User: esg Topic: Bangalore
Category: Traffic :: metro
Last updated: Oct 21 2017 01:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Siddaramaiah asks civic officials to make Bengaluru pothole free in 15 days 9.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Facing heat over battered city roads becoming a nightmare for commuters claiming three lives in the past one week and leaving scores of others injured, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today directed the civic agency to make the city roads pothole free within a fortnight. Yesterday a woman, identified as Radha (47), lost her life when she was run over by a truck at Pantharapalya near Nayandahalli. She was riding pillion with her nephew Ravi Kumar (24) in a bike which skidded while negotiating a crater likepothole. The State government and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the city civic body, came under sharp criticism following the incident. Siddaramaiah today visited the spot where the accident took place. He was accompanied by Bengaluru Mayor S Sampath Raj and BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad. Speaking to reporters, Siddaramaiah said unprecedented rains this year had badly damaged the city roads. The Chief Minister said "This year we received rains like never before due to which ...
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Electric autos, online cabs to be part of metro feeder services 9.10.2017 Hindu: Home
‘It will usher in better integration of public commuting modes with the metro’
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It is 'namma' Metro, give us what we want: citizens 7.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Citizens' participation in governance, last seen during the protest against the steel flyover, was again evident on Saturday as people's representatives and activists decided to fight for the citys needs. A round table discussion called by a group of four NGOs to discuss integrity of transport and access to Metro stations soon turned into a platform to shape the future of the city with a vision. Ashish Verma, associate professor of Transportation Engineering at Indian Institute of Science, supported the demand of urban transport expert Sanjeev Dyamannavar and resident of Vasanthagar, Rajkumar Dugar, that Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) should build the proposed Metro station at Cantonment in front of the railway station. "The future of mobility in a growing city like Bengaluru doesn't stop at physical integration of multiple modes of transport. There is need for a larger coordination among different agencies working for the city and its residents. So we need one overarching body that ...
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Bengaluru's dream: Reaching airport in an hour 7.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The submission of a Detailed Project Report (DPR) on the proposed Metro to the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) is only the beginning of a long chain of processes which will need to be expedited to benefit commuters. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) needs to expedite work on the Gottigere-Nagawara line (Reach 6), which is a prerequisite for the airport line. Even if BMRCL starts work on airport line in the next few months, it will take at least five years to realise the dream of connecting south Bengaluru with KIA through a single metro line. BMRCL officials have said the airport metro will run on an express line where trains will go at a speed of 60 kmph, taking passengers from Nagawara to KIA in 30 minutes. One can board the metro at Bommasandra and reach the airport in about an hour. The state government has shown its eagerness with two gestures, bringing the project to Phase 2 and choosing an alignment that requires a minimum land acquisition. "We need to acquire an acre of land ...
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Airport link: Connection problems 7.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Trapped deep in a traffic jam on Ballari Road, the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) would look too distant to catch your flight in time. You wish for alternative roads, rail routes and Metro links. But as you look ahead in despair, you see only the hazy sketch of a Metro map, a dusty road and a rail link utterly wasted. After much delay, the contours of a Namma Metro link to the airport are gradually taking shape. But the station locations, funding pattern and construction deadlines are still in the works. It could take years before the first train starts chugging in. Incomplete stretches That leaves the much-hyped alternative road planned through Hennur Road, Bagalur, Mylanahalli and Begur. A reality check reveals vast stretches of this road nowhere near completion. Land acquisition issues have virtually grounded work on the last three kilometers, earmarked for development by the State Public Works Department. There is no sense of urgency as the only visible proof of any activity is a lone ...
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Flicker of hope for suburban rail link to KIA 7.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Look beyond a Metro link and we could see a railway line passing right under the Trumpet Flyover, barely five kilometers from the Kempegowda International Airport. Why not use this is a cheaper, faster alternative connectivity option to link the city with KIA? The state government seems to have finally realised the potential of this critical suburban railway link. Last month, Bengaluru Development Minister K J George announced the government's decision to provide a rail link between Yeshwantpur and KIA operating on this line. The South Western Railway officials, he said, had already given in-principle approval for the project. Next on the agenda is preparation of a Detailed Project Report (DPR). But what raises questions is the estimation that the project will cost around Rs 1,600 crore. The Minister talked about the need for an elevated station at Yeshwantpur to facilitate this link. Also proposed is a station at the Trumpet Interchange near KIA or additional logistics at the Devanahalli station from ...
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Make DPR for Phase II public: Citizens, MPs 7.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
They air their views at a roundtable discussion
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Order against BMRCL employees stayed 7.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
Petition by employees’ union questions legality of notification issued under K-ESMA
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High Court stays ESMA on BMRCL employees 7.10.2017 Deccan Herald - City
High Court of Karnataka has granted stay on the state government order of imposing provisions of Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) on employees of Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL).


