With suburban train services reopening for the general public from February 1, Metro services will also have extended operational hours from Monday. Services on the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar line will be available from 6.50am instead of the present start time of 7.50am at Versova and 7.15am instead of 8.15am at Ghatkopar.
The last service from Versova will now be at 9.50pm, and from Ghatkopar at 10.15pm. At the moment, the last train from Versova is at 8.50pm, and at 9.15 pm from Ghatkopar. The weekday ridership currently stands at 80,000.
A Mumbai Metro one official confirmed the updated service schedule. For easy access to and from Metro stations to suburban railway stations, railway foot overbridges (FOBs) at Andheri and Ghatkopar will be opened.
Metro will also open a new gate at its Andheri station for commuters who wish to reach Andheri (west) directly.
Stations will open 15 minutes before the scheduled departure of the first service.
After the pandemic-induced lockdown, the Mumbai Metro One services were opened to all on October 19, 2020, without age or gender restrictions and with strict safety protocols. Before Covid-19, Metro services ran from 5.30am to 11.30pm.