Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate 13.71 km long metro line in Bangaluru today as part of phase 2 project in Karnataka where elections are to be happened.
The inauguration will take place around 1 pm at the Whitefield metro to the Krishnarajapura metro line of Reach-1 extension project. The Prime Minister will also take a ride in the metro.
PM Modi will first move to Chikkaballapura soon after arriving in Bengaluru today, where he will be inaugurating Sri Madhusudan Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (SMSIMSR) at 10:45 am. The Institute will provide medical education and quality care for free of cost.
The metro project build at a worth of ₹ 4,250 crores will reduce the travel time to 24 minutes, which would otherwise take an hour by road. The metro line is expected to benefit around 3 lakh passengers.
This is the part of the much-awaited 15.81 long Bengaluru metro between Baiyappanahalli to Whitefield on the pipe line. However, 2.1 km is yet to completed.
Meanwhile, the opposition is seeing this development as part of an effort taken up by the BJP to showcase its work in infrastructure ahead the state polls to be held in May.