Farmer in tattered clothes not allowed to board B'luru Metro, officer suspended

Bengaluru, Feb 26 (IANS): The Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation has sacked the security supervisor following public outcry over the BMRCL staff not allowing a farmer to board the train.

The farmer was wearing tattered clothes and carried a bag on his head.

M. Maheshwar Rao, the MD of BMRCL, issued the sacking order and also assured a probe.

“Namma Metro is an inclusive public transport. The Rajajinagar incident is being probed and the services of the security supervisor has been terminated. BMRCL regrets the inconvenience caused to the passenger,” stated the BMRCL on social media.

The passengers, who witnessed the incident on February 24, questioned the BMRCL staff.

Karthik C. Airani, a passenger, after watching the farmer not being allowed to board the train even after buying a ticket, had questioned the authorities. He had argued with the security supervisor for judging a person by his clothes. The security supervisor had, however, adamantly maintained that there was a rule and if he was allowed inside, it would irk other passengers. After waiting for hours, the farmer was forced to walk out of the station.

“Unbelievable..! Is Metro only for VIPs? Is there a dress code to use Metro? I appreciate the actions of Karthik C Airani, who fought for the right of a farmer at Rajajinagar Metro Station. We need such heroes everywhere.” “BMRCL train your officials properly,” Deepak N. urged on social media.

The slew of messages demanded the BMRCL to immediately take action against the employee for insulting a farmer.

Brinda Adige, social activist, stated, “The cheeky staff at the Namma Metro will be penalized for harassing, discriminating against the voter citizen. Educate staff-public money is in the metro, their salaries etc paid by citizens.”








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  • nitin, mangalore

    Wed, Feb 28 2024

    Need additional compartment for luggage and essentials items

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  • Ananda Moorthi., Thokkottu, 575017.

    Tue, Feb 27 2024

    With Due Respect, He is "Annadata of Nation".....But the other Side Now a days in Most of the Public Places like Buses,TownHalls the Majority Space Covered by Beggers.They without Bath, holding Beedi in one Hand enter the System.So the Security people also must trained Enough to Judge the people by their Attire atleast should be Clean.

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  • Cynthia dk, Dk

    Tue, Feb 27 2024

    Paapa yaa he is....Poor fellow...I felt like insulted when i was going through this news. I am with you farmer bro. Many many of us are not born wearing suit/boot/gold chain and all i mean to say our NOW famous millionaires's/fb founder/covid vaccine founder/Trump/hussein bolt...Nitin i agree with should have added one more point there...using tissue papers after doing a big job in the wash rooms....!!

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  • Steve, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 27 2024

    The Farmer got a Gunny bag so as per Metro rules one cannot get Gunny bag or else all the fisher men and construction workers will get their tools and equipments inside the metro train and spoil then who will be responsible? here people support the farmer but what about the tidiness and cleanliness?

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  • nitin, mangalore

    Tue, Feb 27 2024

    this check is made at the entry gate and not while boarding the metro train. Every bag is screened on the machine at the entry point.

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  • nitin, mangalore

    Tue, Feb 27 2024

    what about those who do not take showers for weeks, wear torn jeans but stink of body sprays?

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  • Praveen, Mangalorean

    Tue, Feb 27 2024

    The farmer brought a ticket and was not allowed to go into the metro very sad, the dress code only matters in high society areas not in Public places. All have the right to take a ride in the metro it is public transportation the security supervisor should 1st know that.

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  • Prashanth, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 27 2024

    Minimum clean and tidiness is required to maintain any public system in good condition. Can same person be allowed in plane? Farmers are well cultured, they know how to behave where to behave. May be this guy is not farmer in fact.

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 27 2024

    you mentioned a valid point. Minimum cleanliness is required . we all have great respect to the farmers. It is not necessary that farmer should wear dirty cloths. Even then I believe the person should have allowed to go in public transport .

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  • Prashanth, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 27 2024

    Agreed dear Praveen, But my point is without bit harsh rule you cant bring proper system in democratic countries like our own. You know, some of our own people pass urine wherever they want to piss. Some of our people spite after chewing tobacco or gutka wherever they want. Few of alcoholic and drug addict sleep in public street, footpath, public bus stand. How long same practice should continue???

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Feb 27 2024

    Had you ever seen a farmer tilling the land for the clean white rice on your classy plates, you would have never commented the way you did. Do you have any idea how clean you were when you were pushed into this world?

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Tue, Feb 27 2024

    this is because of the ill treatement of farmers in delhi by gujju should be respected...and not feku nautanki master

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 27 2024

    Even in the eyes of god this farmer will be given vvip status rather than a man wearing suit and boot.Because he has a pure heart and a clean mind.We judge by the dress .Shabby clothes are not a point to disallow any commuter as he a valid ticket and items are scanned and found ok.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Tue, Feb 27 2024

    This can happen only in Karnataka ...

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  • Dr Kusuma Kumari Gunji MBBS DGO, Nellore Kodyadka

    Tue, Feb 27 2024

    The security officer must remember if he is eating daily it's because of the farmer producing rice for him. We should not discriminate against people based on their attire. The officer must not be allowed to work again in railways I am surprised that such things happen in modern India today

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  • Leo, Surathkal

    Tue, Feb 27 2024

    Safe journey to each and every one in a public transport is must

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  • Gautam Das, Bangalore

    Tue, Feb 27 2024

    Majority of protesting farmers in india are Hindus.

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