BENGALURU: President Pranab Mukherjee waved the symbolic green flag for the first train to run between Mantri Square Sampige Road station and Yelachenahalli, on Saturday.
Mukherjee also lauded plans to provide connectivity to the Bengaluru International airport and a Metro corridor along the Outer Ring Road (K R Puram to Silk Board).
“Phase-2 of Namma Metro project is already under implementation and would add another 74 km to the existing 42 km of Phase-I,” he said.
Though the Purple Line will run as usual on Sunday, the Green Line will begin operations at 4 pm only. The overall ridership is expected to soar from the present average of 1.9 lakh riders per day to nearly 5 lakh within a couple of months.