User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Traffic :: metro
Last updated: Oct 18 2017 03:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Technical glitch hits Metro train 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Panic gripped Metro passengers in the evening on Tuesday as a glitch jammed the doors of a train at MG Road Metro Station. This forced stopping of about 15 trains at various stations for about 10 minutes. An eyewitness told DH that the Mysuru Road-bound train arrived at the station at 6.08 pm but the doors remained jammed for about five minutes. "Finally, when the doors did open, passengers started rushing in. But the doors suddenly closed even as people were entering the train. There was panic for a moment when some passengers' legs or arms and luggage got stuck in the closing doors. Some on the threshold jumped in or out at the last moment," said Deepti Naik, who works in a private company on MG Road. Deepti said the train arrived at MG Road station at 6.08 pm and left at 6.17. BMRCL spokesperson U A Vasanth Rao said that there was no problem with the door but the train had a brake problem. "This was resolved in 5 minutes and subsequently the commuters got into the train which again took 5 minutes and ...
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Rain slows Metro work on Electronics City line 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Rain has been hindering work on Namma Metro's RV Road-Bommasandra line that had gained pace after the main demolition work was completed two months ago. The second phase of the project will serve burgeoning IT corridor in the east (Byappanhalli-Whitefield) and the old IT hub in the south east. The 18.82 km metro line begins with a new station next to the existing RV Road station and terminates near the proposed peripheral ring road at Bommasandra. The line will also save lakhs of commuters who spend harrowing hours at the Silk Board Junction everyday. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has divided the project into three packages of about 6.4 km to expedite the work. "Most of the demolition work on Hosur Road is done. We have started the work on drains. About one-km drain was built at the site of two stations. Since August, however, rain has been playing spoilsport. We rarely get a window of opportunity to carry out the work," a senior BMRCL official said. The BMRCL has entered into an ...
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Metro work adds to traffic gridlocks at KR Puram 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The time to travel two km from Krishnarajapuram to Tin Factory has gone up to 45 minutes with heavy traffic. As work on the much-awaited Baiyappanahalli-Whitefield Metro line under Phase 2 (Reach 1 extension) has gathered pace. Contractors working with Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) have barricaded a part of the road at the Tin Factory junction, reducing the width of the road and creating a bottleneck. BMRCL has acquired about 15 feet space on the flyover leading to Ballari Road and put up a barricade. The divider at the junction has been removed for the soil test. KSRTC buses from Kolar, Krishnarajapuram, as well as BMTC and private vehicles, stop near the Tin Factory, next to the Metro construction site. The barricade here has eaten into the congested road, reducing its carrying capacity. It has turned into a nightmare for those who come from the Silk Board Junction. The entire Krishnarajapuram bridge is seeing traffic gridlocks which vehicles taking 25 minutes to cross the ...
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Rlys to prepare project report 16.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Thalassery-Mysuru line found viable
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Metro false ceiling breaks at K.R. Market station 16.10.2017 Hindu: Home
A portion of the false ceiling at the K.R. Market metro station collapsed on Saturday evening resulting in soil and grout falling down on the staircase leading to the concourse. No one was injured in ...
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As HC stays ESMA, Metro gets quick response team 15.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Days after the High Court of Karnataka stayed the enforcement of ESMA rules on Namma Metro staff, the BMRCL recently deployed a team of engineers who will act as a quick response team (QRT) in case of a strike. Trains had come to a halt for seven hours in July after employees of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) staged a strike. In response, the state government invoked Essential Services Management Act (ESMA) to make them fall in line. This is BMRCL's second attempt to form a QRT. The management had tried to rope in Home Guards to operate trains and function as station controllers following the public outcry over disruption of metro services in July. However, the plan was dropped, considering that the Home Guards do not have a technical background. Documents show that, in the beginning of September, BMRCL revived the idea. This time, 39 employees in executive and supervisory division were picked for the on-job training. "These are section engineers and assistant executive engineers ...
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False ceiling at K.R. Market metro station collapses 15.10.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
A portion of the false ceiling at the K.R. Market metro station collapsed on Saturday evening resulting in soil and grout falling down on the staircase leading to the concourse. Fortunately, no one wa...
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Kannada music on Metro: some annoyed, but many love it 14.10.2017 deccanherald.com
After being slammed by the Kannada Development Authority for ignoring Kannada, the BMRCL has been making constant efforts to bring the language to the fore, including playing patriotic Kannada songs on trains. In September, travellers on Namma Metro's Green Line were surprised to see the classic song, 'Ee Mannu Nammadu', written by the late R N Jayagopal, play during the journey. Hundreds of travellers gave the thumbs up to the BMRCL on Twitter and Facebook. While most travellers welcomed the song adding a rhythm to their silent journey, some expressed reservations about the quality of the audio and the high volume. Manjula, an entrepreneur who has been using the metro for about three months now, said she was very pleased with the way the metro turned out, but the whole idea of listening to music during the journey wasn't something she looked forward to. "I personally feel that when people board the metro, especially after work or a stressful day, they wouldn't want to listen to loud music, they would ...
