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CRS inspects Yelachenahalli Metro station 24.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) K A Manoharan and Deputy CRS E Srinivas inspected Yelachenahalli Metro Station on Reach 4 and 4A of Namma Metro's north-south corridor on Wednesday. The CRS and his team held the inspection from 3.30 pm to 6.40 pm. The CRS is scheduled to inspect a railway line in Bagalkot from Thursday, which was scheduled much earlier. He will hold the next round of inspection from May 29 to 31, when he will check the underground section. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited officials Vijaykumar Dhir, N M Dhoke and others were present during inspection on Wednesday. Elevated corridor According to the schedule, the CRS will inspect the elevated corridor between National College and Yelachenahalli from 10 am to 5.45 pm on May 29. The inspection of the underground section between Sampige Road and National College will take place next day. On May 31, the CRS will conduct trial run from 9.45 am to 11 am, which will be followed by a speed ...
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Saying it with signs 24.5.2017 Hindu: Home
An initiative to hear the voices of the unheard saw differently-abled people teach us how to communicate better with them
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Sampige Road-Yelachenahalli Metro inspection from today 23.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) will inspect the Metro line between Sampige Road and Yelachenahalli on the North-South corridor on Wednesday. "The inspection will start in the afternoon on Wednesday. From May 25 to 28, we have pre-scheduled works. The inspection of the Metro will resume on May 29 and continue for three days, till May 31," said personal secretary to the CRS, M N Athani. The CRS will inspect tracks, viaduct, the alignment between the track and the train, signals and electrification systems as well as passenger amenities, according to senior officials in the CRS office. "Since the Sampige Road-Yelachenahalli stretch includes a 4-km underground section, we have to examine minute details. We need to ensure steps have been taken to ensure safety of passengers during emergency in the tunnels. We will also conduct a smoke test to check whether the smoke will be cleared quickly. The efficiency of the control room will also be examined," an official said. The CRS will see whether Namma ...
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Wait to use cell phone in metro underground stations gets longer 23.5.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The wait to use your mobile phones in the underground section of Namma Metro just got longer. The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) officials say they are not to blame this time. Two months aft...
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KR Market Metro station to reflect Bengaluru's heritage 22.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Walls of the entrances to the KR Market Metro station will be designed to resemble the Bengaluru fort, with authorities keen to make Namma Metro part of Bengaluru's heritage and culture. The Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Ltd (KRIDL), which is executing the work, is working on cladding the outer walls of the south-west entrance with 'Mysore Gold Stone', a soft granite similar in looks to the stones of the fort wall. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola had previously said that the market station will be designed in such a way that it will stand in harmony with the historical structures in the area. Balancing act "The Department of Urban Land Transport (DULT) and the BMRCL have come up with designs to develop the KR Market Metro station and surrounding area in such a way that urbanisation is balanced with the culture represented by surrounding monuments. "Our work is monitored and suitable changes are being made at every step when required," ...
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Handling rising ridership Metro's next big challenge 21.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Countdown has begun for operationalisation of Namma Metro's entire Phase 1 network, but travelling in Metro will be an arduous affair for nearly a year till BMRCL introduces six-car trains. BMRCL MD Pradeep Singh Kharola said they were expecting more than 4 lakh riders on the inaugural day. "At present, the daily ridership stands at 1.5 lakh on East-West corridor and over 50,000 on North-South corridor. When the entire Phase 1 gets operational, we expect about 5 lakh people to travel in Metro every day." A Metro official, however, said that 5 lakh was a conservative estimate. "The Sampige Road-Yelachenahalli corridor not only connects North and South, but activates the whole network. We have to consider the North-East, South-East, North-West and South-West connections. The number of riders can cross 6 lakh," he said. The BMRCL has 21 trains on the East-West corridor and 29 on the North-South corridor. Each train with three cars has a capacity to carry 975 people. Though BMRCL officials said they will ...
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Works of Arakkal, other artists in Metro trains and BBMP parks soon 21.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Electrical glitch affects Metro service 20.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Metro services were disrupted on Saturday at the Swami Vivekananda Station following an electrical glitch, noticed around 9.25 pm.

Trains going from Majestic towards Baiyappanahalli had to wait for clearance while the train in the opposite direction did the stretch. This affected the frequency of trains: it became 25-30 minutes from the usual 10, and hundreds of commuters were stranded. The trains that arrived were packed, and more inconvenience was in store when people spilled out. Supervisors and security staff didnt know what was happening either.

At 10 pm, they pulled down the main shutters at the MG Road station. The BMRCL said trains had been temporarily stopped between Baiyappanahalli and MG Road. "The services will be restored in about half hour," an official said. But the confusion continued and services were later called off for the day.
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‘New KIA metro line defeats purpose of public consultation’ 18.5.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Alignment was not among the nine options placed before the people for suggestions and feedback
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Corporates can name metro stations if... 18.5.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
They invest in building them, says minister
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BMRCL fined Rs 5L for dumping waste in lake 16.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) was slapped a fine of Rs 5 lakh for dumping construction waste in Mylasandra lake. Last week, the staff of the lake conservation authority had noticed construction waste unloaded in the lake. They suspected that the pieces of concrete pillars were from the Metro work. Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority CEO (KLCDA) G Vidyasagar had then sent the sample to the forest officials. On Tuesday, Deputy Conservator of Forests (Bengaluru Urban) Dipika Bajpai confirmed that the Forest Department has slapped a notice with a fine of Rs 5 lakh on BMRCL. "We have not received any response from them so far," she said. A BMRCLofficial said they will hold the contractor responsible for violating the rules. "We will recover the fine from the contractor. Our focus is on quality of work and timely completion of project. We expect our contractors to adhere to the rules. We don't know how this happened. The BMRCLwill slap a penalty on the contractor," said BMRCL ...
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Namma Metro Phase I: Inaugural date not fixed, but food menu is 16.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
Over 10,000 laddus, 3,000 juice packets, 1,000 lunch packets, 250 ‘VIP’ breakfasts, and snacks... The menu gets longer as Namma Metro prepares itself for the “imminent” big inauguration day that will ...
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Metro trial runs to be over today 15.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The final round of trial runs on Namma Metros North-South corridor between Sampige Road and Yelachanahalli stations will be completed on Tuesday.

