Sunday, July 29, 2018


Metro services comes into the city of Bangalore some two years ago with the first Metro service from Mysore Road station (near Nayandahalli) to Byappanahalli. Metro in Bangalore city as of now is partially underground but most of it above ground.The above passenger route is called the Purple line.

Almost an year after the above service was commenced the Green Line was commissioned which takes one for Yelacherahalli on Kanakapura road to Nagasandra on Tumkur road.

The Purple line and Green line have a common station which is the Kempegowda Station also called Majestic.One can interchange from the Purple Line to Green line and vice-versa at this station.It is slightly confusing but talking to one of the Staff the route to the platform can be obtained.

The Metro in Bangalore like most other cities in the World is used by populace going to work and could be jam packed at peak hours but is still a viable alternative.The Sangolli Rayanna railway station is the City railway station.The purple line travels along this route.

Sangoli Rayanna on whom the Metro station for city railway station is named.

The technology that the Metro uses is fairly advanced.Yellow colour bus bars feed 750volt DC to the motors on the Metro  through brushes that skirt or contact these buses.The greatness of Bangalore Metro is that most of the pilots are very young people with relevant technical qualification who handle the system.I just had a bad experience once with the doors refusing to open for some ten minutes creating anxiety but the alert staff attended to the situation and set it right.The 750V DC is fed at various points by possibly 11 kv AC lines that step down and rectified to DC using thyristors.

The Metro system of Bangalore basically interconnects four highways.The Purple line connects the Old Madras Road to Mysore road  and the Green lines connect the Kanakapura Road to the Tumkur Road. 

Some of the key destinations on the Purple Line are as follows; Byappanahalli,Ulsoor,Mahatma Gandhi road,Vidhana Soudha,KempeGowda,City Railway Station,Vujayanagar to Mysore road.

Some of the key destinations on the Green Line r Nagasandra,Peenya,Yeshwantpur,Malleswaram,
J P nagar to its final destination.

Travelling few times on the line will customise a person to the system.Most Metro stations are well connected by BMTC bus services.

Extension of metro from Mysore road station to Kengeri starts functioning on 30th august 2021..inaguarated by Hon. Chief Minister Shri. Basavaraj Bommai on 29th August.

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