User: esg Topic: Bangalore
Category: Traffic :: metro
Last updated: Apr 26 2017 09:45 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Model Assembly debates city's woes 8.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Volunteers and students donned the roles of MLAs, Speaker and ministers at a model Legislative Assembly session organised by Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) and Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike (BBPV) on Saturday. The event was held at RBANM's First Grade College auditorium, Halasuru. The "Assembly session" discussed problems relating to traffic, pollution, city infrastructure and parking with "MLAs" voicing their opinion. Vinay Sreenivasa from BBPV, who played the role of Ejipura MLA, engaged in a debate with the "Bengaluru Development minister." "When thousands of crores are spent on flyovers and ring roads which help private vehicles why is it that the government hesitates to support BMTC financially?" he wanted to know. Public transport After intense debate on solutions for traffic and pollution, members of the "Assembly" were convinced that they must try innovative experiments with public transport. They agreed that while a multi-modal public transport is the top priority, suburban trains, the metro ...
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Sustainable strategies for traffic management in Bengaluru 8.4.2017 Hindu: News
Better pedestrian facilities, developed roads and affordable public transport system, among others, could ease situation
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Cops to cash in on IPL frenzy, take their campaigns to venue 8.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Snag hits metro at MG Road station 7.4.2017 deccanherald.com
A technical snag led to tense moments at the M G Road Metro Station at 9 pm on Friday as passengers got stuck in a train which did not move for nearly 10 minutes. While many passengers ignored it as a glitch, the experience was harrowing for some. But they acknowledged the fact that the Metro staff "jumped to help" immediately. A passenger — a senior journalist who was travelling towards Mysore Road - said the train arrived at the MG Road station but the doors did not open. "The train was crowded. Some passengers started panicking. The loco pilot had to get down and open the pilot's cabin on the other side of the train to reach the emergency switch that opened all the doors," he said. Nikhil Kulkarni, a passenger who alighted the train at the MG Road station, said the experience did not leave him anxious but he was left wondering as to what the glitch was. "We all boarded the train, there was a delay in departure from Baiyappanahalli. We were left wondering what went wrong," he said. A woman ...
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IPL matches: Metro to run till 12.30 am 7.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Namma Metro will run till 12.30 am on East-West Corridor (Byappanahalli-Mysore Road) during all the days when IPL matches are played at Chinnaswamy Stadium in the city.

Besides Saturday, the services will be extended on April 16, 25, 27 and May 5, 7, 17 and 19, according a statement from the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC) Limited.
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Metro train gets stuck for 10 minutes at MG Road station 7.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Building demolition in progress for Whitefield Metro line 3.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Work on clearing land for the Metro link between Baiyappanahalli and Whitefield is gathering pace with contractors bringing down some of the over 270 buildings marked for demolition. A Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) official said contractors entrusted with demolition job have started work from the KR Puram side but could not provide the percentage of demolition work completed. The official also said there were a few minor hiccups. "Some buildings have been cleared for demolition because their owners have accepted compensation. There are a few others who are disputing the compensation. Though demolition has not been taken up at such places, it will be taken up at the earliest to make sure there is no delay," the official added. The contract was awarded in May 2016. The BMRCL's March 2017 newsletter states that 56 properties have been demolished, indicating that the work was slow till recently. Metro officials, however, said the deadline will be met while noting that demolition work also ...
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Trapped without alternatives 1.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Served only by traffic-clogged roads, several high-growth city areas have a big, virtually insurmountable accessibility problem: Lack of mobility alternatives. Is there a way out of this royal mess? In areas such as Sarjapur Road, Koramangala and HSR Layout, extremely high vehicular density triggers nightmarish traffic gridlocks during peak hours. Though planned, Namma Metro is at least a decade away and the suburban rail still a non starter. The two Metro lines under the first phase do not pass anywhere near these localities. Sarjapur Road and surrounding areas could potentially benefit from the Silk Board Junction - Marathahalli line planned along the Outer Ring Road. But this too is several years away. Suburban rail The Salem railway line is severely limited by its single track. If planned and implemented through multi-agency coordination, a dedicated line for suburban trains could effectively decongest Sarjapur Road. The Carmelaram Railway Station could then be upgraded, serving vast areas currently ...
