one that has been inaugurated will be called as Green line. The purple line connects Mysore Road to Baiyyapanahaili that takes a total of 36 minutes for the end to end travel in this line. And the Green that connects Nagasandra to Yelechenahalli will take 32 minutes for the end to end travel.
In between the green line will have stations like – Chikpet, KR Market, National College, Lalbagh, South End Circle, Jayanagar, Banashankari, JP Nagar, Yelechenahalli. This new stretch has been extended on the North-South Green line of the Bengaluru Metro.
Interesting Facts of Nammo Metro in Bengaluru
The most awaited Nammo metro in Bengaluru will be opened for public use by Sunday and will surely give a relief to the commuters of North to South Bengaluru.
- 4 km stretch of Sampige Road to National College is underground & rest is elevated.
- Major 4 stops will be- Banashankari, Lalbagh, KR Market and South end circle that have bus depot as well in South Bengaluru.
- Parking facilities will be available in many stations like- Chickpet, KR Market, Lalbagh, National College, JP Nagar, South End Circle and Yelechenahalli.
- Commuters can change from Green line to Purple line by getting down in the Majestic station.
- The Green line was originally slated to be operational in 2011.
- It has missed 9 deadlines and lastly it was supposed to open in May 2016.
Finally, the wait is over and Bengalureans can travel from south to north Bengaluru and vice versa in just 30 minutes by metro.
Fare of the Green Line Metro in Bengaluru
As per the cost of travel is concerned on the Green line in Bengaluru, it has been said that the maximum fare will be Rs. 55 for the north to south corridor. Although the fare has not been confirmed by the Banglore Metro Rail Corridor Limited (BMRCL). The price will be same as to travel from Baiyyapanahaili in the east to north in Nagasendra. And the maximum fare in the Purple line is Rs. 40 as of now.