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Hyderabad metro rail continues to witness heavy rush with an increase in the number of commuters depending the trains to reach their destinations, and in the process patronage records are being rewritten. 

On Monday, Metro officials expected the patronage to cross 4 lakh mark. Since Monday morning, there was heavy rush at Metro stations, forcing officials to extend the peak hour services and the frequency. Trains were operated at 3.5 minutes and 4.5 minutes frequency during peak hours and at six to seven minutes frequency during non-peak hours for the convenience of passengers.

Services were being operated from 6 am till 11 pm and the last train, which departs from a terminal, is arriving at the other terminal at 12 in the midnight. Ridership is expected to cross four lakh mark on Monday, which will be a new record patronage. Four extra trains and 120 additional train trips, totalling to 830 trips were operated, said Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited Managing Director NVS Reddy.



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