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#NammaMetro: Twitterati take their anger out on Bengaluru Metro

Twitterati floated the hashtag #NammaMetro to express their anger over the sudden disruption of services.

Published: 07th July 2017 08:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th July 2017 08:22 PM   |  A+A-

Metro services finally resumed at 11.40 am on Friday, after the Metro employees withdrew their protest. | Jithendra M

Metro services finally resumed at 11.40 am on Friday, after the Metro employees withdrew their protest. | Jithendra M

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: For the second time in a month, Bengaluru’s Namma Metro trended on social media for all the wrong reasons Friday. The flash strike by employees of Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) this morning, over the judicial remand of two fellow workers, did not go down well with commuters.

Though BMRCL is yet to have a verified Twitter handle, Twitterati floated the hashtag #NammaMetro to express their anger over the sudden disruption of services, targeting the handles @cpronammametro and @uavasanthrao, the chief public relations officer of BMRCL. 

Taking a dig at BMRCL, Twitter user Anil Karat (@anilkarat) wrote: “Sir, bmrcl should write a book. How to build infrastructure and then underutilize it. Run small infrequent trains, shut down, open late etc.”

Prashanth Satish (@prash071) tweeted: “This is not acceptable. Metro is public property & only for couple of staff entire operations can't be suspended. Lakhs of commutrs affected.”


Some users were angry at the security staffer who refused to submit to a frisking, which led to Friday’s stir.

Ajay Acharya (@ajayacharya) wrote: “Sack the employee who refused to get a security check. He's tried to endanger lives of commuters and also caused inconvenience to thousands.”  


Some users said BMRCL should have notified people about the protest. Karteek Joshi (@karteekjoshi) wrote: “Its unfair to inform after services suspended. There should have been a proper notification before suspending.”

The last time Namma Metro trended on Twitter, it was by the hashtag #NammaMetroHindiBeda, protesting that Hindi was being imposed on Metro stations in Karnataka.



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