‘Carrying meat in Namma metro prohibited unless it is properly packed’

Team Udayavani, Feb 15, 2020, 12:54 PM IST

Bengaluru: Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has clarified that meat is banned from being carried in the metro unless it is properly packed.

On Thursday, February 13, a commuter made an online query whether he could carry meat in trains in Namma metro, BMRCL) clarified that carrying all kinds of meat is prohibited in their trains.

Taking to Twitter, commuter Pawan Kumar claimed that he was stopped at the metro entrance while carrying fish in a properly sealed cover. “I bought fish and was going back home. But was stopped at the Metro entrance. Why is non-veg food banned on metro? What’s so wrong about carrying fish back home on metro rail? I was never this embarrassed, it’s a non-religious place, why this partiality? (sic),” he tweeted.

Later in the day, BMRCL clarified, “Meat (all kind) is prohibited to carry in Namma Metro. How ever if it’s properly packed n nothing is oozing out from the pack / material n not emitting any foul smell, it is permitted.”

Along with the reply to the query, officials attached a list of articles that are prohibited to be carried in person/hand baggage on board in Namma Metro

However, the debate in this regard did not end here, defending his move, Kumar tweeted, “Thanks for the clarification. It was properly sealed in two covers and put in a bag which my mom was carrying, security personnel came to know about it only after scanning the bag. You can cross check with CCTV footage. I request you to please educate security people regarding this.”

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