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Old April 22nd, 2007, 06:40 PM   #61
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Work in full swing from Wednesday

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Bangalore: Metro Rail work will take off on a brisk note from Wednesday once the 450-metre stretch on M G Road is barricaded, said Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC) officials on Saturday.
V Madhu, MD, BMRC told The Times of India, “Within the next two days, the boulevard will be razed as we are preparing the site for drilling piles. By Wednesday, Metro work will take off in full swing.’’
“For now, we are thinking of moving the earth-moving equipment, JCBs and also men to level the bund area,’’ he added.

The Metro team is having a relook into the work schedule following protests from environmentalists over felling of trees. “We are exploring the possibility of replanting or relocating some exotic species of trees instead of merely felling them. However, our environment impact assessment report has no mention of any exotic species. A majority of species are said to be locally grown,’’ said Madhu. According to experts, relocation of trees might not serve the purpose. “Shifting fullgrown trees is laborious and expensive. We can never tell if they will survive after relocation,’’ said an urban forestry expert.
A survey of trees along the Metro Rail alignment has identified 1,100 trees that may face the axe. The authorities clarified that most species were ficus, eucalyptus, peltoforum, coconut, mango, gulmohar, among others. In an effort to add to the city’s green cover, the BMRC has given out 15,000 saplings to BBMP, BDA and forest departments, which will be planted across different locations.
Amidst growing concern over Metro’s impact on the environment, the BMRC has decided to finetune its approach. “We are consulting experts to help us avoid disturbing natural acquifiers while piling. We have studied the tree foliage, sound and noise aspects and hope to review the water map of Bangalore to avoid disturbing the underground acquifiers (water storage units) as we don’t want to interfere with streams that charge up the acquifiers,’’ said Madhu.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 02:12 PM   #62
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Was in Bangalore last weekend. Had gone with much hope to see the Metro works, but was disappointed seeing only the erection of the barricades.

On Sunday, read the above news in TOI.







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Old April 23rd, 2007, 02:16 PM   #63
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The work is delayed by three months as of now. Hope it picks up pace.

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Old April 23rd, 2007, 02:26 PM   #64
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Bangalore should have opted for a mass rapid bus system rather than a metro.
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For Bus systems to truely work they require right of way. atleast 3 dedicated lanes + separation from remaining carraigeways. which means expansion of roads. which means land costs. Given their low capacity, this cannot be justified. Look at any curitiba/bogota pics the BRTS infrastructure eats up a lot of land.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 03:01 PM   #65
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Yes its quite dissapointing to know, that they have just scratched the surface and let it off at that.
I guess it was more like stone laying ceremony, where the heavy machinery was prepared for the media than anything else.
I only hope that they do heavy damage to that historic boulevard on wednesday, than to have something unfinished and left rotting.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 11:51 AM   #66
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Hi,
Am new here.
Hate to predict that Metro would be way off deadlines looking at the rate work is moving.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 03:50 AM   #67
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Thanks for the pics Sudheesh sir

Through the pics,it looks like work isn't progressing as we thought it would but obviously BMRC has it all planned out and work will soon pick up speed..

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An excavator clears the greens on the tank bund area on MG Road on Wednesday. The Metro Rail team has set a deadline of 15 days to remove the bund, and hopes to deploy earth-moving equipment to dig out hard rocks. However, in the next few days, the entire stretch from Anil Kumble Circle to Brigade Road junction will be barricaded, said BMRC authorities. Once the project is completed, the BMRC will rebuild the bund and greenery


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Whats with everyone PSing the pics to black-white? mourning the loss of the broken boulevard?
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Old April 26th, 2007, 11:44 AM   #68
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Dr. Vivek M afaik only does b/w.
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Old April 27th, 2007, 03:37 AM   #69
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URL: http://www.thehindu.com/2007/04/27/s...2723090100.htm
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Re-auctioning ordered

BANGALORE: Three blocks of land that did not fetch the expected price in the auction of government land on Wednesday will be re-auctioned.

Bangalore Urban District Deputy Commissioner M.A. Sadiq told The Hindu that he had ordered re-auctioning of three blocks including 33.30 acres in Yelachiguppe and 30 acres in Muddaiahnapalya. "We did not get the right price for the land and they will be re-auctioned in the next batch after giving wide publicity," he said.

