At Indiranagar station, a woman steps onto Metro tracks to get her mobile phone.

Employees turn off the electricity, causing the Purple Line train to stop running for fifteen minutes during rush hour.

BENGALURU: A woman waiting on Indiranagar Metro Station’s platform 1 leaped onto tracks to get her phone back. On Monday night, the woman had unintentionally left her phone on the train tracks. When Metro employees saw this, they quickly turned off the power, which caused train operations to stop during peak hour for fifteen minutes. Thousands of Purple Line commuters were impacted.

According to Metro officials, at approximately 6:40 p.m., a woman waiting at Indiranagar Metro Station platform 1, heading towards Baiyappanahalli, dropped her phone. She made the decision to retrieve it ahead of the train and leaped for it. She reached for her phone, but was unable to get back up on the platform; other passengers had to assist her. The emergency trip mechanism was activated by a Metro official on the platform, cutting off the power to the tracks.

“This is a freak incident,” stated Anjum Parwez, Managing Director of BMRCL. The Third Rail, which runs parallel to the track and delivers 750 volts, powers the tracks. Our employee’s quick thinking in spotting the woman leaping to her death prevented her from dying. Because the tracks are extremely dangerous, nobody is permitted anywhere near them.

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