Tuesday, March 25, 2014

riding the Bangalore Metro

Had my first metro ride on Namma Metro at Bengaluru. A little more than 5 km, Mantri Mall to Yeshwantpur Railway station. The ride took 15 minutes. There are supposedly metro rides every 10 minutes 8 am to 8 pm, our ride was 7.30 to 8 pm. 6 to 8 am and 8 to 10 pm are supposed to have rides every 15 minutes. Air conditioned, good ambience. Security check like at an airport but in a more relaxed way, large luggage not allowed. It wasn't crowded at all, less than half the seats were occupied. Plenty of standing room too. The actual movement of the coaches was more jerky and noisy than I anticipated - almost like a commuter train. Overall, if the two reaches are joined, can be a nice time saver. But that will probably take a couple of years more.

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