Bengaluru: Metro stops abruptly in tunnel, passengers panic
Shortly after the train stopped in the underground tunnel, there were several announcements made informing the passengers about the breakdown. Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) apologised to the passengers and assured that they would be evacuated safely.
Turns out that the BMRCL was conducting a mock drill to check the preparedness of its staff and even the passengers. Another Metro train was brought into the tunnel and the passengers were evacuated safely.
Among those travelling were Bengaluru Development minister KJ George, BMRCL Managing Director and others.
In less than 15 minutes passengers were led through walkways into another train. BMRCL Managing Director Pradeep Singh Kharola said that in such real-life situations passengers must not panic and must follow the instructions of the BMRCL officials.
Just out after taking part in mock drill conducted by @cpronammametro. They are ready in case train gets stuck in the underground section.— nolan pinto (@nolanentreeo) May 31, 2016
Kharola had earlier this month said that several mock drills would be conducted to educate commuters during an emergency.