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Old July 25th, 2011, 11:30 AM   #21
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Metro to get first lot of home-made coaches in Bangalore

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BEML chairman VRS Natarajan will hand over the keys of the first 157 coaches made by BEML in Bangalore to the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) managing director N Sivasailam on Monday at BEML Soudha.

BEML, SR Nagar, has managed to deliver the coaches ahead of its deadline.

The contract for delivering them was bagged in early 2009; the 134 cars were meant to be delivered between October 2010 and February 2012.

Manufacturing cost was pegged at Rs1,673 crore. As the number of cars went up to 157, the cost incurred was pegged at Rs1,750 crore.

These coaches are of same design as ones manufactured by the consortium comprising Mitshubishi (Japan), MELCO (Japan), Hyundai Rotem (Korea) and BEML.

The coaches are made for standard gauge. The BEML coaches would be tested again, by BMRCL, before being deployed.

On October 25, 2010, the first five three-car units to be used on Namma Metro tracks were shipped from South Korea.

Three cars, used together to form a metro train, can carry 1,000 people.
BEML will also supply more metro coaches for Phase II of the Bangalore Metro; the additional units will be manufactured at the BEML plant in Palakkad, Kerala.

BEML has been supplying coaches to the Delhi Metro too.

Recently after Delhi metro planned to expand carrying capacity on certain routes by adding cars to some trains, six-car units were supplied by BEML to the Delhi Metro.
http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/re...nglore_1569167


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Old July 25th, 2011, 03:38 PM   #22
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BEML has delivered the first set of coaches to BMRCL today

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Old July 26th, 2011, 06:35 AM   #23
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Metro fire safety system in place: BMRCL

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Bengaluru: Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is leaving no stone unturned to ensure passenger safety along Reach-1.

The Fire Protection and Fire Fighting system is in place at Namma Metro stations and BMRCL has tied up with the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board (BWSSB) to supply additional water in case of a fire.

Namma Metro has to abide by the Fire Protection and Fire Fighting system for Metro stations as stipulated in Zoning Regulation 2007 and Part 4- Life Safety of National Building Code of India 2005.

As per stipulated rules, each station has to have a tank for storing water. While stations without any commercial development should have a water tank of 50,000 litres capacity, stations with commercial development must be equipped with a tank of 1 lakh litres.

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, BMRCL Chief PRO, B.L. Yaswanth Chavan said: “We have tied up with BWSSB to provide water at Metro stations. Procedure to get a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Karnataka State Fire and Emergency Department is going on. All the systems as per the Act are in place and the official procedures will be followed to secure a NOC.”

All the horizontal openings at each floor level have been sealed with fire resistant material to prevent the possible movement of smoke and fire from lower floors to upper floors. A minimum of two internal hydrants are provided on each platform so that most of the platform is covered by the hose-pipe.

“A fire safety plan to prevent and extinguish any fire in the building, with details of action to be taken by each occupant has been prepared and will be distributed to all the permanent occupants and will be displayed prominently on each floor,” said a BMRCL official.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 06:41 AM   #24
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Source: Deccan Chronicle epaper
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Old July 26th, 2011, 07:37 PM   #25
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Step to eco-friendly buses

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A considerable contribution to greenhouse gas emission comes from transport. The process of burning gasoline and fossil fuels to power these buses contributes to air pollution by releasing a variety of emissions into the atmosphere. But, not to worry…



The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will be the first public transport corporation in the country to run battery-operated buses. The battery-operated buses will begin service on a pilot basis in the city before the end of 2011 to reduce pollution and motorists' dependency on one fuel. This will be a welcome change to the city's ever-growing traffic and pollution levels.

Travelling in buses is a fundamental necessity, but today cities all over the world suffer from high levels of traffic-related congestion, pollution and social dysfunction. A city cannot function without an integrated and sustainable public transport network which allows the citizens to move.

Sustainable development means meeting the needs of the present related to economic, social and human development along with environmental and ecological health without sacrificing the ability of future generations to do the same.

A sound transport system not only limits emissions and waste, but also minimizes consumption of non-renewable resources and the use of land and the production of noise.

Primary pollution from motor vehicles is pollution that is emitted directly into the atmosphere, whereas secondary pollution results from chemical reactions between pollutants after they have been released into the air. Never the less, Namma city is taking a fruitful step by including battery-oriented buses and hope it is a success.
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Old July 29th, 2011, 04:45 PM   #26
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BMRCL to give report on Phase II

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BANGALORE: While the reach 1 of the Phase 1 of Namma Metro is still awaiting clearances to start commercial operations, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) will soon submit a detailed project report for the Phase II of Metro.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation that had carried out the soil testing for accessing various aspects such as design structure, station type (Underground or Elevated) and construction cost has submitted its report to BMRCL.

“The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has submitted a report to BMRCL and it is under final process. Very soon, the report will be submitted to the government for approval,” B L Y Chavan, BMRCL, spokesperson and engineer said.

The phase II of Bangalore metro that covers approximately 51.30 km is expected to cost around Rs 14,727 crore and in the Phase II, BMRCL will take up alignment works between Byappanahalli and Electronics City, and Byappanahalli and Whitefield.

As per initial reports on the plan, BMRCL is aligning the Metro Rail between IIMB and Nagavara via Shivajinagar and Cantonment Railway Station.

