Bangalore’s Namma Metro to Open on Oct. 20, Kamal Nath, not PM to inaugurate

Bangalore’s much-awaited Namma Metro will be opened officially on October 20, announced state chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda.

Since Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not available for the inauguration, Union Urban Development minister Kamal Nath will inaugurate the first reach of the Bangalore Metro from Byappanahalli to MG Road at 11 am on Oct. 20.

The opening of the metro was delayed four times since Oct 2010 and the state government is keen to open it this time with all the licences and clearances obtained. If it fails to open within two months, the process of fresh clearance will have to start all over again, reports said.

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