Bangalore Metro Route Or Namma Metro Purple line is known as the East-West corridor of Bangalore Metro/Namma Metro. It is part of the metro rail system for the city of Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. The 18.22 km line connects Bayappanahalli to Mysore Road. The line connects the eastern, central, and western regions of Bengaluru.

The Purple line is mostly with elevated stations and 12 underground stations. The Majestic station serves as an interchange station with the Green Line. It usually takes about 35 minutes to travel from one end to the other, compared to about 90 minutes to travel on the road. The system is designed for a maximum train speed of 80 km/h.

bangalore metro map purple line

Civil construction work on Phase I of the line began on 15 April 2007, and was originally scheduled to be completed in 5 years. However, the project delayed many times and missed several deadlines, which BMRCL blamed on the land acquisition disputes, and the difficulty of drilling through the hard rock of the Deccan Plateau for the underground section.

The first section of the Bangalore Metro Route Purple Line between Bayappanahalli and Mahatma Gandhi Road was inaugurated on 20 October 2011, and Reach 2 between Mysore Road and Magadi Road started operations from 16 November 2015. Both of them worked independently until the last section. The underground stretch between Mahatma Gandhi Road and City Railway Station was opened to the public on April 30, 2016, connecting the first operational stretch and completing the first phase of the Purple Line. The last section of Phase I is the first underground metro section in South India.

The proposed Phase II would extend the line at both its eastern and western terminals. Once Phase II is completed (expected in 2020), the line will consist of 36 stations from the eastern suburb to Chailaghat to Whitefield in the southeast-western suburb and will measure 42.53 km.

Namma Metro/Bangalore Metro Map: Purple Line

Bangalore Metro Map Route Purple Line

Namma Metro/Bangalore Metro Route Map Stations:

Station
No.
Station Name
(English)
Station Name
(Hindi)
Interchange
Connection
1Baiyappanahalliबैयाप्पनहल्ली Indian Railway
2Swami Vivekananda Roadस्वामी विवेकानंद रोड NONE
3Indiranagarइन्दिरा नगर NONE
4Halasuruहलसुरु NONE
5Trinityट्रिनिटी NONE
6MG Roadएमजी रोड NONE
7Cubbon Park (Sri Chamarajendra Park)कुब्बोन पार्क (श्री छमाराजेंद्र पार्क )NONE
8Dr. BR. Ambedkar Station, Vidhana Soudhaडॉ बीआर अंबेडकर स्टेशन, विधान सभा NONE
9Sir M. Visveshwaraya Stationसर एम विसवेशवराया स्टेशन NONE
10Nadaprabhu Kempegowda station, Majesticनादप्रभु केम्पेगौड़ा स्टेशन, मजेस्टिक metro green line
11City Railway Stationसिटि रेल्वे स्टेशन Indian Railway
12Magadi Roadमगड़ी रोड NONE
13Bala gangadhar nath Swamiji Station, Hosahalliबाल गंगाधर नाथ स्वामीजी स्टेशन, होसाहल्ली NONE
14Vijaya nagarविजय नगर NONE
15Attiguppeअट्टीगुप्पे NONE
16Deepanjali Nagarदीपांजली नगर NONE
17Mysore Roadमैसूर रोड NONE
Namma Metro Map Stations

There are 17 stations on the Namma Metro Purple Line. The underground stations are built using the cut-and-cover method. Most underground stations are 300 meters long and 25 meters wide. The interchange station at the Majestic metro station is very big.

Initially, despite the demand of the passengers, the Namma metro stations did not have toilets. BMRCL sought to argue that the construction of the toilet was not part of the metro construction plan and that the construction of the toilet in the city was the responsibility of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).

He justified the decision by saying that passengers spent “barely five minutes” at the stations, so no toilet was required, and also that passengers at any of the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus stops in the city there was no toilet. However, BMRCL eventually took public demand into consideration, and on 21 June 2013, the first toilet of the metro was opened at the Byappanahalli and Indiranagar stations.

Bangalore Metro Route Frequency Timing of Metro:

The Namma metro service runs daily from 5 am and 11 am. The end-to-end journey time on the Purple Line is 33 minutes. From 7 November 2016, Purple Line trains started running every 4 minutes between 9:10 am to 9:58 am to handle the increased passenger traffic during the morning peak hours. This time was later withdrawn as the trains were not running at optimal capacity. From 27 February 2017, BMRC introduced a new time-table for workdays. Currently on the line is 4 minutes (08: 30-09: 10), 7 minutes (07: 00-08: 30 and 09: 10-10: 40), 8 minutes (16: 00-20: 40). And 15 minutes at all other times.

Bangalore Metro Route services sometimes operate beyond 10Pm. Services are usually held on festival days or when a senior cricket match is held in Bangalore.

Bangalore Metro Route Map Timing: Purple Line

Line -1 / PURPLE Line
Monday to Saturday
FROMTOPlatform No.First Train Departure timeLast Train Departure time
BAIYAPPANAHALLIMYSORE ROAD205:0023:35
MYSORE ROADBAIYAPPANAHALLI105:0023:40
NADA PRBHU KEMPEGOWDABAIYAPPANAHALLI105:1600:00
NADA PRBHU KEMPEGOWDAMYSORE ROAD205:2500:00
Bangalore Metro Timing ( Monday To Saturday)
Line -1 / PURPLE LINE
Sunday
FROM TOPlatform No.First Train Departure timeLast Train Departure time
BAIYAPPANAHALLIMYSORE ROAD207:0023:35
MYSORE ROADBAIYAPPANAHALLI107:0023:40
NADA PRBHU KEMPEGOWDABAIYAPPANAHALLI107:0000:00
NADA PRBHU KEMPEGOWDAMYSORE ROAD207:0000:00
Bangalore Metro Timing ( Sunday)

Bangalore Metro Route Fare collection: Purple Line

The Namma Metro Purple line end-to-end fare is Rs45 (63 cents US). Passengers using the smartcard receive a discount of 5% per transaction.

As of April 2016, 37.59% of passengers on the Purple line use smart cards, while the rest buy tokens.

Check Station to Station Fare From Here

Security

All stations of Bangalore metro route on the line have 4 emergency exits, and the majestic station has 18 emergency exits. Stations are built to withstand the Zone III earthquake. Bangalore is located in a Zone II earthquake-prone zone. The tunnels are equipped with a walkway for passengers to get off a train and go to the nearest station in the event of a technical fault.

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