BENGALURU: The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) has decided to restrict commercial shooting of films and advertisements in Metro stations and trains. BMRCL officials said the decision to suspend permission for shooting of commercial films and advertisements stemmed from safety and security concerns. However, they will continue to permit shooting of documentaries related to government schemes and programmes at stations and on trains.“We’ve been receiving several applications to shoot commercial films and advertisements, but it has been stopped due to safety and security concerns. This will also affect our routine operations,” said a senior BMRCL official. In fact, recently a security scare was reported at Kempegowda Majestic Interchange station. Every day, about four lakh passengers travel on Metro trains and existing security staff find it difficult to handle the crowd. TOI had published a report ‘Namma Metro turns filmi, rakes in the moolah’ on Wednesday, stating BMRCL had earned Rs 24.8 lakh from film shoots since 2013-14. Several Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam movies, documentaries and commercial advertisements have been shot at these stations and on trains. BMRCL has a film shooting policy for licensing its premises, including stations and trains, for a particular period.