Bengaluru Metro’s reluctance to answering RTIs irks citizens


Bengaluru Metro’s reluctance to answering RTIs irks citizens

A number of people are complaining that the Bengaluru Metro Rail (BMRCL) is rejecting their Right to Information (RTI) applications. This has curtailed their only access, as Namma Metro — which operates behind an iron curtain of sorts — is neither active on social media nor holds public consultation programmes.

Some of the questions, rejected or responded to without clarity by the public information officer, include letters of communication between Namma Metro and contractors, details of detailed project reports (DPRs), staff recruitment and the condition of facilities offered in metro stations among others.

“The responses received for two of my recent RTI queries were not at all satisfactory,” said K Bhavani Pradeep, a resident of Mahadevapura. “I wanted to know if the DPR had provision to construct crossover lanes between green and purple lines in case one of the depots remains dysfunctional. Read More

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