Bangalore: Namma Metro project second reach trial run today at Yeshwanthpur: Namma Metro project progress report
Namma Metro, also known as Bengaluru Metro, is a rapid transit rail system for the city of Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. The agency responsible for its implementation is the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL). The commuters in Banglaore will have a huge sigh of relief hearing about the completion of Second reach of First phase. It was good as well as bad for the people of Bangalore. Most parts of the city were torn apart and filled with dust while in other places it has been causing severe traffic jams.
The Namma Mtero project consists of two phases and each phase consists of many more ‘Reaches’.
The first phase of Namma Metro consists of 4 Reaches like North reach, South reach, East reach, West reach. The first stretch between Baiyyappanahalli and M.G. Road was inaugurated on October 20, 2011. The second stretch or reach will undergo testing and soon will be available to the public.It will be Yeshwantpur track that will be tested today for 1.2 kms. The third reach is about 78% complete and the fourth reach is 40% complete according to data.
About First phase of Namma Metro project:
First phase is a total of 42km length with almost 40 stations on it. The total length may be elevated or even underground. Construction work for Phase I of the project was scheduled to start in 2005 but was delayed by a February 2006 change of government in Karnataka and continued debate over whether the project was financially feasible and appropriate for the city. Finally, on 25 April 2006 the Indian Cabinet approved the project, which was then budgeted at more than Rs 5,400 crore (US$1.08 billion) later revised to Rs 11,609 crore (US$2.32 billion) for Phase I. In 2006, Navayuga Engineering was awarded the contract to construct Reach 1 of the East-West corridor.
Trains run from 6 am in the morning till 10 pm in the night.
The trains run at a frequency of 15 minutes from 6 am to 8 am in the morning and 8 pm to 10 pm in night and with frequency of 10 minutes from 8 am to 8 pm.