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Old September 29th, 2012, 10:46 PM   #101
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Old September 29th, 2012, 10:47 PM   #102
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Old October 6th, 2012, 04:51 PM   #103
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View inside a train - Namma Metro


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Old October 6th, 2012, 07:36 PM   #104
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The interior is really almost not visible, but the ppl can be seen very clearly
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Old October 7th, 2012, 02:18 AM   #105
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Falubaz, it's true.

By the way, I really liked the pictures in your thread on the Polish town, Zielona Góra.

Here's the only one I found showing the interior clearly-


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Old October 7th, 2012, 06:01 PM   #106
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Huh! now we can see it better!
Whats underneath the seats on the right? Fire extinguisher or just an empty coke bottle?

I like those zoomed pics of trains on the elevated section! Keep 'em coming!

p.s. Thx for the comment. I upload some pics every now and then.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 09:09 PM   #107
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Huh! now we can see it better!
Whats underneath the seats on the right? Fire extinguisher or just an empty coke bottle?
Your guess is as good as mine.

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I like those zoomed pics of trains on the elevated section! Keep 'em coming!

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Thanks, I will!
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 11:39 PM   #108
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Reporting from India sub-forums as of October 18, the huge Phase II of Bangalore Metro has been proposed to include the extension of the Gottigere - Nagawara line to connect the International Airport. This is a 20-km extension from Nagawara.
Also, a green initiative is being launched for commuters to rent bicycles at each Metro station.

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Bangalore Metro will take you to the airport in less than an hour


The BMRCL is proposing to extend the Gottigere-Nagawara line

It could be anywhere between 44 and 55 minutes, depending on the stops
In future, you could reach the Bengaluru International Airport from M.G. Road in less than an hour, bypassing traffic snarls. For, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL), which is expected to include metro connectivity to the airport, has computed the time to reach the airport once Phase 2 is completed.

“Our current estimated time is 44 minutes, which can go up to 55 minutes,” said BMRCL Managing Director N. Sivasailam on Wednesday. In his interaction with reporters on the eve of the first anniversary of the launch of the Namma Metro Reach 1 from M.G. Road to Byappanahalli, he said the time factor had been indicated to the government.

“While a journey in high speed rail link (HSRL) from the central business district to the airport could take 29 minutes, it could take [us] 44 minutes.”

The BMRCL is proposing to extend the Gottigere-Nagawara line, being taken up in Phase 2, to the airport. “Initially, with fewer stops, the airport could be 44 minutes [away].

The journey could take 55 minutes if the number of stops are increased later,” he added.

Rs. 5,000 crore project

BMRCL sources said they had already started the line estimation work for the 20 km between Nagawara and the airport, and that the detailed project report (DPR) would be prepared later.

“Our estimate for the extension is about Rs. 5,000 crore. This extension may also not feature in the proposal for Phase 2 being submitted before the Public Investment Board (PIB) shortly,” an official said, and added that the approval could be sought later.

Phase 2 proposal

The proposal for the Rs. 26,500-crore Namma Metro Phase 2 will be submitted before the (PIB), a key approval agency at the Centre, the next 10 days, Mr. Sivasailam said.

Approval for Phase 2 — which has already got the State government okay — from the PIB is expected in two or three months.

FINANCIAL PLAN

The financial plan will be on the lines of Delhi Metro Phase 3 and involves proposals for public-private partnership in systems (tracks, rolling stocks, signal, telecom and others) and operation and maintenance.

“If the PPP mode is taken, we will be saving about Rs. 6,000 crore.”

The project had already been approved by the Ministries of Railways and Finance as well as the Planning Commission.

Anniversary

To mark the first anniversary of the launch of the metro, BMRCL will be honouring more than 20 freedom fighters identified by the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi on October 20.

The metro will also launch a green initiative in which bicycles will be rented out. The bicycle initiative will be implemented by a oprivate partner.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 11:46 PM   #109
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A floor of the MG Road Metro Station is being dedicated to exhibits of Mahatma Gandhi's work and paintings.

The green initiative launched on October 20: bicycles for rent at MG Road, Trinity and Ulsoor Metro stations.

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Old December 2nd, 2012, 11:52 PM   #110
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X-posting pictures as of October 20:

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Old December 2nd, 2012, 11:55 PM   #111
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The Phase II DPR (detailed project report):

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Phase 2 Details
For those who have not seen this report, it is worthwhile to go through once. I gives overall picture of Phase 2 to a reasonable detail.

http://bmrc.co.in/pdf/phase2/phase2forweb.pdf
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 12:00 AM   #112
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The bicycle service is a success: convenient, green and affordable!

