Bangalore Metro

Bangalore Metro is also known as Namma Metro which serves the Garden City of India Bengaluru, India. It was opened to the public on 20 October 2011. It is the first underground metro in South India. Namma Metro is considered as the fourth longest operational metro network in India with 2 lines i.e. Purple Line & Green Line. The phase comprises 2 lines with total length of 42.3 KMs serving 40 Namma Metro stations. The trains runs at a top speed 80 km/h having composed of 6 cars.

The Bangalore Metro is a joint venture of Government of Karnataka and Government of India. The average daily ridership of Namma Metro is 4,00,000 passengers. From Monday to Saturday, Namma Metro services will be available from 5 am to 12 am on both green and purple lines. And on Sunday the Bangalore Metro Timings are 7 am to 12 am.

Bangalore Metro Quick Info

Owner: Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd
Serving Cities: Bangalore
Number of Lines: 2 (interchange at Majestic)
Headquarters: BMTC Complex, Shanthinagar
Started Operations in: 2011
Daily Timings: 5:00 am to 11:25 pm (Mon–Sat); 7:00 am to 11:25 pm (Sun)
Fare: ₹ 10–45

Bangalore Metro Lesser Known Facts

  • South-India's First Underground Metro
  • It is currently the second longest operational metro network in India after the Delhi Metro.
  • Metro runs at the speed of 85km/hr
  • Rain water harvesting on metro! The harvested water is going to be reused to charge ground water and some quantity of water is given for treatment plants.
  • Standard Gauge trains are used in Bangalore Metro. These provide more space for standing inside the train and has less seats!
  • Smart card offer a 15% discount on the normal token fare
  • The Automated Fare Collection System is used in Namma Metro stations. The commuters need a ‘Smart Token’ (For single journey) or ‘Smart Card’ (For multiple journeys) to travel in Bangalore Metro!
  • The yellow tiles in the Bangalore metro stations help the visually challenged people. Ramps and lifts are built for the convenience of the aged and the disabled commuters.
  • The BMRCL has implemented WiFi connectivity and mobile connectivity in all the trains including the underground tunnels.

Bangalore Metro Stations