Bengaluru Metro Gets Its Second Six-Coach Train, Third Set To Be Commissioned By Month-End

The second six coach metro train has been flagged off by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday (October 4) at the Kempegowda metro station in Bengaluru.

“The six-coach train has a carrying capacity of over 2,000 passengers at a time. We will operate it on the busy East-West Corridor (Baiyappanahalli – Mysuru road),” said BMRCL MD Ajay Seth, as reported by MRN. He added saying that over 19,000 passengers use services on the East-West between 9.30 am and 10.30 am but the North-South Corridor (Nagasandra – Yelechenahalli) records a ridership of only 8,000.

The BMRCL, Seth said, would introduce the third set of six-coach trains in October-end. The City received the first six-coach train in June this year. The process of converting all the 53 coach train into six-coach train would take place next year.

In March 2017, Bengaluru based BEML Ltd had won Rs 1,421 crore contract from BMRCL to supply 150 intermediate metro coaches.