Updated December 30th, 2023 at 11:39 IST
Travelling for Happy New Year 2024? Bengaluru Metro has gift for purple, green line commuters
As per the announcement, the last train will leave from all terminal stations at 1:30 am on January 1 except the Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Station - Majestic.
Bengaluru: As we bid bye to 2023, Bengaluru is expected to witness grand New Year celebrations across the city on New Year's Eve revellers will be out till late. Following this several traffic restrictions have been imposed across the city to avoid any kind of traffic. The city police have imposed these restrictions in areas like MG Road and other busy routes.
Following this, the Bangalore Metro Corporation Limited (BKRCL) on Saturday announced that it will extend its train services on both Purple and Green Lines past midnight on the New Year, i.e. January 01, 2024.
This decision aims to accommodate the increased number of commuters and to ensure a convenient journey for people celebrating the New Year in the city.
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As per the announcement, the last train will leave from all terminal stations at 1:30 am on January 1 except the Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Station - Majestic, which is scheduled for 2:15 am on Sunday.
Furthermore, the authority said that the revellers can utilise tokens, smart cards and QR tickets from any metro station to Trinity and Cubbon Park.
The statement read, "In order to avoid overcrowding and inconvenience to fellow passengers, it is advised that commuters travelling towards Whitefield (Kadugodi) use Trinity metro station and those travelling towards Challaghatta, Nagasandra and Silk Institute use Cubbon Park metro station as both these stations are at an equal distance from MG Road metro station."
However, the statement also states that commuters travelling from Trinity and Cubbon Park metro stations after 11 pm, have the option to buy a return journey paper ticket priced at ₹50 in advance. As per BMRCL, these tickets will be available from 8 pm onwards at any metro station.
(With PTI inputs)
Published December 30th, 2023 at 11:31 IST