BENGALURU (Metro Rail News): The Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has decided to increase the height of walls near some metro lines after many incidents of stone-pelting by outlaws were reported on running Bengaluru Metro trains.
As per the senior BMRCL officials, five such incidents have been reported in the last few years where the outlaws throw stones on passing trains from outside the Metro compound walls. “The exact number of incidents has not been recorded, but at least five such incidents have happened in the last few years at a few stations. Magadi Road, Srirampura, Chickpet, National College and City Railway stations have recorded stone-pelting incidents in which the glass of the trains have suffered cracks,” officials said.
The officials also assured that these stones have not harmed any passengers or the Metro crew because the trains have double-glazed windows. BMRCL officials said they have deputed security personnel too at the spots where such incidents have been reported. “As an additional measure, the height of the walls would be increased soon,” an official added.
The officials said that the trains which were damaged by stone pelting will be immediately repaired and then only they will be back in operation keeping in mind the passenger safety.