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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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Hindi announcements on Metro: Kannada activists stage protest in front of BMRCL office 24.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Hindi announcements on Metro: Kannada activists stage protest in front of BMRCL office
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Terminal stations see huge rush for parking slots 24.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Mysuru Road Namma Metro station likely to get additional parking space for 200 more four-wheelers and 350 more two-wheelers
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Central policy mandates use of Hindi in Metro 23.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Amid protests over the use of Hindi on signboards of Namma Metro trains and stations, the Official Language Policy of the Union government says it is mandatory to have signboards in the regional language, Hindi and English in non-Hindi- speaking regions. According to the Hindi Advisory Committee of Urban Development Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Ministry of the Centre, these three languages ought to be used even while releasing notifications. The decision was taken at a meeting on October 18, 2016, in Kochi and was sent to all Metro development projects on December 9, 2016. Meanwhile, Kannada Development Authority chairman S G Siddaramaiah said, "It is not necessary to use Hindi in Metro stations just because the Centre has granted permission. The Centre has given grants just like any other approval that people seek." The use of Hindi has triggered a lot of protests on social media. A protest with #nammametrohindibeda has started on Twitter. "We do not have any particular national language. All ...
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BMRCL inks MoU with Embassy Group to build Metro Station 23.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Kicking off its innovative financing model, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Embassy Group to build the Kadubeesanahalli Metro station. Under the agreement, Embassy Group will pay Rs 100 crore to BMRCL in instalments. The group is the first corporate to sign the agreement under the public-private partnership scheme. The station, to be located just outside the Embassy TechVillage on the Outer Ring Road, will be on the recently approved 17-km North-South Metro corridor linking Silk Board Junction with Krishnarajapuram. The construction, according to the group, will be done in accordance with the façade designs and specifications approved by BMRCL. The period of concession and permission granted to Embassy Group will be for 30 years starting from the date of commencement of commercial operations and could be extended further on mutual terms. The agreement mandates that the group will maintain Kadubeesanahalli Metro station, ...
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Bengaluru chambers elated over smart city selection 23.6.2017 BusinessLine - News
Trade and industry chambers have expressed delight over the Bengaluru city finally getting selected under the Centre’s Smart City mission. Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) Presiden...
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Embassy group signs pact to build Bangalore Metro rail station 23.6.2017 HBL: Logistics
Property developer Embassy group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) to build the Kadubeesanahalli metro station. The Kadubeesanahalli ...
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Green signal for higher realty prices? 23.6.2017 Hindu: Leisure
Namma Metro is not just about connectivity but brings about positive changes to land value and rentals. Industry expert Shrinivas Rao explains the phenomenon in a talk with RANJANI GOVIND
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#NammaMetroHindiBeda: Pro-Kannada activists stage protest outside BMRCL office 23.6.2017 Hindu: Cities
The protests over the usage of Hindi in Namma Metro signages continued on Friday with members of several pro-Kannada organisations staging a demonstration in front of the office of Bangalore Metro Rai...
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KDA issues show cause notice to Bangalore Metro after pro-Kannada activists oppose Hindi on Namma Metro 23.6.2017 India Today| Must Read
Kannada Development Authority issued a show cause notice to Bangalore Metro MD Pradeep Singh Kharola seeking explanation on the use of Hindi in signages.
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BMRCL gets notice for Hindi signboards 23.6.2017 deccanherald.com
The Kannada Development Authority has sent a notice to the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) seeking explanation for "violating the rules" by displaying signboards in Hindi. Quoting an article published in Prajavani, the sister publication of DH, the authority cited two circulars and the government notification on nameboards in shops and commercial establishments to note that BMRCL was violating laws. "This move shows unwanted imposition of Hindi and the BMRCL should reply to the notice within seven days," the authority said.

Meanwhile, the opposition against "Hindi imposition" moved from the digital sphere to the world outside with the Kannada Rakshana Vedike calling for a protest at the BMRCL office in Shanthinagar on Friday.
