Bengaluru Metro: Running Hours Extended By 30 Minutes; Green Line To Soon See Six-Car TrainNamma Metro kicked off from Mahatma Gandhi road to Byappanahalli in Bangalore on 20 October 2011 in Bengaluru. (Jagdeesh MV/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Currently, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has restricted the operations of its last train departing from the central station at Kempegowda Metro to 11:30 PM, The New Indian Express has reported. After receiving several requests from the citizenry, the decision has been made to extend the timings by another 30 minutes.

Same goes with train arrivals on Sunday mornings, as the new decision could provide a breather to commuters. “A tweaking and improvement of the maintenance schedule of trains is underway. We are trying to build our internal processes and capacities to respond to people’s demand,” Managing Director for BMRCL Ajay Seth told The New Indian Express.

He added that the body is looking at integrating metro timings with that of the railways so that the passengers can easily take a metro to the railway station. By August 2019, BMRCL hopes to convert all the 50 metro trains into a six-coach vehicle.

The Green Line operating between Nayandahalli to Mysuru Road will soon have six-car trains in the next two weeks’ time. Ajay Seth added that the Purple Line had a patronage of 19,000 passengers per hour. The green line has the patronage of 10,000 passengers per hour.

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