Namma Metro

Date: 2-January,2019Last Updated: 26-September,2022
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The Garden City of Bangalore is famously referred to as the Silicon Valley of India pertaining to the Huge IT Investments that came in the ’90s. Due to the numerous opportunities available there is a rapid inflow of youth and skilled professionals into the city from all over India. Bangalore transformed into a busy metropolitan city with a vast population of IT Professionals & Students migrating here.

Bangalore today lists second on the Cities with most Traffic in India. Its famous hour-long traffic snarls call for massive decongestion of traffic through a multi-dimensional approach.

Commuters here are desperately in need of a fast and easy transportation facility because of their busy schedules.

Both the Central and State Governments have taken many necessary steps towards the improvement of the infrastructural development of Bangalore and decongestion of the Log Jam Traffic Problem. One of the major resolutions is Bangalore Metro, also known as Namma Metro (Kannada for ‘OUR’ Metro) which was undertaken by BMRCL. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) is a Joint Venture of Government of Karnataka and Government of India, which is in charge of operations and regulations of Namma Metro.

Namma Metro is a rapid transit system serving the metropolitan city of Bangalore aptly. Each line+ (route) of Namma Metro has been assigned a specific colour-code. There are three types of stations – underground, elevated and at-grade, operating daily from 05:00 to 23:00HRS.

Namma Metro like any other metro project is built in multiple phases.

Namma Metro Phase and Their Details :

  • Phase 1

Phase 1 is already open to the public comprising two lines – Purple Line and Green line. The total length of this phase is 42.3km (26.28mi). Here are the detailed specifications.

Purple Line:

  1. Reach 1 (East) Baiyappanahalli-MG Road 6.7kms
  2. Reach 2 (West) Mysore Road-Magadi Road 6.4kms
  3. Underground UG2 (East to West) MG Road-Magadi Road 4.8kms

Green Line:

  1. Reach 3 (North) Sampige Road-Yeswanthpur 5.1kms
  2. Reach 3A (North) Yeswanthpur-Peenya Industry 4.8kms
  3. Reach 3B (North) Peenya Industry-Nagasandra 2.5kms
  4. Underground UG1 (North to South) Sampige-National College 4.0kms
  5. Reach 4 (South) National College-Rashtreeya Vidyalaya Road 4.1kms
  6. Reach 4A (South) Rashtreeya Vidyalaya Road-Yelachenahalli 3.9kms
  • Phase 2

The ongoing Phase 2 consists of extensions for all four reaches of the metro and three new lines. The total length of this phase is 73km of which 58km will be elevated, 0.48km at grade and 13.70km underground. Totally 61 more stations will be added to the network out of which 12 will be underground and the rest will be elevated. The extensions are:

Extension of Reach 1 Baiyappanahalli – Whitefield 15.50kms

  1. Extension of Reach 2 Mysuru Road - Kengeri 8.8kms
  2. Extension of Reach 3 Nagasandra – BIEC 3.77kms
  3. Extension of Reach 4 Yelachenahalli-Anjanapura 6.05kms

Red Line

The Red line will cover a distance of 21.25 km from Gottigere to Nagawara. Most part of this line will be underground (13.79 km). Only 6.98 km will remain elevated and 0.48 km will be at-grade sections. This line will include 18 stations, out of which 12 will be underground and 6 will be elevated.

Yellow Line

The yellow line will be an 18.82 km long stretch. This stretch will be fully elevated. connecting Rashtreeya Vidyalaya Road to Bommasandra. There will be 16 stations on this line.

Phase 2A

Phase 2A which is a part of phase 2 is the Blue line which is 17km long. It will connect Silk Board to KR Puram.

  • Phase 3

The proposed Phase 3 is stipulated to be 127km long, providing connectivity from Hosakerehalli to ORR at Marathahalli through the Old Airport Road. This will also serve the busy areas of Domlur, HAL and Konena Agrahara.


  • It improves connectivity to prime areas

  • It reduces travel costs

  • It cuts down travel time

  • It reduces traffic and increases convenience

  • It saves vehicle maintenance costs and gives more options for transit

  • Environmental emissions cut down massively.

  • It boosts real estate sector

  • Modernization of city through advanced transit options

  • It increases Urbanization of Bangalore infrastructure

  • It improves the overall lifestyle and the standards of living Experts View

As per the latest trends in the Indian Real Estate sector, it has been seen that the development of the Metro Rail System had led to significant growth in the number of homebuyers in the real estate market. In the areas closest to the stations, the impact on the value of properties is directly proportional to the distance radius from the metro station. Previous stats also show a rise in the market value of properties by more than 50%.

This metro project leads to considerable growth both in residential and commercial areas due to improved accessibility.

  • There is a considerable increase in demand for retail and office spaces around existing metro stations.

  • Realty builders are competitive in their innovative ideas for the development of the metro areas.

Hence all in all Namma Metro gives the Real estate market a massive boost.

We strongly suggest buyers and investors looking to invest in the real estate sector of India to firstly check out our home guide and then contact our experts who will fasten up the search of your future property and make sure that your investment is safe, secure and profitable.

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