Metro's 2nd six-car train to run from Thursday

Bridge linking Kempegowda (Majestic) metro station to the BMTC bus station will also be inaugurated on Thursday

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Namma Metro will get its second six-coach train on Thursday. A bridge that links the Kempegowda (Majestic) metro station to the BMTC bus station will also be inaugurated that day. 

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) Managing Director Ajay Seth confirmed to DH that Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy will flag off the second six-car train on Thursday.

A source said the bridge in Majestic, which was ready over three months ago, will be inaugurated the same day. "The chief minister is also expected to ride the metro until Nagasandra from where he is scheduled to take part in an event at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre," the source said.

The BMRCL received three intermediate cars on September 6. Work on the formation of the six-car train was done at the Peenya depot. The big train would be introduced on the Purple Line (Baiyappanahalli-Mysore Road), which still sees a heavy rush. 

Metro's daily ridership climbed high after the introduction of the first six-car train with numbers touching 4.3 lakhs on August 20. Officials expect that the addition of two more six-car trains will help reach the target of five lakh riders per day.

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