Kempegowda Interchange at Majestic was crowded with Commuters, numbering in the hundreds after full-fledged operations commencing at the terminal.
24-year-old Sanavi Singh, who was heading home from Trinity circle said
“The wait was worth it. Instead of taking autos, and getting stuck in traffic, I’ll now reach home from Majestic in 20 minutes. I really hope the government expedites work on the project so that the entire city is connected by Metro soon,”
Raghu V, another commuter, said
“We simply have to get out of the train, and walk towards the next platform to switch trains instead of taking a feeder bus,”
Kempegowda Interchange can accommodate at least 20,000 people at a point in time and is said to be the largest of it’s kind in Asia. It is expected to make commuting and life of Bengalureans easy.
KS Krishnamurthy, a techie working at Hoodi, said
“I will board the train at Yelachenahalli, swap trains at Majestic and go to Byappanahalli.”
Before the opening of the interchange, commuters who were bound for either Byappanahalli or Mysuru Road, had to alight at the Sampige Road station and take a feeder bus or an auto to Majestic, where they could board a connecting train. This is now a hassle of the past.
Dr Suma TP was one among the people eager to give the new line a try.
“I don’t travel by Metro regularly. But I de brought my 8-year-old son, so he could enjoy the ride. Clearly, others had the same idea. The queues were long,” she added.