Metro doors fail to open

This forced the commuters to alight from the only door that opened.

Vanaja K has been travelling by the Metro for the last two weeks from her residence in Indiranagar to her workplace on MG Road. While she has had no problems adjusting to the timings and comforts of the Metro, the door jamming episode unnerved her for a while.

Sharing her experience with Deccan Herald, she said she boarded the Metro at the Indiranagar station.

She said: “I boarded the Metro at Indiranagar station. As soon as the train arrived at the MG Road station, suddenly there was a sound different from that usually heard when the doors open.”

For some unknown reason, the doors in her coach would just not open. Everything else looked normal.

“Three doors (out of four) in my coach did not open. All the passengers in my coach had to get out of one door,” she said.

The security personnel did not wish to speak to Deccan Herald.

When the station master was alerted, he said: “I am sure nothing like that happened. Even if it did, something might have got stuck in one of the doors. That is all”.

When questioned further as to how a station master was not aware of what happened a floor above him in his station, he said: “I shall alert the Baiyappanahalli control room. I was not on duty in the afternoon.”

While BMRCL officials did not receive phone calls, Deccan Herald contacted former Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) D K Singh.

“The previous technical glitch is still being looked into and I have to find out from the new CRS about any findings on that. I shall personally take up the matter of doors not opening with the officials and find out reasons,” said Singh.

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