Here's how Bengaluru Metro is operating in the new normal
Here's how Bengaluru Metro is operating in the new normal

Bengaluru Metro has already commenced its operations. The Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has chosen to decrease the frequency of trains during non-peak hours, even as ridership steadily rises in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The group said that it has "analyzed travel patterns and refined train schedules to meet physical distancing requirements." From October 22, trains will proceed to operate with a frequency of every five minutes during peak hours, while during non-peak hours, the frequency will be decreased from every 10 minutes to 12 minutes.

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BMCRL, in a press release, stated, "Additional trains from select intermediate stations will be operated in case of any surge in the travel demand. BMRCL requests all its patron commuters to wear a mask, maintain physical distance and hand hygiene at all times during the travel." Metro services renewed in Bengaluru from September 7 in a graded manner, after COVID-19 restrictions were eased. The trains are currently being operated from 7 am to 9 pm.

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The press release declared that the ridership of the metro has also risen from 4,000 to more than 55,000 at present. "All possible measures are being ensured for the health and safety of passengers, like sanitization of coaches and surfaces which are frequent-touch points, temperature checks, maintenance of physical distance at all places, and adoption of non-contact methods of fare payment and recharge of cards," the press release stated.

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