The Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has announced that the metro train service in Bengaluru will go on till 12 am starting 1st January. The Metro trains (both Purple Line and Green Line) which currently service till 11 pm, will now run for an extra hour.
Metro Till 12 am From 1 Jan
The last train will leave from Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Station (Majestic) at 12 am. These trains will run on all four directions – towards Mysuru Road, Baiyyappanahalli, Nagasandra, and Yelachenahalli.
“The last trains from Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Station – Majestic Interchange will leave at 12.00 midnight in all four directions after ensuring no passengers are left out at this station,” BMRCL CPRO Yashvanth Chavan said.
Huge relief for regular commuters
A statement from BMRCL read that the last train from Mysore Road, from January 1, will depart from Mysore Road station at 11.40 pm, while the same from Baiyyappanahalli will be at 11.35 pm. Meanwhile, the last train from Nagasandra will leave at 11.25 pm and the last train from Yelachenahalli will commence the journey at 11.35 pm.
The officials said that stretching the time has been a regular request of commuters and BMRCL is operating towards satisfying their demands.
“Metro’s availability until midnight will help regular passengers like us save a lot of money. We are often forced to take a cab after 11 pm if we get hooked up in the city with some work or meetings. Traveling by metro is a safer and faster mode of transport for many, especially for people like me who live in the outskirts of the city,” a resident from Nayandahalli told.