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Last updated: Aug 21 2017 01:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Will ensure Cantonment Metro, railway stations are integrated, says MP Mohan 10.8.2017 deccanherald.com
BMRCL's move to shift its Metro station from Cantonment Railway Station to Abdul Bari's High School ground "to reduce the cost" has not gone down well with activists. Bengaluru Central Lok Sabha member P C Mohan has also promised to take up the issue. While the original detailed project report (DPR) prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation had proposed the Metro station right opposite the Cantonment Railway Station, BMRCL changed the alignment to reduce the curve of the line as well as the cost by Rs 1,000 crore. "Some activists have approached me. I think it is vital to link both the stations. The suburban rail and Metro should go hand in hand. I will talk to the BMRCL managing director and officials concerned to ensure that the Metro and railway are integrated," Mohan told DH. Mohan, who took up the demand for a suburban railway with the railway ministry, said it was essential to link the local train system with the Metro. When asked about the state government's contention that going with the ...
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CfB commences walkability survey 10.8.2017 Hindu: News
Aim is to assess problems faced by pedestrians and reverse the trend of people walking less
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Commuters cheat death everyday to access Baiyappanahalli Metro station 9.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Nearly six years after the Baiyappanahalli Metro station became operational, commuters do not have safe access to the station from the other side of Swami Vivekananda Road, which has led to numerous accidents. BMRCL operationalised Namma Metro's Reach 1 between Baiyappanahalli and MG Road back in October 2011. The station has seen highest footfall compared to all others till the entire Phase 1 was inaugurated on June 17. Today, Baiyappanahalli has an daily average footfall of 7.14 lakh, second only to Kempegowda interchange station that records 8.8 lakh footfalls everyday. However, most of those who choose to ride the Metro are putting themselves at risk while accessing both these stations. At Baiyappanahalli, BMRCL has provided an entrance on both sides of the Baiyappanahalli station. However, those coming from KR Puram have to struggle to enter the station. The most vulnerable among these are pedestrians who end up becoming victims of minor accidents almost every day. Over the past 24 hours, two ...
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Residents want monetary relief for land acquisition 9.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Residents who have lost their buildings and lands due to the widening of Sarjapur Road, are demanding monetary compensation from the BBMP instead of Transferable Development Rights (TDR). More than 150 residents and 300 commercial establishments are said to be suffering losses due to this. The residents are also angry that the civic body did not consult them before starting the project. B V Ramachandra Reddy, a resident said, "We have been owners of the land for decades. Losing houses to road widening is a nightmare. We are not against the project. We are just demanding a fair compensation." According to the law, the government is supposed to acquire land by paying the guidance value to the owner. "This is a clear violation of 'Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act' (LARR)," said Reddy. He also questioned the different stances taken by the state government. "Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) pays the guidance value for acquiring land. ...
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Govt trumpets its schemes at Lalbagh flower show 9.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
With Assembly elections round the corner, the Congress government in the state appears to be leaving no opportunity to showcase its schemes. The government has set up a stall near the Glass House, exhibiting various schemes for Bengaluru launched by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in the past four years. The 100 X 100 ft stall is set up by the Information Department. "This is the first time such a stall has been set up in any flower show. The government has not paid for it. Normally, we charge Rs 20,000 for a stall," said a senior horticulture department official. Visitors are greeted by a tall statue of Kempegowda. Inside the brightly lit stall, there is a model of the Namma Metro, showing the green and purple lines. There are boards and cutouts of the chief minister launching his various Bhagya schemes. There are also photographs of various infrastructure projects launched in the city. The highlight is the bioscope, which has a film about the Siddaramaiah government, catching the attention of many ...
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Fight over Cantonment metro station 9.8.2017 Hindu: News
Residents and commuters oppose plan to build it under a playground
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Has language war put BJP on back foot in Karnataka? 9.8.2017 Rediff: News
With one year left for assembly elections in Karnataka, the last big bastion of the Congress, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has found an emotive issue to counter the Bharatiya Janata Party as the latter prepares the ground for a fight to grab power. Raghu Krishnan and Nikita Puri report.
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Now, KDA demands Kannada on Tourism department's signage 8.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Targeting English signage and boards in the city again, members of the Kannada Development Authority (KDA) demanded that the state tourism department ensure that all their brochures, signage, hoardings and boards are in Kannada. The KDA team visited the tourism office on Tuesday morning and instructed the department's officials to shift from English to Kannada within a month and a half. Tourism department director N Manjula assured them that the department would do it wherever possible. "Unlike other state government departments, the tourism department is not limited to Karnataka and Kannadigas alone. We cater to national and international tourists. Wherever it is possible, we will instal dual language boards (Kannada and English), but only Kannada is not possible. We cannot make tourists feel helpless and depend on locals for guidance," said a tourism official who did not want to be named. Citing the example of Tamil Nadu, the official explained that tourists there are not happy as they are greeted with ...
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More people visit flower show — thanks to metro 8.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Close to a lakh people visited the annual event at Lalbagh on the weekend — roughly a 30% jump from the previous year
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The smart cities of India 7.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Picture this — a city with cutting-edge urban planning, smart infrastructure and replete with systems running on the latest information technologies. This dream could turn into reality with the Smart ...
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Kempegowda station saw 9 lakh ridership in July 7.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Lack of last-mile connectivity is a major factor affecting numbers at many metro stations
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I-Day flower show registers good footfall 6.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
There is a big leap in number of visitors to this year's Independence Day flower show at the Lalbagh Botanical Garden. While some attribute this increase in footfall to Metro rail connectivity, Horticulture department credits it to the theme of this year's show. Horticulture department themed this year's show around Rashtrakavi Kuvempu and recreated floral Kavishaila, a monument dedicated to the Jnanpith awardee near Kavimane at Kuppali in Shivamogga district. Kuvempu was the first Kannada poet to be honoured with India's highest literary award in 1967. Another reason for the increasing footfall is the recreation of the Jog Falls in the Glass House. "People are excited about the show, especially because of Kuvempu. The photo gallery with some of the rare photographs is also drawing scores of people. The craze for taking selfie in the Glass House, especially of Kuvempu sitting on his chair outside his house, many cutouts and the Kavishaila are big hit among the crowd," he said. Prabhas Chandra Ray, ...
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Woman claims stranger clicked her photos on Metro 6.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A young woman has lodged a complaint with the Peenya police that an unidentified man was taking her photos on the Metro train.
The woman claimed that she was photographed by a man when she was travelling on the Metro on Thursday. When she confronted the man taking her pictures on his camera phone, he tried to escape at the Jalahalli Metro station.

