Bangalore Metro Routes, Timings, Stations, Fare, Map, Smart Card Recharge, And More

Are you looking for information on Bangalore metro routes and timings? Do you want to know the list of Bangalore Metro stations or check the route maps?

Or, are you searching for information on Bangalore Metro fare or how to do Bangalore Metro card recharge online? Read on for all these details and more.

Officially called Namma Metro, Bengaluru Metro is a public transport metro system that serves Bangalore. It is owned and operated by the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL).

Currently, the network has two operational lines, namely the Green Line and the Purple Line. These two lines, together, have 66 stations spread across the city.

The construction of Yellow and Pink lines under Bangalore Metro Phase 2 is in progress and expected to be completed by 2024. 

The Blue Line of Namma Metro, which includes the Airport Line, has also been approved and the work is yet to begin.

This post gives you all relevant information you need, such as Namma Metro routes, timings, fare, and more.

We have also compiled the complete list of Bengaluru Metro stops, a step-by-step guide on Namma Metro recharge, map, and other useful information.


Bangalore Metro Routes

As of 2023, two Namma Metro routes are in operation:

  1. Green Line Metro route (North-South corridor)
  2. Purple Line Metro route (East-West corridor).

Given below is the Namma Metro map showing both the routes and the stations on each line:

Bangalore Metro Route Map
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1. Green Line Metro Route

The Green Line metro route covers a distance of about 30.32 km. It connects Silk Institute in the southern part of the city with Nagasandra in the northwestern portion.

Jayanagar, JP Nagar, Majestic, Yeshwanthpur, Peenya, Rajaji Nagar, Majestic, and Lalbagh are some of the major stations on Bangalore Metro Green Line.

Check out the Bengaluru Metro route map for the Green Line below:

NagasandraTerminal station. Paid parking facility available.
DasarahalliPaid parking facility available.
JalahalliPaid parking facility available.
Peenya IndustryPaid parking facility available.
PeenyaPaid parking facility available.
Sandal Soap FactoryPaid parking facility available.
MahalakshmiPaid parking facility available.
RajajinagaraPaid parking facility available.
Mahakavi Kuvempu RoadPaid parking facility available.
Mantri Square Sampige Road
Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Station, MajesticInterchange station for Purple Line. Paid parking facility available
ChickpetePaid parking facility available.
Krishna Rajendra Market (KR Market)
National CollegePaid parking facility available.
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
South End Circle
JayanagarPaid parking facility available.
Rashtreeya Vidyalaya Road (RV Road)
BanashankariPaid parking facility available.
Jaya Prakash Nagar (JP Nagar)Paid parking facility available.
YelachenahalliPaid parking facility available.
Konankunte CrossPaid parking facility available.
DoddakalasandraPaid parking facility available.
Silk InstituteTerminal station. Paid parking facility available.

Bangalore Green Line Metro Map

Here is the map of the Green Line Metro route as on 2023:

NammaMetro GreenLine
Namme Metro Green Line by Cpt Naveen is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Bangalore Metro Green Line Extension (Nagasandra to Madavara)

The northern extension (Nagasandra to Madavara) of the Green Line Metro route is under construction. Once completed, the following stations will be operational:

  • Manjunathanagar
  • Chikkabidarakallu (Jindal)
  • Madavara (BIEC)

2. Purple Line Metro Route

The Purple Line metro route covers a total distance of 43.49 km. The route connects Challaghatta in the southwest side of the city to Whitefield (Kadugodi) in the eastern part.

Some of the major stations in the Bengaluru Metro Purple Line include Indiranagar, Ulsoor/ Halasuru, MG Road, Cubbon Park, Majestic, Kengeri Bus Terminal, K.R Puram, and Whitefield.

