Pics: BMRCL Namma Metro celebrates second anniversary

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Bangalore, Oct 20: The operator Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited's (BMRCL) Namma Metro celebrated its second anniversary on Sunday.

But sadly, after two years, Namma metro is running behind schedule and is also yet to fulfill the dreams of Bangaloreans.

As the IT hub, there are lot of office-goers in Bangalore and hence, they have to face terribly long traffic jams. But, those who travel by Namma Metro, save a lot of precious time and have a comfortable journey to their destinations.

The man behind the ambitious Namma Metro project, N Sivasailam, led the project and worked endlessly along with his team, to make travelling a joy-ride for Bangaloreans.

Let's have a glimpse of some pics of Namma Metro":

Namma metro turns two!

Namma Metro was opened to the public between M G Road and Baiyappanahalli (Reach I of Phase 1), on October 20, 2011.

Namma metro turns two!

According to the BM­RCL, close to 1.4 crore people have travelled on the Metro in the two years of operation, earning BM­RCL a revenue of Rs 19.8 crore.

Namma metro turns two!

Namma Metro earned Rs 6.6 crore in the fist six months.

Namma metro turns two!

According to the BMRCL, they posted a profit of Rs 41 lakh in one year of operation on Reach I.

Namma metro turns two!

BMRCL has promised to open the Malleswaram-Peenya line by December this year.

Namma metro turns two!

About 91 per cent of the tunnelling work on the 4.5 km long tunnel of the East-West underground line for Nama Metro, and 21 per cent of the tunnelling work on the 3.67 km long North-South underground tunnel line, has been completed to date.

Namma metro turns two!

Nearly 3,000 workers from Jharkhand and Orissa have been involved in tunneling work.

Namma metro turns two!

Namma Metro in terms of technology is comparable to metros around the world, whether in Europe, USA or China. It is ahead of even Delhi metro.

Namma metro turns two!

Namma Metro is without doubt a multi-nation effort, but increasingly Indian engineers and workers are catching up in complex technology, design and management work and replacing foreign experts.

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