Passengers want the Kengeri Metro trains on the purple line to increase their frequency.
Story so far: The Kengeri Metro delayed its opening from December 2018 to August 2021. Currently, trains run from Byappanahalli to Kengeri on the purple line only during the peak hours, i.e., 8-11 am and 4.30-7.30 pm.
- Passengers from the Byappanahalli side have to get down at the Mysuru Road station and wait for another train. Those who take long-distance buses from the Mysuru Road satellite bus terminus are the hardest hit as they could miss their bus if there are delays.
Boarding patterns: Bengaluru Metro chief BL Yeshwanth Chavan said trains are operated based on passenger-boarding patterns. It’s something that the BMRCL analyses regularly. The services are run based on the demand on each route.
The numbers: The BMRCL spent ₹1,820 crores on the 7.5 km extension from Mysuru Road to Kengeri. The average ridership of Kengeri Metro is 25,000.