PM inaugurates Whitefield-KR Puram Metro Line in Karnataka

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 March inaugurated the much-awaited Whitefield - KR Puram metro line in Bengaluru.

An overview of the news

  • With this 13.71 km stretch with 12 stations, Bengaluru Metro has a connectivity of 69.66 km with 63 stations, making it the second largest network in the country after the Delhi Metro.

  • The Rs 4,249-crore project will reduce travel time between Whitefield and KR Puram by 22 minutes and is expected to increase passenger traffic by 1.5 lakh.

  • Delhi has 348 km line, Bengaluru has 69 km and Hyderabad 67 km metro network.

  • The Whitefield-KR Puram Metro Line is an extension of the existing Purple Line (the metro's east-west corridor).

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