Bangalore Metro Launches Whitefield IT Corridor Services, Easing Tech Commutes
Highly Anticipated Metro Services Commence in Bangalore’s Whitefield IT Corridor, Sparking Techies’ Celebration
Responding to public pressure and demands from various groups, the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) took the initiative to launch metro services to the Whitefield IT corridor ahead of the official inauguration. The commencement of this project brings immense relief to the software professionals, as it serves the bustling MNC companies in the Whitefield, Hoodi, and Mahadevapura regions.
The metro authorities, yielding to mounting pressure, initiated services early this morning, drawing thousands of techies to the metro stations. This development marks the end of arduous commutes and traffic woes, particularly at notorious bottlenecks like KR Puram and Hoodi, which were long-standing headaches for Bangaloreans.
Officially, the metro will run trains between Challaghatta on Mysuru Road and Whitefield on the purple line, covering a substantial 43.5-kilometer stretch with a travel time of approximately 1.40 hours, including stops at 37 railway stations. The fare for the entire journey from Challaghatta to Whitefield has been set at Rs 60.
Previously, tech professionals had to disembark at K.R. Puram and rely on feeder buses, city transport, or private options to reach their workplaces. This newly inaugurated stretch not only eases their daily commutes but also connects the eastern and western parts of the city. As of now, the metro operates on a 73.81-kilometer route, with plans to expand its services to cover 100 kilometers by the year’s end.