Bengaluru: The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) on Wednesday announced that the Namma metro train services will be available from 7 am to 6 pm from July 1st, with a frequency of 5 mins in peak hours and 15 mins in non-peak hours from Monday to Friday. “From July 1st, 2021, Namma metro train services will be available from 7 am to 6 pm, with a frequency of 5 mins in peak hours and 15 mins in non-peak hours from Monday to Friday,” the BMRCL said.Also Read - Karnataka Imposes Fresh COVID Restrictions, Makes Face Mask Mandatory in Public Places Amid Rise in Cases

Owing to the rising covid cases in the state, the Karnataka Govt had suspended the metro services for several weeks which were resumed on June 21. However, the metro services were shut on weekends due to the weekend curfew still imposed in the state and the capital city. Also Read - Karnataka Might Impose COVID Curbs Due to Rise in Cases, CM Says Decision in 2 Days as State Sounds Alert

“Only cashless transactions will be allowed at station counters for purchase of smart cards and recharges to avoid spread of Covid-19,” BMRCL said in the release earlier. “Thermal scanning at station entry, hand sanitization, the mandatory wearing of face mask and social distancing will be followed. Alternate seats to be kept vacant in Metro trains for social distancing”, it added. Also Read - As Cases Rise in Maharashtra, Health Minister Tope Makes This Statement Over Covid Fourth Wave Probability

Over 59,000 people took the metro, on Monday, generating Rs 16.20 lakh revenue for the BMRCL. Compared to last week, the ridership has increased by 17,000. Namma Metro resumed services on June 21, and on the first day, 42,000 people had travelled by train.