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Category: Traffic :: metro
Last updated: May 01 2017 03:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Govt sets 2-year deadline for initial phase of suburban rail 30.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The suburban railway project has got yet another push from the state government, which has published the gazette notification and set a two-year deadline for conversion of 15 diesel trains into electric ones and establishment of a maintenance shed. While Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES) had suggested that the 440-km project be completed in three phases, the government has split Phase 1 to prioritise a "small subset of activities". A sum of Rs 345 crore has been allocated for the project, with the state bearing 80% of the cost. Of this, Rs 278 crore will be spent on conversion of 15 Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) trains to Mainland Electric Multiple Units (MEMU) and Rs 25 crore on construction of a MEMU maintenance shed at Banaswadi. The government has told the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) to complete Phase 1A by 2019. It has decided to set up a project implementation unit at the DULT, which is responsible for monitoring the project. As per the Centre's suburban rail ...
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Out of ideas on ground, govt plans four tunnels to ease congestion 26.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Out of ideas on ground, govt plans four tunnels to ease congestion
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Metro unlikely to go south before June 26.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Lack of safe access to Metro station cost teen her life 23.4.2017 deccanherald.com
There is no subway to access the stations on the Peenya-Nagasandra stretch of Namma Metro, even two years after the line was thrown open for the public. The delay cost a teenager her life recently. On April 11, 16-year-old R Pooja was crossing the national highway in front of the Nagasandra station around 12.30 pm, when she was hit by a speeding car. She died two days later. "She had taken a Metro to Nagasandra. This is one of the several accidents caused by the lack of infrastructure. Hundreds of people still risk their lives every day as they cross the highway. Many suffered serious injuries, but we lost our daughter," said P Rajashekhar, Pooja's father. The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), however, point fingers at each other for the delay in constructing the subway. In January 2015, BMRCL called tenders for constructing three subways - providing access to Nagasandra, Jalahalli Cross and Dasarahalli stations - at a cost of Rs 9.61 ...
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Higher indigenisation prescribed for metro trains 23.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
To give a push to the Make in India programme, the Union Urban Development Ministry has made it mandatory for all metro companies to buy 75 percent of all metro cars domestically, an official statement said on Sunday
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Metro companies will have to buy 75% coaches, 25% equipment made in India 23.4.2017 Business Standard: News Now
At present, it is not mandatory for the companies to procure metro train cars manufactured in India
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Disruption in Metro services 22.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Metro services between Sampige Road and Rajajinagar stations will be partially disrupted for three days beginning Monday.

The operations would end an hour early at 10 pm instead of the regular 11 pm on Monday and Tuesday and the train services will not be available in the morning till 8 am on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A statement from Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited said the disruption was necessitated by a few tests that are part of the trial run on Green Line (North-South Corridor).
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Sustainable parking strategies for traffic decongestion in Bengaluru 22.4.2017 Hindu: News
A major issue that the city faces is non-availability of ample parking infrastructure
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Poems on Metro experience adorn Cubbon Park station 22.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
As Namma Metro slowly becomes a lifeline for Bengalureans, it becomes a theme for contemporary writers.
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Aluva-Palarivattom metro stretch inspection next month 20.4.2017 Hindu: Kochi
Final review by CMRS before launch of commercial services
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12 lakh residents in 110 villages likely to get Cauvery water 20.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Parts of city wake up to 10 seconds of tremors 19.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Women-only coaches in Metro trains will roll out only next year 17.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The first Metro train with a coach exclusively for women will not roll out before January 2018, notwithstanding the growing demand for dedicated compartments for females. The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is awaiting completion of Phase 1 and arrival of 150 intermediate coaches from the Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) which won a Rs 1,421-crore contract in March. The arrival of coaches will not only help the BMRCL double the number of compartments to six but also increase the frequency of trains to three minutes during peak hour. When every train has coaches, it'll be easier to reserve one of them for women, U A Vasanth Rao, General Manager (Finance) and official spokesperson for BMRCL, told DH. The BMRCL, Rao said, is taking things slowly to avoid financial losses. It also wants to ensure passengers are evenly distributed in all coaches. "If an all women-coach is introduced and the footfall is not even 100, what is the point?" he asked. The BMRCL hopes the number of travellers will ...
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Record purchases by Govt fail to lift tur prices 17.4.2017 HBL: Home
Centre extends procurement till this week-end
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Metro Phase I to come on track at a huge cost 16.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
After a six-year delay marked by missing nine deadlines and whopping cost escalation, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is closer to opening Namma Metro Phase I to the public next month. The project, which was supposed to be operational from 2011, failed to meet seven publicly-announced deadlines, the latest in November 2016. The delay has led to cost escalation with the metro line cost standing at Rs 338 crore per kilometre as against the estimated Rs 194 crore. Till January 2017, the BMRCL has spent Rs 14,291.28 crore, more than double the Rs 6,395 crore estimated when metro (then only 33 km) was sanctioned in 2006. However, the project took off only in January 2007 with many works beginning as late as 2008. When the Centre sanctioned an additional 9.3 km on the North-South Corridor in 2010, Phase 1 became a 42.2-km project and the cost was revised to Rs 8,158 crore. Increase in price Further revisions of the cost were necessitated by delays, which led to increase in the price of ...
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Kochi metro all set for CMRS inspection 15.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Trial run of communication-based train control conducted successfully
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Green Line to be ready for safety inspection by April-end 14.4.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
BMRCL expects to open the line to commuters in the second half of May
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IL&FS Rail gains speed with Gurgaon Metro; aggregators go unregulated: MD 12.4.2017 Business Standard: Companies & Industry
The company now operates 11.7 kilometres built at a cost of about Rs 3,600 crore
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Demand for women’s coach in Namma Metro gets louder 12.4.2017 Hindu: Home
In the past one year, there has been a steady rise in the number of passengers on Namma Metro trains. While this is good news for the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL), passengers, who were onc...
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BMRCL unveils models for KR Puram, Jyotipura stations 11.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Bengaluru Development Minister K JGeorge on Tuesday reviewed models of two metro stations proposed by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) which also include flyovers to decongest traffic in KRPuram area.

The model of the KRPuram station shows an inter-change station coming up at Lowry Institute area.

The project includes a flyover connecting the Outer Ring Road to the Bengaluru-Tirupati Highway, saving commuters the trouble of driving to Tin Factory to get on to the KRPuram bridge.

The model of Jyotipura station includes the yet-to-be approved Metro line towards Hebbal, diverting from the station. An official said the minister will take a decision within the next few days.
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