According to Bengaluru Development Minister K J George, civil works on the Yelachenahalli extension will be over by March. This means that the metro will start plying to Anjanapura Township from December 2018. Most of the onsite work on Kanakapura road is now complete. Mr. George recently briefed reporters after studying the 6.6km stretch, and as per him the work on roads where the traffic condition is worst has been completed. The stretch reportedly has five stations.
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) is also considering possible future needs and keeping provision for extending the elevated stretch to Kanakapura in future. Moreover, work on the Byappanahalli-Whitefield corridor in going at full swing after BMRCL settled certain land acquisition issues. BMRCL managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola said that the Yelachenahalli-Anjanapura elevated stretch forms 60kms of the 72kms in Phase 2. It can be built faster than the underground section.