‘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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Closed Metro entry/exit gates, passengers grumble

Non-functional gates at metro stations leave no option for passengers but to take another way By Shivani Verma Bengaluru: Dysfunctional exit gates at  Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) Railway station, Majestic, Mantri Square Sampige Road and Yeshwanthpur Metro Station continue to cause inconvenience to the commuters as they have to take another way.. “It is troublesome […]

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Lost the playground, fear losing the school

The students of Featherlite Pottery Town Government school, who have lost their playground to the Metro, risk losing their school. By Yashasvini Razdan The teachers and students of the Featherlite Government School are suffering from migraines and experiencing breathing problems due to the construction of an underground metro station on the school playground. The work […]

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Inadequate toilets torment differently-abled commuters

Toilets for the disabled on BMTC bus-depots, Bangalore Railway Station and metro stations continue to be in a dismal state. By Shalu Chowrasia Bengaluru City is unable to provide toilets in public places which conform to accessibility standards for the disabled. Section 45 of the Right of Persons with Disability Act mandates that all existing […]

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Namma Metro To Get New Advertising Policy

After BBMP banned outdoor advertisements in the city, BMRCL plans to bring its own advertisement policy to increase its revenue. Vivek Kumar M   In a bid to increase its revenue, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) plans to bring in a ‘Metro Advertisement Policy’. BMRCL’s 2017-18 annual report shows that the city’s metro is […]

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