The Bengaluru Metro route map for the Purple Line is as follows:

Challaghatta Terminal Station.
Kengeri Bus TerminalPaid parking facility available.
PattanagerePaid parking facility available.
JnanabharathiPaid parking facility available.
Rajarajeshwari NagaraPaid parking facility available.
NayandahalliPaid parking facility available.
Mysuru RoadPaid parking facility available.
Deepanjali NagaraPaid parking facility available.
AttiguppePaid parking facility available.
VijayanagaraPaid parking facility available.
Sri Balagangadharanatha Swamiji Station / Hosahalli Metro StationPaid parking facility available.
Magadi RoadPaid parking facility available.
City Railway Station / Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna)Paid parking facility available.
Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Station, MajesticInterchange station for Green Line. Paid parking facility available.
Sir M. Visveshwaraya Station 
Dr. BR. Ambedkar Station, Vidhana Soudha
Cubbon Park (Sri Chamarajendra Park) 
Mahatma Gandhi Road (MG Road) 
IndiranagaraPaid parking facility available.
Swami Vivekananda RoadPaid parking facility available.
BaiyappanahalliPaid parking facility available.
Benniganahalli (Tin Factory)
Krishnarajapuram (K.R.Puram)
Sri Sathya Sai Hospital 
Pattanduru Agrahara 
Kadugodi Tree Park 
Hopefarm Channasandra 
Whitefield (Kadugodi)Terminal Station.

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Bangalore Metro Stations

The total number of Namma Metro stations is 64. Of these, 29 are on the Green Line Metro route. The Bangalore Metro Line Purple Route has a total of 35 stations – 23 stations on the Kengeri-Baiyappanahalli stretch and 12 stations on the K.R Putam-Whitefield stretch

The Majestic metro station (also called Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Station, Majestic) is the interchange station between Green and Purple Lines.

List of Green Line Metro Stations

Currently, the Green Line of Bengaluru Metro has 29 stations. The terminal stations are:

  • Silk Institute (Anjanapura) metro station in the south
  • Nagasandra metro station in the northwest

Given below is a complete list of Green Line metro stations:

4Peenya IndustryMap
8Sandal Soap FactoryMap
11Mahakavi Kuvempu RoadMap
13Mantri Square Sampige RoadMap
14Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Station, MajesticMap
16Krishna Rajendra Market (KR Market)Map
17National CollegeMap
18Lalbagh Botanical GardenMap
19South End CircleMap
21Rashtreeya Vidyalaya Road (RV Road)Map
23Jaya Prakash Nagar (JP Nagar)Map
25Konankunte CrossMap
29Silk InstituteMap

List of Bengaluru Metro Stations on the Purple Line

The total number of Purple Line metro stations is 37. The terminal stations on the line are:

  1. Challaghatta in the southwest
  2. Whitefield (Kadugodi) in the east

Here is a complete list of Metro stations on the Purple Line:

 1ChallaghattaGet Directions
 2KengeriGet Directions
 3Kengeri Bus TerminalGet Directions
 4PattanagereGet Directions
 5JnanabharathiGet Directions
 6Rajarajeshwari NagaraGet Directions
 7NayandahalliGet Directions
 8Mysuru RoadGet Directions
 9Deepanjali NagaraGet Directions
 10AttiguppeGet Directions
 11VijayanagaraGet Directions
 12Sri Balagangadharanatha Swamiji Station / Hosahalli Metro StationGet Directions
 13Magadi RoadGet Directions
 14City Railway Station / Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna)Get Directions
 15Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Station, MajesticGet Directions
 16Sir M. Visveshwaraya StationGet Directions
 17Dr. BR. Ambedkar Station, Vidhana SoudhaGet Directions
 18Cubbon Park (Sri Chamarajendra Park)Get Directions
 19Mahatma Gandhi Road (MG Road)Get Directions
 20TrinityGet Directions
 21Halasuru/UlsoorGet Directions
 22IndiranagaraGet Directions
 23Swami Vivekananda RoadGet Directions
 24BaiyappanahalliGet Directions
 25Benniganahalli (Tin Factory)Get Directions
 26Krishnarajapuram (K.R.Puram)Get Directions
 27SingayyanapalyaGet Directions
 28GarudacharapalyaGet Directions
 29Hoodi  Get Directions
 30SeetharamapalyaGet Directions
 31KundalahalliGet Directions
 32Nallurhalli       Get Directions
 33Sri Sathya Sai HospitalGet Directions
 34Pattanduru AgraharaGet Directions
 35Kadugodi Tree ParkGet Directions
 36Hopefarm ChannasandraGet Directions
 37Whitefield (Kadugodi) Get Directions

