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Published: Mon, July 10, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Bengaluru metro staff called off strike; train services resumed

Bengaluru metro staff called off strike; train services resumed

On Thursday, Metro workers had thrashed a police man.

The footage pertain to the scuffle between BMRCL employees and KSISF constables at the Central College Metro station on Thursday morning.

Metro train services resumed only around 11.45 am after a gap of six hours after the intervention of BMRCL Managing Director Pradeep Singh Kharola, MLA N.A. Haris and additional commissioner of police, Bengaluru East, Hemant Nimbalkar. Metro stations that were shut since 5 AM on Friday opened doors to commuters around 12 noon. An argument broke out between a metro worker and a constable.

A BMRCL worker, Rakesh, allegedly slapped a security personnel after spotting him coming to the workplace late. Metro staffers then went on a flash strike urging the police to register a counter complaint against Guddad and release their colleagues. Police threatened to book BMRCL staffers under the Essential Services Maintenance Act (Esma) if they failed to return to work. Everybody has to undergo a security check and baggage scan. Whatever has happened seems to be a result of some misunderstanding.

According to the reports, two constables have also been taken into custody by the police, regarding the incident.

With around three lakh people accessing the Bengaluru Metro services in a day, officials say they are working on negotiations to get the staff back to work.

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