The state government had invoked ESMA following protest by BMRCL employees in July.

BMRCL union had moved the court challenging the imposition contending that the state government do not have the authority to impose ESMA as they come under the Ministry of Railways under the Central government.

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Activits, MP angry after BMRCL skips Metro accessibility event 6.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Activists and NGOs preparing for Saturday's roundtable conference on accessibility at metro stations were sent into a tizzy by an unusual press release by BMRCL stating its officials will not attend the event. Activists reacted to the release with surprise and anger with some taking exception to the language. Many said the BMRCL could have simply ignored the invitation instead of issuing a release to say they have "boycotted" the event. Sanjeev Dyamannavar, one of the first persons to raise the issue of Cantonment metro station, said BMRCL has neither responded to repeated queries nor shared project details unlike metro corporations in Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Nagpur and others. "At least they could have attended the event and understood the problems we are facing due to lack of accessibility to metro stations. We did not expect this response from an organisation that is supposed to serve the public," he said. Citizens for Bengaluru convener Srinivas Alavilli said it was unrfortunate to see BMRCL's ...
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European Investment Bank to provide EUR 500 million for metro in Bengaluru 6.10.2017 New Kerala: Business India
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , October 6 : The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide EUR 500 million to support the construction of 18 new stations Rapid Transit line in Bengaluru and the purchase of 96 train cars for use on the line.
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BMRCL won’t attend meet with citizens 6.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Cites invite to journalists
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Three agreements exchanged between India and EU 6.10.2017 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi , Oct 6 :Three agreements were exchanged between India and the European Union on solar alliance, Bengaluru Metro and Science Research after the end of the 14th India and European Union Summit and delegation-level talks here on Friday.
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List of Agreements signed during 14th India-EU Summit in New Delhi (October 06, 2017) 6.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB
List of Agreements signed during 14th India-EU Summit in New Delhi (October 06, 2017)
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Record European Investment Bank loan in India: EUR 500 million for Bangalore Metro 6.10.2017 New Kerala: Business India
New Delhi , Oct. 6 :The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide 500 million to support the construction of a new 18 station Rapid Transit line in Bangalore and the purchase of 96 train cars for use on the line.
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European Investment Bank to invest 500 mn euro in Bangalore Metro 6.10.2017 All Economy & Policy Stories
The loan agreement was formally exchanged at the 14th India European Union Summit
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India signs Finance Contract with European Investment Bank 6.10.2017 New Kerala: Business India
New Delhi : Government of India and European Investment Bank (EIB) today signed the Finance Contract for lending of Euro 300 million for Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase II Line R6.
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Bengaluru battered and bruised by record rain 6.10.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
People stopped in their tracks as roads turned into rivers
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Many turn to Namma Metro 6.10.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Water-logged roads and the lack of cabs and buses made it an almost impossible task to return home
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Namma Metro staffer commits suicide alleging harassment 5.10.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A 30-year-old Namma Metro staffer committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in BMRCL quarters in Sunkadakatte on Thursday. The deceased, Santosh Kumar, was an engineering and maintenance staffer of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL), the police said. Kumar was found hanging in his room by his mother Pushpa when she went to wake him up in the morning. The police suspect he could have hanged himself the previous night. His body was shifted to Victoria Hospital for post-mortem. Kumar left a suicide note in which he says he was a victim of mental harassment, but the police are unsure if the harassment was related to his personal life or by BMRCL management. Meanwhile, the BMRCL Employees Union alleged that workplace harassment led him to take the extreme step. They also threatened to stage a protest if the police did not file a case appropriately and investigate it. Suicide note In his eight-page suicide note, Santosh blamed his personal problems as well BMRCL management for his death. ...
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