Namma Metro – The Bangalore Metro

namma Metro train
namma Metro train

Namma Metro – (The Bangalore Metro)

Namma Metro (Our metro) / The Bangalore Metro (Kannada: ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಮೆಟ್ರೊ) is the name of Bangalore Metro services.The agency responsible for its implementation is the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL).

This is the 4 the largest metro train services in India after Delhi Metro, Hyderabad Metro and Chennai Metro. The Bangalore metro services having a mix of underground, street level, and elevated stations using standard-gauge tracks.

By 2023, expected to complete its phase 2 network and provide connectivity to the city’s important tech hubs of Electronics City and Whitefield.

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) is a joint venture of Government of India and Government of Karnataka, built and operates the Namma Metro.

Daily Services Running Time : 05:00 AM and 11:00 PM

Frequency of Service : Between 4 and 20 minutes.

Namma Metro Latest Route Map

Please find the following Namma metro rail services latest route map.

namma metro Latest Route map of Bangalore metro
namma metro Latest Route map

The Bangalore Metro weaves through the bustling commercial and residential areas of the city. The first phase of Bangalore Metro, consisting of two corridors of double line electrified, will cover a total of 42.30 km.The East-West corridor will be 18.10 km. long, starting from Byappanahalli and terminating at Mysore Road terminal, going via Old Madras Road, Indiranagar, C.M.H. Road, Ulsoor, Trinity Circle, M.G. Road, Cricket Stadium, Vidhana Soudha, Central College, Majestic, City Railway Station, Magadi Road, Hosahalli, Vijayanagar and Deepanjali Nagar.

The 24.20 km. North-South corridor will begin at Hessarghatta Road Terminal and terminate at Puttenahalli going via Mahalakshmi, Rajajinagar, Kuvempu Road, Malleswaram, Swastik, Majestic, Chikpet, City Market, K.R. Road, Lalbagh, South End Circle,Jayanagar and Puttenahalli.

Out of the 42.30 km., 8.822 km. will be underground near City Railway Station, Vidhana Soudha, Majestic and City Market and most of the rest will be elevated.

GAUGE : Standard GaugeTRACTION : 750V dc Third Rail

SPEED Max : 80Kmph ; Sch. 32Kmph

NO. OF STATIONS : 41

TRAVEL TIME : 33/44 Mins. (end to end)

The eastwest corridor is named purple ( Purple Line )

Following are the stations listed on Purple Line

Purple Line Stations Name
Mysore Road
Deepanjali Nagar
Athiguppe
Vijayanagar
Balagangadharanatha Swamiji Stn., Hosahalli
Magadi Road
City Railway Station
Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Station, Majestic
Sir M Visveswaraya Station, Central College
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Stn., Vidhana Soudha
Cubbon Park
Mahatma Gandhi Road
Trinity
Halasuru
Indiranagar
Swami Vivekananda Road
Baiyappanahalli

North-South corridors is named Green Line

Following are the stations listed on Green Line

Green Line Stations Name
Nagasandra
Dasarahalli
Jalahalli
Peenya Industry
Peenya
Goraguntepalya
Yeshwanthpur
Sandal Soap Factory
Mahalakshmi
Rajajinagar
Mahakavi Kuvempu road
Srirampura
Mantri Square Sampige Road
Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Station, Majestic
Chikpete
Krishna Rajendra Market
National College
Lalbagh
Southend Circle
Jayanagar
Rashtriya Vidyalaya Road
Banashankari
Jayapraksh nagar
Yelachenahalli

Ticketing System in Bangalore Metro Rail

Namma Metro is primarily uses contactless technology on ticketing system in Bangalore.

Basically there are 2 types of ticketing option available here

  • Tokens (for single journey)
  • Contactless Smart Cards (for multiple journeys)

The working on ticketing is electronic chip residing inside the Token or Smart Card contains information of a ticket.

Tokens (for single journey)

Namma metro uses tocken system for Single journey of travel.

This type of tcken are used for single journey tickets and checking of this happening on every gates during exit. This is suitable for daily travelers.

Following image shows the same token exist on Bangalore metro.

Namma Metro Single journey token
Namma Metro Single journey token

Contactless Smart Cards (for multiple journeys)

Smart cards will be used to carry multiple trips.
Contactless Smart Cards available for Rs50. The travel value is different from the cost of card.

More information of these card available on BANGALORE NAMMA METRO RAIL Smart Card page

Namma Metro Fare Calculator

BMRC also provided tool to calculate the namma metro fare online for the convince of the passengers.

namma Metro Fare Calculator
namma Metro Fare Calculator

You can check metro train fare using link fare.

History of Namma Metro

Although mass transit for Bangalore had been in consideration for over two decades, the final approval on a scheme that incorporated the expertise of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the Indian Government-owned RITES infrastructure and transport consultancy did not come until April 2006. The rationale for the metro includes reduced journey times, cutting fuel use, accident reduction and lower pollution.A detailed project report prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and RITES envisaged a 33 km elevated and underground rail network with 32 stations for Phase I of the project. The proposed gauge was standard gauge unlike the broad gauge on the Delhi Metro network.

Construction work for Phase-1 of the project was scheduled to start in 2005 but was delayed by a February 2006 change of government in the state of 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.5400 crore (about US$1.2 billion). In 2006, Navayuga Engineering was awarded the contract to construct Reach 1 on the East-West line.

The foundation stone for the Phase-1 construction was laid by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on June 24, 2006.Construction on Reach-1 of the project between MG Road and Baiyyappanahalli commenced in 2007 and work on Phase-1 of the project is scheduled to be completed by 2012. The first line is scheduled to open in December 2011.

In 2007, BMRCL announced that it would incorporate a northern extension (from Yeshwantpur to Hessarghatta Cross) and part of the southern extension (from RV Road to Puttenahalli) in Phase I, thus extending the length of Phase I network to about 42 km, with 40 stations. The objective of this was to connect the Metro to the Outer Ring Road at both ends, as also cover the industrial areas of Peenya in the North-West, thereby providing better connectivity and increasing ridership. In October 2008, the Government of Karnataka approved this extension, which would cost an additional Rs.1592 crore.

For More Information visit: http://www.bmrc.co.in/index.html

1 COMMENT

  1. congratsssssss to alllllllll kannadigas n indians:):):) NAmma metro is inaguarated in BANGALORE!!! this ll show bangalore is developing very fast!!! not even mumbai can compete wit our bangalore:

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