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Bengaluru underground metro opens today

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 April 2016, 16:20 IST

In a bid to tackle the city's traffic-problem, the Namma, underground metro's East-West corridor, will be inaugurated in Bengaluru on Friday and commuters will be allowed to travel in that metro line from Saturday.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate the underground section.

The first metro ride will commence at 6AM on 30 April. The first phase stretch of the metro from Nayandahalli to Baiyappanahalli will be opened on Friday. The last train from the station will leave at 10PM. 

The underground metro is a joint venture of the Central government and the Karnataka government. The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) is the agency that handled the project.

With this latest addition to the metro line, the metro will now travel six underground stations covering 4.8 kms. 

First published: 29 April 2016, 16:20 IST