The much-awaited Bengaluru metro project titled “Namma Metro” commenced operations yesterday. In the first phase, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) will run the services on the 7km stretch of rail from Mahatma Gandhi road to Byyappanahalli from morning to late evening. The service will connect the city centre to the eastern suburbs and will run on elevated tracks.
The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) are also jointly introducing common day-pass that can be used both in metro and BMTC buses. According to NDTV report the BMTC release stated that the Metro Bus Transit Day Pass for commuting in metro and BMTC non-air-conditioned buses is priced at INR70. The Metro Bus Transit Day Pass for commuting in metro and all BMTC services except Vayu Vajra costs INR110.