Close shave for 4 passengers as false ceiling collapses in B’luru metro station


Udayavani, 03-10-2019 18:24:37


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Close shave for 4 passengers as false ceiling collapses in B’luru metro station

Bengaluru: Four passengers, including three women escaped unhurt after a portion of the false ceiling at National College metro station collapsed near the exit gate here on Monday at around 6 pm.

The incident came to light only on Wednesday, October 2 after CCTV footage of the mishap went viral on social media. The video shows the two panels of the false ceiling coming down at the exit gates just as four passengers were accessing it.

The mishap reportedly took place after a loose brick from an adjoining wall fell on the false ceiling.

Metro officials said that the brick was dislocated from a 70 cm-high wall between the platform deck and the trackbed. It was loosened due to the vibration caused by the train movement. The problem has been rectified by carrying out repairs, they added.

Earlier in 2018, officials had taken up full-fledged repair work in MG Road metro station after it was noticed that one of the metro pillars had developed cracks.

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