Bengaluru: A video is doing the rounds on social media in which it can be seen that the Namma Metro driver failed to stop the train between opening at majestic, following which the people had to struggle to board it.
Namma Metro drivers unable to stop train between opening at majestic. People struggling to get in metro. @east_bengaluru @DKShivakumar @DeccanHerald @NewIndianXpress @Lolita_TNIE @naveenm01 @BangaloreMirror pic.twitter.com/bmuNGgJcZL
— Yash Sugandhi | यश सुगंधी (@yashsugandhi) February 9, 2024
Reaction on social media
Sharing the video of X (formerly Twitter), Yash Sugandhi said that at Majestic station, Namma Metro drivers encounter challenges halting the train during opening, leading to commuter difficulties in boarding.
People are complaining about incompetency of drivers, it's not road vehicle, it's not as easy as you think to drive these 360 ton machine, bmtc buses themselves while braking go ahead then think about these massive trains, it will take some time to perfect the procedure
— Aaditya Vasan S (@AadityaVasan1) February 10, 2024
Aaditya Vasan S commented on the post, addressing concerns about driver competency. Highlighting the complexity of handling a 360-ton machine like Namma Metro, Aaditya emphasizes the learning curve involved and suggests patience in perfecting the operational procedures.
Bengaluru – Namma Metro
Namma Metro, translating to “Our Metro” in Kannada, stands as Bengaluru’s prominent rapid transit system. Also recognized as Bengaluru Metro, it plays a pivotal role in transforming the city’s commuting landscape.
Operational Prowess: Second Longest Metro Network in India
Bengaluru Metro boasts the distinction of being the second longest operational metro network in India, covering an extensive length of 73.75 kilometers. Remarkably, it trails only behind Delhi Metro in this aspect.
Bengaluru – Underground Innovation: South India’s First Underground Metro
Upon its inauguration, Namma Metro achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first underground metro system in South India. This feat added a new dimension to the city’s transportation infrastructure.
Diverse Infrastructure: Mix of Underground, At Grade, and Elevated Stations
Namma Metro’s infrastructure is a blend of underground, at-grade, and elevated stations, providing commuters with varied travel experiences. As of October 2023, the system encompasses 57 elevated stations, eight underground stations, and one at-grade station.
Bengaluru – Agency in Action: Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL)
The Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the State Government of Karnataka, spearheads the construction, operation, and expansion of Namma Metro. It serves as the driving force behind the metro network’s growth.