The city’s primary IT corridors, Whitefield and Electronics City, are included in this most recent phase of the metro project.
What’s it about? Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced on Wednesday that the government would shortly begin operating Bengaluru’s second metro phase. He also added that the metro service to Kempegowda International Airport from the city would be made available by the end of 2023.
Reason for delays: According to Bommai, the reason for delays in constructing the metro line to the airport were the big business and residential buildings along the way, which had to be removed gradually.
Official’s take: Anjum Parwez, managing director of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), stated last November that the city will have 175 km of metro rails by 2025.
- According to Parwez, Bengaluru will have 314 km of metro rail connectivity by 2041.