The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, inaugurated the much-awaited eastern extension line of Bengaluru Metro on 25 March 2023. The 13.71 km stretch, with 12 stations, connects Whitefield Kadugodi to KR Puram, making Bengaluru Metro the second largest network in India after Delhi Metro, with a total connectivity of 69.66 km and 63 stations. The project cost Rs 4,249 crore and is expected to reduce travel time between Whitefield and KR Puram to 22 minutes. The line is expected to have an incremental ridership of 1.5 lakh.
The National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) was also launched by the Prime Minister, which allows people to use multiple modes of transport across the country and make purchases. The card was collected by the Prime Minister from the ticket counter after he took a quick stroll through the station.
The completion of the crucial stretch of 2.1 km from K R Puram to Baiyappanahalli, likely to be finished by mid-year, will benefit over 5 lakh Bengalureans working in IT Parks, malls, hospitals and Fortune 500 companies.
Questions : What is the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC)?
a) A card that allows people to use multiple modes of transport across the country and make purchases
b) A card that only allows people to use the metro in Bengaluru
c) A card that can be used only for purchasing items in metro stations
d) A card that is only available to government officials
Ans : a) A card that allows people to use multiple modes of transport across the country and make purchases