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BMTC will come to the aid of KSRTC 18.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Will help increase footfall at Peenya bus terminal
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Peenya bus terminal is operational again 13.4.2018 deccanherald.com
The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation began its services from Peenya Basaveshwara bus terminal from Thursday. The corporation would operate 60 out of 980 buses to other districts from the terminal. Services to more than 20 districts are currently operated from Kempegowda Bus Station (Majestic). These include Tumakuru, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada, Bidar, Raichur, Dharwad, Shivamogga, and Davanagere. While 46 buses departed to various districts on Thursday, the KSRTC is planning to move all 980 buses to the Basaveshwara bus terminal over time. Built at a cost of Rs 46 crore, the terminal was inaugurated in 2014. KSRTC immediately shifted several of its services to the new terminal, but passengers suffered due to lack of bus connectivity to the terminal from other parts of the city and were forced to take buses to the Peenya terminal from Majestic. This prompted the then Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy to withdraw services from the terminal. "Now, Namma Metro has solved the connectivity ...
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KSRTC shifts 60 services to Peenya 12.4.2018 Hindu: Health
Will operate free shuttle services to Ayyappa temple and the metro station at Jalahalli
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The long wait for foot overbridges 10.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
In the absence of such links, passengers are forced to evade vehicles and buses on the busy roads in Majestic
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KSRTC floats tender inviting new plans for hub at Majestic 29.3.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Scraps old plan to integrate transport systems
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KSRTC floats tender inviting new plans for hub at Majestic 29.3.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Scraps old plan to integrate transport systems
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Untangling the Majestic mess 24.3.2018 deccanherald.com
Untangling the Majestic mess Commuters in their teeming thousands struggling up and down narrow stairs; senior citizens pulling and pushing heavy luggage on long, unwieldy corridors; strangers to the city wandering without a clue. The citys busiest transport hub, Majestic is a gigantic mess. The ill-planned nerve centre of the railways, the metro and bus services is a poor advertisement for seamless inter-modal connectivity. Sprawling in its expanse, the KSR City Railway Station is a gigantic crowd-puller. One look at those overcrowded platforms, and you know there is not an inch of space left for more. Its foot over-bridges packed beyond capacity, its escalators too narrow for peak-hour rush, the Stations infrastructure cries for a serious hyper-boost. Cumbersome transition But the ordeal begins much before reaching the Station. The Majestic interchange Metro station has emerged as everyones favourite hop-off point to board either an inter-city train or a KSRTC bus. This is also where people heading to ...
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Multi-modal transition, a huge challenge for the elderly, the disabled 24.3.2018 Deccan Herald - City
Multi-modal transition, a huge challenge for the elderly, the disabled Has the new walkway connecting the Majestic metro station with an existing subway that links the KSR city railway station and BMTC bus stand, made multi-modal transition easy? Not really, say senior citizens and those carrying heavy luggage. Commuters struggle carrying their luggage two to three levels up and down. It is a painful experience, particularly for senior and differently-abled citizens to scale the stairs and walk past the foot over bridge to change platforms. Says Naveen Kumar, an IT professional: "I have come across elderly people and women carrying children climbing up the crowded stairs, but fearing that they might fall. Wider ramps or slopes can be helpful, as the escalators here are also very narrow." Commuters who take the back side entrance (Platform 10) of the Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna(KSR) railway station also face the same set of issues. As the foot over bridge linking the City Railway Metro station and KSR ...
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Metro services delayed, passengers stranded 12.3.2018 Hindu: Fitness
BMRCL had taken up maintenance work; commuters said there had been no announcements
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BBMP starts work on skywalk between metro, rail stations, ignores better options 6.3.2018 Deccan Herald - City
The BBMP has started work on a skywalk between Kempegowda Metro Station and the third entry to the railway station in Majestic, a facility which experts say will only benefit advertisers while inconveniencing passengers. In August 2016, the railways wrote to Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) to provide safe access to the third entry of Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna station. However, the BBMP soon intervened, stating that it has already called tenders to build a skywalk. Last week, Gandhinagar MLA Dinesh Gundu Rao performed the ground-breaking ceremony. Officials in the BBMP said the skywalk, to be built under PPP model, will be ready within five months. Passengers, however, questioned the need for a skywalk when the existing subway in front of Metro station can be extended to the third entry. "The hassle of coming out of the Metro station and climbing onto the skywalk can be entirely avoided by extending the subway, which provides connectivity at the same level," said Ramamurthy R, a civil ...
