Study reveals poor labour conditions for metro workers
In 2009, four law students took up a study of labour conditions in Namma Metro (Bangalore metro) sites with the permission of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) and under the condition that a final copy of the report would be provided to the BMRCL.
The group submitted its first report in May, 2010 in which it had provided the details of violations of basic rights and labour laws. With no reply from BMRCL on the follow up actions it had taken, the student group applied for information from Karnataka Labour Department under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
The labour department transferred the responsibility to the Central government. Then the applicants sent the application to the Ministry of Railways and the Union Ministry of Labour. Ministry of labour again transferred it to Ministry of Urban Development which, in turn, re-routed the query to BMRCL for reply.