With its first section to be inaugurated on October 20th, 2011, the Purple Line became the first line of Bangalore Metro or Namma Metro to become operational. The line runs for 18.2 km in an east–west direction, and the Bangalore metro line map has 17 stations. It uses 1435 mm (standard gauge) tracks, while 750 V direct current is supplied via third rail. Purple Line trains have three coaches, and they operate at a maximum speed of over 65 km/h with a frequency of 4–15 minutes, depending on the time of day. Most of the stations on the line are elevated, while three are underground and one at grade.
- Inaugurated in: 20 October 2011
- Number of Stations: 35 Stations (operational) and 2 stations under construction
- Timings: 5:00 am to 11:00 pm
- Ticket Price: Rs.10 to Rs.60
Bangalore /Namma Metro Purple Line Route Map
Bangalore Namma Metro Purple Line Interesting Facts
- The Bangalore Namma Metro project was undertaken by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Karnataka.
- Most of the stations on the line are elevated, while three are underground and one at grade.
- It uses 1435 mm (standard gauge) tracks, while 750 V direct current is supplied via third rail. Purple Line trains have three coaches, and they operate at a maximum speed of over 65 km/h with a frequency of 4–15 minutes, depending on the time of day.
Stations on Purple Line
|Whitefield (Kadugodi)||Hotels in Whitefield|
|Kadugodi Tree Park|
|Sri Sathya Sai Hospital|
|Hoodi||Hotels in Hoodi|
|Krishnarajapura (K.R.Pura)||Blue Line|
|Baiyappanahalli||Baiyappanahalli Railway Station|
|Swami Vivekananda Road|
|Indiranagar||Hotels in Indiranagar|
|Mahatma Gandhi Road||Hotels in MG Road|
|Sir M Visveshwaraya|
|Majestic||Green Line; Bangalore City Railway Station; Kempegowda Bus Terminal|
|City Railway Station||Bangalore City Railway Station||Hotels near City Railway Station|
|Vijayanagar||Hotels near Vijaynagar|
|Pantharapalya – Nayandahalli|
|Rajarajeshwari Nagar||Hotels in Rajarajeshwari Nagara|
|Kengeri Bus Terminal|
|Kengeri||Hotels near Kengeri|
Bangalore Namma Metro Purple Line Timings and Fare
Namma Metro Purple Line run daily at intervals of 4-5 minutes between each metro. The Bangalore Namma metro purple line train timings are 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday to Friday. On the second and fourth Saturdays or public holidays, the service commences from 6 a.m. till 10:30 p.m. Namma Metro timings in Bangalore on Sunday are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The minimum fare is Rs 10 and the maximum is around Rs 45 on the Namma Metro purple line. The fare is charged based on the distance travelled by the passenger from the boarding station.
Bangalore Namma Metro App
The Bangalore Namma Metro app allows you to purchase QR tickets. The Bangalore Namma metro stations list is also available on the app. Auto and taxi services will also be available via the digital platform.
Future Expansion of Bangalore Namma Metro Map Purple Line
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) plans to extend the purple line of Namma Metro. This 588-meter-long extension will have no stations, and its purpose is purely to improve train operations.
Bangalore Namma Metro Purple Line Funding
BMRCL raised ₹6,500 crores through long-term loans and ₹300 crores by selling bonds. The loans were secured from several agencies – ₹3,000 crores from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), ₹600 crores from the Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO), ₹25 crores from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Top Attractions Connected by Purple Line
|Top Attraction||Nearest Station||Distance from Nearest Station (Km)|
|GT World Mall||Magadi Road||0.5|
|Mantri Square Mall||Majestic||1.8|
|Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath||Majestic||2.1|
|Cubbon Park||Vidhana Soudha||0|
|Bangalore Palace||Vidhana Soudha||2.8|
|M Chinnaswamy Stadium||Cubbon Park||0.2|
|Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum||Cubbon Park||1|
|St Mark’s Cathedral||Cubbon Park||0.7|
|Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium||Cubbon Park||1|
|Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park||Cubbon Park||0.8|
|St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church||Cubbon Park||0.8|
|Commercial Street||Cubbon Park||1.5|
|St Mary’s Basilica||Cubbon Park||1.1|
|Russell Market||Cubbon Park||1.3|
|UB City||Cubbon Park||1.4|
|MG Road||Mahatma Gandhi Road||0|
|Bangalore One Mall||Mahatma Gandhi Road||0.6|
|Brigade Road||Mahatma Gandhi Road||0.2|
|1 MG-Lido Mall||Trinity||0.5|
|St John’s Church||Trinity||1.9|
|St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral||Trinity||1.9|
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How many metro stations are on the Purple Line?
A. Currently, the Purple Line Bangalore Metro is running on 37 stations with 2 stations under construction.
Q. Which is the 1st station on the Purple Line metro in Bangalore?
A. Whitefield (Kadugodi) and Challaghatta are the initial stations on the Purple Line on both ends.
Q. Which is the most popular station on the Purple Line metro in Bangalore?
A. The most popular stations on the Purple Line are Whitefield, Kengeri, Cubbon Park, and Indiranagara.
Q. Who made the Purple Line metro in Bangalore?
A. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC) operates all the operations of Bangalore Metro.
Q. Which is the cleanest metro line in Bangalore?
A. The Bangalore Metro has made significant efforts to maintain cleanliness by implementing regular cleaning schedules, and waste management systems, and educating passengers about maintaining cleanliness inside the trains and stations.
Q. Which metro line is the longest in Bangalore?
A. The Purple line is the longest with 39.4 km and 37 stations.
Q. What is the timing of the first train from a Purple Line in Bangalore?
A. The first train departure time on the Purple line of the Bangalore Metro is 5:00 am.
Q. What is the timing of the last train from the Purple Line in Bangalore?
A. The last train departure time on the Purple Line of the Bangalore Metro is 11:00 pm.