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Old April 27th, 2012, 01:31 PM   #11381
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The months-long spat between the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) and the South Western Railway (SWR) over the lease of railway land near Majestic for metro work has come to an end.

B L Yashwant Chauhan, BMRCL public relations officer, told Deccan Herald on Thursday that Metro work would resume in Majestic (off Platform Road) once the BMRCL received a letter in this regard from the Railways.

He declined to give details of the settlement formula and the corporation’s mode of payment to the SWR.

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Fail to understand the secrecy everytime..arent these corporations fromed by the govt itself and aint the govt because of us?
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Old April 27th, 2012, 03:01 PM   #11382
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Fail to understand the secrecy everytime..arent these corporations fromed by the govt itself and aint the govt because of us?
Ideally govt data in a democracy should be in public domain. Like in the US.
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Old April 28th, 2012, 08:20 AM   #11383
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When walking on CMH Road, be sure to duck flying garbage

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Space between metro pillars becomes dump yard for Lakshmipuram residents

After they were used as undesignated parking lots on C.M.H. Road, the space under the pillars of Namma Metro is now doubling as garbage dumps. Pedestrians should not be surprised if, say, a pair of slippers fall from nowhere on their head, as happened to this reporter. Clearly, the footwear had done its time, and bingo! off it flew in an arc, glancing an unwary head.

In yet another case pointing to the Bangalorean's abysmal civic sense, residents have been throwing their garbage below the metro viaduct at Lakshmipuram, which leads to Ulsoor.

Futile fencing

To counter illegal parking, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) had fenced the pillars recently. But people appear to have found a way of breaching this too. The shops located on the main road bear the brunt of such callousness. Not only do they have to put up with the unpleasant sight of dumped garbage, but the accompanying stench also has dented their business. Stray dogs pull and tear plastic covers, further spreading the refuse. Shopkeepers have to pacify annoyed customers who complain about the foul smell and mess.

Not BBMP's fault

For a change, they don't blame the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Suresh, owner of a medical shop, blamed residents. “People get up late in the morning by which time the garbage collectors would have left. They then dump their garbage near the metro pillars,” he said.

Balaji Singh, a pawn broker, said: “We can't blame the BBMP as the cleaners come every day. The road is littered by indifferent residents.”

When this reporter spoke to a few residents, they feigned ignorance and said they didn't know who the culprits were.

“The officials must put up boards saying ‘Don't throw garbage',” suggested Lakshmi P.J., resident as well as an owner of a TV repair shop.

Filling the gaps

A spokesperson of the BMRCL said he was not aware of the garbage menace here. “But now that we have got to know about this issue, we will take the initiative to prevent garbage being dumped there,” he said. He added that the gap between the pillars is being filled with mud to create little green patches.

When the BBMP spokesperson was contacted, he said: “It is very sad that though every day there is door-to-door garbage collection, people do not use this facility.”
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Old April 28th, 2012, 08:30 AM   #11384
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Passing the buck again.
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Old April 28th, 2012, 07:11 PM   #11385
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Watch this marvellous video on evolution of Tunneling technology thru' the lens of the best photographers accompanied with the voice of the best narrators..
Absolutely engrossing especially for the tech savvy..
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Old April 29th, 2012, 02:46 AM   #11386
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Watch this marvellous video on evolution of Tunneling technology thru' the lens of the best photographers accompanied with the voice of the best narrators..
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Fantastic video, quite educating.
Many thanks Suraj
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Old April 29th, 2012, 10:24 AM   #11387
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Watch this marvellous video on evolution of Tunneling technology thru' the lens of the best photographers accompanied with the voice of the best narrators..
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Fantastic video and thanks Suraj for sharing it. Now we can understand the hidden surprises that are attached with tunnelling which makes it difficult to stick to its deadlines.
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Old April 29th, 2012, 12:19 PM   #11388
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cost is not 3 times but 1.5 times. That aside going underground in CBD and elevated elsewhere is the best option as done in delhi and bangalore And bangaloreans want to experience underground metro which will be missed by hyd ppl.
It is 3 times. And you can stop unwanted and unhealthy city comparisons.
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Old April 29th, 2012, 05:27 PM   #11389
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It is 3 times. And you can stop unwanted and unhealthy city comparisons.
last time I saw it was 175 crore per km for elevated metro and 250 crore for underground. don't worry too much about health
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Old April 29th, 2012, 07:55 PM   #11390
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Noticed two things today.
People are unwilling to take the Metro, but still take the bus.
From Brigade Rd junction to Ulsoor.
Buses, on the other hand don't stop at Metro stations.
This cuts off the metro from the city.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 12:43 AM   #11391
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Tunneling will resume from Central college to Vidhana Soudha on 5th May

