Bengaluru’s Namma Metro Green Line Undergoes Temporary Suspension for Electrification Work: Normal Services to Resume on January 29
Bengaluru, Karnataka: The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has officially announced a temporary suspension of Namma Metro services on the Green Line, impacting the segment between Peenya Industry and Nagasandra.
This interruption, scheduled for three days from January 26 to January 28, serves as a strategic initiative to facilitate the commissioning of the extended Green Line, connecting Nagasandra to Madavara.
Service Interruption and Resumption Details
During this brief hiatus, commuters are assured of uninterrupted metro services operating between Peenya Industry and Silk Institute on the Green Line.
The regular schedule on the Green Line, specifically from Nagasandra to Silk Institute Metro Stations, will seamlessly resume at 5:00 am on January 29.
Notably, there will be no alterations to the train services on the Purple Line, maintaining normal operations between Whitefield and Challaghatta Metro Stations.
Facilitating Commuter Convenience
To ensure a hassle-free travel experience during this temporary suspension, the BMRCL strongly encourages the public to secure QR tickets through user-friendly platforms such as WhatsApp or the Namma Metro app.
This proactive measure aims to streamline the ticketing process, especially with the expected surge in crowds at Peenya Industry and Goraguntepalya Metro stations during the specified period.
Reasons Behind the Temporary Halt
The temporary suspension is primarily attributed to essential electrical works on the metro track, necessitating a power block.
A spokesperson from the BMRCL emphasized the pivotal role these activities play in energizing the track from Nagasandra to Madavara.
Proactive Measures for Increased Ridership
Anticipating a heightened ridership over the weekend, courtesy of the Lalbagh flower show, the BMRCL is committed to optimizing operations.
In line with this commitment, additional ticket counters, AFC gates, and an entrance previously closed will be made available at the Peenya Industry metro station.
Commuters are advised to plan their journeys accordingly, bearing in mind the temporary disruption to Green Line services.
This temporary suspension, albeit causing a brief inconvenience, underscores the BMRCL’s strategic approach to infrastructural enhancements while prioritizing commuter convenience.
As normal services are set to resume promptly on January 29, commuters are urged to stay informed and plan their travels accordingly during this period.