Bengaluru Metro train services between Yelachenahalli and RV Road on the Green Line will be suspended for four days, from November 14 to 17. Normal train services will resume from the morning of November 18.
The suspension of services is to accommodate the work being undertaken to convert the RV Road Metro station into an interchange station between the Green line and the proposed Electronic City Metro Corridor.
Alternate BMTC Metro feeder buses will be provided on all four days for the benefit of passengers affected by the suspension of the services. These buses can be availed at the affected metro stations and will stop at the intermediate Metro stations – Banashankari and JP Nagar.
The buses will be available from 4.45 am onwards from the Yelachenahalli Metro station and from 5.30 am onwards at the RV Road Metro station. They will be available up to 10.30 pm at the Yelachenahalli Metro station and up to 11.45 pm at the RV Metro station. However, on Sunday, November 17, the bus services will start later in the morning; at 6.30 am from Yelachenahalli and at 7.15 am from RV Road.
The work being undertaken is to launch viaduct superstructures south of the RV Road Metro station. Viaducts are structures that are designed to cross waterbodies and valleys with several short arches without the construction of a bridge. BMRCL expects to finish the scheduled work within the four days.
This work comes close on the heels of the Karnataka government’s decision to extend the service of the state-run Metro network to 300 km from the current 119 km. This comes at a whopping cost of Rs 30,695 crore. The service is expected to take thousands of vehicles off the road.
All other Metro services will continue as usual next week. The Purple Line will not be affected by this work.