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Namma Metro in Bangalore, India

Access to new information about a major rail development program in India added to PM World Library

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Rajamahender Rapelly

16 March 2018 – Mumbai, India – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library on the subject of major rail infrastructure projects. The new resource is titled “Namma Metro in Bangalore, India” published on the website of railway technology.

Bangalore (also Bengaluru) in the south west of India is the country’s fastest-growing metropolitan area. It seems to set to confirm a place as the third-largest city with a population of well over five million and with more in surrounding satellite communities. The state capital of Karnataka, Bangalore is a leading research Centre with a concentration of the international information technology industry. Bangalore’s urban transport has been made up of taxis, buses and lightweight powered rickshaws. Coupled with the need to sustain the city’s growth, the social and economic transformation has focused official attention on developing rapid high-volume rail-based public transport.

Namma Metro, also known as Bengaluru Metro, is a metro system serving the city of Bengaluru, India. It is currently the second longest operational metro network in India after the Delhi Metro. It contains the first underground metro line in South India. The metro network consists of two colour-coded lines, with a total length of 42.3 kilometres serving 41 stations. The system has a mix of underground, at-grade, and elevated stations using standard-gauge tracks. The metro has an average daily ridership of 315,000 passengers. By 2022, the system is expected to complete its phase 2 network and provide connectivity to the city's important tech hubs of Electronics City and White Field.

To access this resource, go to the Major Projects and Programmes section of the library at, click on “Transportation – Infrastructure”, then click on “Transportation Infrastructure – Rail”. Must be registered as Free Trial, Professional or Scholar member and logged in to access.

This resource provided through the PMWL’s research internship program, which you can learn more about here