The Metro track on Sampige Road came under direct threat of fire damage today, after a dry garbage heap beneath the elevated track was set on fire by the BBMP.
Metro commuters also park their vehicles around the same spot where the fire had been lit, adding the fear of a mass vehicle fire to the possibility of damage to the Metro track.
Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited officers were forced to monitor the fire under the track continuously, as they wished to avoid inconvenience to travellers.
The Metro staff had requested BBMP authorities to stop the dumping of waste under that pillar for over three months now, but the BBMP has ignored the request so far.
However, the BBMP's apathy, as witnessed by the lighting of a major bonfire underneath a Metro track, may result in substantial delays for Metro commuters, not to mention the resultant expensive repair works.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:43 PM IST