Bengaluru Metro services restored after disruption due to fallen tree branch

Public TV English
Public TV English
2 Min Read

BENGALURU: Namma Metro services on the entire purple line have been fully restored on Monday morning after a tree branch fell over the metro track following heavy rain and strong winds on Sunday evening. The state experienced heavy rainfall and strong winds leading to traffic snarls in parts of Bengaluru on Sunday evening.

“Today normalcy of service on the entire purple line has been restored and trains are running as per schedule from Challaghatta to Whitefield”, Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) said.

A broken branch of a tree had fallen on the tracks on Sunday evening.

Trinity Metro station on the purple line faced disruption in services after an uprooted tree fell over the metro track. “Due to a tree branch falling on the metro tracks just after Trinity Station towards MG road. Trains are operating only between Indranagar to Whitefield and MG road to Challaghatta, from 7.26 pm. Efforts are on to clear the branch and resume normal operations FKI”, BMRC said on June 2.

Meanwhile, the IMD has predicted a partly clouded sky with light rainfall in Karnataka for the next 48 hours. According to the IMD, the monsoon has advanced into parts of Karnataka. The conditions are set for the Southwest Monsoon to progress further into several regions, including Karnataka, over the next two to three days.

“The Southwest Monsoon has advanced into some more parts of central Arabian Sea; remaining parts of Lakshadweep area, Kerala and Tamil Nadu; some parts of Karnataka, Rayalaseema and Andhra Pradesh; remaining parts of Southwest Bay of Bengal; some more parts of Central Bay of Bengal and some parts of Northwest Bay of Bengal”, an official release said.

On June 6, heavy rain and thundershowers with gusty winds are likely in Bengaluru Rural, Bengaluru Urban, Bagalkot, Gadag, Koppal, Raichur, Vijayapura, Yadgir, Hassan and Mandya according to the IMD. (ANI)

Share This Article