North-South corridor tunneling starts from July


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Old April 30th, 2012, 05:30 AM   #11392
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Tunneling will resume from Vidhana Soudha to Central college on 5th May
North-South corridor tunneling starts from July
Small correction there- tunneling will resume from Central college to Vidhana Soudha.. error in the summary table also in newspaper

Good to know this news. Cleares a lot of cloud on UG progress...
2 more points from the news item-
1. If Vidhana Soudha station is ready by the time Helen & Margharita reach Vidhana Soudha (650m), then no dismantling reqd. But if that doesnt happen one more dismantling & reassembly exercise which could cost 2 more months. I feel, readiness of station boxes means 100% completion of excavation work and base slab concreting.
Our great MLAs, wake up please!
2. 3rd TBM from Delhi has already arrived and assembly is in progress to bore twin tunnels of 150m each from stadium to Minsk square. Plan to start burrowing in June

They are also saying each UG station will be approx 250m long (pretty long huh?). Which means Majestic to Rly stn (375m) & Minsk Square to Vidhana soudha (400m) are just about 1.5 station lengths apart!
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Old April 30th, 2012, 05:59 AM   #11393
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There is already a court case is going on for the minsk square station/cubbon park station. I heard that the UG tunnel will not commence till the court case is finalized(not sure)
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Old April 30th, 2012, 11:32 AM   #11394
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As per the Prajavani Newspaper - Tunneling from Central College to Vidhana Soudha (650 Metres) Time given is from 5th May to 31st October ( 6 Months Time).

I think once the work is started , they may finish it within 4 Months. As they needn't worry of any old structures when they drilled from Majestic to Central College.

Unless until if it is orchestrated event , then they make take more than 6 months also.

By June Yesvantpur to swastik route will have only 66m pending . Chord Road cross has another 5 spans to be completed. A patch at Abaran Jewell's is yet to complete.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 12:54 PM   #11395
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As per the Prajavani Newspaper - Tunneling from Central College to Vidhana Soudha (650 Metres) Time given is from 5th May to 31st October ( 6 Months Time).

I think once the work is started , they may finish it within 4 Months. As they needn't worry of any old structures when they drilled from Majestic to Central College.

Unless until if it is orchestrated event , then they make take more than 6 months also.

By June Yesvantpur to swastik route will have only 66m pending . Chord Road cross has another 5 spans to be completed. A patch at Abaran Jewell's is yet to complete.
Looking at the Cubbon park,Attera kaccheri terrain there seems to be chances of hard rock beneth the ground(i guess)it may not be possibly to advance tunneling from Central college to Vindhana soudha in 4 months.6 months time is quite practical.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 03:03 PM   #11396
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Superb video. Thanks for posting it.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 05:25 PM   #11397
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if you wanna take this up as serious business

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The Indian Railways is expanding, the Metro is being constructed in several cities and the state government is pushing hard for a bullet train between Bangalore and Chennai. It’s probably the best time to be a railway engineer. However, no university offers undergraduate students subjects related to the railways.

Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) is now planning to bridge that gap by launching an elective targeting railways in general and Metro technology in particular. The elective which is likely to be offered in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering courses is said to be a first of its kind in the country.

The proposal came after some prodding from the ‘Metro Man’, E Sreedharan, the principal advisor, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited. During a meeting with VTU staff sometime ago, Sreedharan had wondered aloud why the VTU did not have a course related to railways although it has courses related to aeronautics and space engineering.

