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Out of ideas on ground, govt plans four tunnels to ease congestion 26.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Out of ideas on ground, govt plans four tunnels to ease congestion
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Subways may help ease traffic at busy junctions 24.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The government is planning to construct subways at busy junctions, in an effort to decongest them.

Bengaluru Development Minister K J George, on Monday, held talks with ISA West Coast Consortium of Bulgaria in this regard. The consortium claims to have an expertise in building subways. A six-member delegation from the consortium inspected the busy Goraguntepalya junction in Peenya. It was discussed to build a subway there to ease traffic. Based on the success, it was decided to build similar subways at other busy junctions.

The minister discussed a proposal with the consortium members, to construct a six-km subway from Hebbal to the city.

George is also said to have discussed the 82.7-km-long elevated corridor project with the delegation. Mayor G Padmavathi, deputy mayor Anand, additional chief secretary (urban development) Mahendra Jain, BMRCL managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola and BDA engineer member P N Nayak were present at the meeting.
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Lack of safe access to Metro station cost teen her life 23.4.2017 deccanherald.com
There is no subway to access the stations on the Peenya-Nagasandra stretch of Namma Metro, even two years after the line was thrown open for the public. The delay cost a teenager her life recently. On April 11, 16-year-old R Pooja was crossing the national highway in front of the Nagasandra station around 12.30 pm, when she was hit by a speeding car. She died two days later. "She had taken a Metro to Nagasandra. This is one of the several accidents caused by the lack of infrastructure. Hundreds of people still risk their lives every day as they cross the highway. Many suffered serious injuries, but we lost our daughter," said P Rajashekhar, Pooja's father. The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), however, point fingers at each other for the delay in constructing the subway. In January 2015, BMRCL called tenders for constructing three subways - providing access to Nagasandra, Jalahalli Cross and Dasarahalli stations - at a cost of Rs 9.61 ...
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Disruptions in metro services 23.4.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Namma Metro commuters will not be able to use the stations between Rajajinagar and Sampige Road for brief stretches from Monday to Wednesday as BMRCL will conduct tests on the North–South line between...
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Disruption in Metro services 22.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Metro services between Sampige Road and Rajajinagar stations will be partially disrupted for three days beginning Monday.

The operations would end an hour early at 10 pm instead of the regular 11 pm on Monday and Tuesday and the train services will not be available in the morning till 8 am on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A statement from Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited said the disruption was necessitated by a few tests that are part of the trial run on Green Line (North-South Corridor).
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Sustainable parking strategies for traffic decongestion in Bengaluru 22.4.2017 Hindu: News
A major issue that the city faces is non-availability of ample parking infrastructure
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Adityanath govt shunts DGP Javeed Ahmed as 12 IPS officers transferred 21.4.2017 Latest News
Sulkan Singh is likely to have a brief stint as the state police head
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UP DGP Javeed Ahmed shunted out as 12 IPS officers transferred 21.4.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police Javeed Ahmed was today shunted to a less important post by the Adityanath government, which transferred 12 IPS officers in the first big reshuffle in the top police hierarchy.1980-batch IPS officer Sulkan Singh, who was DG (Training), will replace Ahmed, a 1984-batch IPS officer, who has been shifted as the DG of Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC), a senior Home department official said here.Singh is likely to have a brief stint as the state police head as his superannuation is due in September.ADG (Law and Order) Daljit Singh Chowdhury a
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12 lakh residents in 110 villages likely to get Cauvery water 20.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Women-only coaches in Metro trains will roll out only next year 17.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The first Metro train with a coach exclusively for women will not roll out before January 2018, notwithstanding the growing demand for dedicated compartments for females. The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is awaiting completion of Phase 1 and arrival of 150 intermediate coaches from the Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) which won a Rs 1,421-crore contract in March. The arrival of coaches will not only help the BMRCL double the number of compartments to six but also increase the frequency of trains to three minutes during peak hour. When every train has coaches, it'll be easier to reserve one of them for women, U A Vasanth Rao, General Manager (Finance) and official spokesperson for BMRCL, told DH. The BMRCL, Rao said, is taking things slowly to avoid financial losses. It also wants to ensure passengers are evenly distributed in all coaches. "If an all women-coach is introduced and the footfall is not even 100, what is the point?" he asked. The BMRCL hopes the number of travellers will ...
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Metro Phase I to come on track at a huge cost 16.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
After a six-year delay marked by missing nine deadlines and whopping cost escalation, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is closer to opening Namma Metro Phase I to the public next month. The project, which was supposed to be operational from 2011, failed to meet seven publicly-announced deadlines, the latest in November 2016. The delay has led to cost escalation with the metro line cost standing at Rs 338 crore per kilometre as against the estimated Rs 194 crore. Till January 2017, the BMRCL has spent Rs 14,291.28 crore, more than double the Rs 6,395 crore estimated when metro (then only 33 km) was sanctioned in 2006. However, the project took off only in January 2007 with many works beginning as late as 2008. When the Centre sanctioned an additional 9.3 km on the North-South Corridor in 2010, Phase 1 became a 42.2-km project and the cost was revised to Rs 8,158 crore. Increase in price Further revisions of the cost were necessitated by delays, which led to increase in the price of ...
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Green Line to be ready for safety inspection by April-end 14.4.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
BMRCL expects to open the line to commuters in the second half of May
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Demand for women’s coach in Namma Metro gets louder 12.4.2017 Hindu: Home
In the past one year, there has been a steady rise in the number of passengers on Namma Metro trains. While this is good news for the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL), passengers, who were onc...
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BMRCL unveils models for KR Puram, Jyotipura stations 11.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Bengaluru Development Minister K JGeorge on Tuesday reviewed models of two metro stations proposed by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) which also include flyovers to decongest traffic in KRPuram area.

The model of the KRPuram station shows an inter-change station coming up at Lowry Institute area.

The project includes a flyover connecting the Outer Ring Road to the Bengaluru-Tirupati Highway, saving commuters the trouble of driving to Tin Factory to get on to the KRPuram bridge.

The model of Jyotipura station includes the yet-to-be approved Metro line towards Hebbal, diverting from the station. An official said the minister will take a decision within the next few days.
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Sampige Road-Rajajinagar Metro shut for 4 days 11.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Metro services between Sampige Road and Rajajinagar stations will be suspended for four days starting Thursday.

While Sampige Road, Sriramapuram and Kuvempu Road stations will be closed for four days, Metro services on the North-South corridor will continue as usual between Nagasandra and Rajajinagar stations.

The partial disruption is necessitated by tests related to the trial run on the underground section between Sampige Road and National College stations, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) said in a statement.

The BMRCL is working to meet its deadline to start operations on the entire North-South Corridor. The corporation plans to invite the Commissioner of Railway Safety in the last week of the month for inspection.
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Model Assembly debates city's woes 8.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Volunteers and students donned the roles of MLAs, Speaker and ministers at a model Legislative Assembly session organised by Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) and Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike (BBPV) on Saturday. The event was held at RBANM's First Grade College auditorium, Halasuru. The "Assembly session" discussed problems relating to traffic, pollution, city infrastructure and parking with "MLAs" voicing their opinion. Vinay Sreenivasa from BBPV, who played the role of Ejipura MLA, engaged in a debate with the "Bengaluru Development minister." "When thousands of crores are spent on flyovers and ring roads which help private vehicles why is it that the government hesitates to support BMTC financially?" he wanted to know. Public transport After intense debate on solutions for traffic and pollution, members of the "Assembly" were convinced that they must try innovative experiments with public transport. They agreed that while a multi-modal public transport is the top priority, suburban trains, the metro ...
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Building demolition in progress for Whitefield Metro line 3.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Work on clearing land for the Metro link between Baiyappanahalli and Whitefield is gathering pace with contractors bringing down some of the over 270 buildings marked for demolition. A Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) official said contractors entrusted with demolition job have started work from the KR Puram side but could not provide the percentage of demolition work completed. The official also said there were a few minor hiccups. "Some buildings have been cleared for demolition because their owners have accepted compensation. There are a few others who are disputing the compensation. Though demolition has not been taken up at such places, it will be taken up at the earliest to make sure there is no delay," the official added. The contract was awarded in May 2016. The BMRCL's March 2017 newsletter states that 56 properties have been demolished, indicating that the work was slow till recently. Metro officials, however, said the deadline will be met while noting that demolition work also ...
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Trapped without alternatives 1.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Served only by traffic-clogged roads, several high-growth city areas have a big, virtually insurmountable accessibility problem: Lack of mobility alternatives. Is there a way out of this royal mess? In areas such as Sarjapur Road, Koramangala and HSR Layout, extremely high vehicular density triggers nightmarish traffic gridlocks during peak hours. Though planned, Namma Metro is at least a decade away and the suburban rail still a non starter. The two Metro lines under the first phase do not pass anywhere near these localities. Sarjapur Road and surrounding areas could potentially benefit from the Silk Board Junction - Marathahalli line planned along the Outer Ring Road. But this too is several years away. Suburban rail The Salem railway line is severely limited by its single track. If planned and implemented through multi-agency coordination, a dedicated line for suburban trains could effectively decongest Sarjapur Road. The Carmelaram Railway Station could then be upgraded, serving vast areas currently ...
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Trapped without alternatives 1.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Served only by traffic-clogged roads, several high-growth city areas have a big, virtually insurmountable accessibility problem: Lack of mobility alternatives. Is there a way out of this royal mess? In areas such as Sarjapur Road, Koramangala and HSR Layout, extremely high vehicular density triggers nightmarish traffic gridlocks during peak hours. Though planned, Namma Metro is at least a decade away and the suburban rail still a non starter. The two Metro lines under the first phase do not pass anywhere near these localities. Sarjapur Road and surrounding areas could potentially benefit from the Silk Board Junction - Marathahalli line planned along the Outer Ring Road. But this too is several years away. Suburban rail The Salem railway line is severely limited by its single track. If planned and implemented through multi-agency coordination, a dedicated line for suburban trains could effectively decongest Sarjapur Road. The Carmelaram Railway Station could then be upgraded, serving vast areas currently ...
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Limited options in traffic management 1.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
There seems to be no relief in sight for residents of many areas in the city that lack metro rail service. Many of these areas have roads so congested that traffic snarls are a regular occurrence. According to the city traffic police, Metro connectivity is currently available only for less than 40% of the city. "Metro passes only through major corridors of the city. Hence, residents of adjoining areas and interior locations are forced to depend on buses and private vehicles," a senior IPS officer, who headed Bengaluru City traffic police unit told DH. "The traffic police noted this limitation and had suggested BMTC feeder services from Metro stations to various destinations," he says. Expansion of Metro rail service to every part of the city is not technically possible. Two major challenges that the traffic police identify include feeder services from interior areas to Metro stations to decongest roads and commissioning of flyovers and underpasses."The traffic police have their own limitations as regards ...
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