Bengaluru metro services between MG Road and Byappanhalli to be hit between August 3 and August 4.

More buses in Bengaluru as metro shuts between Byappanahalli and MG Road this weekend
news Transport Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 18:13

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has announced that it will run additional buses in the stretch between MG Road and Byappanahalli in the late hours of Saturday (August 3) and early hours of Sunday (August 4) to compensate for the unavailability of the metro. 

As reported earlier that Metro services in Bengaluru will be hit this weekend along the MG Road-Byappanahalli stretch due to regular maintenance works. Metro officials are tight lipped about the exact nature of maintenance work required for the stretch. Metro officials said this disruption was necessary as the work involves electrical, civil and mechanical work and some of the work needs to be done in daylight conditions and hence the need for stopping of services.

According to the latest plan, the last train from Byappanahalli to Mysore Road will leave Baiyappanahalli Station at 9.30 pm on August 3, and the last train from Mysore Road to Baiyappanahalli will leave Mysore Road Station at 9.00 pm.

A BMTC official said, “We have not fixed the number of buses that we will keep for this service but since it is a weekend, we are not expecting much ridership. But our depot managers will take a call based on the situation and minimise the inconvenience of the people.”

The BMTC had done a similar exercise to compensate for the unavailability of metro between MG Road and Indiranagar for a period of four days between the last week of 2018 and first week of 2019. The free feeder bus service between 8 am and 11 pm was paid by BMRCL to BMTC on a casual contract basis.

The disruption in services at the time were caused due to cracks (honeycomb formation in concrete) in the metro pillar structure near Trinity Metro Station found during an inspection. Later officials found that the slider (ramp on which tracks are laid) was also dislocated.

 

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