A brief thought on Namma Metro, Bengaluru

You must have heard a lot about Delhi Metro. The underground and overhead rail lines convey people over long distances with a lot of conveniences. But when it comes to Metro, it is not only Delhi or Kolkata that raise their heads. Bangalore Metro also known as Namma Metro is not behind. The rapid transit system that developed in 2011 just completed 5 years of operation on 20th October 2011. Let us take you on a tour to Bangalore and enlighten you with facts you have never known about the metro!

Namma Metro: Amazing facts

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Metro train at Bypanhalli Metro station during a press preview in Bangalore

“Namma Metro”, which translates to “Our Metro” in Kannada, is the second longest metro system in India, in terms of both numbers of stations and length. Bangalore Metro is also the 83rd largest metro systems in the world in terms of length and the 79th largest metro network worldwide in terms of the number of stations. Bangalore Metro brought to South India the first ever underground metro line.

The metro serves 41 stations and has a total length of 41.3 kilometers. Between 6 am and 10 pm, the metro serves approximately 3,15,000  passengers on a daily basis. (As per recent updates till April 2018 | Information Credit: Various Sources)

Namma Metro: The different phases

Bangalore Metro has been conceived to be built in phases. Currently, only Phase 1 has been completed and the two more phases are under development. The Phase-I has two lines, viz. Purple Line and Green Line.


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Phase I of Bangalore Metro

Phase I constitutes two lines. It spans a length of 42.30 kilometers, out of which 33.48 kilometers is elevated and 8.82 kilometers is underground.

There are 8 underground stations and 32 elevated stations, taking the total number of stations to 40. The proposed rationale behind this Bangalore Metro comprises of reduced journey times, accident reduction, reduced fuel usage and lower pollution.

Phase II

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Phase 2 of Bangalore Metro

The Phase II of Bangalore Metro will span a length of 72.095 kilometers, of which 57.825 kilometers will be elevated, 0.48 kilometers will be at grade and 13.79 kilometers will be underground.

Phase II of the Bangalore Metro will include 3 more lines, viz. red line, blue line, and yellow line. 61 more stations will be added to the network of Bangalore Metro, of which 12 will be underground and the remainder will be elevated.

Phase 2A

The Siddaramaiah government announced in 2016 that 17 kilometers long line will also be added to the proposed Phase II of the project to connect Silk Board to K.R. Puram. The will form the blue line of the Bangalore Metro.

Phase III

The Phase III of Bangalore Metro is proposed to be 127 kilometers long. This phase will add two lines to the Bangalore Metro and will cover Outer Ring Road on the eastern side and the western side. The eastern side of the Outer Ring Road spanning from Silk Board to Hebbal will be served by a line of 33 kilometers. Another line 31.37 kilometers long will cater to the western portion of the road. A 33-kilometer long line has also been proposed to serve the span between Sarjapur Road and Yelahanka and a 8.89-kilometer-long line will connect Magadi Road Toll Gate to Nice Road. One can also get to enjoy connectivity between Hosakerehalli to ORR at Marathahalli through Old Airport Road. This will serve Domlur, HAL and Konena Agrahara.

Namma Metro: The lines

Purple line

The purple line of Phase I of the Bangalore Metro is 6.7 kilometers long. Reach 1 is a 6-station stretch between MG Road and Baiyappanahalli. Reach 2 is a 6.4 kilometer long 6-station stretch between Magadi Road and Mysore Road. The stretch between Bangalore City Railway Station and Cubbon Park is a 4.8 kilometers long underground stretch. Under the proposed Phase II, the purple line will extend from Whitefield to Kengeri.

Green Line

The green line of Bangalore Metro is 13.30-kilometer stretch connecting Sampige Road to Nagasandra. This line makes accessibility to the railway station quite easier and faster. Under Phase II, the terminals of the line will be Bangalore International Exhibition Centre and Anjanapura.

Red line

The proposed red line under Phase II will be a 21.25-kilometer stretch extending from Gottigere till Nagawara. It will have 18 stations and will be underground for 13.79 kilometers, at grade for 0.48 kilometers and elevated for 6.98 kilometers.

Yellow line

The yellow line of Bangalore Metro will 18.80 kilometers long. It will run from RV Road till Bommasandra and is proposed to have 16 stations. The entire stretch will be fully elevated.

Blue Line (ORR Metro)

The Outer Ring Road (ORR) Metro is proposed to have 13 stations. The line will connect Silk Board to K.R. Puram and will be a convenient way to travel from South Bangalore to other parts of the city.

Namma Metro: The List of Stations

The stations for each line are mentioned below.

Green line Purple line Yellow line (proposed) Red line (proposed) Blue line (proposed)
Nagasandra Mysore Road Ragigudda Temple Nagawara KR Puram Interchange
Dasarahalli Deepanjali Nagar Jayadeva Hospital Interchange Arabic College Mahadevapura-ORR
Jalahalli Attiguppe BTM Layout Venkateshpura DRDO Sports Complex
Peenya Industry Vijayanagar Silk Board Interchange Tannery Town Doddanekundi
Peenya Hosahalli HSR Layout Pottery Town ISRO
Yashwanthpur Industry Magadi Road Oxford College Cantonment Railway Station Marathahalli
Yeshwanthpur City Railway station Muneshwara Nagar Shivajinagar Kadubeesanahalli
Sandal Soap Factory Kempegowda Interchange Chikkabegur MG Road Interchange Devarabeesanahalli
Mahalaxmi Sir M. Viswesvarraya Basapura Road Vellara Junction Bellandur
Rajajinagar Vidhan Souda Hosa Road Langford Town Ibblur
Srirampura Cubbon Park Electronics City 1 MICO Bosch Agara Lake
Sampige Road MG Road Electronics City 2 Dairy Circle HSR Layout/ Venkatapura
Kempegowda Interchange Trinity Huskur Road Swagath Road Cross Silk Board Interchange
Chikpette Halasuru Hebbagodi Jayadeva Hospital Interchange
Krishna Rajendra Market Indiranagar Bommasandra JP Nagar 4th block
National College Swami Vivekananda Road IIMB
Lalbagh Baiyyapanahalli Hulimavu
South End Circle Gottigere
Rashtriya Vidyalaya Road
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