In a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) booked cases against 231 people, collects Rs 58,000 fine in the last 5 days. To ensure the travel guidelines SOPs followed by the commuters, Bengaluru Metro started a drive to book violators on March 24. During the initial days, the authority mostly warned commuters and booked very few cases.
The coronavirus cases are surging at an alarming rate in the country, the government has instructed everyone to follow COVID-19 protocols. Despite all the warnings, 231 commuters have been booked and Rs 57,750 collected as fines by the Bengaluru Metro.
Namma Metro Executive Director (Operations and Maintenance) AS Shankar said, “squads, comprising operations and maintenance staff as well as security personnel, were entrusted the job of booking violators,” was saying as quoted by The New Indian Express.
He also added that till April 4, only nine cases were booked against violating Covid-19 protocols. Following the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in the city, from April 5 the Bengaluru Metro authority has decided to go in for stringent action and put in motion squads and conducted enforcement drives.