Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is all set to conduct a trial run of Namma Metro’s Purple Line on the Baiyappanahalli – Whitefield section by the end of October.
Anjum Parwez, MD, BMRCL, said indians, “Our officials are working to conduct the trial. The necessary work for this has reached an advanced stage, including towing, signaling and other works. By the middle of October, metro cars will be transferred to the new track. All expected works will be carried out at the same time.
The opening of this line will help millions of people who work and live in various settlements in Whitefield. BMRCL has set December 2022 as the deadline to start commercial operations.
Asked whether BMRCL would meet the deadline, the managing director said, “We are ambitious to run the train to Whitefield. Due to incessant rains, work on the line, especially at Kadugodi depot, has been delayed. As we expected “We have not been able to carry out traction and other works. This depot is required to run the train on the extended purple line. We will use our best efforts to speed up the work.”
Once the entire Purple Line is operational, people will be able to travel from Kengeri in the west of the city to Whitefield in the east of the city. The purple line extending from Mysuru Road station to Kengeri is already operational. The Kengeri to Challaghatta line is expected to be operational next year. Construction of a depot is in progress at Challagatta.
Caution for the public
Meanwhile, BMRCL has made a public announcement regarding the trial run of 750 V DC third rail sections between Whitefield and KR Puram stations with effect from October 15. BMRCL will not be responsible for any investigation or casualty arising out of unauthorized activity,” the public notice said.