The woman complained to the Metro security guards and they tried to catch him, but in vain. Peenya police are checking footage of CCTV cameras inside the train to nab the suspect, said the police.


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No Hindi on signboards, stns, says metro rail 5.8.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Hindi to go off Namma Metro signage 5.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Process to continue over the next few days to cover entire Phase I
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Man injured at Metro station to be discharged today 4.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A 59-year-old man, who was injured after he was pushed from a train at the Majestic Metro station by a fellow passenger on July 25, has been operated upon and will be discharged on Saturday.

Balakrishna, an employee of the Department of Defence Accounts, was injured in his left hip and was rushed to Hosmat hospital immediately.

On examination, it was found that the upper end of the left thigh bone was broken just below the ball of the hip. He had blood clots and was on anti-clotting drugs.

On July 31, bipolar hemi arthroplasty procedure was done. In this operation the ball of the hip was replaced. He will return home tomorrow and will rejoin work after one month," said Dr Thomas Chandy, director and chief of Hosmat hospital.

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BMRCL removes Hindi signboards at Metro stations 4.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Signboards in Hindi from at least three Metro stations were removed by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) on Friday. The sign boards from entrances of K R Market station, Chickpet station and the south entrance of Kempegowda interchange station were taken down. These boards had the names of the respective stations in Kannada, English and Hindi. BMRCL officials could not be reached for comment. However, a source in BMRCL said that boards with Hindi signs were being removed in a phased manner. The removal of the boards comes after an outcry by several pro-Kannada organisations against 'Hindi imposition' by the Centre. Members of these groups had even blackened the Hindi script on the name boards of several Metro stations in the city. There was also a campaign for the cause on social media. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah supported their concern. Last week, he had written to Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Narendra Singh Tomar, saying it was 'not essential' to have Hindi boards in ...
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BMTC revenue falls by 3% 4.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation’s (BMTC) revenue has fallen by 3%. Since the introduction of metro trains, the number of bus passengers has dropped to 2.15 lakh per day. This has resu...
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Golden Chariot to make short-haul trip to Mysuru for Dasara 3.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
For the second time in a row, the state tourism department will chug its luxury train Golden Chariot on a short-haul trip to Mysuru for Dasara. To attract more people, the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) also plans to slash fares drastically. KSTDC officials are also chalking out the itinerary to take tourists onboard the luxury express till Hampi to enjoy "Hampi by Night" from September onwards. Tourism Minister Priyank Kharge told DH: "The train will run this Dasara too. We are making it affordable for the upper middle and middle class. We are also working out details to take the train till Hampi." Last year, KSTDC had announced five trips, but only one was made because of the Cauvery row. "Though bookings were made, we had to cancel them and shift people to one trip. The train, with a carrying capacity of 88, took 50 tourists on the maiden trip last year. This time, we hope there will be no problems and more tourists will come," said a KSTDC official. Ads to capture the eye To ...
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Govt transfers ACF who refused permission to fell trees for Indira Canteens 2.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
An Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF) in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP) Forest Cell has been eased out of her post reportedly because she spoke up against the irregularities in the department and refused permission for felling trees for Indira Canteens and Namma Metro. Rathnaprabha T A, ACF (North), was relieved on July 29 on the basis of orders from the Urban Development Department and BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad. She has not been given any posting and has asked to go back to her parent department (Forest, Environment and Ecology). DH has copies of the orders. Rathnaprabha told this newspaper: "I informed my higher-ups about all the problems on three occasions. On Friday (July 28) when I went to office, I was told to go away as N Shanthakumar has been given my post. But my transfer and new posting have not yet been officially communicated to me." a In a notification on July 22, 2017, K Ekesh Babu, under-secretary, Urban Development Department (BBMP), said Rathnaprabha had ...
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