BMRCL to run seven trains on KR Puram – Whitefield metro line. More details
The newly built KR Puram – Whitefield metro line in Bengaluru will haveseven trains running with the time frequency of 10 – 12 minutes, said MP PC Mohan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating this metro line on March 25 in his seventh visit to the poll bound state this year.
This new metro line will reduce the travel time between KR Puram and Whitefield, which is usuallya bottle neck for regular commuters. According to the government, it will just take 24 minutes inthe metro to reach Whitefield from KR Puram, which otherwise takes about an hour. Bengaluru Central MP PC Mohan tweeted, “PM Sri @narendramodi Ji will inaugurate the 13.2 km Whitefield-KR Pura Metro section on Mar 25. Commuting time between KR Pura and Whitefield will now be reduced to just 24 mins. BMRCL will operate 7 trains with a 10– 12 minutes frequency, making it easier for people to commute.“
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Meanwhile, Karnataka’s Congress in charge Randeep Surjewala called the new metro line as a ‘half baked’ one and claimed that the inauguration of the unfinished metro line will endanger public life. He said, “On 25th March 2023; PM Modi will inaugurate a metro line from nowhere to nowhere. Once again it is a discontinuous, disjointed and disconnected metro line which will cause more problems to Bengalureans than it will solve. The only yield will be a media event of the Prime Minister riding a standalone metro that is disconnected from the existing metro line. It will also gravely endanger public safety”
The KR Puram – Whitefield metro line is of 13.2 kilometers distance and will have 12 metro stations.