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Remove Hindi from Namma Metro signboards: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah writes to PM Modi 28.7.2017 TOI: India
Finally Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the decision to redesign Namma Metro signboards and remove Hindi use in metro.
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No Hindi in Namma Metro, demands Kannada Development Authority 28.7.2017 TOI: Home
What began has an opposition to use of hindi in Namma Metro—which pro-Kannada organisations argue was because of alleged imposition of the language by the Centre—has gone beyond name boards and announcements.
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CM writes to Centre on usage of Hindi in Namma Metro signage 28.7.2017 Hindu: Cities
‘State government compelled to ask BMRCL to temporarily redesign signages and name boards in Namma Metro stations’
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Non-Kannadiga engineers in Metro must go, KDA chief writes to CM 28.7.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
What began as opposition to "imposition" of Hindi by the Centre on Namma Metro trains and at stations has gone beyond signages and announcements.
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Which zone do you pick? 27.7.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Bengaluru has consistently emerged as one of the top real estate investment hotspots on account of the expansion of its IT corridors, capital inflow by foreign investments (due to IT and industrial developments), cosmopolitan hubs and improvement in connectivity across the city through extended transport services. Some of the Government's proposed infrastructure, namely - the Peripheral Ring Road (PRR), metro rail, signal-free Outer Ring Road, high-speed rail link, monorail and elevated expressway are factors influencing real estate growth and capital appreciation potential in Bengaluru. Yeshwantpur, Sarjapur Road, Whitefield and parts of North Bengaluru are the City's most promising residential micro-markets to invest in a home. The Outer Ring Road (ORR), a 60-km stretch which connects the City with National Highway-4 and runs through all four zones of the City has witnessed massive real estate investment which promises high returns. Here's a summary of where one can invest in residential real estate ...
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BMRCL to plant Bougainvillea saplings 27.7.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) has taken up an initiative to plant Bougainvillea saplings at the space available under the elevated Metro line.

As many as 30 varieties of Bougainvillea saplings have been identified to beautify the space. and each route will be identified with a specific variety of ornamental tree.

Tenders have been called to maintain and beautify the space. About 700 spots have been identified in the first phase of Metro. "Bougainvillea has been chosen as it is a unique plant which bears flowers throughout the year. Also, the plant bears flowers of different colours in different weather conditions. The plant does not get affected by worms easily," said a senior official of BMRCL.

