Commuters were surprised to see empty ticket counters at Indiranagar Metro station at 7.30am on Sunday.Ten ticket machine operators were staging a protest against the delay in payment of salary.
They refused to work until they got their salaries. Later, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRC) deployed a few men at the counters to avoid inconvenience to passengers.
BMRC managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola said: “We have outsourced works to several agencies. A private agency is in charge of payment of salary ,“ he added.