Bengaluru: Bengaluru Metro Rail services were halted for several minutes and the Minsk Square station cordoned off to the public and media on Saturday morning after smoke was detected in the underground tunnel between Cubbon Park and MG Road stations at around 11.30 am. Although there was no official word on the cause of the smoke, Metro workers at the spot told OneIndia that an electrical short-circuit had caused a minor fire.
Metro rail services between on the Purple Line were reported to have resumed by noon.
Speaking to OneIndia, a BMRCL official said senior officials rushed to the Minsk Square as soon as smoke was reported. "We will be able to say what caused the smoke only after the officials investigate it," he said.