However, S G Neginal, retired IFS officer, has suggested that it is better to include a variety of plant species instead of growing just one species. "It will be good if BMRCL plants Parijatha or Singapore Cherry plants along with Bougainvillea," he said.
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KDA seeks ‘strict action’ against BMRCL 27.7.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Says company has failed to uphold the State’s language policy
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Whitefield residents seek nodal officer to streamline Namma Metro work 27.7.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Worried that the ongoing metro work would create a situation of chaos, residents of Whitefield along with industry establishments of the area are seeking the appointment of a high-level nodal officer ...
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Whitefield seeks nodal officer to ensure Metro work doesn't hit life 26.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Commerce and industry establishments in Whitefield on Wednesday decided to approach the government, seeking appointment of a nodal officer to ensure that work on the Metro line to Baiyappanahalli does not affect traffic and alternative arrangements like suburban train are made. "The ITPL main road is already choked, with travel time between Whitefield and KR Puram going up by two hours. We want the government to appoint an officer of IAS cadre to make sure Metro work does not further deteriorate the situation," said M R Kori, vice president of Whitefield Area Commerce and Industries Association (WACIA). Grievances aired As the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola could not make it to the interaction programme, members of WACIA and civic activists from Whitefield Rising aired their grievances to the media. In phase 2, BMRCL is extending the line from Baiyappanahalli to Whitefield. Kharola has said the 15.5-km line, which mostly runs on the ITPL main ...
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Rail firms eye Tier-II cities; opportunities in Indore, Bhopal metro plans 26.7.2017 Top Stories
Indore metro project is expected to come up at a cost of Rs 7,522.63 cr, Bhopal at Rs 6,962.92 cr
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Ensure use of Kannada across all departments, KDA tells BMRCL 26.7.2017 Hindu: National
‘Set up Kannada sanghas to help employees spread the language and culture’
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KDA directs BMRCL to adopt two-language policy immediately 26.7.2017 Hindu: National
BMRCL: Only after consultation with State government
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Metro agrees to drop Hindi from signage 25.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Hauled up by the state government, Namma Metro on Tuesday said it would stop using Hindi on its signboards. Pradeep Singh Kharola, managing director, Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Ltd, announced he would abide by the directions of the Kannada Development Authority, an autonomous body set up by the state government. The announcement came on a day KDA chairman S G Siddaramaiah visited the BMRCLoffice to review its use of Kannada. Online and offline campaigns have protested the use of Hindi at the stations. Last month, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah lashed out against 'Hindi imposition' on the Metro. Appreciating Kharola's efforts to complete Phase 1 and 2 speedily, KDA chairman Siddaramaiah warned BMRCL it could invite breach of privilege proceedings if it continued to use Hindi. The organisation is bound by the Metro Railways Act, and the Centre can't impose its rules on it, he said. "Ignore the letter by a central minister suggesting that Hindi be used in Namma Metro as an official language. A mistake by ...
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Hindi imposition: KDA warns of breach of privilege motion against BMRC 25.7.2017 TOI: Cities
The Kannada Development Authority (KDA) on Tuesday said it would recommend the state government to move a breach of privilege motion against the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC) if the agency fails to remove Hindi from signages at Metro stations.
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SWR ready to give land for Metro station at Cantonment 25.7.2017 Hindu: Home
Opposition to the location of Namma Metro's Cantonment station in a playground used by Abdul Bari's High School, instead of near the Cantonment Railway Station itself, is likely to increase in the co...
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Karnataka government under pressure on usage of Hindi in metro 25.7.2017 TOI: Cities
Amid the raging controversy over the usage of Hindi in Metro trains, the government has come under pressure to take a clear stand and formally ask Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC) to use only Kannada and English in signages in trains and stations.
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Embassy, Infosys to team up with govt for Metro Phase 2 24.7.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Two multi-national companies, Embassy and Infosys, have reportedly come forward to partner with the government for the Metro rail second phase. Sources in the government said during a review meeting on Monday, which was chaired by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, that two firms extended their help. The review meeting was convened to give a presentation on the status of proposals made by the members of non-government organisations working with the government to improve the city's infrastructure. Key members of private organisations like Swathi Ramanathan, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, former BBMP commissioner Siddaiah and urban expert V Ravichandar participated in the event. Officials of various government departments like BBMP, BDA, BMRCL, BMRDA and the urban development department gave presentations on various infrastructure projects. During the meeting, TenderSURE projects, white-topping of roads, signal-free corridor, bus priority lane, garbage and debris related issues, Metro rail project, suburban rail, lakes, ...
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Rlys ready to allot land, but Cantt Metro station to stay put 24.7.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Amid opposition to the shifting of Cantonment Metro station about 900 metres away from railway station, the South Western Railway (SWR) on Monday issued a clarification stating that it was ready to part with the land in front of the station. While the Detailed Project Report (DPR) prepared by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation had planned an underground Metro station opposite to the railway station, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) shifted the station to Abdul Bari's High School Ground next to Dhanakoti Road. The new location is 300 metres away from the railway platform and 900 metres of walking distance from the entrance of the railway station. Travelling in a vehicle will increase the distance between Metro and railway stations to 1.7 km, thanks to traffic restrictions. Following reports that the station was shifted after the Railways refused to part with the land in front of the Cantonment Railway Station, the South Western Railway sought to clarify the matter. "In May, the BMRCL sought ...
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Metro stations to turn canvas for tourism 24.7.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Eleven stations on the Purple Line will see the promotional campaign take off
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Pro-Kannada activists launch stir against Sood 23.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Kannada scholars and artistes along with Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) activists held a protest on Sunday against City Police Commissioner Praveen Sood for filing cases against Kannada activists for masking Hindi names on signboards at Metro stations. Addressing journalists, writer Chandrashekar Patil said the police had arrested Kannada activists without proper evidence. "We condemn the disregard shown by the police in filing cases of communal riots against Kannada activists. The government should take strict action against foisting false and fabricated cases. "We do not believe in inciting violence but in non-violent means," said Patil. On Saturday, Sood had filed cases against 36 Kannada activists including KRV workers under Section 153 of the Indian Penal Code for destroying public property in Metro stations. Senior theatre artiste and writer Prakash Belawadi threatened that if the "baseless" arrests of Kannada activists continue, they would begin a 'Jail Bharo' campaign. "KRV had initially given a ...
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