Namma Metro – The Bangalore Metro

namma Metro train
namma Metro train

Namma Metro – (The Bangalore Metro)

Namma Metro (Our metro) / The Bangalore Metro (Kannada: ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಮೆಟ್ರೊ) is the name of Bangalore Metro services.The agency responsible for its implementation is the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL).

This is the 4 the largest metro train services in India. The fist one is Delhi Metro, then Hyderabad Metro and after that Chennai Metro. The Bangalore metro services having a mix of underground, street level, and elevated stations using standard-gauge tracks.

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By 2023, expected to complete its phase 2 network and provide connectivity to the city’s important tech hubs of Electronics City and Whitefield.

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) is a joint venture of Government of India and Government of Karnataka, built and operates the Namma Metro.

Daily Services Running Time : 05:00 AM and 11:00 PM

Frequency of Service : Between 4 and 20 minutes.

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Namma Metro Latest Route Map

Please find the following Namma metro rail services latest route map.

The Bangalore Metro weaves through the bustling commercial and residential areas of the city. The first phase of Bangalore Metro, consisting of two corridors of double line electrified, will cover a total of 42.30 km.The East-West corridor will be 18.10 km. long, starting from Byappanahalli and terminating at Mysore Road terminal, going via Old Madras Road, Indiranagar, C.M.H. Road, Ulsoor, Trinity Circle, M.G. Road, Cricket Stadium, Vidhana Soudha, Central College, Majestic, City Railway Station, Magadi Road, Hosahalli, Vijayanagar and Deepanjali Nagar.

The 24.20 km. North-South corridor will begin at Hessarghatta Road Terminal and terminate at Puttenahalli going via Mahalakshmi, Rajajinagar, Kuvempu Road, Malleswaram, Swastik, Majestic, Chikpet, City Market, K.R. Road, Lalbagh, South End Circle,Jayanagar and Puttenahalli.

Out of the 42.30 km., 8.822 km. will be underground near City Railway Station, Vidhana Soudha, Majestic and City Market and most of the rest will be elevated.

GAUGE : Standard GaugeTRACTION : 750V dc Third Rail

SPEED Max : 80Kmph ; Sch. 32Kmph


TRAVEL TIME : 33/44 Mins. (end to end)

Bangalore Metro Stations Name

Metro Phase 1 network consists of two corridors that include the East West and North South corridors.

  • The East West corridor is named Purple Line (Purple Line)
  • The Northern most corridor is named Green Line (Green Line)

The two corridors will meet at Kempe Gowda Station and Kempe Gowda Station is a two-phase interchange station. The train needs to be replaced at Kempegowda Station from the one-stop station (as the Trinity in the purple route) to the other route to the station (take a pinna of green route). The traveler can purchase the same ticket for the entire journey.

Bangalore Metro stations name are here.

East West corridor is named Purple Line

Following are the stations listed on Purple Line

Purple Line Stations Name
Mysore Road
Deepanjali Nagar
Balagangadharanatha Swamiji Stn., Hosahalli
Magadi Road
City Railway Station
Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Station, Majestic
Sir M Visveswaraya Station, Central College
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Stn., Vidhana Soudha
Cubbon Park
Mahatma Gandhi Road
Swami Vivekananda Road

North South corridors is named Green Line

Following are the stations listed on Green Line

Green Line Stations Name
Peenya Industry
Sandal Soap Factory
Mahakavi Kuvempu road
Mantri Square Sampige Road
Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Station, Majestic
Krishna Rajendra Market
National College
Southend Circle
Rashtriya Vidyalaya Road
Jayapraksh nagar


Reach-3North LineSampige Road to Yeshwanthpur (5.1 km)
Reach – 3AFirst North Extension LineYeshwanthpur to Peenya Industry (4.8 km)
Reach – 3BSecond North Extension LinePeenya Industry to Nagasandra (2.5 Km)
Reach-4South LineNational College to Rashtreeya Vidyalaya Road (4.1 km)
Reach – 4ASouth Extension LineRashtreeya Vidyalaya Road to Puttenahalli (3.9 km)
UG – 1North South UGBetween Sampige Road and National College (4.0 km)
UG – 2East West UGBetween Cricket stadium and Magadi Road (4.8 km)
Reach-1East LineCricket Stadium to Baiyappanahalli (6.7 km)
Reach-2West LineCity Railwaystation to Mysore road(6.4 KM)

Ticketing System in Bangalore Metro Rail

Namma Metro is primarily uses contactless technology on ticketing system in Bangalore.

