Flat Rs 30 fare on Metro from Lalbagh for 3 days

Flat Rs 30 fare on Metro from Lalbagh for 3 days

IAF band to perform at Lalbagh

The Glass House in Bengaluru's Lalbagh during the Independence Day Flower Show, ‘Floral Tribute to the Indian Defence’, organised by Horticulture Department and The Mysore Horticulture Society, on Saturday. Photo by S K Dinesh

Metro commuters taking trains from Lalbagh station on Saturday, Sunday and Independence Day will have to pay Rs 30 for paper tickets if they do not have smart cards.

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) has introduced paper tickets with Rs 30 flat fare between 8 am and 8 pm on the three days, to avoid queues at the ticket counter.

"The Metro fares from Lalbagh station to any Metro station on these days will be Rs 30. The paper tickets are valid for the day of purchase only," BMRCL said in a release.

Though the tickets are available for purchase at all Metro stations during the three days, they will be considered valid only while entering from Lalbagh.

The fares will not change for onward journey from any station to Lalbagh Metro station regardless of whether passengers use tokens or smartcards.

For those using smartcards at Lalbagh Metro station, the normal fare will be applicable.

The Rs 30 ticket will help passengers travelling long distances to save money.

Those who paid Rs 45 for a token to travel from Lalbagh to Nagasandra can save Rs 15.

The short-distance commuters, especially those getting down after two stations, will pay more than double.

IAF band to perform at Lalbagh today

Air Warrior Symphony Orchestra (AWSO) of the Indian Air Force's (IAF) Air Force Station, Jalahalli will perform near the Glass House at the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens on the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day celebrations on Saturday at 4 pm.

The performance will be part of IAF's 'Know your Forces' initiative.

AWSO was formed in IAF with handpicked musicians from all the Air Force Bands in 2003.

Today, the orchestra has more than 70 musicians with an expertise on brass, woodwind, reed, string, electronic and percussion instruments.

The team is formed with an objective of interacting with people to heighten the awareness about IAF through the sound of music.