For all the people who would be partying all night during the new year celebration, there is a piece of good news for you. The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has now decided to run Namma Metro till 2 am on New Year’s Day. Moreover, the officials approved that there will be no breath analyzer tests conducted on metro users.
Namma Metro till 2 am
Citizens rejoicing New Year’s Eve on the night of December 31 do not have to bother about transport. BMRCL confirms that Namma Metro will operate till 2 am. According to the source, the last train from Nagasandra will leave at 1.30 am, followed by Yelachenhalli (1.35 am), Byappanahalli (1.35 am) and Mysore Road (1.40 am). Trains are set to run at a cycle of 15 minutes.
Officials informed that only paper tickets will be allotted at every metro station. These paper tickets, priced at Rs 50, will allow passengers to travel to any station in the city.
However, no tickets will be issued from MG Road, Trinity and Cubbon Park stations. Passengers can buy paper tickets at all metro stations from 8 pm. These tickets will be valid only till 2 am. Nevertheless, commuters traveling with smartcards will play the usual fare.
Strict security measures
The official also stated that there will be safety measures taken while operating trains till 2 am. High-security actions will be in place at all metro stations but added that there are no plans to restrict passengers who are inebriated from boarding trains. Yes, there will be no breath analyzer tests conducted on metro users.
To be noted, those found creating problems will be restricted from using the metro services, said the official.
During the New Years’ eve, safety measures like CCTV cameras, drones, watchtowers, and LED screens will be monitoring every individual’s behavior. Tents with two or three police officers including a woman police officer will also be placed so that the public can report any case of harassment or crime quickly.