DMTCL officials said that it was decided to open the gate half an hour before the start of train movement in view of the request of the passengers. Since its inception, Metrorail has been running for four hours a day. Only on the occasion of Biswa Ijtema, the metro rail was running from 8 am to 5 pm on January 22.
According to DMTCL sources, there are plans to stop the Metrorail at two more new stations in the coming months. In this case, which station will be stopped first, it has not been decided yet. However, Mirpur may be stopped at number 10 later. At present, scouts volunteering at Metrorail stations are talking to passengers and trying to find out their whereabouts and destinations. Through this, the authorities are trying to get an idea of which station can have more passengers. However, in this case, those who are riding for hobby or to see, their opinion is not taken into account. The views of regular commuters and residents around Metrorail lines are being taken into account.
In this regard, DMTCL Managing Director MAN Siddique told Prothom Alo that there is no plan to extend the running time of the metro rail for the time being. However, new stations will be launched. There are plans to stop the metro rail at all stations from Uttara to Agargaon by March 26.