For those of you who still don’t know what this is about, Namma Metro literally means, “our metro” or “hamari metro”. Also known as Bengaluru Metro it is a giant step taken as the city progresses towards being a metropolitan. Last weekend I took a ride on the metro to see how the experience was.
The metro stations have been very nicely built, the expertise of DMRC people being taken. Security is very tight, and that is for your own safety, as we noticed some people being asked by the security personnel to look after their kids, as the kids moved towards the track. Plus the main purpose of the tight security is, well obvious these days.
The first phase of Namma Metro, is from MG Road, the most happening place in the city(and apparently the only one other than Koramangala) to Baiyappanahalli. The stations are very close to each other, and so the train halts every few minutes. Since the metro is still new, most of the passengers were first timers, tourists like me, and very few were daily commuters. I believe once the Metro completes second phase, it will cover most part of the city, and will become the most used mode of commuting.
Now less words, and more photos