In view of the T20 cricket match, which is to be held at Bengaluru's Chinnaswamy Stadium on Wednesday, the metro rail service timings have been extended. According to the Bangalore Metro Rail Transport Corporation (BMRTC) officials, due to the match between India and Australia, metro rail services will be extended by 30 minutes. The metro rail, unlike its usual schedule, will ply till 11.30pm on both Green and Purple lines.
The last train from the terminal stations, Baiyappanahalli, Mysuru Road, Yelachenahalli and Nagasandra, will depart at 11.30pm and the last train from the changeover stop - Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Station, Majestic, towards all the four directions, will depart at 11.55 pm, BMRCL officials said.
In order to ensure that metro train ticket counters are not crowded and commuters do not have to wait in queues, return journey paper tickets will be issued on Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm at all metro stations. These tickets are valid only for Wednesday.
BMRCL has fixed paper ticket prices between Cubbon Park Metro Station to any station on Wednesday at Rs 50 from 10pm onwards. However, commuters returning from the match from Cubbon Park Metro Station to any other station would need to buy paperless tickets or use the metro cards and normal discount rates will be applicable for users of metro cards.
Apart from the metro services, the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation also will run extra buses on Wednesday after 11pm from Chinnaswamy Stadium.
The extra buses include SBS-1K to Kadugodi, G2 to Sarjapura, G3 to Electronics City, G4 to Bannerghatta National Park, G6 to Kengeri-KHB Quarters, G7 to Janapriya Township, G8 to Nelamangala, G9 to Yelahanka 5th Phase, G10 to Yelahanka and G11 to Bagalur.