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HC issues emergent notice to BMRCL, Labour commissioner 14.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Karnataka High Court on Friday issued an emergent notice to the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation and the Regional Labour Commissioner, Central.
Justice Raghavendra S Chauhan issued notice with regard to a petition filed by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Employee Union seeking the quashing of the order by BMRCL refusing to recognise the union.

According to the petitioner, BMRCL has refused to recognise BMRCL union on the ground that some of the members of the union are supervisory personnel and that they dont come under the law.

The union has filed a petition for directing BMRCL to accord recognition to the union.
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Last mile connectivity service for Baiyappanahalli and SV Road Metro launched 14.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The Station Access and Mobility Program (STAMP) launched the last mile connectivity services for Baiyappanahalli and SV Road Metro Stations on Saturday. The STAMP is a collaborative initiative of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation, the World Resources Institute, India, the Toyota Mobility Foundation and the Bangalore Political Action Committee. The connectivity services are mobile applications that won the STAMP Challenge 2017, a challenge for seeking solutions to improve connectivity to and from metro stations. The services were inaugurated by Pradeep Singh Kharola, managing director of BMRCL. The services launched include 5 mobile applications for improving public transport accessibility at major metro stations. The applications include Quick Ride, Metro Bikes, Tap route, Costa park and CiFoS (citizens for sustainability). The initiative will also support and help further extend the reach of feeder networks provided by the BMTC. Quick Ride is a carpooling app and rides sharing application that ...
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What BMTC must focus on replacing personal transport in Bengaluru 13.10.2017 Citizen Matters
A developed city is not a place where the poor have cars, but where the rich use public transportation. For this to happen, BMTC must look beyond its own flattering ridership statistics, and try to improve user convenience. »
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BMRCL cites Delhi Metro example for not sharing DPR 12.10.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Activist plans to write to Centre to get report released
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A long way home 11.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Commuting in Bengaluru becomes a nightmare whenever it rains. Amidst endless traffic jams and elusive autorickshaws and cabs, the Metro appears to be the best option but the downpour makes the last-mile connectivity a challenge. Alight a Metro and one of the biggest problems one faces is hailing an autorickshaw or cab or boarding a Metro feeder bus. The handful of autos that are parked in front of a few Metro stations, such as Indiranagar, Halasuru, Cubbon Park and Mantri Mall, don't run by the meter and charge exorbitant rates, while the frequency of the Metro feeder buses makes them an unreliable option. Keertana Ramu, a nutritionist with Fast & Up, says she dreads commuting in the city when it rains. "Whenever it rains, the Metro seems to be the best choice but the difficult part comes after getting off. There aren't enough feeder buses and autorickshaws charge not less than Rs 200 to Rs 300 even to nearby locations," she rues, adding that because of the poor last-mile connectivity, it is difficult to ...
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Delta Powering Green Mobility to Showcase its Energy Efficient Smart Solutions at IREE 2017 11.10.2017 New Kerala: Business India
New Delhi : Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, will exhibit, at IREE 2017, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 11-13 October its diversified portfolio of smart power solutions based on cutting edge power conversion technology capable of delivering industry-leading energy efficiency to the growing railway sector infrastructure in India.
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Transport staff being driven to despair 10.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Long work hours and lack of facilities are taking a toll on employees of transport corporations
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Over 60% working professionals in metro cities stressed: Study 10.10.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Around 60 per cent working professionals in Tier 1 cities, including Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai, suffer from stress,
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Private bus knocks down pedestrian 10.10.2017 Hindu: News
A 32-year-old pedestrian was killed on the spot by a speeding private bus at Mysore Bank Circle on Monday night.The police have identified the deceased as Siddesh, who was from Madhugiri and lived ne...
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Can all potholes be filled in 15 days? 9.10.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
At least twice in the past two months, BBMP had promised to fill up potholes in 15 days
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Siddaramaiah asks civic officials to make Bengaluru pothole free in 15 days 9.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Facing heat over battered city roads becoming a nightmare for commuters claiming three lives in the past one week and leaving scores of others injured, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today directed the civic agency to make the city roads pothole free within a fortnight. Yesterday a woman, identified as Radha (47), lost her life when she was run over by a truck at Pantharapalya near Nayandahalli. She was riding pillion with her nephew Ravi Kumar (24) in a bike which skidded while negotiating a crater likepothole. The State government and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the city civic body, came under sharp criticism following the incident. Siddaramaiah today visited the spot where the accident took place. He was accompanied by Bengaluru Mayor S Sampath Raj and BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad. Speaking to reporters, Siddaramaiah said unprecedented rains this year had badly damaged the city roads. The Chief Minister said "This year we received rains like never before due to which ...
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Electric autos, online cabs to be part of metro feeder services 9.10.2017 Hindu: Home
‘It will usher in better integration of public commuting modes with the metro’
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