Now, get a Metro train every 3 mins during peak hours

Now, get a Metro train every 3 mins during peak hours

Now, get a Metro train every 3 mins during peak hours

In order to effectively handle the peak hour rush, the frequency of the Metro trains will further increase from Tuesday.

Officials are set to introduce 10 additional trips on the Purple Line (Baiyappanahalli-Mysore Road) and three more trips on the Green Line (Nagasandra-Yelachenahalli).

With this, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited has reduced the four-minute waiting time during peak hours on the Purple Line (8.30 am to 9.10 am and 5.10 pm to 5.50 pm) to 3.5 minutes.

On the Green Line, the additional trips will translate into an extension of the peak hour frequency of six minutes in the morning and evening, an official release said.

In the release, the BMRCL also said the number of train services has been increased even during non-peak hours.

3.25 lakh ridership on Dec 31  

The New Year's eve celebrations on Sunday saw the metro ridership crossing 3.25 lakh, considered a substantial number for a Sunday.

As many as 31,116 people utilised the Metro service during the extended hours of operation between 12 am and 2 am. The corporation had fixed a flat fare of Rs 50 for those travelling from MG Road, Trinity and Cubbon Park, which is expected to have boosted the earnings.

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