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Bangalore metro services temporarily halted after workers protest

News Agencies | Updated on: 7 July 2017, 12:00 IST

Metro services have been temporarily suspended in Bengaluru, after metro workers protested against the arrest of their colleagues, on Thursday.

A scuffle broke out at 6 in the morning at central college metro station. An argument broke out between a metro worker and a constable.

After which the police later arrested a few metro workers which is when the workers started protesting. According to reports, counter cases have been registered by both the police and the metro workers.

Sandita, a regular metro commuter was very frustrated about the situation and said, "I am getting late for my office because the metro is closed. Also, it's really frustrating as we didn't get any notice on the closing of the metro. And if something like this is happening, we should be informed beforehand."

Another commuter, Abdul Javed talked to ANI and said, "I have been waiting for the metro station to open from the past 45 minutes. We didn't even know about any strike, and there was nothing in the newspaper regarding this. It gets difficult when the metro stops working."

According to the reports, two constables have also been taken into custody by the police, regarding the incident.


First published: 7 July 2017, 12:00 IST