User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Traffic :: metro
Last updated: Dec 18 2017 15:01 IST RSS 2.0
 
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High-speed metro line to airport stuck in financial wrangling 18.12.2017 deccanherald.com
The project to extend Namma Metro to Kempegowda International Airport is stuck in wrangling over financial settlements. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has revealed that the BMRCL must pay Rs 300 crore for acquiring NH land near Ballari Road, including 9% interest. NHAI Project Director R K Suryawansi told DH that the state government had assured the road authorities that the BMRCL would reimburse the land acquisition cost with interest for the Nagawara-Airport metro extension. "At the empowered committee meeting in September, we asked the BMRCL to reimburse Rs 141 crore at the earliest to NHAI and the remainder with interest rates during land acquisition," Suryawansi said. "But weve got no communication from the state government or the BMRCL so far. Nor did we receive the metro rail proposal and the map (for the proposed route). The NHAI had learnt only from news reports that the Nagawara line will join the NH near Jakkur (at the Godrej property), after which it would cross the toll ...
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E-rickshaws in Bengaluru: To ply or not to ply 18.12.2017 Hindu: News
What the Transport Department is proposing, traffic experts and traffic police seem to be opposing
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Better late than never 17.12.2017 Business Standard: Today
Let all the residents make the best use of the city's public transport/Metro trains at least for four days a month
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As metro work chokes Whitefield road, residents look at railways for rescue 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
As work on metro cuts into the only main road connecting Whitefield, residents are seeing suburban trains as a way out and said traffic and pollution will be a major poll planks in the upcoming elections. Members of Whitefield Rising, a group of active residents, met senior railway officials in the Bengaluru division seeking suburban trains. They submitted a memorandum to the divisional railway manager along with a copy of previous ones given over the last four years. "There are no trains from 6 pm to 10 pm, the time when they are actually needed. We also need immediate relief as metro construction work has choked roads and increased air pollution. We cant wait for assurances anymore," Anjali Saini of Whitefield Rising told DH. Railways has been citing lack of automatic signalling (IBS) as the reason for its inability to add more services. "The project was approved by the state government in August 2016, but yet to be completed. Whitefield has 5 lakh registered voters who are frustrated because of the ...
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A real estate opportunity? 15.12.2017 Hindu: News
In a bid to promote development around metro stations, the Provisional Revised Master Plan Bengaluru 2031 provides for a premium FAR applicable to all properties within a radius of 150 m. A look by industry expert Shrinivas Rao
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Is integration without displacement possible at Cantonment metro station? 13.12.2017 Citizen Matters
A residents’ group in Benson Town is fearing displacement, as Metro surveys land to change the alignment again. BMRC has not explored options to avoid displacement in the original alignment. ...
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Ola ties up with L&T Hyderabad Metro Limited 13.12.2017 All Companies Stories
BS ReporterHyderabad, 13 December: Indian cab hailing company Ola has announced a strategic partnership with L&T(Hyderabad) Metro Rail Limited to provide its integrated service, including Ola Money, to the metro rail passengers.The partnership will also enable on-ground integration as commuters will be able to book a cab with the assistance of Ola representatives stationed at Ola Kiosks within the station premises."The Hyderabad Metro project will add muscle to the city's transportation infrastructure and we are proud to lend our support by integrating our various services on-line as well as on-ground. Over the last year, we have been integrating our smart mobility solutions with public utilities like railway stations, airports and metro stations,"Ola director(alliances) Saurabh Mishra said.Ola has recently partnered with Rapid Metro Gurgaon, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited to equip key metro stations with dedicated Ola Kiosks. Earlier this year, Ola announced a similar ..
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AIIB approves Rs 2,159 crore loan to Bangalore Metro 12.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Banks (AIIB) Board of Directors has approved a $335 million (Rs 2,159 crore) loan for a 100% electric metro project that will reduce traffic and pollution and increase employment and mobility in India. The investment in the Bangalore Metro Rail Project-Reach 6 (R6) is AIIBs first metro project and its first joint financing partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB). EIB is the projects lead financier with Euro 500 million in funding. In May 2016, AIIB and EIB signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a framework of cooperation to conduct regular dialogues and explore joint infrastructure project financing. The Bangalore Metro Rail Project-R6 is the first project resulting from that framework. By expanding the citys metro system, the project will provide high-capacity north-south connectivity through the centre of Bengaluru, Indias third most populated city with a population of 9.6 million. Primary beneficiaries will be the commuters who travel along ...
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AIIB OKs $335-m loan for Bengaluru Metro 12.12.2017 deccanherald.com

Beijing, PTI: China-sponsored Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has approved a $U335 million loan for the Metro project in Bengaluru.

