Namma Metro: News

Namma Metro, also well-known as Bangalore Metro is the 2nd largest metro line in India after Delhi Metro. Spread over 42.3 kilometres serving 41 stations with an average daily ridership of 2,41,000 passengers it began operations in October 2011. The BMRCL plans to double the number of tunnel boring machines used in Phase-2 which is expected to be fully operational by 2023.

12 Jan 2023


Bengaluru: Road caves in during metro construction, one injured

In yet another case of shocking civic apathy, a biker was reportedly injured after a road in central Bengaluru's Shoolay Circle caved in, creating a massive hole in the middle of the road on Thursday.

10 Jan 2023


Bengaluru: Mother, son die after under-construction metro pillar collapses

A three-year-old child and his mother died after an under-construction Namma Metro pillar collapsed on their two-wheeler passing through the stretch in Bengaluru's Nagavara on Tuesday morning.

22 Sep 2021


Namma Metro Phase II to be completed by 2024: Bommai

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday asked officials to complete the second phase of Namma (Bengaluru) Metro work by 2024.

05 Oct 2018


Bengaluru: Newly-elected Deputy Mayor dies of cardiac arrest

The Deputy Mayor of Bengaluru, Ramila Umashankar, today died due to a cardiac arrest, barely a week after being elected to the post.

07 Jul 2018


Bengaluru: Infosys to contribute Rs. 200cr for Konappana Agrahara Metro-Station

Infosys Foundation would contribute Rs. 200 crore to the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Ltd for construction of Konappana Agrahara Metro Station and metro railway track and both parties would sign a MoU on July 19, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said today.

04 Jul 2018


Rs. 1.3 crore: Bengaluru Metro's stunning single-day income

Ever since a six-coach metro train was launched in Bengaluru in June, it has boosted daily earnings for the management.

22 May 2018


Baiyappanahalli triumphs Kempegowda, becomes Bengaluru's busiest metro station

In just 7-years, Bengaluru's Namma Metro registered a whopping 12-times increase in daily ridership, with Baiyappanahalli scoring the maximum daily footfall at 28,300 passengers.

19 May 2018


Bengaluru Metro Union may go on strike from June 4

Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) employees' union has threatened an indefinite strike from thereon.

22 Apr 2018

Kia Motors

Bengaluru: 3 more bus services to airport, soon

Keeping in mind Bengaluru's Kempegowda International airport's ever-growing passenger traffic, the public transport agency, BMTC, has planned to add three more bus services to its 'Vayu Vajra' fleet.

02 Mar 2018


Bengaluru: 400 Wi-Fi spots, a Mayor's bungalow - BBMP budget

It can be easily said that the recent Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike budget is not for citizens, but for the netas.

23 Feb 2018


Bengaluru: "Do not whistle," security guards ordered

No, do not get misled by the headline. This is actually a directive issued by the Namma Metro authorities for security guards who control crowd at platforms.

03 Feb 2018


Bengaluru's Namma Metro trains to get three additional coaches

Bengaluru's Namma Metro is all set to get its much-awaited additional train coaches soon.

14 Oct 2017


Bengaluru: Couple dead, 3 feared drowned in heavy rainstorm

Heavy rainfall in Bengaluru's Kurubarahalli and Lagere on Friday night led to the death of a couple due to a wall collapse.

18 Sep 2017


Protests against Hindi bring together activists, politicians in Karnataka

The protest against the "imposition" of Hindi in Karnataka has gone a step further with Kannada activists and politicians coming together to plan the further course of action.

11 Sep 2017


Bengaluru: Namma Metro passengers left without mobile-connectivity in underground sections

Several Bengaluru Namma Metro commuters are frustrated as they are unable to get mobile connectivity in the underground section of the Purple Line.

04 Aug 2017


Trial run complete, Bengaluru roads to have smart parking

With the intent of regularizing parking, BBMP will soon launch automated parking facility on central business district after its trial run was successfully completed.

07 Jul 2017


Bengaluru: Namma Metro workers call off their strike

Bengalureans heaved a sigh of relief after Namma metro workers withdrew their strike and normal metro services were restored.

26 Jun 2017


After a week of going live, Bengaluru Metro faces technical-issues

The Green-Line section of Namma Metro, that connects Sampige Road to Yelachenahalli, was hit by signal snag for an hour, just a week after it was opened for masses.

20 Jun 2017


Over 21,000 women went missing in Karnataka from 2014-17

A total of 21,053 women have gone missing between 2014 and 2017 in Karnataka. So far, 17,777 women have been traced out of them.

18 Jun 2017


Bengaluru: When President decided not to act like a VIP

In the city to inaugurate Bengaluru's Namma metro, India's President Pranab Mukherjee broke away with the typical trend of sticking and living up to VVIP symbol.

12 Jun 2017


Heavy rains cause landslide in Karnataka, 3 children dead

Heavy rains wreaked havoc for the people of Uttara Kannada district, after a landslide buried alive three children. Atleast 8 houses were destroyed.

31 May 2017


Soon, Dial 100 for appointment with Bengaluru police officers

Residents of Bengaluru will soon be able to dial 100 for setting up appointments with police officers at local police stations for verification or filing of non-emergency complaints.

30 May 2017


Karnataka will soon get government-run meat shops

According to reports, the Karnataka government will soon have independent units which will sell low-cost and hygienic lamb and mutton across the state.

25 May 2017


Bengaluru Police arrests 4 Pakistani nationals with fake Aadhaar cards

On 24th May, conducting a raid based on a tip-off, the City Crime Branch of Bengaluru Police arrested 4 Pakistani nationals.

22 May 2017


GST Impact- Taxes on Kannada movie tickets maybe reimbursed

With the Goods and Services Tax to come into effect from 1st July in Karnataka, the Karnataka government is contemplating the reimbursement of tax collected on Kannada movie tickets.

18 May 2017


Bengaluru may replace all existing streetlights with LED lights

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) is planning to replace all of its existing street lights with LED lights.

16 May 2017


China made hi-tech drones seized in Bengaluru

Last week, 10 drones capable of flying at 6,000 metres with a half-kg payload and equipped with a high-end satellite navigation system were seized from a passenger at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA).

10 May 2017


Bengaluru to now have pod taxis?

Commissioner of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP), Manjunath Prasad claimed that the civic body is planning to implement pod taxis in the city.

03 May 2017


Karnataka: BJP MLC sends porn images on WhatsApp group

According to reports, Belagavi MLC from BJP, Mahantesh Kavatagimath posted at least 50 PDF files containing nude pictures of women on the Belagavi Media Force WhatsApp group.

24 Apr 2017


Bengaluru: Now, an app to help you evade potholes

A group of four classmates from Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, have invented an app which warns users about the potholes on the road.

Bengaluru: Movie-tickets to cost Rs. 200 in multiplexes beginning May

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said the government will direct multiplexes to cap movie ticket prices at Rs. 200 from May onwards.

29 Mar 2017


Karnataka government wants to "rehabilitate" transgender beggars

The government of Karnataka announced the formation of 'vigilance-squads' who will arrest transgender women begging on Bengaluru streets in order to "rehabilitate" them.

09 Mar 2017


Transgenders have their own category in this year's PU exam

19 transgenders will have the opportunity to write their second pre-university exam in Karnataka under the category of "transgenders."

09 Feb 2017

Aero India

Tankers supplying water in 496 parched Karnataka villages

After borewells in 496 villages dried up, the government has started sending water tankers.