Bangalore Metro Timing and Frequency

Generally, the Bangalore Metro timing for Purple and Green routes is as follows:

  • From Monday to Friday – 5:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • 2nd and 4th Saturdays and public holidays – 5:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Sundays – 7:00 am to 11:00 pm

Bengaluru Metro Train Timing at Terminal Stations – Chart

Want to check the first and last train timings from different stations on the Green and Purple metro lines? The below-given table has details of Bangalore metro timings from all terminal stations.

Name of the stationFirst train from the stationLast train from the station
Baiyappanahalli (Purple Line)5:00 am on all days except
7:00 am on Sundays
10:10 pm on weekdays
10:55 pm on 2nd Saturdays, 4th Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays
Kengeri (Purple Line)5:00 am on all days except
7:00 am on Sundays
10: 15 pm on all days
Nagasandra (Green Line)5:00 am on all days except
7:00 am on Sundays
9:30 pm on all days except Sundays
10:00 pm on Sundays
Silk Institute (Green Line)5:00 am on all days except
7:00 am on Sundays
10:00 pm on all days
K.R.Puram (Purple Line)5:00 am on all days except
7:00 am on Sundays
Around 10:45 pm on all days
Whitefield (Purple Line)5:00 am on all days except
7:00 am on Sundays

Around 10:45 pm on all days

Bengaluru Metro Frequency on Weekdays (Monday to Friday)

  • During morning and evening peak hours – every 5 to 8 minutes
  • Remaining operational hours – every 10 to 15 minutes
  • Dwell time – 60 seconds for all stations except Majestic; 75 seconds for Majestic

Bengaluru Metro Frequency on Sundays, 2nd and 4th Saturdays, and Public Holidays

  • Every 8 to15 minutes

For a detailed chart on the Bangalore metro timing and frequency, click here.

Bangalore Metro Fare

  • Minimum fare – INR 10 per journey
  • Maximum fare – INR 60 per journey

Please note that travelers using Contactless Smart Cards (CSC) will get an additional 5% discount on the ticket charges.

Bengaluru Metro Fare Calculator

You can use the Bangalore Metro fare calculator available on the BMRCL website to calculate ticket charges between any two operational stations.

Bangalore Metro Helpline Numbers and Contact Details

  • Toll-free helpline number – 1800-425-12345
  • Customer care number (travel-related queries) – 080-25191091
  • Email ID –
  • Website –

Bangalore Metro Phase 1

The construction of Bangalore Metro Phase 1 is already complete. The routes on Green and Purple lines under Phase 1 are fully operational. Given below are the details of Phase 1.

LineRouteNo. StationsStatus  
Purple LineBaiyyappanahalli to Kengeri23Operational
Green LineNagasandra to Silk Institute29Operational

Bangalore Metro Phase 2

The Bangalore Metro Phase 2 involves the extension of Purple and Green lines and the construction of two new lines, namely the Yellow Line and the Pink Line.

The Yelachenahalli – Silk Institute route (Green Line extension) under Bengaluru Metro Phase 2 has already been completed and inaugurated.

The Mysore Road – Challaghatta route (Purple Line extension) under Bangalore Metro Phase 2 has also been completed. The route is operational from August 29, 2021. Please note that currently, the last station on the route is Kengeri. The metro station at Challaghatta will be operational only in 2023.

Other proposed routes and lines of Phase 2 are currently under construction.

Here is an overview of Bengaluru Metro Phase 2 routes, lines, extensions, proposed stations, etc.