The phase II major works is expected to started by 2012, however, BMRCL will start working on certain stretch of Phase II along with the Phase I work.

The Ministry of Railways has approved the track structure for standard gauge section of Bangalore Metro Reach-1 from Byappanahalli to MG Road. The RDSO had earlier conducted the Oscillation and Emergency Brake Distance trials.

The BMRCL will now be conducting confirmatory runs for a period of four days.

Ministry of Railways will thereafter issue final approval for schedule of dimensions.
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/bmrcl-to-...68-60-119.html
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Old July 31st, 2011, 10:58 PM   #27
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The second tunnel boring machine commenced work for the East-West corridor of Namma Metro Phase 1

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The second tunnel boring machine (TBM), Margarita, has commenced work for the tunnel from the Majestic TBM shaft towards the M. Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium on the East-West corridor of Namma Metro Phase 1.

The joint venture, Continental Engineering Corporation-Soma-CEC International Corporation India, has undertaken tunnelling and construction of the four stations for the underground stretch of the East-West corridor (between cricket stadium and Magadi Road).

A year

Margarita is expected to complete the tunnelling process between Majestic and the cricket stadium in about a year. However, on each occasion when the TBM reaches an underground station en route — Central College, Vidhana Soudha and cricket stadium — it has to be dismantled and reassembled to commence the work again from the other end of the station shaft.

Margarita is one among two TBMs manufactured by Japanese company Hitachi Zosen to Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.'s (BMRCL) specifications. The machines are powered by a 3,000-kW diesel generator located at KSRTC's Kempe Gowda Bus Station. These machines use slurry — a mixture of water and bentonite — to maintain the pressure inside the tunnel.

Slow pace

Helen has so far burrowed about 60 metres, crossing the stretch of Dhanvantari Road. It will move along Kempe Gowda Road till Mysore Bank headquarters before taking a left turn under Palace Road, according to BMRCL spokesperson. Asked about the slow pace of burrowing, the spokesperson attributed this to initial hiccups.

As far as tunnelling work between Swastik and Prof. Shivashankar Circle (K.R. Road) on the North-South corridor, the spokesperson said the contractor was in the process of sinking the TBM shaft. Contract for this stretch, costing about Rs. 700 crore, had been awarded to Coastal-TTS joint venture. The work includes design and construction of two stations (Chickpet and K.R. Market), tunnels and ramps for a length of 3.76 km. Contract for the two-level Majestic Station is yet to be awarded.


Source:http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper...cle2300788.ece
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Old August 1st, 2011, 09:53 AM   #28
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Source: Deccan herald epaper

link for more details on dedicated bus lanes/Bus Priority System

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Old August 4th, 2011, 06:02 AM   #29
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Old August 9th, 2011, 07:04 PM   #30
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Old August 15th, 2011, 08:36 PM   #31
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Bangalore Metro is likely to be thrown open for commercial operations in the second week of September

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Bangalore Metro is likely to be thrown open for commercial operations in the second week of September as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has accepted Karnataka Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda’s invitation to inaugurate the city rail service.


The Centre, meanwhile, revised upward the project cost of the first phase from Rs 8,158 crore to Rs 11,609 crore and extended the completion date to December 2013. The CM met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in his Parliament Office on Tuesday and requested him to inaugurate the metro rail in the first week of September. The PM opted a date in the second week citing his Bangladesh visit in the first week of September.

Appraising the PM on the progress of Metro Rail construction, the CM said the Reach one of Stage I (Byappanahalli to M G Road) was ready for commercial operations as it had been approved by the Commissioner for Railway Safety.

The Empowered Group of Ministers on Mass Rapid Transit System chaired by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, also extended the completion date from June 2011 to December 2013.

The EGOM, attended by senior officials including Urban Development Secretary Navin Kumar, Planning Commission Deputy Chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Bangalore Metro officials, has also approved the cost-sharing pattern as recommended by the Empowered Committee.

Karnataka would bear additional financial burden of Rs 1,532.40 crore and the Centre an additional Rs 684.86 crore. Rest of the escalated cost would be raised by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation which is responsible for implementation of the project, sources in the government told Deccan Herald.

The meeting also decided that the Karnataka government and the Centre would have equal equity (50:50) in the Bangalore Metro project.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 08:38 PM   #32
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Metro U/C Update

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Old August 23rd, 2011, 06:09 PM   #33
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Home and Transport Minister R Ashok inaugurated an AC lounge and shuttle bus services at satellite bus stand on Mysore Road on Saturday.

The AC lounge, the second in the city built by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), is a 100-seater lounge with LED television screens, drinking water and rest room facilities. The first AC lounge is located at the Shanthinagar bus station.

Speaking on the occasion, Ashok announced that the construction of Peenya satellite bus station has begun at a cost of `32 crore and will be completed by next year. The minister also inaugurated 10 feeder bus services - samparka sarige - from Kempegowda Bus station to the satellite bus stand.

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Old August 25th, 2011, 08:44 PM   #34
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Metro on Reach-1

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Metro is whistle-ready


ALL SYSTEMS IN PLACE: An inside view of Namma Metro’s Mahatma Gandhi Road station in Bangalore on Thursday. Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash

more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...cle2399302.ece
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Old August 26th, 2011, 06:29 PM   #36
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some pics from Metro - MG Road station

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some pics from metro

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CM visit to Metro station

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