As Bengaluru’s Purple Line of Namma Metro achieves full operation, the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) takes a significant stride to enhance last-mile connectivity. The introduction of seven new metro feeder services in north Bengaluru, including routes MF-23E, MF-25, and MF-27, aims to ease commuting challenges and benefit thousands of IT and Biotech professionals in Electronics City.
New Feeder Routes
1. MF-23E Jalahalli to M.S. Palya
Connects Jalahalli metro station to M.S. Palya via Chikkabanavara, Ganigarahalli, and Guni Agrahara.
2. MF-25 8th Mile to Thippenahalli
Links 8th Mile to Thippenahalli via Nagasandra, enhancing accessibility for commuters.
3. MF-27 Jalahalli to Makali
Establishes connectivity between Jalahalli metro station and Makali via Bagalagunte, Acharya College, and Aluru.
4. New Route 8C Madavara to Electronics City via NICE Road
Enhances connectivity from Madavara to Electronics City, catering to the growing IT and Biotech hub.
Impact on Bengaluru’s Commute
The strategic introduction of these feeder routes is expected to significantly benefit the employees in the bustling IT and Biotech hub of Electronics City. By easing congestion on BMTC buses within Bengaluru, the new services contribute to a more efficient and seamless transportation network.
Additional Bus Routes
In addition to the feeder routes, BMTC has rolled out new bus routes to further enhance city-wide connectivity. The introduction of route numbers 515 A, 507 G, and 290-EH in non-AC services expands the options for commuters in various parts of Bengaluru.
1. 515 A Ullala Satellite Town to Yeshwantpur TTMC
Connects Ullala Satellite Town to Yeshwantpur TTMC via strategic stops including Muddaihanapalya, Andrahalli, and Jalahalli Cross.
2. 507 G K.R. Puram to Bagaluru
Links K.R. Puram to Bagaluru via key locations such as Tin Factory, Kasturinagar, Hennur Cross, and Kannur.
3. 290-EH Shivajinagar Bus Station to Yelahanka 5th Phase
Establishes connectivity from Shivajinagar Bus Station to Yelahanka 5th Phase via Kogilu, Agrahara Layout, and Nagawara.
Winding it up
BMTC’s proactive approach in introducing these new feeder routes and bus services reflects a commitment to improving the city’s public transportation network. The enhanced last-mile connectivity is poised to make commuting more convenient for residents and contribute to the overall efficiency of Bengaluru’s transport system.