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Metro rail to run 8am-8pm later this month

Staff Correspondent: Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) has set new timings for metro rail. Planned to run for 12 hours (8 am to 8 pm) from Agargaon to Uttara section. Passengers will be able to travel on metro rail as per the new schedule from May 21. Currently, the metro rail is operating from 8 am to 2 pm.
Metro rail constructing company Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) said this information yesterday.
Managing Director (MD) of DMTCL MAN Siddique said that there is a decision to run the metro rail till mid-night by next July. The schedule may be finalized today.
According to DMTCL sources, the new schedule divides the 12 hours of the day into four parts. Metro rail will run every 10 minutes during peak hours from 8 am to 11 pm and every 15 minutes from 11 am to 3 pm taking into account off peak hours.
Metro trains will run every 10 minutes from 3 pm to 6 pm as peak hour and every 15 minutes from 6 pm to 8 pm in consideration of off-peak hours.
At present the weekly closure of metro rail is Tuesday. But Friday will be the weekend for metro rail. It has been decided considering mainly for office going passengers.

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