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola said all the 17 tests and trials that are prerequisites for inviting the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) have been completed. "We will invite the CRS after the final tests tomorrow," he added.

Sources in the CRS office said no date has been fixed for the safety inspection. "The BMRCL has sent the report on the completion of the work and trials. We are going through the report. As of now, no decision has been taken on the date of inspection," the source added.

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Govt finalises KIA metro link route 12.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Bengaluru Development Minister K J George on Friday said that the route for providing Metro link to the Kempegowda International Airport has been finalised with most of the line running parallel to the airport road. Replying to a query on the sidelines of the BDA review meeting, George said the government has "finalised Nagawara-Ramakrishna Hegde Nagar-Jakkur-Yelahanka route to the airport". An officer said the airport link will be an extension of the 21.25-km Gottigere-Nagawara line to be built under Phase 2. "From Nagawara, the line will pass on Thanisandra road till Hegde Nagar, where it will turn left and pass through Jakkur. The line will meet the airport road near University of Agricultural Sciences and continue along the right side of the road. At the trumpet flyover, the line will turn right and reach the airport," he said. "The Metro line will run on the right side of the airport road (NH44) and enter the airport near its present entrance," he said. The government already has five-metre-wide ...
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BMRCL in talks with NICE for land to build Metro stations 9.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) officials are holding meetings with Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE) authorities to ensure that Metro lines, which connect the NICERoad at five places, will not lead to any confusion in future. Under Phase 2, Metro lines will meet or cross the NICE peripheral ring road at four points. Mysuru Road-Kengeri (Reach 2), Nagasandra-BIEC (Reach 3), Puttenahalli-Anjanapura (Reach 4) and R V Road-Bommasandra (Reach 5) lines cross the peripheral road while the Gottigere-Nagawara Metro line ends before meeting the NICE Road. "We have sought land from NICE to build Metro stations at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) on Tumakuru Road and Electronics City (RV Road-Bommasandra). We will provide parking facilities at these places similar to other stations," said BMRCL managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola. A spokesperson for Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise said that they were expecting BMRCL to build a multi-level parking lot at BIEC ...
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Rs 3,700-cr loan likely for Nagawara-Gottigere line 8.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd has received in-principle approval from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for Rs 3,700 crore loan for the 13.79-km underground section in Phase 2. "The 13.79-km underground section is part of the 21.25-km new line in Reach 6 of Phase II extension that will connect Nagawara and Gottigere. EIB has agreed in principle to provide Rs 3,700-crore loan," BMRCL managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola said. A delegation from the bank visited BMRCL last week and held meetings. "They have inspected the Metro projects already in progress. They will submit a report to EIBs higher officials on BMRCLs repayment capacity based on which we will get the loan," Kharola added. Kharola said BMRCL officials had to encounter a lot of hurdles and face several problems during work on the 8.82-km underground section in Phase I. "We have learnt many lessons now. We will take appropriate steps so that mistakes are not repeated in Phase II." Metro works were delayed on the Sampige ...
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Tenders called for parking lots at 6 new Metro stations 8.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) has invited tenders for providing parking at six new Metro stations in the North-South corridor, indicating that Metros Phase 1 will soon become completely operational. BMRCL has specified the fee for different vehicles with additional charge for each hour extended after four hours (see box). One can also buy a parking ticket for the whole day. Apart from the six new stations, parking spaces at Baiyappanahalli and Rajajinagar stations are also on the list. The Baiyappanahalli parking lot is the biggest with space for 270 four-wheelers and 500 two-wheelers. National College (452 bikes and 54 cars) and Yelachenahalli (400 bikes and 58 cars) emerge next followed by Rajajinagar, Jayanagar, R V Road, J P Nagar and Banashankari. BMRCL has stipulated that the parking lots should be operational from 5 am to 11.30 pm on all days for Metro commuters. However, there will be no overnight parking. Within the parking area, the licence holder should also provide space to ...
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A half-hearted attempt to ease commute in Majestic 8.5.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
BBMP is building a skywalk that is unlikely to be of much help to commuters
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Six new stations on Green Line will have parking lots 8.5.2017 Hindu: News
But space for four-wheelers will be available only in two stations
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BMRCL proposed to acquire land where jumbo attacked CRPF men 7.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The land in the Bhuthanahalli reserve forest, where two CRPF men were trampled to death by a wild elephant on Sunday, was the topic of a heated debate at a high-level meeting held in the Vidhana Soudha on Friday. The meeting was attended by officials from the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) as well as Forest and Urban Development departments. The BMRCL had proposed to acquire the land for setting up a depot for Metro trains. The elephant and its companion — a sub-adult tusker — had reached the reserve forest after crossing the Roerich and Devika Rani Estate, which is spread over 14 acres. The territory between the estate and the CRPF camp, which the BMRCL has proposed to acquire, is an elephant corridor. The corridor has been notified for over two decades as it connects elephants migrating to Tamil Nadu and back, a senior forest official, who attended the meeting, said on condition of anonymity. The Forest Department strongly objected to the BMRCL's proposal but officials from ...
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