After Kolkata and Delhi, Bangalore has got its own metro rail. On Thursday, the 7.5 km eastern line, connecting the city's central business district MG Road to Byappanahalli, was thrown open to public at 4pm.
Minister for urban development Kamal Nath flagged off the Namma Metro (Our Metro in Kannada) service at 11am and took the first ride with Karnataka CM DV Sadananda Gowda in the purple and white coaches. The service will run between 6am and 10pm. The minimum fare is Rs 10 and the maximum Rs 15.