VTU vice chancellor H Maheshappa said, “Sreedharan told us Indian Railways had reached most parts of the country while several cities had the latest in mass transport, the Metro. Kolkata, Delhi and Bangalore Metro trains are already in operation, while Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Jaipur, Lucknow and other cities are also constructing a Metro rail. So, there is a demand for skilled manpower to deal with rail infrastructure. However, there is no specific course.”

Maheshappa claimed that the Indian Railways offers a railway-specific engineering course, for which candidates had to appear for an entrance exam. Those who pass the test then go on to a four-year course in mechanical engineering. Successful candidates could then join the Indian Railways Services of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME).

Sreedharan said, “During my student days, railway engineering was a subject taught to civil engineers at the under graduate level. This practice has been stopped. I urged him to include railway engineering as a subject for civil engineers. Delhi Metro presently runs a post-graduate course in Metro Technology with the help of IIT Delhi with a limited in-take of about 25 engineering graduates. DMRC is sending officers to take most of the classes. These candidates are recruited jointly by DMRC and IIT and then sent to IIT.” The course at VTU would be a combination of different disciplines with railway specific contents.

“For example, if railways planned to lay a track, it needs to have the services of a civil engineer to build bridges and tunnels, an electrical engineer for signalling and a mechanical engineer. Our course would integrate all these aspects. We can provide Metro-specific manpower to the industry. Till now, for specialisation, one had to go to Europe or Australia, but students can head to VTU. This may also help the state as Karnataka is often billed as one of the most backward states when it comes to execution of railway work.”

VTU sources said the course modules will include engineering, mathematics and modelling, asset management and railway systems and operations, track design and railway engineering projects, structures and surveying, employability and academic progression.

Bangalore-based Rail Wheel Factory’s chief mechanical engineer, Subba Rao, said such a course will be helpful as the candidates would get first-hand information on various aspects and technologies relating to railways.

But why not a full-fledged course in railway engineering rather than a mere elective?

“The recruitment of engineers to the Indian Railways as well as to the Metros is through competitive examinations,” Sreedharan said. “Thereafter, they are given intensive training in their respective fields. Non-executives are recruited through special recruitment boards and again given specialised and intensive training. Therefore, starting an undergraduate course in railway or Metro technology will serve no purpose and cannot be sustained. It will also be impossible to get trained teachers for this purpose.”
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Old May 1st, 2012, 05:27 AM   #11398
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Helen, Margarita to resume Metro tunneling work soon

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is all set to resume tunneling work along the East-West corridor this weekend, after a gap of two months.

Sources in BMRCL told Deccan Herald that the assembly work of two tunnel boring machines (TBMs), Helen and Margarita, was almost complete. Helen will start the boring work on the Central College-Vidhana Soudha stretch, which is part of the East-West corridor, from the college side. A senior official of BMRCL said Margarita would start boring in the second week of May, once its assembly work was completed.

The BMRCL had achieved a breakthrough in tunneling work on the Majestic-Central College stretch in March first week. However, the tunneling work was stopped as the TBMs needed to be assembled for tunneling work on the next stretch. A total of 4.8 km of the East-West corridor (between Minsk Square and Magadi Road entrance) would be underground in four stretches.

Sources in BMRCL said tunneling work between Minsk Square and Vidhana Soudha (152 metre) would start in June first week and machines for the same were awaited from New Delhi. As far as the tunneling work of North-South corridor (Jakkarayanakere field to KR Road entrance) is concerned, officials said, work was expected to start in July. An official said three machines for the purpose were being imported from China and Germany and one of them had already arrived at Chennai port. The remaining machines would come by July second week. As much as four km of the North-South Corridor (Sampige Road to KR Road entrance) would go underground in different stretches. A total of eight stations would be located underground, on both the corridors.

When questioned about station works at Majestic, a senior official from BMRCL said it would only begin in 2013. wtf

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/...tunneling.html
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Old May 1st, 2012, 06:53 AM   #11399
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Vinayak, this was the one we were talking about

Slip viaduct/break down viaducts under construction behind the KR Road Station.



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Work going at the curves, near the lalbagh west gate. 5 more spans to be completed.

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