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Bengaluru: Metro Rail operations on extended stretch on Kanakapura from Thursday

The Namma Metro train services from Yelachenahalli to Silk Institute stretch on Kanakapura Road will commence from January 14, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said here on Wednesday. “After the successful launch of the train service to the Airport, here is one more step towards easing commuting in Bengaluru.

Namma Metro’s 6 km Yelachenahalli to Silk Institute stretch of the Green Line will be flagged off on January 14,” the Chief Minister tweeted.

The operations from Yelachenahalli towards Anjanapura on Kanakapura had missed many deadlines, though the metro rail infrastructure was in place. The metro rail infrastructure was ready for many months but the operations could not start.

BMRCL officials said the Chief Minister will flag off the train on Thursday, while Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri will participate in the event virtually.

The extended Yelachenahalli-Silk Institute railway line will have five stations – Konanakunte Cross, Doddakallasandra, Vajarahalli, Talaghattapura and Silk Institute.

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