It is ironic but the fully-built Bangalore Metro stations in North-South Corridor by Namma Metro are delayed beyond the schedule as usual.
The residents and travellers in these roads have patiently took it on their stride to circumvent the millions of road-blocks and delays for the last five years but still they have to wait for few more months before they can sight the trains on bare tracks.
The latest hurdle is the slow pace of tunneling in Majestic area.
Though the 8-km elevated Metro line between National College, Basavanagudi, and JP Nagar (Puttenahalli Cross) with 8 stations — National College, Lalbagh, South End Circle, Jayanagar, RV Road, Banashankari, JP Nagar and Puttenahalli Cross — is ready more than ayer ago, the missing link to Peenya has delayed the opening of the stretch by few more months. Just 4-km underground section between Sampige Road and KR Market is still pending.
The southbound Kaveri Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) had dug almost the entire 747 metres between Chickpet and Majestic stations but it would take few more months for the BMRCL to start laying tracks and build electrical and signalling work.
Until then, the standalone elevated Namma Metro stations between National College and Puttenahalli will remind the people not to expect an early spectacle from BMRCL.