Little did 81-year-old S C Anand Rao and his wife Sowbhagya know that their auto ride to a relative’s place on Wednesday would shatter their lives forever.
People are forced to walk stretches as long as 4km or shell out extra money that auto drivers demand
As a shutter panel on the Metro pier was being removed by a crane and placed at the ground level when the panel hit the barricading boards placed along the alignment and damaged the auto.
IRB were required to provide VIP bandobast as well as guard important government establishments.
According to BMRCL officials, when Sandeep, a resident of Chikkabanawara, came out of the toilet, security personnel suspected that he was carrying some solvents with him.
Sajid Khan, traced near RT Nagar, wanted to see the Metro train Monday evening, which he claimed he had not seen before.
On Tuesday, TV channels aired the video of the incident, which went viral.
The September deadline specified by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) for running 50 six-coach trains on its Phase I network is unlikely to be met.
Limited space will not affect passenger amenities, say officials; open space in the concourse of UG stations to be closed
With civilian clothes, volunteers stand at the gates of the Metro station to guide commuters on use of tokens or smart cards, and the trains to be taken.
The signal-free corridor between Mysuru Road and Silk Board junction will help commuters.
The PayTM ticketing option offers maximum top-up of Rs 3,000.
The protestors also submitted a memorandum with nearly 400 signatures to the Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara.
Though officials claimed to have given prior information to commuters, non-daily commuters have overwhelmingly opposed this move.
Citizens are fumed over water bottles being separately scanned at Metro stations.