1. Yelachenahall – Silk Institute (Green Line Extension)

Distance (approx.)No. of StationsNames of New StationsStatus 
6.5 km51. Konankunte Cross
2. Doddakalasandra
3. Vajarahalli
4. Thalaghattapura
5. Silk Institute (Anjanapura)
Completed and operational

2. Nagasandra – Madavara (Green Line Extension)

Distance (approx.)No. of StationsNames of New StationsStatus 
3.77 km31. Manjunathanagar
2. Chikkabidarakallu (Jindal)
3. Madavara (BIEC)
To be completed in 2023.

3. Mysore Road – Challaghatta (Purple Line Extension)

Distance (approx.)No. of StationsNames of New StationsStatus 
8.81 km71. Nayandahalli
2. Rajarajeshwari Nagar
3. Jnana Bharati
4. Pattanagere
5. Mailasandra
6. Kengeri
7. Challeghatta (not operational)
Completed and operational. All stations except Challeghatta are open.

4. Baiyyappanahalli – Whitefield (Purple Line Extension)

Distance (approx.)No. of StationsNames of New StationsStatus 
15.50 km131.      Benniganahalli/ Jyothipuram/Tin Factory (Not operational)
2.      KR Puram
3.      Saraswati Nagar (Mahadevapura)
4.      Gurudacharpalya
5.      Hoodi Junction (Doddanekundi)
6.      Sitharama Palya (Visvesvaraya Industrial Area)
7.      Kundalahalli
8.      Nallurhalli (Vydehi Hospital)
9.      Sadarmangla (Satya Sai Hospital)
10.   Pattandur Agrahara (ITPL)
11.   Kadugodi
12.   Channasandra (Ujjval Vidyalaya)
13.   Whitefield
The stretch between K.R Puram and Whitefield is operational. However, Benniganahalli metro station (which is between Baiyyappanahalli and K.R Puram) is not operational. As a result, there is a missing link on the route.

5. Yellow Line (RV Road – Bommasandra)

Distance (approx.)No. of StationsNames of New StationsStatus 
18.82 km161.      RV Road
2.      Ragigudda
3.      Jayadeva Hospital
4.      BTM Layout
5.      Central Silkboard
6.      Bommanahalli (HSR Layout)
7.      Hongasandra (Oxford College)
8.      Muneshwara Nagar
9.      Chikkabegur
10.   Basapura Road
11.   Hosa Road
12.   Electronic City
13.   Konappana Agrahara (Electronic City II)
14.   Huskur Road
15.   Hebbagodi
16.   Bommasandra
To be completed by December 2023

6. Pink Line (Kalena Agaraha – Nagawara)

Distance (approx.)No. of StationsNames of New StationsStatus 
21.25 km181.      Kalena Agrahara (Gottigere)
2.      Hulimavu
3.      IIM Bangalore
4.      JP Nagar 4th Phase
5.      Jayadeva Hospital
6.      Swagath Road Cross
7.      Dairy Circle
8.      Lakkasandra (MICO Industries)
9.      Langford Town
10.   Rashtriya Military School (Vellara Road)
11.   MG Road
12.   Shivaji Nagar
13.   Cantonment
14.   Pottery Town
15.   Tannery Road
16.   Venkateshpura
17.   Kadugundanahalli (Arabic College)
18.   Nagawara
To be completed by June 2024.

Bangalore Metro Phase 2A

Bengaluru Metro Phase 2A consists of the Blue Line, which connects Central Silk Board to KR Puram. The line has been approved by the authorities and the construction is yet to begin. Given below is the overview of Bengaluru Metro Phase 2A:

Blue Line (Central Silk Board – KR Puram)

Distance (approx.)No. of StationsNames of New StationsStatus 
18.8 km131.      KR Puram
2.      Mahadevpura
3.      DRDO Sports Complex
4.      Doddanakundi
5.      ISRO
6.      Marathahalli
7.      Kodibisanahalli
8.      Kadubeesanahalli
9.      Bellandur
10.   Ibbalur
11.   Agara Lake
12.   HSR Layout
13.   Silk Board
Work yet to begin.

