Commuters Slam Sat Service Suspension | Bengaluru Information


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Bengaluru: For the previous few months, Bangalore Metro Rail Company Ltd (BMRCL) has been incessantly curbing providers on the Byappanahalli-MG Highway part on Saturday nights, citing upkeep work.
On June 25, Metro providers have been suspended between Byappanahalli and MG Highway stations from 9.30pm until 7am the following day. Comparable curtailment of providers was effected on Might 28, April 23, March 26, and in earlier months.
Many passengers stated the closure of providers on weekends is inflicting hardship, particularly for these coming to the CBD for an evening out.
“Why are providers on this part frequently suspended on Saturdays? Earlier, BMRCL used to rearrange free BMTC shuttle service between affected sections. Now there are not any such preparations. BMRCL also needs to make clear whether or not there are any structural points on this part. There’s heavy visitors on Saturday nights and a scarcity of cabs. Auto drivers additionally refuse to ply,” stated Anusha S, an everyday passenger.
On December 9, 2018, BMRCL detected “a minor aberration in girder alignment” following a honeycomb concrete defect in a viaduct beam above pier 155 close to Trinity station. The company, together with an exterior company, performed a top quality audit of Metro Part 1 civil buildings. Sources stated the bearing pads of a number of pillars have been broken on the 6.7-km, six-station stretch between Byappanahalli and MG Highway, constructed by the Hyderabad-based contractor Navayuga Engineering Co Ltd.
BMRCL officers stated they’re suspending providers to take up upkeep work to switch the bearing pads. “In Part 2, bearing pads of significantly better high quality are getting used. As an illustration, within the Silk Board-KR Puram-KIA line, long-lasting bearings are being deliberate, much like those utilized in Richmond Highway flyover,” stated a BMRCL official.
Suryanarayana Murthy, vice-president of Bangalore Metro Rail Workers Union, stated: “There must be an investigation into why they have been broken so rapidly and whether or not there was any compromise on the civil building,” he stated.


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