Bengaluru metro service on the Purple Line was temporarily affected on Monday after a woman jumped onto the tracks at Indiranagar Nagar metro station to retrieve a mobile phone she had accidentally dropped.
According to Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) authorities, the woman was waiting for a train at platform 1 of Indiranagar metro station.
Because the third rail of the Metro track carries high-voltage electricity, staff on the platform pressed the emergency trip system to cut off power to the track.
An official said, “750 volts of electricity was flowing through the third rail, and thanks to the timely actions of the staff, no untoward incident occurred.”
After recovering her cell phone, the woman returned to the platform with the help of her fellow passengers.
According to Namma Metro officials, the incident occurred around 6:40 p.m. The woman later told authorities that she intended to return to the platform on time, but she was unable to do so and had to seek help from her fellow passengers, she said.
However, the measure means that subway service during peak evening hours on the Purple Line will be suspended from 6:40 p.m. to 6:55 p.m.
The woman escaped unharmed, but her actions were recorded on a surveillance camera. Metro authorities have not yet filed charges in the case and are still identifying the woman.
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Date first uploaded: February 1, 2024 18:23 IST