"The investment in the Bangalore Metro Rail Project-Reach 6 (R6) is AIIBs first Metro project and its first joint financing partnership with the European Investment Bank, which is the projects lead financier with 500 million euros in funding," state-run Xinhua news agency quoted an AIIB statement as saying.

"Were investing in this Metro project because of its potential to greatly improve the mobility of commuters and further economic growth through better connectivity," AIIB vice president and chief investment officer D J Pandian said.

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India to host 3rd Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank 12.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
India will host the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of AIIB at Mumbai on 25th and 26th June 2018. The Theme of the Annual Meeting, 2018 will be “Mobilizing Finance for Infrastructure:
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Cantonment metro station: BMRC – Railways standoff continues 12.12.2017 Citizen Matters
BMRC has been silent for months, even as citizens questioned the rationale behind the change of Cantonment metro station location. The silence continues and many questions remain, and a residents’ group has now got involved. ...
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Bengaluru metro rail to connect city with airport 12.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Bengaluru metro rail would connect the international airport at Devanahalli to the city to ferry thousands of air passengers daily by 2021, said a Karnataka Minister on Monday.
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Kempegowda airport in Bengaluru to get metro rail connectivity by 2021 12.12.2017 Hindu: News
Cabinet clears 29.62-km Nagawara – Kempegowda International Airport line
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Airport metro line to have non-stop peak-hour service 11.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
It will be a high-speed, non-stop metro train service during peak hours for passengers heading to the Kempegowda International Airport. The 29.8-km line connecting Nagawara and the airport will be 76% faster than the metro trains in the city limits. The authorities are incorporating Communication-based Train Control (CBTC) and Grade of Automation (GoA) systems to provide non-stop services on this line. "There will be only seven stations on the airport line, allowing trains to move faster," Additional Chief Secretary (Urban Development) Mahendra Jain said. "Well also be able to push non-stop trains on this line, especially during peak hours of the airport - morning and evening - when we will not have to stop at stations in between since all passengers will be airport-bound," explained Jain, who holds additional charge of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) managing director. Inclusive of the Nagawara station, the airport line will have stations at Hegde Nagar, Jakkur, Yelahanka, Chikkajala, ...
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Metro clarifies on luggage fee, additional charge only for big bags 11.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Following criticism over imposing additional charges for carrying bags in Namma Metro, BMRCL officials have updated the rules, allowing passengers to carry one bag free of cost as long as it fits in the luggage scanner. The modification of the rules comes after DH published Metro ambushes commuters with arbitrary baggage fee, on December 7. The officials have taken the note of the fact that the metro now connects three railway stations at Byappanahalli, Yashwanthpur and Majestic area and permitting baggage in the Metro is a necessity. Sources in the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) said Rs 30 for an additional bag was introduced keeping in mind convenience of passengers. "Too many luggage in trains will obstruct the movement of passengers. During peak hours, it will lead to inconvenience," they said. According to the new rule, a passenger can carry one bag whose dimension does not exceed 1.96 ft in length, 1.47 ft in breadth and 0.82 ft in height. "The earlier rule was similar. This time, ...
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Pradeep Singh Kharola takes over as Air India CMD 11.12.2017 Business Standard: News Now
He was the managing director of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd since February 2015
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Pradeep Singh Kharola takes over as Air India CMD 11.12.2017 Hindu: Industry
Pradeep Singh Kharola takes over at a time when the government has started the process for the airline’s strategic disinvestment
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Not formal intimation yet on demolition: BBMP 9.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is yet to receive any formal intimation from Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) on pulling down the Jayadeva flyover for the second phase of Namma Metro. However, the Palike officials have extended their complete support to the project. "This project will be connecting important parts of the city such as Silk Board junction, Madiwala, BTM Layout, Koramangala and people coming from Bommanahalli also. The traffic snarls will be solved and the time of commute will be reduced," says BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad. BBMP, he informs, has conducted several meetings with BMRCL and the metro work will start soon. BMRCL officials were not available for comments. ----------------------------------------- Demolition worries At the Jayadeva junction, getting anxious by the day over the demolition, eatery owner Krishna Murthy worries about this misguided priority. "There is no planning, no ideation. I am forced to wind up my business of 25 years here. ...
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Focus on Telugu luminaries down the ages 6.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
World Telugu Conference welcome arches to feature personalities from across
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‘Master Plan–2031 needs wider deliberation to shape future’ 3.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The much-awaited draft Revised Master Plan–2031 for Bengaluru has rightly conducted studies across disciplines to arrive at various proposals, and two positive aspects stand out. Conservation (of nat...
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