November 28, 2022

Whereas three-car trains carry 975 passengers at a time, the six-car trains carry 2,000 passengers.

In what will probably be a lift to Bengaluru’s metro rail utilization, the Bangalore Metro Rail Company Restricted (BMRCL) has transformed two three-car trains to six-car trains on the Inexperienced Line (the Nagasandra-Yelachenahalli route) from Monday. With this, the variety of six-car trains is now eight. 

Out of the 18 trains plying the Nagasandra-Yelachenahalli route, the remainder 10 are three-car. All 18 trains on the Purple line (Baiyappanahalli to Mysuru Highway) are six-car trains. 

Passengers plying the Inexperienced Line route have been complaining of crowding throughout peak hours because the capability of the trains have solely elevated partially for the reason that operations started, whereas all trains on the Purple Line have been transformed to six-car trains.  

Till June 2018, all Namma Metro trains plying within the metropolis consisted of three coaches with a complete capability of 975 passengers at a given time. This triggered an area crunch throughout peak hours. The six-car prepare, as compared, can accommodate as many as 2,000 passengers.

The six-car trains are anticipated to ease the push hour journeys. The primary compartment is reserved for girls in all six-car trains. This extra capability can also be anticipated to extend the common each day ridership of the Bengaluru metro, which is now at round 4.54 lakh throughout the Purple and Inexperienced Strains. 

Whereas the Inexperienced Line between Nagasandra and Yelachenahalli spans 24.22 km, the Purple Line between Baiyyappanahalli and Mysore Highway runs for 18.08 km. Nevertheless, ridership has been persistently increased for the Purple Line than the Inexperienced Line.

Not too long ago, the metro had reached its highest ridership on the eve of Deepavali when greater than 4.83 lakh folks used the metro. Out of those, the Purple Line recorded 2.63 lakh passengers, whereas the Inexperienced Line noticed 2.19 lakh passengers. 

By March 2020, the metro rail authority is anticipating to prepared 50 six-car trains for the 2 strains collectively.

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