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Metro to have more coaches by 2018: Minister George

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Bengaluru: Passengers jostling for space while commuting on Namma Metro in the city have to wait for one more year for a comfortable commuting as the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) plans to add more coaches to the Metro train by 2018.

Replying to Congress member S. Veena Achaiah, Minister for Bengaluru Development and Planning K.J. George said a separate coach would be reserved for women and the disabled in metro trains once the number of coaches is increased from three to six.

He told the Legislative Council that already Bharath Earth Movers Limited (BEML) had been issued work orders to supply metro coaches, and the additional coaches would be augmented in a phased manner after December 2017. “The BEML is expected to supply Metro train coaches in a phased manner,’’ the minister said.

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