Monday, December 12, 2011
On a chilly sunday evening our entire family decided to check out Namma Metro. Well, it wasnt as easy as it sounds because initially the plan was to go to MG road by metro and then all of us so used to the comfort of a car decided that we'll come back by it instead. We were going to KSCA at the Chinnaswamy stadium for dinner so no better oppurtunity than to try the metro out.
We almost missed out on the experience since dinner got really late but managed to run and catch the very last train from MG Road to Bayappanahalli. Sai and I had initially decided to skip the ride and join Samarth in the car to pick everyone up at Bayappanahalli. But we got to the station and all of us ran out the car!! We managed to get tickets superfast and literally flew up the stairs (they had switched off the lifts by then!!) to get to the train on time. My mother in law suffers from arthiritis but in all the excitement, she also ran up the stairs!! I have never seen her walk or climb that fast ever!!
The ride was good....the train was pretty crowded for past 10pm on a Sunday evening. To get a view of the city you have to travel during the day. All we could see was flickering lights of a lazy evening. The ride was comfortable though. Stations peppered the short ride but that'll be good once the whole of Bangalore is connected and more people start using the metro.
Right now i think most of the traffic on Namma Metro is people like us trying the metro out. Once all the wings get operational is probably when it will be most useful in a city which has waaaay too many cars!!