Bangalore Metro

  • Bangalore metro phase 1 extends reach, opens for public today March 1, 2014

    Bangalore: Commuting might be a relief for the Bangaloreans now with the launch of Reach 3 and Reach 3A of Phase 1 of the metro project on Friday. The metro will be open for the public on Saturday. The new reach will cover a distance of 10 kms in just...
  • Cabinet approves second phase of Bangalore Metro project January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In good news for residents of Bangalore, the Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its go-ahead to construction of the second phase of Bangalore Metro to help improve public transport in the capital city of Karnataka. The project involves laying of about 72 km long Metro network at an estimated...
  • 2 men accused of sexual harassment on Bangalore Metro surrender October 31, 2013

    Bangalore: Two of the four men accused of sexual harassment on the Bangalore Metro surrendered themselves to the police on Thursday. The case relates to a complaint of eve-teasing lodged by a student who alleged that she was sexually harassed by four men while travelling on the Bangalore Metro about...
  • Bangalore: Girl sexually harassed in metro, culprits yet to be traced October 29, 2013

    Bangalore: A week after a college student lodged a case of sexual harassment on the Bangalore metro, the police remain clueless about the identity of the culprits. CCTV footage showed four young men hounding a girl inside the metro train. Her attempts to get help from security guards went in vain...
  • Bangalore: Dalits object to removal of Ambedkar statue from Metro site February 12, 2013

    Bangalore: A statue of BR Ambedkar is costing the Namma Metro in Bangalore nearly Rs 100 crore. Plans are on to make an alternative design and a wider pathway will be constructed around the statue. This because the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation has been forced to stop work after Dalit...
  • K'taka: 8000 buses off roads, commuters in trouble September 13, 2012

    Bangalore: The strike called by workers of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Bangalore Metro Transport Corporation (BMTC) has stranded commuters in Bangalore and across Karnataka. Nearly 6000 buses plying in Bangalore and 8000 buses across the state are off the road on Thursday. KSRTC and BMTC employees are...
  • Bangalore Metro Reach 3 delayed by 30 days? July 30, 2012

    Bangalore: Although the authorities of BMRCL have claimed that the Reach 3 of Metro will be operational by December, the onset of monsoon has indicated a delay. An urban infrastructure expert suggests that the project could be delayed by at least 30 days. However, apart from the scanty rains, the...
  • Bangalore Metro to make 2-km run on Reach II June 27, 2012

    Bangalore: The depot run of the Bangalore Metro train service on Phase I Reach II stretch connecting Rajajinagar and Peenya would be taken up at the ground depot in Peenya on Wednesday, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters after reviewing the progress of...
  • Statue stalls Bangalore Metro work November 2, 2011

    BANGALORE: The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has no option but to wait for the state government to take a decision on moving the statue of Dr Ambedkar Bhavan from Vidhana Soudha premises. Presently, the Metro station construction work in that area is stalled.  BMRCL will suffer a 6-8 month...
  • How will the Metro ease traffic woes in Bangalore? October 19, 2011

    'Reach one'that opens on Thursday at 4 pm to the public will connect the not-so-populous eastern hub of Baiyappanahali with the city's centre MG Road. ...
  • Bangalore metro vs car: Which is faster? October 17, 2011

    CNN-IBN reporters pit themselves against each other to find out whether the Bangalore metro can really help one beat the traffic blues. ...
  • Metro delay costs Bangalore Rs 50 lakh per day May 27, 2011

    Bangalore: It was supposed to ease Bangalore's traffic woes, but the city's metro project called 'Namma Metro' has already missed three deadlines. The delays have now become so serious that it's estimated that Rs 50 lakh of tax payers' money is being wasted every day. Industry experts say the figure -...
  • Bangalore Metro misses the deadline yet again April 4, 2011

    Bangalore: Karnataka is celebrating the new year and it seemed a perfect time for the launch of the first phase of the Bangalore metro. However, the project has missed the deadline for the third time. Work is still incomplete as staircases are without railings, construction debris is lying all around, ramps...
  • Two injured after Metro pillar leans dangerously August 3, 2009

    Bangalore: Close on the heels of the twin mishap during construction of Delhi Metro, two workers sustained minor injuries after a pillar under construction of the Bangalore Metro Project came down in the city on Monday. Police said the workers were preparing to fill concrete into one of the pillars on...
  • Bangalore metro projects crawls, delayed by 9 months July 10, 2008

    Bangalore: The Bangalore metro project is getting delayed by about nine months in its first phase. Crippled by problems of land acquisition, shortage of labour and political interference, the much-hyped mega project is struggling hard to keep on track. ...
  • Nat Wipes: The big news from across India February 15, 2008

    Orissa CM slams Tiger census and PM meets navy chiefs of 26 countries. ...
  • Bangalore to get metro rails by 2011 December 27, 2007

    Bangalore: The tech city of Bangalore is all set to get five snazzy metro rail stations. The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has roped in five of the city's top architects to give each of the five metro stations a flavour of the city. "[It is being done] to reflect...
  • B'lore metro wants inputs from future users November 14, 2007

    Bangalore: The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation has released designs for its proposed Metro stations in various parts of Bangalore, but that's not all. The corporation wants opinions not just from its stakeholders, but also its future users. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd's Managing Director, V Madhu says, "We want young...