User: Jake Topic: Majestic
Category: Informal economy
Last updated: Mar 25 2018 02:39 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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The detective from Majestic 27.2.2018 FrontLine: Literature
Through his trilogy of detective novels set in the Majestic area of Bengaluru, Zac O’Yeah has added to the growing genre of crime fiction set in Indian cities. By VIKHAR AHMED SAYEED
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Tropical Detective: A Hari Majestic Mystery by Zac O'Yeah reviewed by Peter Griffin 16.2.2018 Hindu: Home
Our hero gets bashed up, meets an assortment of retired spies in Bengaluru, travels to foreign lands, and wins the day, yet again
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Shimla, nearby areas wrapped in snow 12.2.2018 General News
Himachal Pradesh's capital Shimla and its nearby tourist destinations on Monday were wrapped in snow, giving them a picturesque look.
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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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Coimbatore Vizha brings a double decker bus to the city 10.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Coimbatore Vizha brings perhaps the best treat for young and old alike as it arranges a double decker ride through the city
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7,000 march to assert sexual identity 26.11.2017 deccanherald.com
Waving colour balloons in the air, nearly 7000 people from the LGBT community marched towards Town Hall along the road near Majestic railway station, in largest celebration of their identity. The 10th Pride March held by the community on Sunday saw several of its members converge from across the country. "Being part of the community means we cannot even talk to anyone else," said Ankana who traveled from Hyderabad to participate in the march, adding that the march is an opportunity to be open about their identity. For Hitesh, this is the first pride march. "I am extremely excited and i even made friends here, who would accept me," he added. Consulate General of Canada Jennifer Daubeny said the community should not be deprived of its rights; nor should they be separated from others. For the LGBT community members, the march is an opportunity to discover many with similar interests. Among the marchers were a group of 25 people from Kerala who yelled "my body, my right." Abhishek, a network professional ...
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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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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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TenderSURE set to bring bigger, better footpaths to Majestic 4.7.2017 Hindu: News
Commuters in Majestic, which has developed into a busy multi-modal mobility hub, can now look forward to safe pedestrian pathways in the area. All roads around the Kempegowda bus terminal-metro interc...
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Majestic subway a prostitution den 19.6.2017 deccanherald.com
The subway at Majestic has been occupied by vendors while a part of it that links the KSRTC bus station has become a den of prostitutes.

Transgender sex workers solicit clients right under the nose of policemen who seem to have closed their eyes to such activities.

A source in the jurisdictional Upparpet police station, however, insisted that "honest efforts" had been made to crack down on the prostitution racket.

"We clear the space regularly and counsel those running the racket. The law says we have to see them as victims. So, we cannot take any action against them," the source said.

Police say it's up to the BBMP to remove the hawkers, who block the remaining part of the subway which links the railway station with the BMTC bus station.
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Art activism lends a voice to transgenders 15.6.2017 Hindu: News
The aim is to bring them into the mainstream
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Tourists flocking to Himachal hills feel cheated 30.5.2017 Zee News : States
Himachal Pradesh`s economy is highly dependent on tourism, besides hydroelectric power and horticulture.  
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Tourists flocking to Himachal hills feel cheated 30.5.2017 Cinema-Showbiz
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Nothing can describe the hospitality industry in Himachal Pradesh better than Newton's law of motion.
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Double-decker buses set to return to Bengaluru; to cover tourist spots 26.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Double-decker buses with improved features will hit the tourist circuits of the city. Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy has cleared a proposal by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) to buy four air-conditioned double-decker buses. BMTC plans to deploy them to tourist places within Bengaluru. The new buses may hit the city roads by the end of the year. Double-decker buses are not new to the city. Till 1998, they plied the city's streets on routes like Shivajinagar, KR Market, Majestic, Jayanagar, Gandhi Bazaar and Indiranagar. At present, however, BMTC has only one such bus which is meant for display. Back in 2009, BMTC started 'Bengalore Rounds' services which had single-deck buses connecting around 10 tourist places in the city. The initiative, however, did not bring in the expected revenue. BMTC upgraded the service and renamed it 'Hop on, Hop off' in 2014 with seven Volvo buses plying to 22 tourist places in Bengaluru. But the continued losses in revenue forced BMTC to reduce the ...
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Double-decker buses may return to city roads by year-end 24.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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The dark alleys 30.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
With the traffic becoming even more dense and pavements at all prominent junctions across the city being dug up almost every other day, pedestrians are finding​ it difficult to take a safe route. Though pedestrian subways are the best bet in such a scenario, subways across the city like those at Majestic, KR Market, KR Circle, Chalukya Circle and in Hebbal near the CBI office are in a dismal state. With many subways having become a haven for illegal activities, people living and working in their surroundings say that they dread using them. Some of these facilities have become garbage dumps of sorts, emanating stench that turns off potential users. Raghu Malamandi, a creative consultant, says that he uses the subway near Majestic and KR Market whenever he is in the vicinity. "The subways were planned to help pedestrians move freely and safely but none of them have been maintained well. Thefts and mugging are a regular occurrence in these subways. The lack of proper security measures and the absence ...
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'Return to me the Bengaluru of old' 27.3.2017 TOI: Cities
I was born and brought up in Bengaluru. It is my only home town and I have never relocated out of my sweet city. It's not that I have not got opportunities to study or work outside Bengaluru.
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PIL on Mantri Mall-Majestic Metro link dismissed 10.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Karnataka High Court on Friday dismissed a PIL seeking directions to expedite the Metro rail link between Mantri Square Mall and Majestic.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice R B Budihal said the delay is due to technical difficulties faced by the Metro rail project and the court cannot interfere. The petitioner had contended that the line between Mantri Square Mall and Majestic is not open, though the work is almost complete. The counsel representing Metro said the link would be opened at the earliest, following which the bench dismissed the PIL.
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Bus Bhagya campaign asks BMTC to halve the fare, double the fleet 6.3.2017 Citizen Matters

Bengalureans storm bus stations at Majestic, Koramangala, Jayanagar, Shivaji nagar and Banashankari chanting Bus Bhagya Beku! Ticket Ardha maadi! Bus double maadi!

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