After the formal launch of Namma Metro on Thursday, you can ride on the metro from 4 p.m. on the same day, and from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Friday.

Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath will flag off the first service on Reach 1 of Namma Metro from M.G. Road to Byappanahalli at 10.30 a.m., followed by a formal function at the Field Marshal Manekshaw Parade Ground. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) has arranged for public participation at the function which is expected to go on till 2 p.m.

While Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda will preside over the inaugural ceremony, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, Minister of State for Railways K.H. Muniyappa, Union Minister for Corporate Affairs M. Veerappa Moily, Union Labour Minister M. Mallikarjun Kharge, former Chief Minister N. Dharam Singh, Japanese Ambassador Akitaka Saiki and others are expected to attend, a press note said.

The day services

Thereafter, regular metro service will start at 4 p.m. from M.G. Road Station towards Byappanahalli and back, with the trains stopping at Trinity, Ulsoor, Indiranagar and Swami Vivekananda Road stations for 30 seconds each. There will be a train every 10 minutes till 10 p.m.

Ticket sales

Passenger entry to stations and sale of tickets start at 3 p.m. on October 20. Tickets will be on sale up to 9.50 p.m. and, should the need arise, the services will be extended till 11 p.m.

From Friday onwards, regular services will commence at 6 a.m. in each direction, the press note said.

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