Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation officials have stated that while they are trying to get the work done in 3 days, it seems that the work may go on for 10 days at least.

Repair work at Namma Metros Trinity Station may take up to 10 days OfficialsPrajwal Bhat, TNM
news Transport Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 09:27

After structural inconsistencies were found in the concrete beam of the Bengaluru metro in front of Trinity station on Wednesday, Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) officials reportedly stated that it would take at least 10 days to complete the work to be taken up. On Wednesday, the BMRCL workers had been instructed to complete the work in three days’ time.

Officials have stated that delays are expected and cautioned the public about the same. Commuters have been asked to plan their daily commute keeping the delays in mind.

Speaking to The Hindu, Ajay Seth, the MD of BMRCL stated that at least 10 days will be required to complete the maintainence work, adding that during that time, it may not possible to operate trains on the Purple Line with the normal 3-minute frequency during peak hours.

Several passengers were delayed on Wednesday after it was found during a routine inspection showed that there was some concrete distress, termed as a ‘honeycomb formation,’ which resulted in 9 trips being cancelled.

A honeycomb formation in the concrete is essentially tiny gaps which appear to seem like a honeycomb. As a precaution, the Purple Line was temporarily stopped to avoid any further stress being applied to the structure.

The BMRCL took to Twitter to say, “Due to noticing of honeycomb formation in concrete, restoration works are in progress at Trinity station. Speed restrictions are imposed at this location. Trains may run between 10 to 15 mins and there may be delays in operation. Commuters are requested to cooperate with us.”

On Wednesday trains from Baiyappanahalli to Trinity Station had been temporarily halted from 8 am onwards, but services continued from 9 am onwards at 15-minute intervals.

Officials from the BMRCL have stated that they are trying to get the work done within 3 days, although it seems plausible that it may go on for 10 days at least.

 

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