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BMRCL staff say home guards bossy, hard to work with 25.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
After a row over the alleged rude behaviour by the Karnataka State Industrial Security Force (KSISF) personnel, BMRCL staff are worried about "highhandedness" of the home guards with an increasing number of passengers complaining that the guards "act like bosses". There was tension after guards allegedly manhandled a commuter and dragged him out of a train on platform 4 (towards Yelachenahalli) at Kempegowda Metro station on Monday afternoon. Eyewitnesses said the passenger, Abdul Rishat, reached the platform at the last minute and did not stand in the queue. The train arrived by the time the home guards told him to fall in line. "He (Rishat) boarded the train with other passengers. However, a security guard continued to argue with him and obstructed the door of the train. Then, two guards dragged him out of the train," they said. Rishat told DH that the guards said they will take him to the station control room to impose a fine on him for not standing in the queue. "But I was taken to the room of the ...
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Airport link: Revised alignment faster, safer, cheaper 21.9.2017 TOI: Cities
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited’s (BMRCL), which submitted the detailed project report for the airport link to the state government on Thursday, says that the revised alignment near the Cantonment Railway station—connecting the Shivajinagar and Pottery Town metro stations—is the best option available.
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Peenya holds key to decongesting Majestic 14.9.2017 Hindu: Home
The stumbling block is the operations of private bus operators
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Five KSRTC bus stands to come up in Udupi 11.9.2017 Hindu: Mangalore
They would be built at an estimated cost of ₹50 crore
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Skywalk eludes Metro commuters in Majestic 9.9.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Thousands of commuters struggle to commute between Kempegowda Metro Station and Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station everyday.However, the BMRCL has been sitting on a Railways’ request to provide safe access even as the BBMP decided to build a skywalk.The South Western Railway has built a third entry to the bustling Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) railway station but has decided not to open it till the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) builds a skywalk connecting the railway and metro station.It was on August 17, 2016, that the then Divisional Railway Manager Sanjiv Agarwal
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Now, encroachment of SWDs threatens safety of Metro stations 7.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Heavy rain over the last few days has exposed the poor planning around Metro stations in Majestic, Cubbon Park and a few other places where encroachment of stormwater drains (SWDs) has led to waterlogging and increased seepage inside stations. On Monday and Tuesday, the Metro staff had a tough job clearing water from platform number 2 (towards Mysuru Road) at Kempegowda interchange station as water seeped in through the walls. Sources who witnessed the exercise said officials initially thought underground water was the source and took time to realise that it was the direct effect of waterlogging. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola said he was aware of seepage and steps were being taken and grouting (using fluid concrete to block leaks) works were under way. "I am not aware of the waterlogging issues. I will ask the officials to look into it," he said. The wide space between Kempegowda Metro station and KSRTC bus station virtually turns into a lake every ...
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You may miss the last train, but the train can't miss you 6.9.2017 deccanherald.com
In an unusual incident that demonstrated for the first time Namma Metro's leave no commuter behind policy, a green line Metro train towards Nagasandra was recalled to pick up some 20 passengers who had been left behind at the Kempegowda station on Tuesday night. The incident occurred after a train operator absent-mindedly departed from the Majestic Interchange ahead of time. "I had taken the 11.12 pm train from MG Road station, which reached the Majestic station at 11.22 pm. I rushed down the stairs to Platform 3 along with some others, but the last green line train towards Nagasandra had already left," said Sachin Hegde. "Some regular travellers started questioning the staff how they had let the train depart, but a Metro official calmed them down, got on the walkie-talkie and called the train back from the Mantri Mall Sampige station," Hegde said. Two BMRCL sources confirmed to DH that the driver had erred. "Unlike trains through the day, which depart stations as soon as the platform is clear, the last ...
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A long way home 22.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
With another long weekend around the corner, many Bengalureans are planning to either go to their hometown or take short trips but are facing a challenge in getting tickets on buses and trains. Private bus operators have increased the fares steeply, while the long waiting list on trains does in no way inspire any hope that their vacation plans will fructify, they say. Students and working professionals who can't afford to plan and book in advance, owing to their erratic work schedules, are the most affected. Anuja Singh, a software developer with an IT firm, is planning to head home to Mumbai for the festival but she's finding it hard to get tickets. "I tried booking bus tickets but the prices have been hiked by Rs 2,000 without a prior announcement. Private bus operators always alter the fares whenever they see a last-minute rush," says Anuja, who has now has to think twice about going home. "Flights are not an option for the middle class because they are expensive. If the bus tickets start costing just ...
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Parking at Majestic, Indiranagar Metro stations soon 21.8.2017 deccanherald.com
In good news for Namma Metro riders, who long complained about lack of parking facility at Kempegowda Metro Station in Majestic, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) has called tenders for managing parking space that can accommodate 500 bikes and 82 cars.

Parking facility will also be available for City Railway Metro and Indiranagar Metro stations soon. The latter will not have space for four-wheelers but allows a maximum of 155 bikes. The City Railway Metro Station parking area can accommodate 200 bikes and 25 four-wheelers.