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Over 78,000 people interchange trains at Majestic station every day 4.3.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Stations such as Peenya Industry, however, see barely a few thousand passengers
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Majestic metro station now linked to 3 other transport hubs 21.2.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
175-metre walkway that is connected to an existing subway opened
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Crack in rail needs a while to be fixed at Yelachenahalli stn 13.2.2018 deccanherald.com
A crack in a rail that has forced Metro trains to run on a single track near Yelachenahalli station may take a while to be fixed as officials suspect that the rail at the crossover section needs to be replaced. The fracture was discovered last week during a walk-by inspection, conducted regularly during the night. Soon, all the Metro trains to Yelachenahalli were diverted to Platform Number 2, with the same track being used to carry onward and return trains. "The crack has been formed on the crossover section at the entrance of Yelachenahalli station. Without taking any chances, we are running trains using the single track. Trains going from Majestic are made to wait for a minute till one exiting station crosses the section. However, no inconvenience has been caused to commuters," a senior official from Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) said. The crossovers connect two parallel tracks allowing trains to switch from one track to another. "We have planned two crossovers at every section, ...
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Finally, Metro to connect bus, rly stations at Majestic 28.1.2018 deccanherald.com
Commuters from BMTC and KSRTC bus stations as well as the railway station at Majestic need not walk amid speeding vehicles to reach the Metro station as work has begun to connect the existing subway. The Kempegowda Metro station sees a footfall of over one lakh every day. Besides being an interchange station allowing people to switch between Green Line (Nagasandra-Yelachenahalli) and Purple Line (Baiyappanahalli-Mysuru Road), it also gets commuters who come from buses and trains. However, more than two years since it became operational, the Metro station did not have a safe access. Commuters had to walk more than 150 metres on the busy Gubbi Thotadappa Road to reach the Metro station. Now, work has begun to connect the western entrance of the Metro station to the existing subway from the BMTC and railway station. The BMRCL will also open another entrance in the southeast to connect the KSRTC terminal 1. Foot overbridge "By February 10, the work on connecting the subway will be completed. We will also ...
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Private transport operators have a field day 26.1.2018 Hindu: Karnataka
Plans to stage rail roko in Bengaluru, Bagalkot, Yadgir were foiled
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Karnataka Bandh Causes Rs 4 Crore Loss, Protesters ask PM Modi to Intervene 26.1.2018 Top Politics News- News18.com
The major impact of the dawn-to-dusk bandh was seen in northern districts, which are seeking water from the Mahadayi basin, while it crippled normal life in other parts also, as public services were paralysed.
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Bandh paralyses transport sector, Metro ridership below par 25.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
The usually chaotic Majestic, or Kempegowda, bus station wore a deserted look on Thursday due to the statewide shutdown on the Mahadayi water dispute. Though KSRTC and BMTC said their operations will continue as usual, they called off their bus services as a precautionary measure. Buses stood empty and desolate at the depots, while the traffic-choked roads around the bus terminus and the railway station wore a ghostly look. Those who arrived in the city by train were dismayed to see the inoperative buses at 6 am. Their disappointment turned into frustration as they found the pre-paid auto and taxi stands empty. A few autorickshaws and app-based aggregators provided relief to stranded passengers, but agitators forced some of them to stop. "I had no knowledge of the bandh and landed from Tirupati by train this morning," said Prahlad Rao, residing in Sunkadakatte. "Im not getting any transport to go home. Even Ola and Uber services are being forced to stop. Ill have to wait for the bus services to ...
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Quiet day in city as buses stay off roads for bandh 25.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
Thursday was an unusually quiet day in the city, thanks to a bandh call given by Kannada and farmers organisations. The roads were largely empty till the evening. The bandh sought to highlight Karnatakas case in the Mahadayi river water dispute with neighbouring Goa. Activists took out a rally from Town Hall, shouting slogans against the Central government. They also burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. About 250 police and security personnel were on duty around Town Hall and Freedom Park. Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Kamal Panth said the bandh had been peaceful across the state. Protesters tried to block roads and trains at several places but were detained and released, he said. About 600 habitual offenders were in preventive custody till 3 pm. Nargund and Navalgund, towns in north Karnataka where the protests are intense, were also peaceful. No untoward incidents were reported anywhere, Panth said. Forced shutdown In Bengaluru, protesters forcibly closed a couple of ...
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Runaway boy bluffs, keeps metro staff on their toes 25.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
A runaway boy from Tumakuru sent metro personnel into a tizzy on Monday by bluffing them into thinking that he had separated from his grandmother. The staff spent nearly three hours tracing the woman before realising the folly. The 10-year-old boy, whose name is being withheld to protect his rights as a minor, was found by Gita, a home guard assisting passengers at an entry gate at the Kempegowda (Majestic) metro station. "He was trying to insert a Re 1 coin into the automated fare collection (AFC) machine at the east entrance when she stopped him. Noticing that he was alone, the home guard got suspicious and started asking questions," one of Gitas colleagues said. The boy said he had come with his grandmother and got separated in the melee. He was taken to the control room in the station where the metro personnel spent a long time pouring over the CCTV footage to look for his grandmother. The boy finally showed a woman exiting the station as his grandmother. A home guard was immediately sent along ...
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Mixed response to Karnataka bandh over Mahadayi dispute 25.1.2018 Hindu: Karnataka
There was mixed response to the state-wide bandh called over the sharing of Mahadayi water in districts across Karnataka. The bandh was near total in Bengaluru, Mysuru and districts in the Malaprabha...
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