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Metro Rail app to provide real-time information soon 28.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Neither Delhi nor Bengaluru has this facility yet
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These Metro riders pedal last mile 27.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Lugging their foldable bicycles to Namma Metro coaches, pedalling that last mile to their offices, four Bengalureans have just shown why this multi-modal mix is eminently workable. Their Metro-Cycle ride is today a daily option, a routine they perfected in four months flat. On Tuesday evening, Vijayanagar resident Kamala Lochana was at it again. As the Purple Line coach chugged into Indiranagar station, Lochana was ready with his bicycle, neatly folded after a 4.5-km ride. In 12 minutes, he had covered that distance from his office on Intermediate Ring Road, Indiranagar, much quicker than a 25-minute bus commute. Over the last four months, Lochana had finetuned his routine. Five days a week, he would start cycling from home and board the Purple Line's first station at Nayandahalli. "It has become my workout too. I prefer Nayandahalli since the train is not crowded there. I always take the first coach," he told DH. Lochana has good company in colleague Sathish Belawadi, who commutes between Indiranagar ...
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Embassy Group signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with BMRCL for Kadubeesanahalli Metro Station 27.6.2017 Projects Monitor

Bangalore 23nd June, 2017: Embassy Group today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL). The MOU has been signed for the construction of the Kadubeesanahalli Metro Station, just outside Embassy TechVillage, on the 17-km long recently approved North-South metro corridor on Outer Ring Road. The […]

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Bengaluru, here is Metro etiquette for you 27.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Bengaluru, here is Metro etiquette for you
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Commuters must learn etiquette: Metro staff 26.6.2017 deccanherald.com
People are elbowing and jostling, and need to learn how to use the Metro better, staff said a week after the service was extended to southern Bengaluru. The trains are packed with the completion of Phase 1, with many commuters complaining of difficulty in entering and exiting the coaches. Staff at the Kempegowda interchange station said lack of discipline among riders had become a big headache. "We have a tough time handling the crowds on the platform. Though there is a queue for those exiting the train and another for those getting in, many people are unruly and argue with us," a staffer said. Passengers who stand away from the doors have to struggle and wade through the crowds to alight, a guard on Platform 3 said. Many commuters ignore instructions, and block the doors, he observed. 'Give them time' Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd spokesperson U A Vasant Rao said queues would be introduced at other stations as well. "For many, the Metro is still new. Slowly they will learn the etiquette," he ...
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Metro maintained normal frequency on Monday 26.6.2017 Hindu: News
Earlier, BMRCL had announced that the frequency of trains will be reduced on holidays
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Harry Potter magic hasn’t waned in 20 years 26.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Harry Potter magic hasn’t waned in 20 years
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Signal snag disrupts Metro's Green Line for over an hour 26.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Signal snag disrupts Metro's Green Line for over an hour
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Green Line stretch sees disruption of metro services for 90 minutes 26.6.2017 Hindu: Home
As trains had stopped at stations, there was no need for passengers to be evacuated
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Disruptions hit Metro's reliability, say commuters 25.6.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Glitches may cost the tag of reliability for Namma Metro if officials do not fix the problems at the earliest, opined commuters who suffered due to disruption of operations on Green Line on Sunday. Pavan L Vasista, who had to board Lokamanya Tilak Express at 4 pm, said he would have missed his train if he trusted the Metro. "I left home around 2.30 pm and reached the Yelachenahalli station at 2.45 pm only to find that there were no trains. The ground staff had no information and issued the ticket (token) despite the disruption," he said. Reaching the platform, Vasista found that the train on the platform was grounded. "Those who got stuck inside were coming out of the loco pilot's chamber. Yet, the staff assured us that all will be fine in a few minutes. I decided not to wait and came out of the station to book an auto," he said. Display boards "Through friends in the media, I learnt that trains at the National College station were operating normally. When I reached there, the display boards in the ...
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Metro registers record ridership on Saturday 25.6.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Namma Metro ridership touched a record ridership of 3.39 lakh on Saturday, indicating more number of people will board the trains in the coming days.

The record was set on a day when Metro authorities decided to reduce the frequency and cut the hours of operation for second Saturdays, Sundays and general holidays.

On the first Sunday, when Metro operated from 8 am instead of 5 am, the patronage did not go down. By 10 pm, Namma Metro had clocked a ridership of 2.96 lakh with many complaining on Twitter overcrowded trains due to reduced frequency.