As per the tender document, the bids will be opened on September 13, following which it will take a few days for the operation of licenced parking.

DH News Service

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KSRTC hopes increased revenue next month 21.8.2017 TOI: Thiruvananthapuram
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Man injured at Metro station to be discharged today 4.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A 59-year-old man, who was injured after he was pushed from a train at the Majestic Metro station by a fellow passenger on July 25, has been operated upon and will be discharged on Saturday.

Balakrishna, an employee of the Department of Defence Accounts, was injured in his left hip and was rushed to Hosmat hospital immediately.

On examination, it was found that the upper end of the left thigh bone was broken just below the ball of the hip. He had blood clots and was on anti-clotting drugs.

On July 31, bipolar hemi arthroplasty procedure was done. In this operation the ball of the hip was replaced. He will return home tomorrow and will rejoin work after one month," said Dr Thomas Chandy, director and chief of Hosmat hospital.

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BMRCL removes Hindi signboards at Metro stations 4.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Signboards in Hindi from at least three Metro stations were removed by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) on Friday. The sign boards from entrances of K R Market station, Chickpet station and the south entrance of Kempegowda interchange station were taken down. These boards had the names of the respective stations in Kannada, English and Hindi. BMRCL officials could not be reached for comment. However, a source in BMRCL said that boards with Hindi signs were being removed in a phased manner. The removal of the boards comes after an outcry by several pro-Kannada organisations against 'Hindi imposition' by the Centre. Members of these groups had even blackened the Hindi script on the name boards of several Metro stations in the city. There was also a campaign for the cause on social media. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah supported their concern. Last week, he had written to Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Narendra Singh Tomar, saying it was 'not essential' to have Hindi boards in ...
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Pro-Kannada outfit tars Hindi signs at all 41 Metro stations 21.7.2017 TOI: Cities
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Bengaluru: Anti-Hindi row continues to grow as pro-Kannada activists blacken Hindi words 20.7.2017 New Kerala: Karnataka
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , July 20 : The anti-Hindi agitation seems to be growing with each passing day, as the members of the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) blackened words written in Hindi on the signboard outside Yeswanthpur metro station.
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Phase 2 Metro, too, will have no bus, rail link 17.7.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Namma Metro is set to grow further reaching new and far corners of the city. However, it will remain disconnected from other modes of transport which is evident from the location of stations on the Gottigere-Nagawara line. Phase 1 of Namma Metro, built at a cost of about Rs 14,000 crore with a six-year-delay, has remained isolated without proper connection to other modes of transport at key junctions like Majestic, Yeshwantpur and City railway stations. "Baiyappanahalli Metro was not linked to the railway station in Baiyappanahalli for three years. It took three years for building the MG Road Metro station's Church Street entrance. Even today, there is no access to Peenya, Jalahalli and Dasarahalli stations from the other side of NH-4 on Tumakuru Road. BMRCL has continued the same attitude in Phase 2," said urban transport expert Sanjeev Dyamannavar. Dyamannavar has written a letter to Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) managing director calling for realignment of the proposed Cantonment Metro ...
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Subway to Kempegowda Metro station from KSR railway station 12.7.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Accessing the Kempegowda interchange Metro station in the busy Majestic area is set to get more convenient in the coming days as plans are finally afoot to link the existing subway through a pedestrian path.

At present, commuters have to walk on the busy Gubbi Thotadappa Road as the subway from KSR Railway Station and BMTC bus station ends about 100 metres before the Metro station. With the footpaths encroached by toilets and hawkers, pedestrians have to negotiate the busy traffic to reach the Metro station.

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) has provided a passage in front of the station's western entrance which will be connected from the side of the KSRTC bus station. "KSRTC has agreed to provide the land required for the subway which will be built by BMRCL," KSRTC chief manager K S Vishwanath said.

The Kempegowda Metro station witnesses a footfall of more than 60,000 commuters every day.

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Life without a metro 8.7.2017 Hindu: News
Disruption of metro services results in traffic jams, hits daily commute
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Ola, South Western Railway tie-up for Ola Zones across Bengaluru 7.7.2017 New Kerala: Business India
Ola, South Western Railway tie-up for Ola Zones across Bengaluru
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Ola, South Western Railway tie-up for Ola Zones across Bengaluru 7.7.2017 Sify Finance
[India], July 7 (ANI): Taxi aggregator Ola on Friday announced its three year partnership with South Western Railway to launch dedicated Ola Zones in 12 railway stations including Majestic,
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Ola, South Western Railway tie-up for Ola Zones across Bengaluru 7.7.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Taxi aggregator Ola on Friday announced its three year partnership with South Western Railway to launch dedicated Ola Zones in 12 railway stations including Majestic, Bangalore Cantonment, Yesvantpur, Krishnarajapuram, Yelahanka, Kengeri, Hebbal, Bangalore East, Banaswadi, Whitefield, Byappanahalli, and Malleswaramin the city.
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