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Last updated: May 25 2017 09:47 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Inspection of last leg of Metro phase 1 begins 25.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The commissioner for Metro rail safety (CMRS) started inspecting the Metro corridor between Sampige Road in Malleswaram and Yelachenahalli near Puttenahalli in south Bengaluru on Wednesday. It may continue for 2-3 days, before the CMRS issues a safety certificate.
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CRS inspects Yelachenahalli Metro station 24.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) K A Manoharan and Deputy CRS E Srinivas inspected Yelachenahalli Metro Station on Reach 4 and 4A of Namma Metro's north-south corridor on Wednesday. The CRS and his team held the inspection from 3.30 pm to 6.40 pm. The CRS is scheduled to inspect a railway line in Bagalkot from Thursday, which was scheduled much earlier. He will hold the next round of inspection from May 29 to 31, when he will check the underground section. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited officials Vijaykumar Dhir, N M Dhoke and others were present during inspection on Wednesday. Elevated corridor According to the schedule, the CRS will inspect the elevated corridor between National College and Yelachenahalli from 10 am to 5.45 pm on May 29. The inspection of the underground section between Sampige Road and National College will take place next day. On May 31, the CRS will conduct trial run from 9.45 am to 11 am, which will be followed by a speed ...
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Sampige Road-Yelachenahalli Metro inspection from today 23.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) will inspect the Metro line between Sampige Road and Yelachenahalli on the North-South corridor on Wednesday. "The inspection will start in the afternoon on Wednesday. From May 25 to 28, we have pre-scheduled works. The inspection of the Metro will resume on May 29 and continue for three days, till May 31," said personal secretary to the CRS, M N Athani. The CRS will inspect tracks, viaduct, the alignment between the track and the train, signals and electrification systems as well as passenger amenities, according to senior officials in the CRS office. "Since the Sampige Road-Yelachenahalli stretch includes a 4-km underground section, we have to examine minute details. We need to ensure steps have been taken to ensure safety of passengers during emergency in the tunnels. We will also conduct a smoke test to check whether the smoke will be cleared quickly. The efficiency of the control room will also be examined," an official said. The CRS will see whether Namma ...
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Palike plans pod cars to cut pressure on city's roads, experts sceptical 23.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The BBMP has embarked on an ambitious project of starting pod taxi services in the city to ease traffic. The Palike has floated global tenders for it. BBMP commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad is confident that this project would give relief from traffic jams and will compliment the Metro services. He said, "Minister K J George and Mayor G Padmavathi have directed speeding up the Pod Taxi project. We have called for global tenders. We will start the project in six to eight months." He explained that five routes have been identified in the initial phase. The project will be started in Indiranagar and Whitefield on a trial basis. After seeing the pros and cons, the Palike will implement it in other parts of the city. The pillars for the Pod Taxis will be built on the median of the roads. The BBMP is in touch with companies from the United States and New Zealand for the project. The commissioner said the Pod Taxis have been successful in Mexico and other developed nations. "This is one of the best projects to ...
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Wait to use cell phone in metro underground stations gets longer 23.5.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The wait to use your mobile phones in the underground section of Namma Metro just got longer. The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) officials say they are not to blame this time. Two months aft...
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KR Market Metro station to reflect Bengaluru's heritage 22.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Walls of the entrances to the KR Market Metro station will be designed to resemble the Bengaluru fort, with authorities keen to make Namma Metro part of Bengaluru's heritage and culture. The Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Ltd (KRIDL), which is executing the work, is working on cladding the outer walls of the south-west entrance with 'Mysore Gold Stone', a soft granite similar in looks to the stones of the fort wall. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola had previously said that the market station will be designed in such a way that it will stand in harmony with the historical structures in the area. Balancing act "The Department of Urban Land Transport (DULT) and the BMRCL have come up with designs to develop the KR Market Metro station and surrounding area in such a way that urbanisation is balanced with the culture represented by surrounding monuments. "Our work is monitored and suitable changes are being made at every step when required," ...
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Mysuru railway station to get luggage scanner 22.5.2017 Hindu: News
Two RPF personnel to be deployed for checking
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Handling rising ridership Metro's next big challenge 21.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Countdown has begun for operationalisation of Namma Metro's entire Phase 1 network, but travelling in Metro will be an arduous affair for nearly a year till BMRCL introduces six-car trains. BMRCL MD Pradeep Singh Kharola said they were expecting more than 4 lakh riders on the inaugural day. "At present, the daily ridership stands at 1.5 lakh on East-West corridor and over 50,000 on North-South corridor. When the entire Phase 1 gets operational, we expect about 5 lakh people to travel in Metro every day." A Metro official, however, said that 5 lakh was a conservative estimate. "The Sampige Road-Yelachenahalli corridor not only connects North and South, but activates the whole network. We have to consider the North-East, South-East, North-West and South-West connections. The number of riders can cross 6 lakh," he said. The BMRCL has 21 trains on the East-West corridor and 29 on the North-South corridor. Each train with three cars has a capacity to carry 975 people. Though BMRCL officials said they will ...
