Bengaluru: Namma Metro services on Purple Line will be partially affected on Saturday and Sunday as trains from Byappanahalli will be terminated at Vijayanagar for the two days.

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited will be taking up electrical cable laying works at Mysuru road metro station of Purple Line in connection with the proposed extension of Metro towards Kengeri.

In a release, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) said that it will take up electrical cable laying works at Mysore Road Metro station in connection with the proposed extension of the line from Mysore Road to Kengeri.

"To facilitate this work, metro train services will be suspended between Mysore Road and Vijayanagar Metro Stations on these days," the release said.

Metro services will be available between Baiyappanahalli and Vijayanagar as usual from 7 am onwards and on the Green Line, the services will be operated normally.

Normal metro services on the Purple Line will be restored on Monday (December 14).

Meanwhile, Bengaluru's Namma Metro Phase-II services are likely to get driverless trains. According to Siemens Limited, the company will provide state-of-the-art automated train technology systems for phase-II for Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) by implementing driverless solutions.

In a statement, Siemens Limited said that this would be their first CBTC (communications-based train control) project with the highest grade of automation, GOA4, where the train is automatically controlled without any manual intervention on board.

Namma Metro's Phase II includes an 18.8 km line connecting between RV Road and Bommasandra. As many as 16 elevated stations and a depot at Hebbagodi is also part of BMRCL's plan for this phase.