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Metro services halted twice on Tuesday 2.1.2018 Hindu: Bangalore
BMRCL reverts to old schedule, no increase in frequency for now
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Metro delays as power supply interrupted; commuters stranded 2.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
The Majestic metro station witnessed an unprecedented rush of passengers on Tuesday morning as the power supply was interrupted within BMRCL network from 10.02 am to 10.28 am. Many trains delayed in the Purple line and announcements were made about the delay in the station. Besides the delay, trains were running at a slower speed. There were just a few seconds of gap between two trains. Even then hundreds of passengers were forced wait for the next train. Security guards found it difficult to control the crowd. A guard told DH that he is not aware of what is happening while admitting that there were certain issues. He also claimed that it was for the first time that he was witnessing such rush. Normalcy was restored at 11 am and the trains services were evenly distributed through short loops service to clear the ...
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500 m, 5 levels separate MG Rd's purple, red line metro stations 28.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
By going overground on MG Road, the Namma Metro purple line destroyed the aesthetics of Bengalurus iconic street. That unilateral decision is about to create another problem: passengers will be forced to walk at least 500 metres to take the underground Gottigere-Nagawara line that crosses the purple line. The tough integration challenge would mean a design that compels commuters to cross at least five levels at the MG Road interchange station unlike two levels at Majestic. Urban mobility experts are convinced that an underground purple line would have ensured seamless integration. But for that, the Metro authorities had to take a 50-75 year vision which they lacked. To justify the pillars that destroyed the old boulevard and the roads green heritage forever, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) had a rationale: That the per kilometre cost of an underground option was 2.5 times higher than that of the overground line. But a full economic cost analysis, as civic evangelist V Ravichander ...
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Mahadayi issue: Bus service from Bengaluru to northern districts not affected, says KSRTC 27.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
On Wednesday morning, confusions prevailed among passengers at KSRTC bus stand over operations of buses from Bengaluru to northern parts of the State.Passengers were anxiously waiting for buses to re...
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Metro clarifies on luggage fee, additional charge only for big bags 11.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Following criticism over imposing additional charges for carrying bags in Namma Metro, BMRCL officials have updated the rules, allowing passengers to carry one bag free of cost as long as it fits in the luggage scanner. The modification of the rules comes after DH published Metro ambushes commuters with arbitrary baggage fee, on December 7. The officials have taken the note of the fact that the metro now connects three railway stations at Byappanahalli, Yashwanthpur and Majestic area and permitting baggage in the Metro is a necessity. Sources in the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) said Rs 30 for an additional bag was introduced keeping in mind convenience of passengers. "Too many luggage in trains will obstruct the movement of passengers. During peak hours, it will lead to inconvenience," they said. According to the new rule, a passenger can carry one bag whose dimension does not exceed 1.96 ft in length, 1.47 ft in breadth and 0.82 ft in height. "The earlier rule was similar. This time, ...
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Women's seats in BMTC buses to go pink 28.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Seats reserved for women in BMTC buses will soon turn pink to deter male passengers from occupying them. The government took the decision following complaints from women, Transport Minister H M Revanna said on Tuesday. "Men occupying womens seats has led to quarrels. We think seats of a different colour will send out a message and deter men," he added. To begin with, womens seats in the new BMTC buses that are yet to be delivered will be painted pink. "The remaining buses will have their seats changed when they go for repair. This will be extended to the KSRTC and other corporations in the coming days," the minister said. This apart, the BMTC and the BBMP have come together to open a health clinic each at Yashwantpur and Kempegowda (Majestic) bus stations at a cost of Rs 15 lakh each. The BMTC will provide land and the BBMP will be responsible for infrastructure and equipment. "The clinic will cater to the public as well as BMTC employees. Services will begin on December 2," Revanna said. Indira ...
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9-year-old boy comes under bus, dies 25.11.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
He falls from the scooter being driven by his grandfather
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4 held for stealing diesel meant for BMTC, KSRTC depots 3.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Central Crime Branch (CCB) has arrested four people who were stealing diesel meant for BMTC and KSRTC depots. The police seized 60,000 litres of diesel from three tankers. According to the police, the suspects - Venkatanadaiah (30), Gururaj (37), Mallesh (35) and Govindaraju (41) - would steal 50 litres of diesel from each tanker and store it in a yard. The police are looking out for the prime suspects Manjunath and Imran, both natives of Hoskote. Of the four arrested, three are tanker drivers. They used to load the tanker at the oil marketing terminal at Devanagonthi near Hoskote from where they are supposed to distribute the fuel to bus depots and various agencies in the city. However, they would instead stop at a gowdon near Krishnarajapuram and pump out 50 litres from each tanker by using duplicate keys. Later, they would sell the stolen fuel. The suspects had been engaged in the act for the past four months. When depot managers complained about the shortage in supply, the suspects told them fuel ...
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Petition on KSRTC bus stand disposed of 23.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Karnataka High Court on Monday directed the chief secretary to consider the representation of Advocates Association, Holalkere, Chitradurga district.

The association had sought to quash of the order issued by the department of Forest, Ecology and Environment for shifting the forest officers and staff from the quarters to the newly constructed PWD (public works department) guesthouse for facilitating the construction of a KSRTC bus stand in that area.

The divisional bench of acting Chief Justice H G Ramesh and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar disposed of the PIL filed by the petitioners.

According to the petitioner, the proposed bus stand that will be constructed near the quarters is close to the court complex. This will affect the everyday functioning of the court by way of air and noise pollution.
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State government sets in motion process to roll out Smart City plan 23.10.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Permits BBMP to form a company, which will take the proposal forward
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Minimum wages denied to pourakarmikas employed by BMRCL 21.10.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
As many as 750 housekeeping staff working with the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. have also not been paid their minimum wages for several months.According to an organisation working for manual...
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Homa at KSRTC depot to prevent accidents 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The officials belonging to KSRTC depot in the town, performed a special and secret homa to ward off the evils and prevent recurring of accidents on Tuesday morning.

A notice was pasted on the premises, inviting the employees, for the Ganapathi homa. The puja was performed at 4.30 am on Tuesday, in the presence of Depot Manager Jayakumar. Later, prasada was distributed.

By the time the reporters visited the spot, the place was cleaned up. Upon contacting, the authorities explained that Valmiki Jayanti was celebrated on the premises. However, a few television channels are said to possess the video clippings of the homa.
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Transport staff being driven to despair 10.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Long work hours and lack of facilities are taking a toll on employees of transport corporations
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Rain continues to batter Bengaluru 8.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Kino theatre underpass sheets collapse; Kempegowda bus-stand inundated
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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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