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Chennai scores inglobal rankings 23.6.2017 Hindu: Chennai
The city is among five Indian cities in the annual ‘JLL Global Top 100’ exercise, says A. Shankar
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We the people 23.6.2017 Hindu: Home
A welcome change in the social acceptance of queer people of the city is underway with initiatives such as a permanent office space for Queerala, transpeople employed with Kochi Metro Rail, and a poetry reading session on body, gender and sexualities
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KDA issues notice to Namma Metro on Hindi usage 23.6.2017 Hindu: Cities
Online campaign seeking removal of signage triggered move
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Metro feeder buses bleed BMTC 22.6.2017 deccanherald.com
While there is no shortage of enthusiasm in BMTC to connect Metro with feeder services, the operation is hurting the corporation which now fears a loss of Rs 16 crore. "There were 85 buses in the feeder service which cost us Rs 2.5 crore between October 2016 and March 2017. We have deployed 120 additional buses after Namma Metro's entire Phase 1 became operational last week. The projected loss by the operation of 200 buses is about Rs 16 crore," said Ekroop Caur, managing director, BMTC. Stating that BMTC was eager to bridge the last-mile connectivity, the managing director, however, noted that the corporation can't afford making losses. "Feeder service is a good idea. It will decongest roads by encouraging people to leave their vehicles behind. If we stabilise and break-even, we won't need any help. But till then, we can't suffer losses," she said. The BMTC has written to the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to compensate for its losses. However, there has been no response from the Metro ...
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Tenders called for tests for airport Metro 22.6.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has called tenders for tests for the proposed Metro to airport though the detailed project report is yet to be finished. Backed by the feasibility study, Metro officials have decided not to lose time in waiting for DPR and be ready with all the required test reports when time comes. The two separate tenders include a range of surveys from topography and soil testing land and property survey, including alignment. While the bidding process will take about a month, the BMRCL has set a deadline of six months for both successful bidders to submit the final reports. The state government finalised the route to the airport over a month ago. Accordingly, the line will begin from Nagawara and continue on Thanisandra Road before turning left near RK Hegde Nagar. The Metro line will meet the Airport Road (NH 44) near Gandhi Krishi Vijnan Kendra and run along the highway flyover till the trumpet flyover where it will turn right to reach airport. The airport Metro ...
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First look unveiled 22.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Friday
Actor John Abraham has shared the first look of his upcoming film 'Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran'. The 44-year-old actor took to Twitter where he unveiled the first look of the film.

"So happy to bring you the first look of my biggest test ever. #ParmanuFirstLook @johnabrahament @kriarj @ParmanuTheMovie," he wrote.
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Cleanmax Solar to invest Rs 500 cr in roof top solar projects this year 22.6.2017 Latest News
Bengaluru-based solar energy firm Cleanmax Solar, which reported to have a 23 per cent market share in roof top solar space, is planning to double its roof top installation to 100 MW with an investment of around Rs 500 crore. The company is in talks with various investors including private equity firms to raise funds."Last year in roof top solar, we did around 45 MW projects. In the current fiscal year we are looking at something upwards of 100 MW in rooftop. The utility projects to corporate customers saw an installation of around 65 MW last year and we are planning to have 150 MW during this year," said Andrew Hines, co-founder, CleanMax Solar.The investment would be approximately Rs 5 crore per megawatt as project cost and it would require roughly Rs 500 crore for the roof top projects this year. Around 70 per cent would be debt and the rest would be equity. The company is in discussion to raise private equity fund, which is not concluded yet. "We are looking at equity funding for .
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BMRC sets ball rolling on Metro link to airport 22.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
BMRC sets ball rolling on Metro link to airport
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Chennai Metro to draw solar power, save ₹1.5 crore a year 21.6.2017 BusinessLine - News
6 MW of total capacity would come up mostly on roofs of stations
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