Parts of the false ceiling above the escalator, collapsed.

False ceiling of KR Market metro station in Bengaluru falls off creates panicImage Courtesy: Manjunath Naglikar/ Twittter
news Metro Monday, October 16, 2017 - 09:16

A section of the false ceiling in KR Market metro station in Bengaluru came crashing down late on Saturday night. 

Several panels of the false ceiling above an escalator collapsed along with sand, creating panic among the commuters, reports The Hindu.

According to The Times of India, no causalities were reported in the incident, since incident occurred at a time when the day's operations were coming to a close.

The accident comes just months after KR Market metro station was made operational in June. 

Speaking to TOI, Nidhi, a commuter said, “However casual the reason of the collapse might be, BMRCL should be more careful in maintaining its stations and not tarnish their image as they are really cool, tidy and well-maintained. Namma Metro is the most preferred form of public transport. Such incidents will have a negative impact and spread panic among commuters." 

Senior Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) assured that there was no reason for commuters to panic.

“The incident happened because of dismantling a temporary bridge at the same spot during the construction of the station. After the roof slab was cast, the bridge was dismantled. Inside the columns of this bridge, there was some sand and grout that dried out and fell on the false ceiling. Unable to withstand the weight, the panels loosened and one of them collapsed," the official was quoted as saying. 

According to reports, the repair works have been undertaken.

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