Today’s the day everyone in Bangalore has been waiting for! Or maybe not, as tomorrow will be the day when commercial operations begin and everyone can take a ride through the metro’s 4.8 km underground section between MG Road and Magadi Road. Prior to that happening, the necessary inauguration of the metro’s services by union and state ministers, “honorable chief guests”, “honorable guests of honor” and “honorable ward corporators” (see list of invitees) will take place today at 6 pm at an event hosted at the Vidhana Soudha.
Once this section opens, the metro network will become 30.3 km long. See more details here.
Trains yesterday conducted multiple runs throughout the corridor while workers cleaned & decked up the Vidhana Soudha station. A team from the Chief Minister’s security unit combed though the station’s premises and took a ride on one of the trains. Here are some images:
Before you leave, check out:
- A detailed timeline with images & videos here: History of Bangalore Metro’s MG Road – Magadi Road Section
- Some largely unknown facts here: BMRCL to Inaugurate EW UG on April 29 ; Commercial Ops Begin on 30th
For more updates & images, check out the Bangalore section of The Metro Rail Guy!