The first phase of Bangalore Metro on Saturday marked its completion with President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurating the 11.3 km stretch 'Metro Green Line' in Bengaluru
The Metro line from Mantri Square Sampige Road Station to Yelachenahalli commissioned today has four km underground and 7.3 km elevated, and consists of 10 metro stations and will provide connectivity between North and South Bengaluru.
With the commissioning of 11.3 km stretch, Bangalore Metro Rail Project, also known as 'Namma Metro', has a track length of 42.3 km with 40 stations in two corridors, namely East-West and North-South Corridor for Phase-I.
The East-West corridor has 18.1 km and 17 stations, while the North-South corridor has 24.2 Km and 24 stations.
City's Majestic or Nada Prabhu Kempegowda Station, which is the interchange, is said to be Asia's biggest station of its kind.
The total cost of the first phase of Bangalore Metro Rail Project is Rs 13,845.01 crore and is expected to meet the ridership of five lakh passenger per day in the days to come
The event was attended by Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, and Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu, Ananth Kumar and Sadananda Gowda, among others