The much-awaited 12.75km KR-Whitefield metro line will be ready after March 10, said Anjum Parvez, managing director of the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL), on Friday.
BMRCL had earlier invited the commissioner of metro railway safety (CMRS) for inspection work on the track. Currently there are a few minor security compliance issues that need to be addressed, according to Parvez.
Speaking to indianexpress.com, Parvez said, “BMRCL will be ready with the KR Puram-Whitefield line after March 10. CMRS has given the confirmation along with some security details. Just finish that and get ready for work.”
Parvez said that BMRCL will soon launch a common card. “Soon we will launch common mobility cards compatible with metro stations. Depending on the needs of the public, we will launch the cards in a phased manner,” he said.
While the KR Puram-Whitefield line is part of the phase 1 metro project of Baiyappanahalli-Whitefield, the phase 2 metro project between KR Puram and Baiyappanahalli will start in June.
The KR Puram-Whitefield line is expected to reduce travel time by 24 minutes from an hour (by road). There will be 12 stations and a direct footpath to the ITPL campus from the Pattandur Agrahara metro station.