Metro train gets longer, hopefully less crowded

Metro train gets longer, hopefully less crowded

In a major relief for passengers travelling in crammed Metro coaches, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited on Friday rolled out its first six-car train on Friday evening.

Chief minister H D Kumaraswamy flagged off the train from a bedecked Byappanahalli Metro Station at 6:11pm in the presence of his deputy, G Parameshwara and Union minister of state for housing and urban affairs Hardeep Singh Puri.

The new six-car train, which has its first coach reserved for women, will run along the Purple Line (Byappanahalli – Mysuru Road) and is expected to help meet peak hour rush. The Purple Line was chosen since it is busier than the Green Line.

The CM, along with dignitaries, also travelled in the new six-coach train till Kempegowda Majestic Metro Station, from where regular passengers were allowed to board the train up to Mysuru Road. Read More

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