A very good happy news for the Bangalore metro commuters soon as Namma metro is planning to increase the current metro train cars from 3 to 6, with this decision the carrying capacity of each train is going to be doubled, with 3 coaches the total passenger capacity is 975, now with 6 coaches it will be 1950. Now the commuters can travel happily in metro train without any hassle. Clearance certificate received by BMRCL to increase the metro coaches from 3 to 6. However they have to receive clearance from Railway Safety Commission, in mean while they have to conduct other tests like electro magnetic compatibility etc.,
Currently 6 car metro trains were tested in Baiyyappanahalli metro station, BMRCL will conduct additional tests in nights in the purple line as per the sources. Updated software also installed in the test trains to conduct the tests. The initial tests were conducted the additional coaches given by BEML in February. Once BMRCL get the safety certificate they will increase the metro coaches from 3 to 6 in baiyyappanahall to mysore road (purple line)as the ridership is higher than green line route which is from Nagasandra to Yelachenahalli. In mean while Karnataka Assembly elections are being conducted in Karnataka State, seems BMRCL has to take the approval from Election Commission also. Adding of 6 cars to total 50 trains will be completed by June 2019 as per BMRCL Managing Director Mr. Mahendra Jain.
Namma Metro Rail (File Photo)
Six coach Trains will Commence from June 22nd, Friday
Yes, it seems the decks are clear for 6 coach train for Bangalore metro, it can take upto 2000 passengers with six coaches. The first coach two entrances will be always reserved for women passengers as per BMRCL M.D Mahendra Jain. These 6 coach trains will run from Baiyyappanahalli to Mysuru Road. On Friday the 6 coach trains will likely to be opened to public. And there is a demand to run the intermediate short loop trains to avoid huge rush in peak hours from M.G.Road to Majestic or upto Vijayanagar. And by 2019 June the entire 3 coach trains will be replaced by 6 coaches.