Namma Metro

  • 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...
  • Bangalore: Ambedkar statue to delay Metro work September 17, 2012

    Bangalore: The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has decided to continue the underground Metro station in front of Vidhana Soudha as the state government is delaying a decision on its request to remove a statue of B R Ambedkar from there. Dalit organisations have strongly opposed the removal...
  • 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...
  • Bangalore goes green April 23, 2012

    BANGALORE: Namma Bengaluru shows the way and has sent a strong message today about environmental protection by hanging a one-km-long banner at the Cubbon Park. In an attempt to spread awareness on environmental issues and the perils of destroying nature, a unique campaign, the World Environment Campaign was launched in the city as...
  • Bangalore: After 183 days, Metro chugs to a mixed bag April 20, 2012

    BANGALORE: The Reach I of Namma Metro, although used a political card during its inauguration, has in many ways impacted the city. Reaching out to only 6.7 km  of the central business district, the Reach I has had a rocky ride in the last six months.But in many ways, Bangaloreans...
  • Bangalore: Budget bonanza for Namma Metro March 17, 2012

    BANGALORE: The Union Ministry of Urban Development got an increase of Rs 874 crore in its annual budget with a majority of the amount envisaged to be spent on  construction and extension of Metro network in cities across the country.  Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced that while Delhi Metro will...
  • Bangalore Metro: BMRCL to stop tunneling work? March 13, 2012

    Bangalore: It is official now, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) will have to stop work from March 13 on the Majestic stretch, if the South Western Railways (SWR) does not give them permission, clarified Sivasailam, Managing Director, BMRCL. Speaking to Express, Sivasailam said that they are left with no...
  • BMRCL-Railways tiff delays Namma Metro work March 12, 2012

    Bangalore: The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has threatened to stop work at the Majestic site from March 13 over a dispute with the South Western Railway (SWR) with regard to land ownership. This latest tiff could delay the metro project further. With SWR insisting that the piece of land...
  • Mapping Bangalore Metro work November 10, 2011

    BANGALORE: The excitement surrounding the city’s first metro rail facility surely seems to have settled. Now with Reach 1 operational, the City Express tracks the progress of the rest of the project under construction across the city. The grand Namma Metro project, spread across four corners of the city, is...
  • 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...
  • Lack of basic facilities at Namma Metro stations October 28, 2011

    BANGALORE: Commuters of Namma Metro are disappointed over the lack of toilets and drinking water facilities in Metro stations along the Reach 1 route. While the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) plans to build 'pay and use' toilets outside the Metro stations, drinking water facilities and other options like...
  • 'Namma' proud moment for Bangalore: Kiran Mazumdar October 20, 2011

    Bangalore has joined an elite club of Indian cities to have its own mass rapid transit system. ...
  • B'lore: First phase of Namma metro inaugurated October 20, 2011

    Bangalore: Bangalore is the third Indian city after Kolkata and Delhi to have its own metro service. Namma Metro was inaugurated on Thursday in the IT City. The service will connect the eastern part of the city to Bangalore's business hub. The Metro was inaugurated by Union Minister Kamal Nath, Karnataka Chief...
  • Will Namma Metro end traffic snarls in Bangalore? October 20, 2011

    Bangalore: Nasty traffic snarls and running behind schedule daily, missing appointments. Well, all that may change now, for good. As the Namma Metro gets on track, it looks like a classy, comfortable and most convenient choice of commute for the average Bangalorean. But will Namma Metro be able to provide...
  • 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. ...
  • B'lore: Namma Metro leads to rise in realty rates October 19, 2011

    Bangalore: It has been a ride that Bangaloreans have been patiently waiting for the past two years and on October 20, Bangalore will be the third city in the country to have a metro rail system. So as the metro gets set to zoom across Bangalore, the real estate industry...
  • 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 -...