Bangalore Metro Phase 2B (Airport Line)

The proposed Bengaluru Metro Phase 2B is the Airport Line that connects KR Puram to Kempegowda International Airport (KIAL). Given below is the Namma Metro Phase 2B route information:

Blue Line – Airport Line (KR Puram – Kempegowda International Airport)

Distance (approx.)No. of Stations Names of New StationsStatus 
36 km171.      Kasturinagara
2.      Horamavu
3.      HRBR Layout (Babusaheb Palya)
4.      Kalyan Nagar
5.      HBR layout
6.      Nagawara
7.      Veerannapalya
8.      Kempapura
9.      Hebbal
10.   Kodigehalli
11.   Jakkur Cross
12.   Yelahanka (Kogilu Cross)
13.   Bagalur Cross (Bagalur/PRR Cross)
14.   Bettahalasuru
15.   Doddajala (Trumpet Junction)
16.   Airport City
17.   KIAL Terminals
Work yet to begin.

Bangalore Metro Phase 2 Map

Given below is the Bengaluru Metro Phase 2 map, based on the latest updates. It shows all routes and lines of Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 2A, and Phase 2 B.

Bangalore Metro Phase 2
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Bangalore Metro Phase 3

Bangalore Metro Phase 3 is still in the planning stage. It includes several new lines and routes and extensions to some of the existing routes.

Here’s is a tentative overview of Bengaluru Metro Phase 3 routes:

  • ORR West (Orange Line) connecting Hebbal and Mysore Road
  • Magadi Road Toll gate to Kadabgere
  • Katamanallur Gate via Sarjapura Road to Hebbal
  • Inner Ring Metro
  • Whitefield to Domlur
  • Hebbal to J.P. Nagar
  • Ibluru to Carmelaram

FAQs On Namma Metro

Is metro running from KR Puram to Whitefield?

Yes. The KR Puram-Whitefield route of the Bangalore Metro is now operational. It is part of the Purple Line.

Is there metro connectivity to Whitefield?

Yes. Whitefield station is on the K.R Puram-Whitefield line of the Bangalore Metro.

What are the Bangalore Metro parking charges?

Bangalore Metro parking charges are as follows:
·  Two wheelers – INR 15 for the first 4 hours; INR 5 per hour after that. Maximum parking charges per day is INR 30.
·  Cars – INR 30 for the first 4 hours; INR 10 per hour after that. Maximum parking charges per day is INR 60.
· Commercial vehicle (light) – INR 75 for the first 4 hours; INR 25 per hour after that. Maximum parking charges per day is INR 150.

How can I get a Bangalore metro smart card?

You can get a Bangalore metro smart card by following the steps given below:
·  Visit the nearest Namma metro railway station.
·  Go to the ticket counter.
·  Buy a Bengaluru metro smart card by paying INR 50, which is the one-time card fee.
·  Recharge your card at the counter by paying the amount you wish to add to your account. You can also recharge your Namma Metro card online. Check the next question to see how to do Namma Metro card recharge online.
· The minimum recharge/top-up value is INR 50, and the maximum value is INR 3000.
· After recharging the card, you can start using it for multiple trips.
The card will be scanned at the entry and exit gates. The journey fare will be deducted from your Bengaluru metro smart card account while you exit.

How can I recharge my Bangalore metro card?

You can recharge your Namma Metro card both online and offline. Given below are the most popular methods for Bengaluru metro card recharge:
·  At the station counters
·  BMRCL recharge through Bangalore Metro Recharge Portal
·  BMRCL mobile app (Android version)
·  Paytm

Can I recharge my Bangalore metro card online?

Yes. You can recharge your Bangalore metro smart card online through the official Bangalore Metro Recharge Portal or the mobile app of BMRCL (Namma Metro App). You can also do the top-up through Paytm.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do the BMRCL recharge through the portal and mobile app.

