Bangalore Metro rail Gets 3 Additional Coaches From BEML With One Coach Reserved For Women

Bangalore Metro rail Gets 3 Additional Coaches From BEML With One Coach Reserved For Women

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Date Of Post: 15 Feb, 2018

Bangalore: The Bangalore Metro rail on Wednesday got three additional coaches from the state-run BEML (Bharat Earth Movers Ltd.) for its east-west corridor service, with one coach reserved for women. Deepak Kumar Hota, Chairman & Managing Director of BEML, said,”The three additional coaches will be added to an existing three-coach metro train, allowing more number of passengers to travel by the metro.”

Image Credit: BEML

About The 3 New Coaches-

  • The 3 additional coaches will be added to a metro train on the purple line that runs between Baiyappanahalli, an eastern suburb, and Mysore Road in the southwestern part of the city.
  • The first coach of the new 6-coach metro train is to be reserved for women & children.
  • Hota stated that the additional coaches will help in decongesting the city roads.

Six-Coach Metro-

  • Mahendra Jain, Managing Director, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) said,”After integrating and rigorous testing, passengers can travel by the six-coach metro by the end of April or early May.”
  • At present, at least 4 lakh people use the Bengaluru metro each day for commute on its north-south (green) and east-west (purple) lines.
  • In March last year, the BEML was given a contract to convert all the Metro’s 3-coach trains to 6-coach units.
  • Jain asserted,”By June 2019 all the 50 metro trains running on the two metro lines will have six coaches instead of three.”

    Image Credit: BEML

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