Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), a joint venture of Government of India and Government of Karnataka is a Special Purpose Vehicle entrusted with the responsibility of implementation of Bangalore Metro Rail Project.
Bangalore Metro, christened as “Namma Metro”, is poised not only to add to the beauty of Bangalore skyline, but will immensely add to the comfort level of travel. Besides this, Namma Metro will be a major environment friendly addition to the Bangalore City as it will significantly contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions.
The project has an East-West corridor – 18.10 km long, starting from Baiyappanahalli in the East and terminating at Mysore Road terminal in the West and a 24.20 km North-South corridor commencing at Nagasandra in the North and terminating at Puttenahalli in the South.
This is the First Metro rail project in India commissioned with 750V DC Third Rail on Standard Guage.
The Bangalore Metro has been designed for a capacity of 40000 PHPDT (Peak Hour Peak Direction Trips). The number of passengers expected to travel on the metro everyday is estimated at 12 lakhs in 2013 and 19 lakhs in 2021.