1.      Bengaluru Metro recharge online through the BMRCL website

Step 1: Visit the BMRCL website.
Step 2: Choose the Quick Top Up option. (You can also recharge your Bangalore metro smart card by registering on the website and creating an account.)
Bangalore Metro
(Bangalore Metro Image 1)
Step 3: Enteryour engraved ID> Enter the recharge amount > Enter your name, email ID, and mobile number > Enter captcha > Click on the Next button.
Bangalore Metro
Step 4: Choose a payment method (credit card, debit card, UPI, or net banking).
Bangalore Metro
Step 5: You will be redirected to the payment page. Enter your card/UPI/net banking details and complete the transaction.
Step 6: Upon successful recharge, your Bangalore metro card recharge details will be shown on the page. Save the details and transaction ID for future reference.
Bangalore Metro
Step 7: To complete the recharge process, you must present your card at the Automatic Entry Gate (AG) of any metro station after 1 hour and within 7 days of recharge. The recharge amount will be reflected in your account.

2.      Bangalore metro card recharge through Namma Metro App

Step 1: Download the official Namma Metro app. Currently, only the Android version is available. 
Step 2: Open the app > Click on the Top Up icon > You will be asked to register on the app through mobile OTP verification.
Bangalore Metro
Step 3: Enter your mobile number > Get OTP > You will receive the OTP on your mobile number > Enter OTP.
Bangalore Metro
Step 4: The registration screen will appear. Enter your name > Enter your email ID > Click on the Save button.
Bangalore Metro
Step 5: The home screen will appear > Click on the Top Up icon > Click on the Add Card button to add your Namma Metro smart card details.
Bangalore Metro
Step 6: Enter your engraved card ID > Save.
Bangalore Metro
Step 7: The status of your card and your Bangalore metro card balance will be shown on the screen > Click on the Top Up button to proceed with recharging your account. 
Bangalore Metro
Step 8: Enter the amount > Confirm.  
Bangalore Metro
Step 9: Choose a payment method (debit or credit card, UPI, net banking, etc.)
Bangalore Metro
Step 10: Enter the required details and complete the transaction. After the successful recharge of your Bangalore metro card, you will get an on-screen acknowledgment with the transaction ID.
Step 11: Make sure to visit the automatic gate (AG) at any Bangalore metro station and present your card to complete the BMRCL recharge process. It should be done after 60 minutes and within 7 days of the recharge. The top-up amount will then be reflected in your account.

Can I recharge my Bangalore metro smart card using Paytm?

Yes. You can. To recharge your Namma Metro card using Paytm, Open Paytm app > Go to Recharge and Pay Bills > Choose Metro > Choose Bangalore Metro > Enter your card number and the amount > Procced > Complete the transaction using your preferred mode of payment.

What is the minimum balance for the Bangalore metro smart card?

The minimum balance for Bengaluru metro smart card is INR 50.

What is the validity of the Bangalore Metro card?

The validity of your Bengaluru Metro smart card is 10 years. However, after the recharge, you must tap it at the automatic entry/exit gates of any station (that is, use the card for at least one journey) after 60 minutes and within 7 days.

If you fail to do this, the money on your card will lapse.
If you couldn’t present your card at the entry/exit gates within 7 days, you can visit the customer care center at any metro station and request a manual update within 60 days of the recharge.

Can I check my Bangalore metro smart card balance online?

Currently, the BMRCL website doesn’t have any feature that allows you to check your Bangalore metro smart card balance online. However, you can check the balance amount on your card in the following ways:
At the entry/exit gates: You can scan your card at the entry/exit gates of any metro station. Your Bengaluru metro smart card balance will be shown on the scanner screen.

Through the Bangalore Metro app: Download the app > Register on the app through OPT verification >  After registration, click on Top Up > Enter your card number > Click on the Save button > You can now see the status of your card (active or not) and your Namma metro card balance. Check the image given below to know where you see your Namma Metro card balance.

Bangalore Metro

What is the starting time of the Bangalore Metro?

Currently, the Bengaluru metro starting time is 7.00 am on all days for both Green and Purple lines. It is the modified time due to the pandemic.
Please check the Travel Information page of the BMRCL official website for any changes or modifications in the Namma metro starting time.

Does Bangalore Metro go to the airport?

