Bengaluru’s Namma Metro is finally here. The mega infrastructure’s first phase stretch from Nayandahalli to Bayappanahalli has been opened for public. With opening of this reach Namma metro has completed 33 kms out of the total 42.3 kms of phase 1. The Train will run through all recognizable parts of this city including the Vidhana Soudha.
The East-West corridor, as it is called will be a first on several fronts. It will be the first complete line to begin operations for Namma Metro. The Purple Line will be the first railway line in India to use 750 V DC third rail traction, a technology of its own kind. Besides this, it will also be the first metro project in south India to have a working underground section.
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has claimed that safety measures in tunnel and metro underground stations are of international standards. Even if the metro train halts on the track due to a rare power failure, the passengers can reach nearest station with the help of walkways. The metro underground stations are designed in such a way that it will be easy to evacuate passengers during times of emergencies. To meet fire emergencies, each station has a storage capacity of one lakh litres of water. The whole Infrastructure is earth-quake resistant too.
The Metro, apart from taking of the pressure on the traffic, will save a lot of time for commuters. It is deemed to cut down the travelling time from Mysuru Road in the west to Byapanahalli in the east – an 18-km stretch, from an hour or two to flat 33 minutes. It will provide easy access to schools, Government organizations, colleges, and other important places of this city. One of the best services that is being offered by the metro is the availability of Wi-Fi onboard.
With all things set, Commuters can look forward to a hassle free travelling across the city, that too at an affordable cost.