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Works of Arakkal, other artists in Metro trains and BBMP parks soon 21.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Electrical glitch affects Metro service 20.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Metro services were disrupted on Saturday at the Swami Vivekananda Station following an electrical glitch, noticed around 9.25 pm.

Trains going from Majestic towards Baiyappanahalli had to wait for clearance while the train in the opposite direction did the stretch. This affected the frequency of trains: it became 25-30 minutes from the usual 10, and hundreds of commuters were stranded. The trains that arrived were packed, and more inconvenience was in store when people spilled out. Supervisors and security staff didnt know what was happening either.

At 10 pm, they pulled down the main shutters at the MG Road station. The BMRCL said trains had been temporarily stopped between Baiyappanahalli and MG Road. "The services will be restored in about half hour," an official said. But the confusion continued and services were later called off for the day.
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7 women loco pilots to steer Kochi metro 20.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
They have begun operating service trials in metro corridor
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Seven women loco pilots to steer Kochi Metro 19.5.2017 Hindu: Kochi
They have begun operating service trials in metro corridor
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Metro must cross 13-km hurdle to reach KIA 19.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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‘New KIA metro line defeats purpose of public consultation’ 18.5.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Alignment was not among the nine options placed before the people for suggestions and feedback
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Karnataka govt finalizes Metro route to KIA 18.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Karnataka govt finalizes Metro route to KIA
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Museum to bring alive artifacts of the past 17.5.2017 deccanherald.com
An old telephone booth that takes you back to another era, a telegraph machine that sings songs of the mysterious dots and dashes and weighing machines that tell a story are some of the artifacts that will be showcased in the Museum of Communication and Transit that is being conceived to come up in the Old Telegraph building adjoining Cubbon Park Metro Station in the city. The museum is an initiative of the Art in Transit project that seeks to blend the relics of the past with futuristic technology. The museum will be a recollection of obsolete artifacts refurbished and reactivated by new and innovative technology and transformed into interactive installations. "In the museum, the audience will be able to find themselves in the yellow pages, the telegraph machine will play music through mysterious dots and dashes, obsolete weighing scales and STD public phone booths will transform into story telling devices," said Karthika Sakthivel, a student of the Srishti Institute of Art and Design and Technology. ...
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Late start shouldn't be a concern: Race Director Jones 17.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Sports
As the city gears up to host the 10th edition of the TCSWorld 10K onSunday, the organisers, Procam International, unveiled the route for the road race on Wednesday. Like in the previous edition, the race will begin at the Sree Kanteerava stadium and head towards the M Chinnaswamy stadium via Kasturba road. The runners will continue on MG Road, pass the Deccan Herald office, before turning left at Manipal centre towards Cubbon Road. Continuing on Cubbon road, the runners will head straight towards Chinnaswamy stadium, taking a small U-turn at Kamaraj Road to ensure that the race meets the required distance. At Chinaswammy, the runners will cover the length of Queen's Road before heading towards the Karnataka High Court. At the High Court, the pack will move towards Cubbon Park and then to the Kanteerava to complete their race. "It's the same route that we followed last year. But this time around, the course looks really good," said race director Hugh Jones. "Until a few years ago we have the metro rail ...
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India’s road to seamless commutes waits for rules 17.5.2017 Hindu: Home
A framework has to be created for all participants in transport system to play together by sharing fares and modes
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As metro rolls, Chennai will take to cycles too 17.5.2017 TOI: Chennai
Commuters heading out of underground metro stations will soon be able to access neighbourhoods without having to depend on buses or autos.
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BMRCL fined Rs 5L for dumping waste in lake 16.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) was slapped a fine of Rs 5 lakh for dumping construction waste in Mylasandra lake. Last week, the staff of the lake conservation authority had noticed construction waste unloaded in the lake. They suspected that the pieces of concrete pillars were from the Metro work. Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority CEO (KLCDA) G Vidyasagar had then sent the sample to the forest officials. On Tuesday, Deputy Conservator of Forests (Bengaluru Urban) Dipika Bajpai confirmed that the Forest Department has slapped a notice with a fine of Rs 5 lakh on BMRCL. "We have not received any response from them so far," she said. A BMRCLofficial said they will hold the contractor responsible for violating the rules. "We will recover the fine from the contractor. Our focus is on quality of work and timely completion of project. We expect our contractors to adhere to the rules. We don't know how this happened. The BMRCLwill slap a penalty on the contractor," said BMRCL ...
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