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Karnataka: Bengaluru Metro suspends all train services on Saturdays, Sundays owing to COVID-19 weekend curfew

Adhering to the government guidelines imposing restrictions during weekends till May 4, 2021, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has announced no trains would be operated on Saturdays and Sundays.
 

Karnataka Bengaluru Metro suspends all train services on Saturdays, Sundays owing to COVID-19 weekend curfew-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published Apr 23, 2021, 3:12 PM IST
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In view of the worsening Covid-19 situation, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited announced that metro rail services will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Adhering to the government guidelines imposing restrictions during weekends till May 4, 2021, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has announced no trains would be operated on Saturdays and Sundays.

However, during weekdays from Mondays to Fridays (from April 26 to May 4), trains will begin operations as usual at 7 am. However, last services from terminal stations such as Nagasandra, Silk Institute, Mysuru Road, and Baiyappanahalli stations will begin at 7.30 pm.

All trains operating during the last service daily, during weekdays, will have connection trains at the Kempegowda Metro Station at Majestic as well, BMRCL clarified.

In addition to extending the pre-existing night curfew in Karnataka (now 9 pm-6 am), the state government had on April 21 announced a weekend curfew on every weekend till May 4 to battle Covid-19. The weekend curfew will kick in from 9 pm Friday till 6 am Monday.  

The government has ordered the closure of theatres, malls, bars and dine-in services at hotels to keep people from venturing out amid an unprecedented spike in coronavirus cases.  

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