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Launch of purple metro line is delayed by a month: Karnataka CM

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah revealed on Tuesday that the two-kilometre Baiyappanahalli-Krishnarajapuram metro segment on the purple line will not be operational until September, contrary to an earlier target of August.

By December 2023, it is anticipated that both the new line between RV Road and Bommanahalli and the Nagasandra-Madavara extension of the Green Line will be operational. By 2026, Namma Metro will have a 175.55-km network in Bengaluru. He noted that Bengaluru’s metro system currently ranks second in India.

The Baiyappanahalli–Krishnarajapuram trial run started in July, and the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) was attentively monitoring track alignment, speed, the civil interface, and other technical concerns.

The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) will subsequently inspect the line before granting approval for its inauguration.

The two-kilometre purple line extension will link Whitefield to the Mysore Road, Majestic, Kengeri, and other central and southern Bengaluru neighbourhoods.

There will be only one metro station along the route between KR Puram and Baiyappanahalli, Jyotipuram. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bengaluru on 25 March of next year and unveil a 7.16 km segment of the eagerly anticipated 15.81 km-long Purple Line stretch from Baiyappanahalli to Whitefield.

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