Huge Rush expected at BMRCL during Deepavali Holidays

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) is expecting a huge turnout on Sunday and during the festive period holidays. They expect huge number of people to show up during the Deepavali holidays therefore keeping this in mind they have announced that extra services will be operated in order to cater the expected massive passenger rush.

The service was opened to passengers on 4PM on Thursday and after that 90 trains, 45 in each direction were operated by BMRCL. The last services were operated at 11.30 p.m. from M.G. Road and Byappanahalli stations.

The director of BMRCL D.D. Pahuja told the reporters that 38,546 people turned up for the ride, generating traffic revenue of Rs. 7.53 lakh. On Friday, 39,639 people travelled on Namma Metro as of 7 p.m., shelling out Rs. 6.94 lakh.

D.D Pahuja said “This euphoria will be there for a week at least and hence we’re ready to operate extra services. The metro is there for people’s convenience. As long as the last passenger who has bought the ticket is at the station, the trains will continue to run,” 

The trains that currently operate at a frequency of 10 minutes could operate at an 8 minutes frequency during the holiday period, if needed.

D.D Pahuja further added “BMRCL is prepared to operate trains till midnight and even beyond, if there are passengers,”

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