Govt Passes Order to Rename 42 Metro Stations in Bengaluru



Bengaluru: The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation has got the green signal from the Karnataka Government to rename 42 upcoming Metro stations of Phase II, Phase II (A) and Phase II (B). The approval to rename the stations was given based on the request from Bangalore Metro Managing Director. 

The 72-km Phase II, 18-km Phase II-A (KR Puram to Silk Board) and 35-km Phase II-B (KR Puram to Bangalore Airport) consists of 93 stations. 

The government order, dated November 2019, states that the names of 42 stations were changed based on three factors: prominent landmarks, BBMP records and as identified by the local community. The BMRC also wanted to do away with naming stations after private institutions unless there is a MoU as done in the case of Infosys Foundation. 

Baiyappanahalli – Whitefield Line

Names proposed in the DPRGovt approved names
JyothipuraBenniganahalli
DoddanekundiHoodi Junction
Visvesvaraya Industrial AreaSitharama Palya
Vydehi HospitalNallur Halli
ITPLPattandur Agrahara
Sathya Sai HospitalSadaramangala
Ujjwala VidyalayaChannasandra

Mysore Terminal – Kengeri Line

Names proposed in the DPRGovt Approved Names
Bangalore University CrossJnana Bharathi
RV College RoadPattanagere
Kengeri TerminalKengeri Bus Terminal
New StationChallaghatta

Hesarghatta Cross – Bangalore International Exhibition Centre Line

Names proposed in the DPRGovt Approved Names
JindalChikkabidarakallu
BIEC TerminalMadavara

Puttenahalli Cross Road to Anjanapura Township Line

Names proposed in the DPRGovt Approved Names
Anjanapura Cross RoadKonankunte Cross
Krishna Leela Park (Iskon)Doddakallasandra
Anjanapura TownshipAnjanapura

RV Road – Electronic City – Bommasandra Line

Names proposed in the DPRGovt Approved Names
Ragigudda TempleRagigudda
Silk BoardCentral Silk Board
HSR LayoutBommanahalli
Oxford CollegeHongasandra
MuneshwaranagaraKudlu Gate
Chikka BegurSingasandra
Basapura RoadHosa Road
Hosa RoadBeratena Agrahara
Electronic City 1Electronic City
Electronic City 2Infosys Foundation Konappana Agrahara
Bommasandra Industrial AreaBommasandra

Gottigere – IIMB – Nagawara Line 

Names proposed in the DPRGovt Approved Names
GottigereKalena Agrahara
Indian Institute of ManagementIIMB
Swagath Cross RoadTavarekere
Mico IndustriesLakkasandra
VellaraNational Military School
Arabic CollegeKadugundanahalli

Phase II A and B

Names proposed in the DPRGovt Approved Names
MahadevapuraSarasvathi Nagara
Kasturinagara/ChannasandraKasturinagara
Babusaheb PalyaHRBR Layout
Kogilu CrossYelahanka
Bagalur/PRR CrossBagalur Cross
New StationBettahalasuru
Trumpet JunctionDoddajala
Sky GardenAirport City
Airport TerminalKIA Terminals