Eleven years ago, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had laid a cornerstone for the Namma Metro project, with a vision of hassle-free commute in Bengaluru. The tech city is all set to welcome the completion of the first phase, the green line section of the metro, which will connect the Sampige Road station and Yelachenahalli. This section will be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee at 6 pm on Saturday. Train service for citizens will begin on Sunday.
The 12 km-stretch of rail service will bring ease to commuters from south Bengaluru. The introduction of this line will also help commuters switch between north-south and east-west corridors at Kempegowda-Majestic interchange. This metro line is expected to cater to at least five lakh people.