Metro till midnight, BMTC to link last mile

Metro till midnight, BMTC to link last mile

Namma Metro: As Phase 1 opens today, BMRCL enhances services to handle rush

Metro till midnight, BMTC to link last mile

BMRCL has extended the timings for North-South and East-West corridors with the first service beginning at 5 am and the last train departing at around 11 pm while BMTC is preparing to bridge the last-mile gap.

Those in the Majestic area can board a train to the four corners served by Metro at 11.25 pm.

“The first train from terminal stations — Baiyappanahalli, Mysuru Road, Nagasandra and Yelachenahalli — will start at 5 am. Passengers should note that the speed of these initial trains will be slow as they are pilot trains,” the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) stated in a release on Friday.
Though the North-South line is set to be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday, commercial services will begin only at 4 pm.

The last train from Baiyappanahalli and Yelachenahalli will depart at 11 pm. It will be 11.05 pm for Mysuru Road and 10.50 pm for Nagasandra.

Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is not only deploying additional buses for feeder service, but is also extending its operations to meet the commuters’ demand for last mile connectivity.

BMTC Managing Director Ekroop Caur said, “About 120 buses will be deployed for feeder services. The number of buses and routes can be increased after assessing the commuters’ demand.”

The BMTC already runs more than 85 buses to metro stations. These buses not only connect to the far-off corners of the city, but also the major bus stations.

Officials are also conducting surveys to understand the travel pattern. “Feeder service is a continuously evolving process. As metro ridership increases, we will get to know which station is getting more people and deploy buses accordingly,” they added.

 BMTC feeder buses from metro stations

Yelachenahalli - Nayandahalli Metro Station
Via: Meenakshi Temple, Konanakunte Cross, Uttarahalli, PES College

Yelachenahalli - Nayandahalli Metro
Via: Gottigere, Anjanapura, ISRO Layour, Kathriguppe

Southend circle  -  Kengeri TTMC
Via: Gandhi Bazaar, Muneshwara Block, Timber Yard Layout

Southend Circle - BTM Layout
Via: Jayanagar, Lalbagh West Gate, Sirsi Circle

Banashankari - Jayanagar Bus Station
Via: Konanakunte cross, Jambusavari Dinne, Yelachenahalli

RV Road - Banashankari
Via: Jayanagar Bus Station, JP Nagar, Konanakunte Cross

Lalbagh Metro - Vijayanagar
Via: RK Ashrama, Avalahalli BDA Park, Nayandahalli, Attiguppe

SV Road - White field TTMC
Via: Benniganahalli, Tin Factory, Hoodi, Graphite India

SV Road - Thambuchettypalya
Via: BEML Gate, Kasthurinagar, Bhuvanagiri, Kalkere Cross

Baiyappanahalli - KR Puram
Via: Kashthurinagar, B Channasandra Bridge, ITI Gate

MG Road - Kalyan Nagar
Via: Inner Ring Road, Domlur, Lingarajapuram, Kalyananagar

Indiranagar - Central Silk Board
Via: Indiranagar Metro, Domlur Bridge, Inner Ring Road

Baiyappanahalli - ITPL
Via: Mahadevapura, Garudacharpalya

Vijayanagara- Banashankari Bus Stand
Via: Attiguppe, Deepanjalinagar, Nayandahalli, Kadirenahalli Park

Vijayanagar - Malagala
Via: Chandra Layout, Hullalu, Sunkadakatte

Nayandahalli - Rajarajeshwari nagar
Via: RR temple, BEML 5th Stage