‘Clean, Well Maintained And Good’:  Audit Official Says Namma Metro Reminded Him Of MalaysiaNamma Metro from Mahatma Gandhi Road to Byappanahalli in Bangalore on October 20, 2011 in Bengaluru. (Photo by Jagdeesh MV/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

On Sunday, November 18, L Pochhawlg, Director General of Commercial Audit led a team of officials to travel in Bengaluru’s Namma Metro for inspection purposes.

Travelling from Kempegowda Metro Station to Baiyappanahalli, the team took note of the condition of the tracks, coaches, services offered and the behaviour of the staff. His team has been in Bengaluru since last three days and have been meeting officials over various issues.

Pochhawlg also happens to be on the Audit Board in the capacity of an ex-officio member in Hyderabad.

He took note of the operations and the team went on to inspect the Operation Control Centre inside the train as well as pilot’s chamber at notable stations across the city. Furthermore, the team had an interaction with the staff of Namma Metro.

Deccan Herald quoted an official of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited speaking on Pochhawlg’s pleasant experience as saying, “He is the first director to travel on the train. He said that it was well-maintained, clean and good. He said it reminded him of Malaysia. However, the complete report will only be known at a later stage.”

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