Covid-19: As Karnataka unlocks, Bengaluru's Namma Metro records 18K rides in 4 hours

Monday, 21 Jun, 2.38 pm
Chiranjeevi Kulkarni,

As many as 17,988 riders used the Namma Metro in the first four hours from 7 am to 11 am on Monday in Bengaluru, with officials expecting the numbers to remain low for the next few days.
As Karnataka further eased Covid-19 restrictions, Namma Metro services restarted on Monday after weeks of being shut as the second coronavirus wave gripped the state.

Operations began with very few passengers on the morning of Day 1. Many stations had no passengers for the first few trips, however, the numbers picked up gradually. It may take more than a week to see the numbers reach the 1-lakh mark.