Mask must if you are travelling by Metro, but commuters divided

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BENGALURU:  While Covid-19 norms have been relaxed everywhere else months ago, Namma Metro insists that masks are compulsory for travellers of the city and is still following the Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures issued by the state government.

Commuters, however, seem to be divided on the issue. While some want the rule to be lifted, others want masks to be made mandatory at all public places.

People buying masks outside a Metro station as passengers are not allowed to travel without it.

Even though the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the police officials have eased the mask rule, Namma Metro still follows it and the staff do not allow passengers to enter the station without a mask.

Madappa, a Metro commuter.

“We are happy to wear the mask, as it is for our safety and will protect us from various viruses. We need the rules to be applied everywhere we travel. Masks should be made mandatory at bus stops and train stations”, said Madappa, a Metro traveller.

Keerthi, a regular commuter, feels that since the mask rule has been relaxed at all other public places, Metro should not insist on passengers compulsorily wearing it. “Those who want to wear masks can continue to do so, but why make it compulsory for all now?” she questioned.

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