Bengaluru: HD Kumaraswamy flagged off the six-coach train of Namma Metro

Kumaraswamy Namma Metro

The new six-coach Namma Metro train was flagged off by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy 45 minutes behind schedule on Friday.

BMRCL Managing Director Mahendra Jain said BEML, which is manufacturing the coaches, has promised that all coaches will be delivered by June 2019 instead of December 2019. “By June 2019, all 50 trains will be six-coach trains,” he said.

In the last one year, the number of trips made by Namma Metro has gone up to 298 from 216, he said, adding that the ridership has also risen to almost four lakh per day.

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