No. Currently, Bangalore metro trains don’t go to the Kempegowda International Airport. The Bangalore Airport Line has been proposed and cleared, and the construction is yet to begin.   

Does Bangalore Metro have a mobile app?

Yes. Namma Metro app is the official mobile application of Bangalore metro. The app is currently available for Android users. You can use the app for the following:
1. BMRCL recharge
2. Check the the Metro timetable
3. View the Metro Map
4. Get the the Metro fare between two stations
5. Contact Bengaluru Metro customer care

What is the closing time of the Bangalore Metro?

The closing time of Bengaluru Metro is 9:00 pm on all days, including weekends and public holidays. The last train from Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Station (Majestic Metro Station) to all terminals is at 9:30 pm.

What are the Bangalore Metro timings on Sundays?

The timings of Bangalore Metro on Sundays are from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm in the night.

What are the Bangalore Metro timings on Saturdays?

The Bengaluru Metro timings on Saturdays are from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm.

What is the full form of BMRCL?

The full form of BMRCL is Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited. It is a joint venture by the Central Government and the State Government of Karnataka.

What is not allowed in Bangalore Metro?

You are not allowed to carry the following items on Bengaluru metro trains. Surgical tool kits and Kirpans are exempted from this list, following the procedure.
1. Sharp objects like knives, swords, meat cleavers, etc.
2. Guns and firearms
3. Explosive materials like gunpowder, fireworks, realistic replica of explosives, etc.
4. Tools like axes, hatchets, hammers, crowbars, screwdrivers, etc.
5. Flammable items, such as petroleum, wet batteries, alcohol, all kinds of spirits, etc.
6. Radioactive substances
7. Poisonous substances
8. Acids and other corrosives
9. Oxidizing substances
10. Tear gas
11. Pet birds or animals
12. Other prohibited items like carcasses of dead animals, human ashes, unsealed raw meat or fish, manure, unsealed plant saplings, etc.

What is the Metro Mitra app? 

Metro Mitra is an app exclusively for Bangalore Metro passengers to book autos from metro stations. The objective of the app is to offer last-mile connectivity to passengers. Those who book autos using Metro Mitra need to pay only the meter charge and a flat charge of INR 10 per ride. 

The app is brought to users by the Autorickshaw Drivers’ Union (ARDU) in collaboration with the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL). The Metro Mitra app is available for use from 6th September 2023. Using this app, you can book rides from a network of ARDU-verified drivers. 

One of the unique features is that passengers need not download the Metro Mitra app. Auto drivers will be equipped with the app, though. You can book autos through Metro Mitra using the QR codes displayed at Bangalore Metro station premises. You will receive a link with instructions – follow the instructions on the link and book autos.

ARDU plans to integrate the Metro Mitra app with the Bangalore Metro WhatsApp chatbot available at 8105556677). Once done, you can also book autos through the WhatsApp chatbot. 

How to book autos using the Metro Mitra app?

To book autos using the Metro Mitra app, you don’t have to download the app. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to book autos through Metro Mitra from Bangalore metro stations:
Step 1: After arriving at the metro station, look for the Metro Mitra QR code displayed on the premises.
Step 2: Scan the QR code using your smartphone. 
Step 3: The code will redirect you to a link where you can see all major landmarks within 5 km of the metro station.
Step 4: Choose the landmark nearest your destination and confirm the ride. 
Step 5: You will receive an OTP for the ride. You will also receive details of the driver and vehicle. 
Step 6: Share the OTP with the driver and start the ride.
Note: The app currently allows you to book autos from metro stations – you cannot use the app to book rides to metro stations.

What are the auto charges in Metro Mitra?

Metro Mitra operates on the meter charge system. Passengers who book autos using Metro Mitra will have to pay only the meter fare for the distance they travel. Metro Mitra users will also have to pay an extra flat charge of INR 10 per trip towards app maintenance and trip pick-up fees. 

Currently, the meter fare in Bangalore is INR 30 (a base fare) for the first 2 kilometers and INR 15 for each additional kilometer. 

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