INDIA: The eastern section of Bengaluru’s Namma Metro Purple Line running 13·7 km from Krishnarajapura to Whitefield (Kadugodi) opened for revenue service on March 26, after an inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi the previous day.
Construction of the 12-station extension cost Rs42·5bn.
A 2·5 km link between Krishnarajapura and the rest of the Purple Line at Baiyyappanahalli is under construction for opening in June.
The first section of the Namma Metro opened in October 2011. The latest opening takes the two-line network to 70·1 km, making it the second longest in India after Delhi.