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Last updated: Sep 22 2017 11:39 IST RSS 2.0
 
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KT Rama Rao inspects Metro Rail work in Secunderabad 22.9.2017 New Kerala: Andhra Pradesh
Secunderabad (Telangana) , September 21 : Telangana IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao on Thursday inspected the L and T Metro Rail work at Oliphenta Bridge in Secunderabad.
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BMRCL defends Bamboo Bazaar location for metro station; residents unconvinced 22.9.2017 Hindu: News
Decision based on technical and financial considerations; its original location was Cantonment railway station parking lot
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Metro station at Madina Ground saves time: BMRCL 21.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The BMRCL on Thursday explained the reasons for changing the location of the Cantonment Metro station, claiming that the new alignment will save time and cost and will be safer than the original design. Unveiling detailed maps of the original and new alignments, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola said the original alignment between Pottery Town and Shivajinagar has several technical and safety complications which will not only delay the project but will have long-term implications. Kharola and additional chief secretary, Urban Development Department, Mahendra Jain, briefed the press following protests against the change of the Metro station's location by activists who said the new location will cut off the railway station from the Metro station. "Building a Metro station opposite the Cantonment railway station will involve close to 90 degree curves which is not advisable for a line that will connect the airport. Instead, locating it at Bamboo Bazaar ...
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Airport link: Revised alignment faster, safer, cheaper 21.9.2017 TOI: Cities
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited’s (BMRCL), which submitted the detailed project report for the airport link to the state government on Thursday, says that the revised alignment near the Cantonment Railway station—connecting the Shivajinagar and Pottery Town metro stations—is the best option available.
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GOCL soars to record high; Counter sees abnormal volumes 21.9.2017 Sify Finance
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Why integration of Metro with Railway station is needed at Cantonment 20.9.2017 Citizen Matters
BMRCL had planned the integration of its station with Cantonment Railway Station, but changed it later. When people sought reasons, many were given, of which none seems valid enough! ...
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Last-mile connectivity missing in metro 20.9.2017 Hindu: News
Even upcoming K.R. Puram and Whitefield metro stations are between 300m and 800m from nearest railway stations
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Denial of union rights to Metro staff illegal: AITUC 19.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) on Tuesday rejected BMRCL's claims that employees in supervisory role can't be members of an union. In response to a report carried by DH on Tuesday, AITUC District General Secretary M D Harigovind said the Trade Union Act, 1926 guarantees the right to freedom of association to all employees, irrespective of whether they are supervisors or otherwise. Supreme Court verdicts have upheld the rights of workers employed in public utility services to be under the scope of the term "Industry" under the Industrial Disputes Act, he said. According to him supervisory staff are also covered under the definition of workmen under the Industrial Disputes Act. He said even categorisation of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) as an essential service does not preclude or undermine the right to freedom of association (unionisation rights) in any manner whatsoever. Several railway unions across the country and the KSRTC and BMTC staff and workers union are ample testimony to ...
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Conduct rules questioned in HC 18.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The High Court of Karnataka has issued notice to the managing director of Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited in a petition seeking to quash the BMRCLs Conduct, Discipline and Appeal (CDA) Rules, 2014.

Justice B Veerappa ordered emergent notice in a petition filed by BMRCL Union which also sought to prosecute the managing director. The petitioner has contended that the CDA Rules has been framed without any authority and it is not even gazetted.

