Bangalore Metro is fast becoming the lifeline of commuters in the areas where it is operational. This high-speed and low cost transit medium is a boon for commuters as it offers a safe, reliable, comfortable and fast journey.
Phase 1 Network of Namma Metro
The phase 1 network of Namma Metro consists of two corridors, namely the East-West corridor and the North-South corridor. The East-West corridor is named Purple line and it extends from Baiyappanahalli to Mysore Road. The North-South corridor is named Green line and it extends from Nagasandra to Puttenahalli.
Bangalore Metro REACH 1
Bangalore Metro Route and stations for Reach 1 of East-West corridor
At present, only Reach 1 of the East-West corridor is functional. It connects Baiyappanahalli to Mahatma Gandhi Road. It opened to commercial services from 20th October, 2011.
The Reach 1 stretch of Bangalore metro covers 6 stations
- Baiyappanahalli Station
- Swami Vivekananda Road Station
- Indiranagar Station
- Halasuru Station
- Trinity Station
- M.G. Road Station
Bangalore Metro Fare Chart for Reach 1 of East-West corridor
Bangalore metro rail is by and large one of the cheapest modes of transport in the city. The minimum metro rail fare for Reach 1 stretch is Rs. 10 and the maximum metro fare is Rs. 17.
The fare chart for Reach 1 stretch has been fixed as such:
|-||Rs 10||Rs 13||Rs 14||Rs 16||Rs 17|
Bangalore Metro REACH 3 & 3a
Route and stations for Reach 3 & 3a of North-South corridor
At present, only Reach 3 & 3a of the North-South corridor is functional. It connects Sampige to Peenya Industry. It opened to commercial services from 1st March, 2014.
The Reach 3 & 3a stretch of Bangalore metro covers 10 stations
- Peenya Industry Station (SRS Bus Stop)
- Peenya Station (CMTI Bus Stop)
- Yeshwantpur Industry Station (Gorguntepalya Bus Stop)
- Yeshwantpur Station (Govardhan theater Bus Stop)
- Sandal Soap Factory Station (Opp to Metro cash n carry)
- Mahalakshmi Station (Mahalakshmi layout Bus Stop)
- Rajajinagar Station (Near Bhima jewellers west off cord road)
- Kuvempu Road Station (Near Navarang theater)
- Srirampura Station (Devaiah park bus stop)
- Mantri Square Sampige Road Station (Behind Mantri mall)
Bangalore Metro Fare Chart for Reach 3 & 3a of North-South corridor
Bangalore metro rail has fixed attractive fare rates for the passengers on this route. The minimum metro rail fare for Reach 3 & 3a stretch is Rs. 10 and the maximum metro fare is Rs. 23.
The fare chart for Reach 3 & 3a stretch has been fixed as such:
|-||Rs 10||Rs 13||Rs 14||Rs 16||Rs 17||Rs 19||Rs 21||Rs 23||Rs 23|
Bangalore Metro Ticket Options – Smart Solution for a Comfortable Journey
The Bangalore Metro provides the option of Smart Tokens and Smart Cards for travel. There are different fare structures for each of them.
These tokens are available for a minimum cost of Rs. 10. Each token is valid for a single journey. Tokens are to be touched on the pad near the entry gates at the Main Entry and to be dropped after use at the slots provided at the Exit Stations.
Contactless Smart Cards
These cards can be purchased for multiple journeys. The minimum cost of the card is Rs. 50 but the travel value is different. These cards offer discounts of 15% to 23% as compared to the tokens.
Varshik and Sanchar cards
The “Varshik” is a refillable card that stores credit of up to Rs. 1,500. It is swiped at the Main entry and exit points of the stations, and the fare is deducted. The minimum fare is Rs. 8.50.
The “Sanchar” is a multi-trip card that can be used for up to 100 trips between two fixed points. It is designed for commuters who always travel on the same route, like office goers, college students, etc. Fares are cheaper than those offered on the Varshik card. The minimum fare is Rs. 7.65 if a minimum of 100 trips are purchased in advance.
These are paper tickets and they can be issued to a group of ten members travelling between same stations
Metro-Bus Ticket (MBT) Day Pass
It is an integrated metro and bus travel ticket that offers unlimited journeys for the whole day for Smart Card holders. A “Saral” ticket costs Rs. 110 and is valid for travel on air conditioned buses (but not on Airport buses). A “Saraag” ticket costs Rs. 70 and is only valid for travel on the Metro rails and non-air conditioned buses.
It is an SBI Debit-cum-Transit card issued by SBI. It has a contactless chip and a magnetic stripe that can be used for ticketing and banking application respectively. The card offers the convenience of loading either value or trips, as per the commuter’s convenience. It is a multiple-use card that offers a discount of 15% to 21% over the rates applicable for tokens.
Multiple Tickets in a Card
This smart card offers the convenience of holding any or all three types of tickets i.e., Varshik, Sanchar and MBT. Varshik ticket comes as default with every card.
Metro Tickets Outlets – Easy Availability
Bangalore Metro offers several ticket sale outlets. Commuters can buy tickets from the ticket counters at stations and ticket vending machines or TVM (to be installed shortly).
MBT Day passes can be purchased at select bus stations and in buses operating in vicinity of Reach 1. Combo Cards can be obtained from the SBI branches where the commuters maintain their bank accounts.
Topping-up of smart cards (containing Varshik or Sanchar tickets) can be done at Metro stations, ticket vending machines, Airtel retail outlets and BMRCL website. Topping up of Varshik ticket on Metro and Combo card can be done at SBI ATM or through SBI net banking, SBI mobile banking or by auto top-up done through standing instructions to SBI.