Heavy rain disrupts Bengaluru metro services, leaving passengers stranded at Indiranagar, Trinity, and M.G. Road stations.

Heavy rain and strong winds hit Bengaluru on Sunday evening, causing major disruptions to Namma Metro services. Over 100 mm of rain fell, leading to significant issues across the city.

A large tree branch fell on the metro track between Trinity and M.G. Road stations, suspending train operations and stranding hundreds of passengers. Starting from 7:26 p.m., trains were only running between Whitefield (Kadugodi) and Indiranagar, and between Challaghatta and M.G. Road, as reported by The Hindu.

Yashwant Chawan, spokesperson for Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), explained, “This was due to a tree branch falling on the track just after the Trinity station towards M.G. Road.”

He added, “The tree was massive, and teams from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the Forest Department are working to clear it from the track. Once the tree is removed, we’ll need to assess any damage and make necessary repairs before resuming train services between the two stations, which may not happen until Monday.

Many passengers were stranded at Indiranagar, Trinity, and M.G. Road metro stations, with limited alternative transportation options due to the relentless rain. Traffic around Trinity Circle also slowed to a crawl as more parts of the tree obstructed the road.

Arvind Gowda, one of the affected passengers, shared his experience: “Since the train services are down, we are walking from here to Indiranagar metro station to catch the train and reach our destinations.” He was part of a group of 50 to 60 people walking from M.G. Road metro station to Indiranagar.