With at least one more hour of operation left, it was obvious that the total number of riders would cross the 3-lakh mark.
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Glitch grounds Namma Metro on Green line for two hours 25.6.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A technical glitch grounded Metro trains on Green line with the authorities suspending operations between Yelachenahalli and RV Road stations for nearly two hours on Sunday. With the frequency of trains being 15 minutes on Sunday, hundreds of commuters had bought tokens for their journey. The hiccup started at Yelachenahalli station when the train did not move from the station. Passengers had to wait for over half-an-hour before they realised that the operations have been suspended. Metro staff then refunded their tickets and let them out of the station. Commuters at JP Nagar, Banashankari and RV Road stations had a tough time as many were made to wait for about 45 minutes on the platform before they got the refund. Anand M S, a commuter, complained that he was not allowed to exit JP Nagar Metro station though there were no trains. "Green Line is down and they won't let you exit the station to find another way to travel. Had to pay for another trip to get out of the station," he tweeted. At the RV Road ...
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Harry Potter magic hasn't waned in 20 years 25.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Harry Potter magic hasn't waned in 20 years
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Namma Metro reduces frequency on weekends, plan not finalised 25.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Namma Metro reduces frequency on weekends, plan not finalised
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Plea for making Hindi more visible on Kochi Metro 24.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The furore over Hindi signboards for Namma Metro may not have shown signs of dying down in Bengaluru but Kochi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened Kerala's first Metro rail network on June 17, is providing an interesting contrast. For the 13.26-km first phase of Kochi Metro, the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) has gone for signage that denotes station names in three languages - Malayalam, English and Hindi. There have been no signs of dissent, so far, over the Hindi signage; KMRL, in fact, is weighing its options as it considers a request for greater prominence for Hindi on the station sign boards. The Department of Official Language, under the Ministry of Home Affairs, has sought an "elevation" of Hindi on the station signage, from the present third rung to the second, next only to Malayalam. KMRL spokesperson Rashmi C R confirmed there was a request from the department. "Since the signage for the first phase has already been completed, we are looking at possibilities of incorporating the suggestion ...
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Bouquets and brickbats a week after Namma Metro south line launch 24.6.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Though peak hour rush is a matter of concern, commuters are happy about the new faster mode of transportation
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Beyond Metro feeder buses 24.6.2017 deccanherald.com
After considerable delay, the Namma Metro Phase 1 has finally kicked off with much fanfare. But lost in the euphoric overdrive of the launch is a grim reminder: The Metro's 42-km network caters only to a fraction of 1.3 crore Bengalureans, the vast majority of who still rely on BMTC buses for public transport. The inevitable question, then, is this: Shouldn't the focus be now on restructuring and rationalising BMTC bus routes, a network to address acute problems of last-mile connectivity in areas not touched by any Metro line? Despite financial worries, the Transport Corporation has made a start by revitalising the feeder bus network around Metro stations. 200 feeders Not less than 200 buses are now part of the feeder network, taking Namma Metro commuters to locations close to the stations. But it ought to go beyond feeders. BMTC Managing Director Ekroop Kaur agrees. "We will have to realign the routes. There is no point running parallel to Metro routes. We are in the process of restructuring, with ...
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Beyond Metro feeder buses 24.6.2017 deccanherald.com
After considerable delay, the Namma Metro Phase 1 has finally kicked off with much fanfare. But lost in the euphoric overdrive of the launch is a grim reminder: The Metro's 42-km network caters only to a fraction of 1.3 crore Bengalureans, the vast majority of who still rely on BMTC buses for public transport. The inevitable question, then, is this: Shouldn't the focus be now on restructuring and rationalising BMTC bus routes, a network to address acute problems of last-mile connectivity in areas not touched by any Metro line? Despite financial worries, the Transport Corporation has made a start by revitalising the feeder bus network around Metro stations. 200 feeders Not less than 200 buses are now part of the feeder network, taking Namma Metro commuters to locations close to the stations. But it ought to go beyond feeders. BMTC Managing Director Ekroop Kaur agrees. "We will have to realign the routes. There is no point running parallel to Metro routes. We are in the process of restructuring, with ...
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Skeletal suburban rail network needs connectivity too 24.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Outside the glare of the Namma Metro and BMTC services, a skeletal suburban rail network continues to find more takers in the city. Yes, the proposal for a full-fledged network is stuck in cost-sharing issues between the Centre and state. But the huge rush in the few local trains run under the skeletal system is an indication that the suburban rail will be the real game-changer. The IT crowd heading to Whitefield from Bengaluru City and Baiyappanahalli have already found the few local trains a far quicker, cheaper and safer option than BMTC buses or personal vehicles that get stuck in the chaotic road traffic. The launch of the Hoodi halt station near ITPL has helped the employees streamline their commute to office and back. On the Salem line, the Yeswantpur-Hosur-Yeshwantpur services are also getting more popular among the IT crowds. For those heading to software firms in Electronics City, alighting the train at Heelalige station makes perfect sense. This station is barely six km away from the IT ...
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Embassy Group to invest Rs100 crore on Outer Ring Road metro station 24.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Embassy Group to invest Rs100 crore on Outer Ring Road metro station
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