Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) is still confident of getting Reach 3 and 3a opened for commercial operations by November-end.

BMRCL Managing Director Pradeep Singh Kharola told The Hindu that all civil works would be completed and technical clearances obtained by November-end. The corporation has also planned operational arrangements wherein about 12 sets of trains would be deployed on the stretch to run at a frequency of 10 minutes.

Corporation’s spokesperson B.L. Yashavanth Chavan said the speed certificate from Research, Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) was expected shortly and BMRCL could complete oscillation trials by mid-October. Thereafter, RDSO personnel are expected to conduct the trials by October third week before giving their recommendation to the Ministry of Railways, which will be followed by the statutory inspection by the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety.