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Local language should get first priority in state: CM Siddaramaiah 15.8.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said that the local language should get first priority in the state, and the imposition of some other language is unacceptable even in the constitution. He was addressing the state on the occasion of 71st Independence Day in Manekshaw Parade ground, Bengaluru.In his speech, CM said, “First priority should be given for the regional language in the state, and next comes all the others languages. When there is a language declared as official, it’s even unconstitutional to impose any other language in the state.” Following a huge protest again
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BMRCL's I-Day circular irks employees 14.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
While not many would protest compulsory celebration of Independence Day, a circular sent by BMRCL making attendance mandatory for all, including those who have to work on the night shift, has irked employees on the night shift. Employees shared their concern with DH on condition of anonymity. "We work in three shifts. While those on general shift between 6.30 am and 2.30 pm have no problem in attending the celebration, we cant understand why employees on the second and night shift are forced to attend the event," a senior employee told DH. A copy of the circular made available to DH stated: "(Independence) Day should not be treated as holiday. All employees, except those detailed for essential duty, should participate in the function, including those working in B and C shifts." "How can employees on B shift (2.30 pm-9.30 pm) and C shift (9.30 pm-6.30 am) be forced to attend a programme at 7.45 in the morning? Employees staying in far places have to run to Baiyappanahalli in the morning, attend the ...
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BMRCL seeks certificate for 'patriotism' 14.8.2017 TOI: Cities
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) management, whose troubled relationship with its employees even caused train operations to stop for seven hours on July 7, is again drawing flak from the latter over compulsory participation in the Independence Day celebrations.
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As space turns scarce, vertical gardens grow in popularity in city 13.8.2017 deccanherald.com
It's not just Bengaluru's buildings that are growing skywards. Vertical gardens at homes, commercial establishments and public spaces are not only purifying the air, but are also beautifying the city and providing a soothing effect. Vertical gardens, which the BMRCL had adopted for its Metro pillars recently, have been in use by many citizens and nature enthusiasts for some time now. 'Good for closed spaces' Mahalakshmi, a resident of Bannerghatta Road, who grew a vertical garden in her house four years ago, says she enjoys spending time with the plants. "It is great to have a vertical garden at home, it not only purifies the air, but also gives the house an aesthetic appeal. In an enclosed place, it is fine to set it up as there will be more flow of oxygen, but vertical gardens in public places are not the best option." "Plants will not be able to withstand pollutants in public places and are not likely to be maintained. Authorities should instead plant more trees in public spaces," she said. Prithvin K ...
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Activists want BBMP's written assurance on saving trees 12.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Tree lovers are not satisfied with BBMP forest cell's verbal assurance that 245 marked trees near Dairy Circle will not be cut down for the second phase of Metro from Gottigere to Nagawara. "We need an assurance in writing that they will not allow BMRCL to fell these trees," said Arun Prasad, an activist. More than 25 nature lovers had gathered in front of Accenture near Diary Circle to save the trees on Saturday morning. The trees, which are more than 60 years old, have been marked in red for felling. "When the Metro station here is underground, why should they cut down these old trees which have a rich ecological value?" said Prasad. "The Metro station here will be similar to the one at Cubbon Park. They did not chop down a single tree for building the Cubbon Park Metro station. Why can't they adopt a similar model here?" asked Prasad. "It is illogical to destruct the green cover of the city," opined Kumar Jahgirdar, president, Children's Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting (CRISP), which led the ...
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BMRCL increases frequency of trains today, August 15 12.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Anticipating a huge crowd on Sunday and August 15 (Tuesday) for the Independence Day flower show at Lalbagh, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) has increased the frequency of Metro trains both in Purple and Green line on these two days.

Peak hour considered
Starting 8 am on Sunday, the trains on the Purple line will run once in 20 minutes while the trains on Green line will start operating every 8 minutes starting 9 am.

During peak hour, Metro trains will operate with a six-minute frequency, between 3 pm and 8 pm, on the north-south corridor.

Trains will operate at a frequency of seven minutes between 4 pm and 8 pm on the east-west route.
However, the frequency of trains on August 14 (Monday) will be usual.

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MP unhappy with station location 12.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
BMRCL yet to make formal request
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BMRCL yet to decide on action against 'erring' employees 11.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Caught between the necessity to ensure discipline in the setup and a threat of another strike, BMRCL is yet to decide on taking action against employees who were involved in a quarrel and launched a strike that disrupted Metro services last month. On July 6, quarrel broke out between the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) employees and a constable attached to the Karnataka State Industrial Security Force (KSISF). Employees launched a strike against the arrest of their co-worker that continued till July 7 afternoon, disrupting Metro services much to the anger of commuters. Though the rumblings had subsided over the next few weeks, a draft show-cause notice leaked last week has led to a furore with BMRCL Employees Union threatening to launch a strike if the management initiates any disciplinary action. BMRCL managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola said he will take a decision after receiving the document related to the disciplinary proceedings. "I am yet to receive the papers. I cannot comment on ...
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BMRCL shackles employees with new clauses in contract 11.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
A recent change in the terms of appointment for contract employees of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) has effectively locked in workers for the duration of their contracts without allowi...
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Will ensure Cantonment Metro, railway stations are integrated, says MP Mohan 10.8.2017 deccanherald.com
BMRCL's move to shift its Metro station from Cantonment Railway Station to Abdul Bari's High School ground "to reduce the cost" has not gone down well with activists. Bengaluru Central Lok Sabha member P C Mohan has also promised to take up the issue. While the original detailed project report (DPR) prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation had proposed the Metro station right opposite the Cantonment Railway Station, BMRCL changed the alignment to reduce the curve of the line as well as the cost by Rs 1,000 crore. "Some activists have approached me. I think it is vital to link both the stations. The suburban rail and Metro should go hand in hand. I will talk to the BMRCL managing director and officials concerned to ensure that the Metro and railway are integrated," Mohan told DH. Mohan, who took up the demand for a suburban railway with the railway ministry, said it was essential to link the local train system with the Metro. When asked about the state government's contention that going with the ...
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Commuters cheat death everyday to access Baiyappanahalli Metro station 9.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Nearly six years after the Baiyappanahalli Metro station became operational, commuters do not have safe access to the station from the other side of Swami Vivekananda Road, which has led to numerous accidents. BMRCL operationalised Namma Metro's Reach 1 between Baiyappanahalli and MG Road back in October 2011. The station has seen highest footfall compared to all others till the entire Phase 1 was inaugurated on June 17. Today, Baiyappanahalli has an daily average footfall of 7.14 lakh, second only to Kempegowda interchange station that records 8.8 lakh footfalls everyday. However, most of those who choose to ride the Metro are putting themselves at risk while accessing both these stations. At Baiyappanahalli, BMRCL has provided an entrance on both sides of the Baiyappanahalli station. However, those coming from KR Puram have to struggle to enter the station. The most vulnerable among these are pedestrians who end up becoming victims of minor accidents almost every day. Over the past 24 hours, two ...
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Residents want monetary relief for land acquisition 9.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Residents who have lost their buildings and lands due to the widening of Sarjapur Road, are demanding monetary compensation from the BBMP instead of Transferable Development Rights (TDR). More than 150 residents and 300 commercial establishments are said to be suffering losses due to this. The residents are also angry that the civic body did not consult them before starting the project. B V Ramachandra Reddy, a resident said, "We have been owners of the land for decades. Losing houses to road widening is a nightmare. We are not against the project. We are just demanding a fair compensation." According to the law, the government is supposed to acquire land by paying the guidance value to the owner. "This is a clear violation of 'Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act' (LARR)," said Reddy. He also questioned the different stances taken by the state government. "Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) pays the guidance value for acquiring land. ...
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Fight over Cantonment metro station 9.8.2017 Hindu: News
Residents and commuters oppose plan to build it under a playground
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More people visit flower show — thanks to metro 8.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Close to a lakh people visited the annual event at Lalbagh on the weekend — roughly a 30% jump from the previous year
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Metro project not an excuse to cut trees, says citizen activist 7.8.2017 deccanherald.com
As trees are being marked for felling or trimming to make way for Namma Metro's Gottigere-Nagawara line in Phase 2, citizens and activists are questioning why trees should be touched at all when the wide road allows enough space for the Metro. The Gottigere-Nagawara line, which runs in parallel to Nagasandra-Yelachenahalli line in Phase 1, will connect some of the key corridors which see traffic snarls everyday. Though citizens are elated at a new mode of transport providing a solution to their traffic woes, they are a little disturbed over the green cost the project demands. One of them is Arun Prasad, a citizen activist and a resident of Wilson Garden who is distressed to see almost 245 trees on the Dairy Circle and Jayadeva Hospital stretch red marked to go under the axe to make way for the Metro last week. Prasad claims the Metro line on the stretch is possible even without axing a single tree. He said he has been doing his homework to prove his point and save the green cover and gives instances of ...
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No Hindi on signboards, stns, says metro rail 5.8.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Hindi to go off Namma Metro signage 5.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Process to continue over the next few days to cover entire Phase I
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July 7 strike: Trouble brewing in BMRCL 5.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Employees are facing the after-effects of the July 7 strike, which brought the metro network to a standstill
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BMRCL removes Hindi signboards at Metro stations 4.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Signboards in Hindi from at least three Metro stations were removed by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) on Friday. The sign boards from entrances of K R Market station, Chickpet station and the south entrance of Kempegowda interchange station were taken down. These boards had the names of the respective stations in Kannada, English and Hindi. BMRCL officials could not be reached for comment. However, a source in BMRCL said that boards with Hindi signs were being removed in a phased manner. The removal of the boards comes after an outcry by several pro-Kannada organisations against 'Hindi imposition' by the Centre. Members of these groups had even blackened the Hindi script on the name boards of several Metro stations in the city. There was also a campaign for the cause on social media. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah supported their concern. Last week, he had written to Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Narendra Singh Tomar, saying it was 'not essential' to have Hindi boards in ...
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BMTC revenue falls by 3% 4.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation’s (BMTC) revenue has fallen by 3%. Since the introduction of metro trains, the number of bus passengers has dropped to 2.15 lakh per day. This has resu...
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