Faulty baggage scanning machines delay metro smooth functioning


Cubbon Park Metro Station’s baggage scanning machines  work irregularly since the last two weeks.

Ritam Chatterjee

Raghu, the officer in-charge of the Cubbon Park’s metro station, confirms that the machine stops working around 10-12 times a day.

“Due to huge traffic in daily hours in our station, we have to stop the people individually before entering the station and check their luggage manually,” says Raghu.

Shilpi Sahu, a regular commuter from Cubbon Park metro station, says, “The problem becomes worse during morning peak hours. When security guards start checking the luggage manually, commuters have to wait patiently for long.”

Since 2005, Bangalore has witnessed three major terror attacks. To stop such attacks in the future, repairing of the baggage scanners is crucial, admit officials from other metro stations.

B.L.Yeshwanth Chavan, Chief Public Relations Officer of Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) apologized for the inconvenience caused in the metro station. “Our passengers’ safety, timeliness and security are three of the utmost concern and priority and we will fix it as soon as we can,” he added.