A honeycomb formation in a pillar outside Trinity station led to services being halted temporarily.

Bengaluru Metro repairs Avail free shuttle service between MG Road and Indiranagar
news Transport Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 10:55

As repair work is set to take place outside the Trinity metro station in Bengaluru, the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is set to offer free bus services between the MG Road and Indiranagar stations, as the train services between the two stations will be temporarily stopped.

Ajay Seth, BMRCL managing director said that the shuttle service would be provided to passengers free of charge.

“We have not finalised the date when we will suspend services as yet but, once we do, we will inform the public in advance,” Ajay Seth told TOI. “We will plan for any curtailment of services on December 22 and 23, to avoid any inconvenience to office-goers. Free shuttle bus services will be provided between MG Road and Indiranagar on days when services on the section are suspended.”

On Wednesday morning, passengers travelling on the Purple line of the Bengaluru metro were delayed due to a slowing of trains near the Trinity metro station. Trains were dispatched in 15-minute intervals which caused delay for office-going passengers. It later came to light that the delays were due to a honeycomb formation found in one of the metro’s pillars outside Trinity station.

A honeycomb is a formation of gaps in cement structures. The honeycomb was found in the metro pillar as part of a routine inspection of the metro tracks. Authorities also noted that during the inspection they had found that the slider (concrete slabs in a structure) supported by Pillar no 155, had moved from its original position.

Officials from the BMRCL had earlier said that it would take 10 days to fix the issue and that in the meantime, services would be affected. Operations will tentatively be stopped next weekend on December 22 and December 23 between MG Road and Indiranagar stations, and maintenance work will be carried out at night.

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