New Year's Eve: Metro extends deadline

New Year's Eve: Metro extends deadline

Namma Metro will operate beyond 1.30 am on January 1 to help ferry those out celebrating the new year. The last trains to all the four directions will leave the Kempegowda Metro Station at 2 am. During the extended time, commuters from MG Road, Trinity and Indiranagar stations have to purchase paper tickets for Rs 50 regardless of the travelling distance.

Regular tokens will not be issued at the three stations, but, those travelling with the smart card will pay the usual discounted fare.

Passengers travelling from other stations can use the regular token or the smart card towards the fare. The flat fare applies to those travelling from the three stations, where the paper tickets will be available from 8 pm. A release from the BMRCL said the frequency of trains during the extended hours will be 15 minutes on the entire network.

Meanwhile, officials hope to complete the repair work on a metro pillar near the Indiranagar station on December 30.

Train services between MG Road and Indiranagar stations will be shut from 8 pm on December 28 to the entire day of December 30. Regular services will begin at 5 am on December 31.