Basically there are 2 types of ticketing option available here

  • Tokens (for single journey)
  • Contactless Smart Cards (for multiple journeys)

The working on ticketing is electronic chip residing inside the Token or Smart Card contains information of a ticket.

Tokens (for single journey)

Namma metro uses tocken system for Single journey of travel.

This type of tcken are used for single journey tickets and checking of this happening on every gates during exit. This is suitable for daily travelers.

Following image shows the same token exist on Bangalore metro.

Namma Metro Single journey token
Namma Metro Single journey token

Contactless Smart Cards (for multiple journeys)

  • Smart cards will be used to carry multiple trips.
  • Contactless Smart Cards available for Rs 50. The travel value is different from the cost of card.

Benefits Of Contactless Smart Cards

  • Load value on card as per your convenience.
  • Get 5% discount for smart cards, over token fare.
  • Wide options to top-up value 24 x 7, apart from stations

More information of these card available on BANGALORE NAMMA METRO RAIL Smart Card page

Namma Metro Fare Calculator

Fare Rules

  • Tickets are not required for children below ✅ 3 feet. No age criteria is considered.
  • The Automatic Gates admit one person at a time. Hence every passenger needs to carry one token or smart card.
  • Minimum Fare will be charged for entering into a station.
  • Penalty for ticketless travel or lost ticket is Rs.200/- apart from maximum token fare.
  • Mismatch : The Automatic Gates record entry/ exit details in token / Smart card. Every entry at these gates must be followed by proper exit through the gates on same day. Skipping of any entry or exit is termed as MISMATCH. The penalty for mismatch is Rs10.
  • Overstay Rule : A passenger holding a valid ticket can exit from paid area of same station within 20 minutes and from paid area of other stations within 120 minutes. For overstaying in paid area beyond these limits, penalty of Rs 50 per hour is charged subject to a maximum of Rs 100.
  • Luggage limit : One Luggage, with a maximum dimension of 60 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm (length x breadth x height) is allowed per person. To allow commuters to carry extra luggage/ additional baggage and oversized baggages, charges at the rate of Rs. ✅ 30/- per baggage is levied. This luggage ticket can be purchased from Customer Care Center(CCC).
  • If ticket is not purchased for the additional baggage, then a penalty of ✅ Rs.250/- will be imposed. In case of any dispute, notwithstanding that commuter holds a valid ticket for travel, will be liable to be removed from the train by any metro railway officials authorised by the metro railway administration in this behalf or by any other person whom such metro railway official may call to his aid.

Extension Fare : Add-value in the Smart Card shall be valid for one year from the date of last add-value. The validity extension can be done by paying administrative charges of ✅ Rs. 20/- at Customer Care Center of any station.

BMRC also provided tool to calculate the namma metro fare online for the convince of the passengers.

You can check metro train fare using link fare.

Bangalore Metro Purple Line and Green Line Timings

Bangalore Metro Purple Line and Green Line Timings are following.

✅ Purple Line Timings
Line - 1/ PURPLE LINE w.e.f 01.01.2020
Monday to SaturdaySunday
FromToPlatformFirst Train Departure TimeLast Train Departure TimeFromTo Platform No.First Train Departure TimeLast Train Departure Time
Green Line Timings
Line - 2/ ✅ GREEN LINE w.e.f 01.01.2020
Monday to SaturdaySunday
FromToPlatformFirst Train Departure TimeLast Train Departure TimeFromTo Platform No.First Train Departure TimeLast Train Departure Time

Rules Bangalore Metro ~ Do’s & Dont’s

Here are the detailed list of do’s and dont’s in AFC Gate, Bangalore Metro platform, inside the train, Escalators.