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The Namma Metro commuters on the MG Road-Baiyyappanahalli stretch can relax a bit as far as the fare is concerned. The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) won’t revise the fare till March 2013.

“The revision of fare depends on the expenditure we incur and as of now the expenditure is under control.

The revision, which might be effected after March 2013, will be as per rules and there could be a marginal hike of five per cent,” said N Sivasailam, Managing Director, BMRCL. He was speaking at a function to mark the first anniversary of the commercial operation of the Metro here on Saturday.

Sivasailam said the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike and the BMRCL have decided to take up the repair of the roads beneath the Metro corridors.

The State government has sanctioned Rs eight crore for restoration of the roads along Reach-2 (Leprosy Hospital to Mysore Road) and Reach-3 (Sampige Road to Yeshwantpur). The work will commence after the rains stop, Sivasailam disclosed.

The formal tests along the north line (Sampige Road to Peenya) will begin in February 2013 and the commercial operations are expected to be launched by June 2013.

Bicycle service

The BMRCL, in association with Kerberon Automations, launched bicycle facility at MG Road, Trinity and Ulsoor stations.

People can register with Automated Tracking and Control of Green Assets (ATCAG) system by paying a one-time refundable fee of Rs 1,000. The registered users will be issued a smart card with which they can top-up their account using the service.

Every registered user gets one hour bicycle usage free per day beyond which Rs 10 would be deducted from the account. The user can take the bicycle from any station and after use park it in the same Metro station or any other place where ATCAG facility is available, said Syed Haseeb Arfat, the chairperson of Kerberon Automations.

An ID proof (driving licence, passport, voter card) should be furnished for registration. More details can be had on www.atcag.in

To start with, 22 bicycles have been made available at all the three stations.
A Coffee Day outlet was also inaugurated at the MG Road station on the occasion. U A Vasanth Rao, General Manager (Finance), BMRCL, said the coffee shop has been rented for Rs 2.75 lakh per month while the bicycle sharing facility fetches Rs 22 lakh per year.

As many as 32 freedom fighters from different parts of the State were felicitated on the occasion. Veteran freedom fighter H S Doreswamy said the BMRCL should ensure that Metro remains a common man’s asset always.

“I am not saying that the Corporation should not make profits. But at the same time, the Metro fare should always be affordable for commoners,” he said.

Somalingappa Fakirappa Dodavada, the 102-year-old freedom fighter from Bylahongal taluk in Belgaum district said he wanted Metro be more ‘desi’ (indigenous).

“Some parts of the rail coaches are manufactured by BHEL. But all aspects of Metro should go desi. Only then we can call it Namma Metro,” he said.
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The Metro line in the Trinity Circle area

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After opening metro in Kolkata (my city) in 1984 and in Delhi (our country capital) in 2002, this year metro opened in Bengaluru, the third city which opened metro.

Although it is called garden city for its lavish greenery, and also called air-conditioned city for pleasant weather, but recently I read that it is also the most polluted city in India, for automobile booming. So opening a large metro network is very urgent.

Thankfully, the ball is rolling. Bengaluru metro is a mixed network, because, it uses 3rd rail like Kolkata, but fully AC rakes like Delhi.

I support 3rd rail for elevated metro, because it is more aesthetic.

My beloved sisters and brothers are working in Bengaluru at IT sectors, so I’ve a special I interest for Bengaluru.

Please inform about the 2nd phases of metro network.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 06:26 PM   #115
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Generally 1st or 2nd metro lines identified by red & blue. Why Bengaluru particularly chose green & purple? Any special cause?
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Old December 17th, 2012, 01:04 PM   #116
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After opening metro in Kolkata (my city) in 1984 and in Delhi (our country capital) in 2002, this year metro opened in Bengaluru, the third city which opened metro.
Actually it opened in 2011.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 05:03 AM   #117
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X-posting another aerial view from October, 2011:

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Old December 23rd, 2012, 10:30 AM   #118
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When those 2 lines of 2nd phase will be opened?
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Old February 24th, 2013, 10:24 PM   #119
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Bangalore buses (KSRTC) launched the latest Volvo 9400 PX in September 2012 for suburban, commuter and inter-city travel:

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More pictures of the Volvo 9400PX-

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