Ahmedabad metro timings extended ahead of IPL final weekend; Trains to operate till 01:30 AM
Two of the most important IPL matches of the season are scheduled to be held in Ahmedabad over the weekend. In view of the games, which also include the IPL final on Sunday, the authorities have decided to make a slew of arrangements to ease travel for cricket fans.
These include extended Ahmedabad metro timings and advanced special paper tickets that they can use for their return journey, among other arrangements.
Metro timings have been extended to 01:30 AM on Friday & Sunday
The Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) has decided to extend the metro timings on Friday (Qualifier 2) and Sunday (IPL Final) to 01:30 AM to help fans return home after the games. During the game, GMRC has also decided to increase the frequency of trains with one arriving every ten minutes to manage the expected rush.
Furthermore, with the ₹25 advanced special tickets issued on the IPL matchdays, fans will not have to queue up at the station to buy return tickets. This step was taken after metro stations experienced a lot of rush on previous matchdays with fans lining up at once to purchase return tickets.