Facility to be available at seven stations between Sampige Road and Nagasandra

End-to-end connectivity on the East-West corridor of Namma Metro (Purple Line) is being eagerly awaited by many people living on the outer areas of the city. The opening of the entire corridor will give them a chance to experience fast travel to the core city and back, which would otherwise take hours by road, especially during peak hours.
A major worry for many of them, however, is if they would have space to park their vehicles before boarding a metro to their destination. It is this worry that Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) is seeking to address soon as it will call for tenders to create paid parking space across stations on the Mysuru Road–Magadi Road stretch (Reach 2).
BMRCL has created parking facility only at two stations — Byappanahalli and Swami Vivekananda Road — on the other end of the corridor (Reach 1 — M.G. Road to Byappanahalli). By the time the Purple Line is fully operational, paid parking will be available at Mysuru Road station and other stations on the stretch as well, officials said.
“We have a lot of space at stations such as Mysuru Road and Magadi Road. At other stations too there is space. Depending on when the connection of Magadi Road to Kempegowda Interchange will happen, we will call for tenders for creating parking spaces,” said U.A. Vasanth Rao, spokesperson, BMRCL.
Currently, the BMRCL has also called for tenders for creating parking space logistics and handling them on Reaches 3 and 3A between Sampige Road and Nagasandra. The tenders, floated on December 14, call for companies to bid for and operate parking lots at seven stations on the stretch, including Soap Factory, Yeshwantpur, Peenya and Jalahalli.
Tenders for creating parking space were floated before, but there was scant interest from bidders.
“Earlier, we had only one bidder for Reaches 3 and 3A. The timing was not right, as there were not many users initially. However, though the ridership has picked up now, we want to wait for one month for it (ridership) to pick up on Reach 2 as well. The new tender for Reach 2 may be floated next month,” he added.
Source - The Hindu