Bangalore gets its own Metro Rail
Bangalore, the IT hub of India has finally got its own Metro Rail. The urban development minister Mr. Kamal Nath, inaugurated the service which will open to the public starting 4pm this evening. The metro service will run between 6 am to 10 pm daily. The Bangalore Metro, also named Namma Metro (Our Metro) is expected to reduce traffic volumes in congested parts of the city, like the Kempegowda Bus Stand, the Bangalore Bus Stand, Hudson Cirlce and M.G Road. The Bangalore Metro has been missing its inauguration deadline since March 2010 and was finally inaugurate today, October 20th, 2011 and will be open to the public post 4 pm.
About Bangalore Metro Map
Bangalore or presently called Bengaluru is know as the IT capital of India. With the growth in IT Related businesses in the city, the need for infrastructure development also picked the pace. Hence, the construction of metro system in the city was proposed and subsequently its implementation process took off.
Need for Metro in Bangalore
The main objective behind the introduction of metro rail in Bangalore is to ease traffic pressure on the roads. The making of metro line has also been encouraged so that travelers keep their vehicles in their garages and avail the services of the public transport. Metro system in the city is considered as the complementary transit mode than a competitive one.
In addition, metro system in Bangalore was also needed for following reasons:
- To reduce consumption of fuel
- To check pollution
- To bring down accident rates
- To help travelerssave traveling time