Transport
Free bus services between Cubbon Park station to Baiyappanahalli Metro station will be available for an extended period from Monday 11 pm to 2 am on Tuesday.
PTI

The Metro rail services between MG Road and Indiranagar in the Purple Line of Namma Metro in Bengaluru will commence from Tuesday, January 1. This comes after it was earlier announced that the services between the two stations would resume from Monday.

However, the free bus services between Cubbon Park station and Baiyappanahalli station (both ways) will be available for an extended period from Monday 11 pm to 2 am on Tuesday. The Metro services from Mysore Road to MG Road and from Indiranagar to Baiyappanahalli and the entire Green Line will function till 1.30 am as announced earlier.

The Metro services between the two stations were stopped on December 28 from 8 pm to carry out repair works at pillar number 112 near Trinity Station. The structural defect in the form of cracks on the rail track bridge was spotted during an inspection. On December 9, a Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) team, inspecting the metro tracks, found cracks (honeycomb formation in concrete) near Trinity Metro Station. On December 12 morning, Metro services were delayed for an hour as BMRCL set up iron beams to support the pillar.

The officials found that the slider (ramp on which tracks are laid) was also dislocated. Repair works are currently being carried out, but only after 11 pm. BMRCL had earlier stated that the metro services would stop on December 22 and 23. However, the dates were pushed further.

In a press release on Sunday, the authorities said that repair work will end only by December 30 and the restoration of track, signalling and testing of the systems will be carried out on December 31 as per the standard procedure.