The Bangalore Metro train (called Namma Metro) connects the city's commercial and residential areas. Phase I consists of two lines:
- The East-West corridor (Purple Line) starts at Baiyappanahalli and ends at Mysore Road. It goes via Swami Vivekananda Road, Indiranagar, Halasuru, Trinity, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Cricket Stadium, Vidhana Soudha, Central College, Majestic, City Railway Station, Magadi Road, Hosahalli, Vijayanagar and Deepanjali Nagar.
- The North-South corridor (Green Line) starts at Nagadandra and ends at Puttenahalli. It goes via Mahalakshmi, Rajajinagar, Kuvempu Road, Malleswaram, Swastik, Majestic, Chikpete, City Market, K.R. Road, Lalbagh, South End Circle, Jayanagar, and Puttenahalli.
Implementation of Phase I has been divided into four "reaches" and two underground sections. It's expected to be fully operational by March 2016, following significant delays.
Currently, Reach I of the East-West corridor (Purple Line), from Baiyappanahalli to Mahatma Gandhi Road, is functional. Reach 2 of the East-West corridor, from Mysore Road to Magadi Road, is expected to open by the end of September 2015. In addition, reaches 3, 3A and 3B, connecting Sampige Road to Nagasandra on the north part of the North-South corridor (Green Line), are functional.
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