Metro work in Challaghatta will finish soon with the station set to open in August.
Story so far: The construction work for the Challaghatta Metro Station is almost complete. It is set to open in August and become operative by end of this year. It was a belated addition to the Purple Line and will be the smallest station.
- The total cost of construction was ₹33 crores.
Key details: Challaghatta station will be 1.5km from Kengeri Station, the present terminal of the Purple Line. Compared to other stations, Challaghatta Station does not have a concourse.
- Students of RR Medical College, Dental College, a nearby Ayurveda Hospital and more will benefit the most from this station.
What now: Contract for Challaghatta depot has been granted. The Letter of Agreement is expected to be handed over next month. It will take around 2.5 years for the depot’s construction.
Problems: Due to its remote location, the station is facing a frequent steel and iron rod theft problem. Till now, no police case has been filed.