BENGALURU: The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is examining the opportunity of laying a exclusive type of floors for its stations falling underneath Metro Phase-II. This is in mild of a fashionable situation that the existing, shiny granite floors of Phase-I might be slippery. P Janardhan, a 38-year-old manager of a personal company, had even suffered a compound fracture on his proper hand after falling down at Magadi Road Metro station lately. He had filed an FIR in opposition to the Metro station supervisor. He changed into on the BMRCL office closing week to urge its senior officers to update the flooring.
BMRCL Managing Director Ajay Seth instructed TNIE, “The flooring in our stations is just like the ones in airports, department stores and other Metro stations in the u . S .. We have 4 lakh commuters visiting day by day and feature not acquired court cases about it. However, BMRCL is open to the opportunity of an improvised surface inside the next section. We are checking if a distinct form of floors can be furnished for Phase-II stations.” He dominated out the possibility of providing grip mats or anti-slip mats. Executive Director, Operations and Maintenance, BMRCL, A S Shankar stated, “If we use mats, dirt could gather beneath them and it may have an effect on commuters’ health.”
TNIE spoke to a number of ordinary commuters across stations to recognize their enjoy. The opinion turned into divided approximately the flooring. Vidya Shankar, a central authority worker, who takes the Metro from Vijay Nagar Metro station to Kempe Gowda Metro Station, insists the Metro has helped her. “However, I want to be very cautious inside the station. I continually preserve the grill when the usage of the steps or I walk very slowly inside the concourse vicinity as I feel the ground is a bit slippery. I often assume that with the tendencies in generation and lots of alternatives available, a few kind of firm slabs want to be used,” she said.
Bacche Gowda, on-board a educate to Baiyappanahalli, says, “I locate the stations exquisite and feature in no way slipped despite the fact that I use the Metro often. Why are humans strolling to board a educate whilst it methods. Those who hurry like this could fall.”
Monica, a PUC pupil, says, “I do not feel the floor inside is firm and I wear difficult boots every time I use the Metro.”
A Home Guard at one of the Metro stations said, “The component beyond the yellow line, closer to the teach tracks, also has granite that is difficult. There is not any hassle there. However, the station vicinity and maximum of the systems have finer granite floors which is slippery.”
A senior housework staffer says that the automated ground scrubbers at the Metro stations use chemicals and water for cleansing.