Bengaluru (Metro Rail News): According to a press release issued by the BMRCL on Wednesday, January 12, Bengaluru commuters may soon be unable to wait for their train inside metro stations, as the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has set a limit on the number of passengers allowed in metro trains and stations at any given time. As a result, the number of persons permitted to wait inside metro stations is now limited to the number of seats available in each metro train. The ruling will take effect immediately.
The press release stated, ” It is brought to the notice of Namma Metro Commuters that, with immediate effect, entry of passengers into the stations will be restricted for allowing limited occupancy in trains to the extent of available seating capacity”. “If passengers notice that a train’s seating capacity is full, they must board the leaner coaches/following trains where the appropriate room is available,” according to the press release.
Apart from that, the BMRCL has announced that, due to the weekend curfew in Karnataka, train frequency will be decreased from 20 to 30 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays. In the last week, Karnataka has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases. The number of cases increased by 14,473 in 24 hours on Tuesday, January 11, with 10,800 in Bengaluru.
On Tuesday, the state’s COVID-19 test positivity rate was 10.3 per cent. In the meantime, 1,356 people have been released from hospitals across the state. The total number of active cases in the state was 73,260, including 59,000 in Bengaluru. Meanwhile, 32 children under the age of 15 in Vijayapura district tested positive for the coronavirus.
They comprised two children aged 2 to 5, five children aged 5 to 11, and 25 children aged 11 to 15. District Commissioner P Sunil Kumar included two children aged 2 to 5, five children aged 5 to 11, and 25 children aged 11 to 15.