Malleshwaram-Peenya metro phase ready for public use from March 1

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Metro phase ready in Bangalore
Bangalore, Feb 28: Here's some good news for Bangaloreans. Namma Metro is opening its Reach 3 and 3a services from Malleshwaram to Peenya for public use from March 1st, 2014.

Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy along with Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) Managing Director Pradeep Singh Kharola announced this on February 24th, 2014, at a press conference held at Rajajinagar Metro Station, reported Citizen Matters.

Ramalinga Reddy said, "On 28th February evening at 6 pm, Railway Minister Mallikarjun will inaugurate this line. From 1st March 6 am onwards the service will be open for public."

The last train will run at 11pm, unlike MG road to Baiyappanahalli stretch where the last train running at 10 pm.

During the trail period, three-coach trains with carrying capacity of 975 passengers will start the service. The frequency of the train will be maintained at every 10 minutes. The entire stretch that usually takes 45 minutes to cover by road, will be covered in 18 minutes with Metro, with 30-second halt on each station.

50 to 60 surveillance cameras are installed at every station. Apart from this, 29 passenger lifts and 46 escalators are built on the entire line.

As many as 12 trains are ready with safety clearance.

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