In January 2017, The Hindu reported that the metro station would most likely be named Fort (Kote) Station. The station is located close to several heritage sites such as Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, his armoury in Kalasipalyam, the mud fort, Kote Venkataramana Swamy temple, and the century-old Victoria and Vanivilas hospitals. The BMRCL plans to integrate the station with the nearby landmarks and recreate a historic ambience at the station by displaying a cannon used by Tipu Sultan at the station.
National College is a Namma Metro station on the Green Line serving Basavanagudi and the National College areas of Bengaluru. It was opened to the public on 18 June 2017.