Differently-Abled Can’t Access Metro Washrooms

Washrooms for the differently-abled people at various metro stations remain inaccessible as most of them are locked or are unhygienic. Bangalore: Washrooms for the differently-abled people at Rajajinagarmetro station and many other stations remain locked. The washrooms are either not maintained properly or lack the basic infrastructure. This makes it difficult for differently-abled people to […]

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BMRCL ignores social media, commuters suffer

BMRCL’s failure to communicate effectively causes inconvenience to passengers. Bengaluru: The man in the blue and white checkered shirt slumped on to the seat he finally got and dropped off to sleep, comfortable in the knowledge that his destination was seven stations away. He was in for a rude shock. Just minutes later, he was […]

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‘All Saints’ Church is not for sale’: Protestors

The conflict between the BMRCL and All Saints’ Church over the land acquisition case for Namma Metro Phase II continues, despite multiple consultations and settlements. By Jagriti Parakh As the silent protests at the All Saints’ Church against the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) enter its 239th day, members of the All Saints’ Church […]

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BMRCL delays infrastructure works near Nayandahalli metro station

Commuters on Mysore Road have been complaining about the poor condition of roads due to Metro work. Several accidents were reported on this stretch. By Jagriti Parakh Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) has been delaying the road restoration work near Nayandahalli bus stand (Mysore Road metro station) since 2015. The concrete pavements, roads, drains, […]

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Faulty baggage scanning machines delay metro smooth functioning

Cubbon Park Metro Station’s baggage scanning machines  work irregularly since the last two weeks. Ritam Chatterjee Raghu, the officer in-charge of the Cubbon Park’s metro station, confirms that the machine stops working around 10-12 times a day. “Due to huge traffic in daily hours in our station, we have to stop the people individually before […]

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The plight of Shivajinagar shopkeepers

Twenty three shops on Meenakshi Kovil Street in Shivajinagar have been relocated to Park Road, right behind the street to make way for Namma Metro. Abdul Hafiz, one of the 23 shopkeepers, silently watched while the products of his cane shop were being shifted to a congested, temporary shop right behind Meenakshi Kovil Street. “We […]

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