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Category: Traffic :: metro
Last updated: Aug 21 2017 01:57 IST RSS 2.0
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9 cities to get extra 313km of Metro lines 21.8.2017 TOI: Home
Nine cities including Delhi, Noida, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Kochi, Bengaluru and Chennai are set to get additional 313 km on Metro Rail connectivity by March 2019. Till now the mass transit system is operational only on 370 kms in eight cities since the first Metro service began in Kolkata in 1984.
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Decks cleared for Lucknow Metro 20.8.2017 Hindu: News
Commissioner gives nod for commercial operation of first phase
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Change in Metro frequency 19.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) has modified its train schedules due to increasing rush.

Trains will depart from Baiyappanahalli every four minutes between 8.10 am and 9.30 am and between 5.18 pm and 6.18 pm. The train will depart from Mysuru Road Station from 8.50 am to 10.10 am and from 5.58 pm to 6.58 pm every four minutes.

The train will depart from Nagasandra station from 8 am to 9.24 am and from 4.48 pm to 6 pm every 6 minutes. The train will depart from Yelachenahalli station from 8.53 am to 10.17 am and from 5.37 pm to 6.55 pm every six minutes.

The first train will depart at 5 am on weekdays and at 8 am on Sundays

DH News Service

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Now, an infrastructure revolution! 19.8.2017 Hindu: National
The energy sector is all powered up with the fast-tracking of the Kochi-Mangaluru natural gas pipeline
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Job creation: a priority of government in Independent India 18.8.2017 Govt of india: PIB Features
Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi often used to say that India lived in its six lakh villages spread over length and breadth of the country. So no government in independent India can
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Cabinet approves new metro rail policy 16.8.2017
The government today approved a new metro rail policy for expanding the metro network across various cities in the country, officials said.

The new policy was approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The metro policy will talk about standardising norms and developing a procurement mechanism for implementation of the projects. It will also talk about funding and financing, officials said.

At present, metro projects with a total length of more than 350 km are operational in eight cities -- Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Kochi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Gurugram.

Metro projects are also under way in Hyderabad, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Pune and Lucknow.
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Cabinet approves new metro rail policy to expand networks across cities 16.8.2017 News
The new policy was approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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Kannada first, imposition of other languages unfair: CM 16.8.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
"When we have Kannada as official language, it's unconstitutional to impose any other language,'' he said.
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CM terms ‘imposition’ of any language on State unconstitutional 16.8.2017 Hindu: News
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s continued push for regional identity found resonance in the Independence Day speech, with him terming “imposition” of any language on a State “unconstitutional” and “agai...
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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 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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Baiyappanahalli-Whitefield suburban rail from Aug 18 13.8.2017
As civil works for a metro line between Baiyappanahalli and Whitefield are set to choke traffic further, Railways is preparing to operate suburban service on the route from August 18. The much-anticipated Baiyappanahalli-Whitefield line, Reach 1 of Namma Metro's Phase 2 project, involves taking up works on road which sees heavy traffic. The road-widening work has already affected the traffic as several stretches of the road have turned into bottlenecks. In its recent meeting, the Whitefield Area Commerce and Industries Association (WACIA) had urged the Railways to start a suburban service to Baiyappanahalli to help commuters. Member of Parliament P C Mohan had also written to the Railway minister urging him to "start a suburban rail between Baiyappanahalli and Whitefield at the earliest." Three trains "From August 18, three MEMU trains will run on this route. The railway officials will publish the timetable soon," Mohan said. Thousands of people employed in various industries in Hoodi, Whitefield, and ...
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Activists want BBMP's written assurance on saving trees 12.8.2017
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
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
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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Furore over Indira Canteen brings class anxieties to the fore 11.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The Indira Canteen scheme of the Congress government aims to open subsidised, low-cost canteens in all the 198 wards of Bengaluru. Surprisingly, it has met with virulent opposition from residents’ wel...
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Will ensure Cantonment Metro, railway stations are integrated, says MP Mohan 10.8.2017
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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CfB commences walkability survey 10.8.2017 Hindu: News
Aim is to assess problems faced by pedestrians and reverse the trend of people walking less
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