AFC Gates :-
Let elderly and children pass through first.
Keep your belongings and clothes close while passing through gate.
Take care of your children while passing through gate. Children less than 3 ft. height to be kept ahead and close to you.
Smart card holders to ensure proper entry and exit at the exit gates
AFC Gates :-
Try to enter/exit the gates forcibly in a group.
Stop and reverse after passing through the gate.
Pause while passing through the gate.
Try to jump over the AFC gates to make entry/exit.
Platform :-
Stand in queue while when waiting for the train.
Stand back from yellow line near the edge of platform.
Let passengers exit from the train first.
Watch your feet as you step over the gap between the train and platform edge.
Wait for the next train if the doors have started to close.
Stand back from yellow line near the edge of platform.
Contact Namma Metro staff if any belonging falls on track.
Any unattended belonging should be reported to station staff/ Namma Metro security.
Platform :-
Try to pick up the belongings that drop on track on your own.
Lean on platform edges.
Come near the moving train out of curiosity.
Venture out beyond platform areas.
Try to pick up the belongings that drop on track on your own.
Attempt to board the train when doors are closing.
Block the train doors when they are closing.
Inside Train :-
Stand away from train doors
Please offer your seat to children, pregnant and elderly passengers
Always hold the handrail or strap hanger while standing
Always use the safety belt for wheelchair passengers
Always sit or stand near your belongings
Inside Train :-
Lean against the train doors
Put your hand on the train doors or door edges
Please do not occupy seats specifically designated for disabled
Pull or press any button on the train except in emergency
Scratch or mutilate any signage on the train
Squat on the train floor
Drink or eat on the train
Smoke on train or stations
Escalators :-
Always hold the handrail
Face towards the moving direction
Take extra care of children, the elderly and disabled
If the escalator stops please use the staircase
Always hold the handrai
If escalator is not working please inform the Customer Care
Please stand on left to allow others to walk past
Escalators :-
Sit or play on the escalators
Lean on the edge of escalators
Let children use the escalator alone
Stand or wait on the landing area of escalators
Take prams or baggage on the escalators

Contact Information

  • Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd
    • Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited, III Floor, BMTC Complex, K.H.Road, Shanthinagar, Bangalore 560027
  • Phone
    • 91-80- 2296 9300, 2296 9301
  • Email
  • Website

For any Complaints related to Stations / Security Issues / Travel / Recharge / Tokens, passengers can Contact – 080 -25191091

Property Development & Connectivity Division,
Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited.
3rd,4th & 5th Floor, Deepanjalinagar Site Office
Beside Deepanjalinagar Metro Station
Mysuru Road, Deepanjalinagar
Bengaluru -560026

  • Toll-free Helpline
    • 1800-425-12345


✅ Can we carry luggage in Bangalore Metro?

Yes, only Limited Luggage, if a passenger wants to carry more luggages he should pay. The luggage ticket can be purchased from Customer Care Center (CCC).

✅ Is there any job opening in Bangalore Metro?

Yes, for getting updates about Bangalore Metro job opening Click Here>>Metro Job Vacancy

Which is the official Website of Bangalore Metro?

The official website of Bangalore Metro is

✅ Is food allowed in Bangalore Metro?

No, Drink or eat on the train is not allowed.

✅ How can I report incident in the Bangalore Metro?

Press PEA button inside the train to connect to train operator, and follow instructions given by train operator.

History of Namma Metro

Although mass transit for Bangalore had been in consideration for over two decades, the final approval on a scheme that incorporated the expertise of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the Indian Government-owned RITES infrastructure and transport consultancy did not come until April 2006. The rationale for the metro includes reduced journey times, cutting fuel use, accident reduction and lower pollution.A detailed project report prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and RITES envisaged a 33 km elevated and underground rail network with 32 stations for Phase I of the project. The proposed gauge was standard gauge unlike the broad gauge on the Delhi Metro network.

Construction work for Phase-1 of the project was scheduled to start in 2005 but was delayed by a February 2006 change of government in the state of Karnataka and continued debate over whether the project was financially feasible and appropriate for the city. Finally, on 25 April 2006 the Indian cabinet approved the project, which was then budgeted at more than Rs.5400 crore (about US$1.2 billion). In 2006, Navayuga Engineering was awarded the contract to construct Reach 1 on the East-West line.

The foundation stone for the Phase-1 construction was laid by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on June 24, 2006.Construction on Reach-1 of the project between MG Road and Baiyyappanahalli commenced in 2007 and work on Phase-1 of the project is scheduled to be completed by 2012. The first line is scheduled to open in December 2011.

In 2007, BMRCL announced that it would incorporate a northern extension (from Yeshwantpur to Hessarghatta Cross) and part of the southern extension (from RV Road to Puttenahalli) in Phase I, thus extending the length of Phase I network to about 42 km, with 40 stations. The objective of this was to connect the Metro to the Outer Ring Road at both ends, as also cover the industrial areas of Peenya in the North-West, thereby providing better connectivity and increasing ridership. In October 2008, the Government of Karnataka approved this extension, which would cost an additional Rs.1592 crore.


  1. congratsssssss to alllllllll kannadigas n indians:):):) NAmma metro is inaguarated in BANGALORE!!! this ll show bangalore is developing very fast!!! not even mumbai can compete wit our bangalore:


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