No Metro fare hike even as BMRCL’s power bill set to go up


No Metro fare hike even as BMRCL’s power bill set to go up

The electricity bill of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is set to go up to Rs 1.9 crore annually following the recent hike effected in electricity tariff by the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission.

The power required to run its 50 trains running daily is supplied by a separate 750 volts Direct Current Third Rail, which runs parallel to the existing Metro rail tracks. Asked if a fare revision on Metro was on the cards, Chavan ruled it out.

BMRCL signed an agreement last year with ClearMax Solar to set up 1.4 MW solar installations at Baiyappanahalli and Peenya Metro stations. Read More

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