A couple hours ago, the 6.4 km Magadi Road – Mysore Road section (called Reach 2) of Bangalore Metro’s Purple line was inaugurated by Karnataka’s Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Union Minister for Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu! Please note that commercial operations will start on Wednesday (Nov 18) at 4 pm.
As a reminder, the BMRCL will open the line’s doors to the citizens and start commercial operations on Wednesday (Nov 18) at 4pm. This was confirmed via a tweet by the BMRCL’s General Manager for Finance:
@shreyas91 some critical tests are underway at UG and hence they will be carried tonite and tmr. Train service will commence 18th 4pm +ly
— Vasanth Rao (@uavasanthrao) November 16, 2015
Once this section starts, Bangalore Metro’s network will expand from 19.1 km to 25.5 km. As a reminder, the entire system’s length in Phase 1 will be 42. 30 km long.
To view my comprehensive post about Reach 2’s entire history with lots of images, maps and dates, please see: A Look Back into the History of Bangalore Metro’s Magadi Road – Mysore Line
For more updates on the Bangalore metro, check out the Bangalore section of The Metro Rail Guy!