Bengaluru, Dec 31 (PTI) The Karnataka government Monday ordered a quality audit check on the first phase of the Bengaluru Metro Rail, days after a rail beam at the Trinity station developed a crack.

“We have decided to carry out the quality audit check of the entire Metro Rail Phase-1, which may require three to four weeks. Any fault in the line would come to light due to thisexercise,” deputy chief minister G Parameshwarasaid after inspecting the damaged Metro Rail beam.

Parameshwara, who holds the portfolio of Bengaluru development, said repair work was being carried out.

Metro rail services were suspended between Indiranagar and Mahatma Gandhi Road from December 28 evening so that repair work would be carried out.

Normal services would resume fromJanuary 1 noon, he said.

In mid-December, the ‘honeycomb’ phenomenon was noticed on the metro beam. Honeycomb is the air arrested inside the concrete molding resulting in bubbles and further weakening of the structure.

Metro Rail authorities have decided to run free bus services from Cubbon Park Railwaystation to Indiranagar Railway Station till 2 am of January 1, 2019.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.