Bangalore Unveils First Part of Metro Rail


Photo courtesy of the BBC

Bangalore is taking the next leap into the 21st century with the launch of its own metro rail service, according to the BBC.

The 4.1-mile stretch of track has six stations and runs from MG Road in the center with Baiyappanahalli Terminal in the east. This is just the first part of a proposed 26-mile network, which is slated to be completed by 2014.

The BBC reports that the metro line will be able to carry 30,000 passengers a day, which will greatly alleviate some of the congestion in Bangalore.

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