Citing the rule, employees are issued charge sheet and their increment withheld whenever they express their grievance or exercise their right, the petitioner stated. The Union has sought directions to quash the CDA Rules, adopt a standing order to frame rules and to also prosecute the MD.
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Staff to haul up BMRCL in court for not recognising their union 18.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Employees will haul up the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) in court for denying recognition to their union by "crafty" methods. BMRCL Employees' Union vice president Suryanarayana Murthy said following the strike by employees that disrupted metro rail services on July 7, Pradeep Singh Kharola, the Managing Director of the BMRCL, had "promised to address our demands, including the recognition of the union". Now, however, the MD says employees cannot be part of the union since they do not come under the category of 'workmen', he added. A copy of the letter from the BMRCL, available with DH, says employees performing supervisory works cannot be members of the union. "Section engineers, junior engineers, customer relation officers as well as station controllers/train operators have been made members of the employees' union. These employees are performing supervisory functions in their respective fields. As per (the) law, employees performing supervisory works can't be members of the union," it ...
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Musical tribute to Gauri Lankesh in Delhi 16.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Around two weeks after Gauri Lankesh was gunned down at her Bengaluru residence, people from the media, activists, friends and admirers paid rich tributes to the slain journalist and activist here.
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BMRCL set to miss the train at Whitefield, KR Puram in Phase 2 15.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Amid the row over relocation of the Cantonment Metro station, BMRCL seems to be wading into a controversy with Whitefield and KR Puram too as the two proposed Metro stations in Phase 2 remain far from railway stations. The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) uploaded a map detailing the alignment of Baiyappanahalli-Whitefield line and the 13 stations along the 15.5-km corridor. While authorities have not changed much of the alignment or station locations, hopes of an integrated transport are dashed as the Metro stations are separated from the two key railway stations. While the Metro station at Whitefield will be situated about 700 metres from the railway station, at KR Puram, the busy Outer Ring Road (ORR) runs between the railway station and the Metro station coming up on the premises of Lowry Adventist College. Namma Metro has attracted criticism with several of its stations remaining inaccessible. At Majestic and Yeshwantpur, where Metro stations have been functioning for over an year, ...
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Fuel prices 15.9.2017 Hindu: Letters
 The editorial views on keeping petrol/diesel prices low for the consumer are debatable (Editorial – “Slow creep”, September 13. Low fuel prices discourage people from using public transport such as b...
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Hindi speakers should give more respect to other languages: Ram Nath Kovind 14.9.2017 Hindu: National
Hindi continues to face opposition even though it became an official language many decades ago, the President says
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STUCK IN A JAM? BRACE FOR WORSE 14.9.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
By 2022, Bengaluru may have over a crore vehicles on its streets
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Busy road between K.R. Puram metro and railway stations 13.9.2017 Hindu: Cities
Commuters are already battling a similar problem with Cantonment metro station
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Need more land to enhance services: railways to state 12.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
As chorus for the suburban rail has gained strength, the railways has once again reminded the state government that without insufficient land for maintenance lines at the Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) station, enhancing the services is impossible. In a letter written to the Department of Urban Land Transport (DULT) on August 10, Divisional Railway Manager R S Saxena noted that the KSR station was facing "severe limitations" due as rail infrastructure has made it impossible to introduce "any further services". Besides handling long-distance and suburban-like trains, the KSR station connects metro as well as KSRTC and BMTC bus stations. Without dedicated lines at the central nerve of the city, the suburban rail cannot function. The railways planned to establish maintenance activities (pit lines and sicklines) at Binny Mill land area. "We are making maximum utilisation of KSR station. Shifting the maintanance lines is essential to clear the platforms. However, the land that was handed over to us (3.3 ...
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BMRCL 'not bothered' about connecting rail, bus stations 11.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The status of the proposed bridge to link Yeshwantpur Metro and railway stations not only exposes BMRCL's attitude towards integrating different modes of transport, but also tells us what to expect in Phase 2 Metro stations such as Cantonment. The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has given same reply on status of the bridge in replies to two RTI queries separated by a gap of three years. Urban transport expert Sanjeev Dyamannavar filed the first RTI query in April 2014 and reply came six months later. "BMRCL had written to Railways for development of skywalk between (the) Metro station and Yeshwanthpur Railway station and offered to share the cost. There is no response from Railways. BMRCL is pursuing with Railways authorities," the BMRCL replied. As there was no progress, Dyamannavar wrote to the Urban Development Ministry in May 2017. The reply came more than three months later did not indicate any progress. "Recently, the South Western Railway (SWR) has advised the cost for leasing the ...
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RV Rd Metro station plan, alignment tweaked in Phase 2 to save trees 11.9.2017 Deccan Herald - City
BMRCL has changed the location of Phase 2 RV Road station and tweaked the alignment of the Bommasandra line at the junction after people opposed the design stating it threatens trees inside Lakshman Rao Park. According to the previous design, the new station would have come up in the park, about 20 metres from the existing RV Road Metro station. However, residents and activists pointed out that the construction work and the station will affect the trees inside the park and opposed the project. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola said the 18.8 km Reach 5 line between RV Road and Bommasandra has been divided into three packages in the tenders. "We have now decided to build the new station adjacent to the existing RV Road station. The new line will also pass next to the Phase 1 line. Compared to the previous design, the new arrangement will affect fewer trees," Kharola said. K Muddukrishna of Jayanagar Samanvaya Vedike said BMRCL has also agreed to ...
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Students collect signatures for ‘women only’ metro coaches 11.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Hope to get 30,000 signatures by the end of the week
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