Green line to be extended by March 2023

After a delay, metro line extension of 3.14 kilometers from Nagasandra to Bangalore International Exhibition Center to be completed.  Three stations i.e. Manjunatha Nagar, Chikkabidarakallu and Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) are going to start working from March 2023. The construction was delayed due to the land acquisition issues regarding a land near Jindal Aluminium […]

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BMRCL advertisements on metro premises still on hold

BMRCL is still awaiting official permission from BBMP to start advertisements around metro stations. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is still awaiting official permission from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).  to start  advertising around the metro station premises. An official from Urban Development Departments (UDD) said, “The bye laws of BBMP do not […]

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Namma Metro cannot accommodate the visually challenged

Namma Metro loses out on visually challenged passengers due to a lack of sufficient amenities.   Namma Metro lacks amenities and help for visually challenged passengers. They have no provisions for braille in the Namma Metro, leading them to depend on the staff. Experts say that introducing an app that can guide the blind throughout their […]

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BMRCL the only one to follow mask mandate

Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) strictly follows the mandate of wearing masks in public places. BMRCL is the only transport service to follow Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) mandate of wearing masks in public places. BBMP, since June, has made masks mandatory in places like railway stations, bus stands, hospitals, schools, colleges and other […]

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Long queues at Automatic Fare Collection machines

The passengers have to wait in long queues to exit the metro station during peak hours. Bengaluru: The number of Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) machines in the metro stations with high footfall is same as those in the metro stations with low footfall. This causes inconvenience to passengers as this leads to them waiting in […]

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Metro foot over bridges to open by March 2023

Construction of the foot over bridges at Kengeri Bus Terminal and Jnanabharathi Metro Stations is on schedule to be completed by March 2023. Two new foot over bridges being constructed at Jnanabharathi and Kengeri Bus Terminal Metro Stations will help commuters cross the busy roads, soon. Chief Public Relation Officer, of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation […]

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Namma Metro: Closed entrances and long queues

The Bangalore Metro has been operating many stations with only one or two open entrances or exits. The Namma Metro has many stations which have one side of the station sealed off. Some of these stations are Kengeri, Krishna Rajendra Market, Srirampura, and Baiyappanahalli. This leaves the commuters with no other option than to stand […]

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Infrequent Metro Feeder Buses Break the Last-mile Connectivity

Regular work commuters worry about timely metro feeder buses for their office trips while others are unaware of the service. Narayan Rao gets off at the Rajarajeshwari Nagar metro station every day. His office is approximately three kms away from the station. A working professional at an insurance company, he runs down the stairs, books […]

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