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Trapped without alternatives 1.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Served only by traffic-clogged roads, several high-growth city areas have a big, virtually insurmountable accessibility problem: Lack of mobility alternatives. Is there a way out of this royal mess? In areas such as Sarjapur Road, Koramangala and HSR Layout, extremely high vehicular density triggers nightmarish traffic gridlocks during peak hours. Though planned, Namma Metro is at least a decade away and the suburban rail still a non starter. The two Metro lines under the first phase do not pass anywhere near these localities. Sarjapur Road and surrounding areas could potentially benefit from the Silk Board Junction - Marathahalli line planned along the Outer Ring Road. But this too is several years away. Suburban rail The Salem railway line is severely limited by its single track. If planned and implemented through multi-agency coordination, a dedicated line for suburban trains could effectively decongest Sarjapur Road. The Carmelaram Railway Station could then be upgraded, serving vast areas currently ...
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Limited options in traffic management 1.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
There seems to be no relief in sight for residents of many areas in the city that lack metro rail service. Many of these areas have roads so congested that traffic snarls are a regular occurrence. According to the city traffic police, Metro connectivity is currently available only for less than 40% of the city. "Metro passes only through major corridors of the city. Hence, residents of adjoining areas and interior locations are forced to depend on buses and private vehicles," a senior IPS officer, who headed Bengaluru City traffic police unit told DH. "The traffic police noted this limitation and had suggested BMTC feeder services from Metro stations to various destinations," he says. Expansion of Metro rail service to every part of the city is not technically possible. Two major challenges that the traffic police identify include feeder services from interior areas to Metro stations to decongest roads and commissioning of flyovers and underpasses."The traffic police have their own limitations as regards ...
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The politics of enabling demand-led planning for Bengaluru 1.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Currently, local government has neither the financial clout nor the legal institutional capacity to deliver services on the ground
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Partial disruption in metro services 1.4.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
In connection with the commissioning of the north-south line, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) is undertaking certain tests pertaining to the signalling system. As a result, train se...
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Nationwide ED crackdown on 300 shell companies 1.4.2017 HBL: Home
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today launched a country-wide operation and conducted searches at 100 locations in 16 states as part of its crackdown on shell companies. Officials said multiple te...
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Metro operations in Bengaluru unlikely to take off by April 15 1.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Metro operations in Bengaluru unlikely to take off by April 15
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Metro nears deadline; North-South underground trial run begins 31.3.2017 deccanherald.com
Bengaluru Development Minister K J George flagged off trains at the KR Market Metro Station, initiating the final stage of the trial run on the underground section of Namma Metro's North-South Corridor (Green Line). When reporters expressed doubts on the completion of project citing pending work in the underground stations, the minister reiterated that Metro Phase 1 will stick to the April- 15 deadline. When probed further, the minister said the media should not complain about "small delays". "The North-South corridor is 24.20-km long, which is 6 km more than the East-West line. A delay of 10-15 days is normal in a big project like this," he said. A statement issued by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) showed that the Green Line will be offered for inspection to the Commissioner of Railway Safety in the last week of April. BMRCL managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola said the running of the trains takes the Metro a step closer to the deadline. "Work directly related to railway tracks, ...
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JICA to extend Rs 2,000 crore for Chennai Metro Rail 31.3.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has extended Official Development Assistance Loan (ODA) of 33,321 million Japanese Yen (around Rs 2,000 crore) to the Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) for building of Mass Rapid Transport System. The ODA loan's conditions are very concessional, i.e. 1.4 per cent and 0.01 per cent interest rate and 30 years of repayment period (including 10 years of grace period). This assistance from JICA will further mitigate the road traffic, traffic accidents and traffic pollution, and will eventually lead to balanced regional socio-economic development and enhancement of Chennai's atmospheric environmental condition.With the signing of this loan agreement for Chennai Metro Project, the cumulative loan amount provided by JICA for metro projects in India (including Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai and Ahmedabad Metro's) exceeds 2.6 trillion Japanese Yen (around Rs 1.5 trillion).Takema SAKAMOTO, Chief Representative, JICA India Office said, "When ...
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Full-fledged metro trials underway 31.3.2017 Hindu: News
BMRCL will seek final approval to commence operations at the end of April
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Study ranks Bengaluru as India's most forgetful city 30.3.2017 Hindu: Home
Items commonly reported lost in metro cities are phones, rings, keys, wallets, hats/caps, bags, ID documents, phone chargers and sunglasses
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Metro development charge only for commercial buildings 29.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Kochi Corporation Council passes budget for 2017-18 after debate
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Metro development charge only for commercial buildings: Deputy Mayor 28.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Kochi Corporation council passes annual budget for 2017-18
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