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Mysore Road-Kengeri metro line opens in July

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurppa inspects the 7.53 km line, which has six stations and parking facilities at four

BENGALURU:

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday inspected the Reach-2 western extension line of Phase-2 of the Metro project between Mysore Road and Kengeri.

According to a metro press release, the 7.53 km line will start commercial operations in July. The extension of the 18.1 km East-West corridor (Purple line) is estimated to cost Rs 1,560 crore, while the land cost is Rs 360 crore.

The elevated section has 6 stations – Nayandahalli, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Jnanabharathi, Pattanagere, Kengeri Bus Terminal and Kengeri.

As per metro officials, parking facility will be provided at Nayandahalli, Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Jnanabharathi, and two-level parking at Kengeri Bus Terminal with a bus bay at both sides of the station.

All the metro stations can be used for road-crossing by the public, except at the Kengeri Bus Terminal station which is located off the road. A foot overbridge to the adjacent BMTC bus depot will be provided later.

Maximum fare

The maximum fare from Byappanahalli to Kengeri will be Rs 56, and from Kengeri to Silk Institute, which is the longest stretch, Rs 60. Ridership on this section is expected to be around 75,000 daily. The automatic fare collection system on this extension line will enable e usage of One Nation One Card; i.e., National Common Mobility Card and QR
system.

Train testing after integration and migration of the signalling system from the existing section to the new section has been completed.

Rooftop solar

Each station roof will have a 250 Kw solar panel. Each station will have 8 escalators and 4 elevators (Kengeri Bus terminal will have 6 elevators and 6 escalators). The extension from Kengeri to Challagatta will be completed by year-end.

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