The first six-car metro in the green line between Yelachenahalli and Nagasandra was flagged off by Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Monday (28 January), reports Deccan Herald.
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has also introduced two more six-car trains on the Purple line between Byappanahalli and Mysuru road. According to the BMRCL, both the Green and Purple line has an average footfall of four lakh passengers.
The green line of the Namma Metro is 24.20 km long and has 23 stations while the Purple line is 18.1 km long with 17 stations on it.
The first coach of the new six-car metro will be reserved for women. The train has also improved energy-efficient features with an expected energy saving of 15 per cent in comparison to three-car trains.
It would also feature split-screen in Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) panel featuring continuous advertisement without disturbing the passenger information.
BMRCL will operate the six-car trains, with a carrying capacity of close to 2,000 passengers, during the peak hours.
On the death of a toddler who fell from Namma Metro’s escalator at Srirampura station, Kumaraswamy was quoted in the report as saying, “I have directed BMRCL officials to take care of such accidents, and also parents have to take care of their kids while travelling,”