The Namma Metro Purple Line extension from Byapanahalli to Whitefield is happening, and Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC) has already released the final alignment. There will be 13 metro stations in the 15.5km stretch. This extension will be a dream-come-true for many as it is expected to decongest Whitefield and Mahadevapura roads. The work has already begun and construction will include widening of roads. There is a 27-month deadline for the contractors to complete the line.
The agency has already taken permission of the forest department as the station at Kadugodi requires some land from the forest area. The Whitefield’s Metro alignment map at first omitted the Whitefield station that led to confusion. However, Pradeep Singh Kharola, MD, BMRC, in a statement to TOI clarified that none of the stations have been dropped from the alignment and that there was a printing error. The corporation corrected the mistake without delay and uploaded a new map.