Shocking Bangalore metro station incident: False ceiling crashes to the floor; BMRCL rushes to explain it away

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New Delhi | Published: October 16, 2017 3:27:53 PM

A part of the ceiling collapsed at the Bangalore metro station (KR Market metro station) on Saturday evening. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.

Bangalore metro station incident, Bengaluru, Bengaluru metroA bridge was installed on a temporary basis above the part of the ceiling that collapsed. (Reuters)

A part of the ceiling collapsed at the Bangalore metro station (KR Market metro station) on Saturday evening. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident. As per the Hindu, a bridge was installed on a temporary basis above the part of the ceiling that collapsed, which was also then dismantled.

The report further quoted Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) and said that a temporary bridge was installed at the station at the part of the ceiling that collapsed during the time the construction work was on in the station. The bridge was being used for the repair work and then dismantled. There was, however, some soil with grout that gathered in the temporary bridge which dried and fell on the false ceiling, The Hindu added.

“This is nothing to do with the structural stability of the roof slab. The false ceiling is being re-fixed today,” the paper quoted BMRCL official as saying. The station, which is located on the Green Line, was opened on June 18 for the public.

Senior officials while speaking to Times of India had said that the incident did not have anything to do with the structural stability of roof slab. They said that about eight panels of the false ceiling had dislocated, after which one of them fall along with bricks and sand. Officials stressed there was no reason to worry as collapse occurred due to the dismantling of the temporary bridge.

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