The honour was cherished by the 88 staffers, including two women, who got on board. The inaugural train chugged away at 10.30 am steered by women train operators B Gowthami and Smitha M Revanakar.
An interesting mix of passengers were on board the first train from Kengeri both on the onward and return trip.
It was never meant to be a part of the Mysuru Road-Kengeri Line but land issues near the Kengeri Satellite Bus Stand for a Metro depot turned out to be an advantage for residents here
Integration of Metro and Railway stations along Kengeri line crucial to make inter-district travellers benefit