Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is getting ready to start testing two new metro lines next month in an effort to improve the traveling experience for customers. 

The route chart for Bangalore’s metro system is called the Bengaluru Metro Rail Network, or Namma Metro. Additionally, it was South India’s first metro rail system. The Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) oversees the management of this metro system in India.

According to the Bengaluru metro route map, all metro rails run daily from 5:00 AM to 11:30 PM. Bangalore Metro fares range from Rs 10 to Rs 17. 5,18,000 people use the Bengaluru Metro on a daily basis.

Byappanahalli-KR Pura (2.1 km) and Kengeri-Challaghatta (2 km) would both be operational by the end of August 2023, according to BMRCL, giving commuters additional alternatives for transportation.

Anjum Parwez, the managing director of BMRCL, announced to the public that the trial runs for both parts will start at the same time on August 22, 2023. According to News18, the authorities have a plan in place to guarantee that the whole East-West corridor (Purple Line) is fully operational by the given time.

In order to verify the dimensions (distance between the middle of the track and the closest structure) on both parts where a crew would be transporting the metro frame on a tram, a test run will be conducted on 15 August prior to the trial run, according to Parwez. To make sure there are no structural problems throughout the test run, this step is taken.

Parwez said that a trial run with a single six-coach train would be performed on the Kengeri-Challanghata and Byaphanahalli-KR Pura metro portions beginning on August 22. Additionally, BMRCL is putting together the required documentation for both sections in preparation for inspection by the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS).

A 39.4 km-long portion of the Purple Line that connects Whitefield (Kadugodi) to the KR Pura section and Byaphanahalli to Kengeri is now in use. Daily commuters to places like Mahadevapura, ITPB, and Kadugodi have experienced difficulties as a result of the missing part between KR Pura and Byappanahalli. When the new stretch is open, it will provide commuters in Whitefield and the surrounding districts additional alternatives and convenient access, according to News18.