While 33.20 acres in Yelachiguppe fetched a mere Rs. 2 crore, 30 acres in Muddaiahnapalya fetched Rs. 1.5 crore in the auction on Wednesday.
is this a temporarily trend ...
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land mafia at work i read somewhere.
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Old April 27th, 2007, 04:19 PM   #71
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There's news of a real estate bubble burst this year in india. And once the prices come down drastically, they wont reach current levels for the next 6-12 years. But a lot of experts believe the bubble will burst sometimes this year bringing down the extra-high prices.
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Old May 6th, 2007, 02:18 AM   #72
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Metro authorities to have a relook at groundwater system

Some experts have voiced concern about aquifers being affected

# City's fractured aquifers go down to 40 ft. at some places
# Groundwater level will be affected if `water veins' are disturbed



EYE-CATCHING: An artist's impression of the elevated stretch of the Metro Rail on M.G. Road.

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BANGALORE: The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) will soon decide if the underground water system in the city needs to be studied to ensure that in the eagerness to provide rapid transport to the city water sources are not affected.

When work for Metro gets under way on a larger scale, the ground will be dug up to 40 or 50 feet for construction of tunnels and installing wire decks.

While some experts say that at this level it is unlikely that underground water system will be affected, there are others who have raised concerns about aquifers being affected because of the drilling and laying of pipes.

The sources in BMRCL told The Hindu that "The Environment Impact Assessment Report submitted by the Bangalore University had cleared these doubts earlier. But we have decided to have a relook to be on the safe side."

Bangalore's fractured aquifers, made of highly weathered rock, go down up to 40 feet at some places, according to officials at the Mines and Geology Department.

Aquifers are where rainwater gets stored and collected for years.

Water percolates down to the aquifers through "water veins" — fractures and faults in the rock formation.

If the aquifers are damaged at some points or the water veins are disturbed it could affect the groundwater level in those areas, say experts. A.N. Yellappa Reddy, who heads the Environment Committee, said that if the concerns were found valid, designing the procedure of work for Metro would become specific to the site where the work is taking place.

"They will have to ensure that they do not hurt the faults and fractures underneath. If they do that, it will affect the infiltration of rainwater into the ground," he said.

To address these concerns, the BMRCL will soon decide if it needs to collect fresh data about the groundwater system or re-analyse the data available with groundwater authorities.

It will also soon take a decision on what precautionary measures need to be taken in terms of underground protective walls.
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Old May 6th, 2007, 02:49 PM   #74
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Nice. Metro is the desperate need of the hour for choking B'lore traffic.

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Old May 7th, 2007, 01:35 AM   #75
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did you notice, the illustration of creepers & greens on the pillars?

actually, i think there will a be horizontal platform across the street that will connect to the MG Rd station at the plaza hotel on the other side.
So we might get to see some MG Road street shots parallel to flow direction.
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Old May 7th, 2007, 12:08 PM   #76
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Is the Metro by any means being extended to Attibele (TN - Kar border)
I noticed it last saturday. There was soil testing going on at Attibele ( Where the sarjapur Road deviates from the Hosur highway), on both sides of the crossing on the Median.
And I later saw the same way of work being carried out at Chandapura.
There were Metro painted barricades safeguarding the workers from the highway traffic.
Is there a proposal? This will be a boon for people and heavy money making Line.
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Old May 7th, 2007, 01:28 PM   #77
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krinix...
thanks for this wonderful bit of information.
knew that north south hebbal-cant-silkboard line was under feasibility study. prolly this is a part of the feasibility study for extension all the way south to attibele. with the elevated highway on NHAI property, is a UG line in the planning? keep a tab on it. it will be great if you can coax juicy details off the people working actually what they are upto.

thanks again.
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krinix...
it will be great if you can coax juicy details off the people working actually what they are upto.
I will certainly try. Do any one have Bangalore Metro Telephone numbers?
I can call them and ask about it.
The Numbers ive tried were not valid from the bangalore metro website.
Can i expect a good response, if i call them ? Any numbers will be helpfull.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 04:27 AM   #79
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Reach One gets under way from both ends

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Bangalore: With the Metro environment advisory committee deciding to translocate the huge trees from MG Road promenade to Manekshaw grounds, the BMRCL will take up the work on a pilot basis.
Meanwhile, the Metro project has gathered momentum with work commencing from both ends of Reach One — between MG Road and Byappanahalli. Groundwork has already begun for the station at Byappanahalli. Simultaneously, drilling and piling work has
commenced on Old Madras Road. On CMH Road, shifting of utilities like water pipes and telephone lines has been completed. Near the Defence Colony, authorities have fenced off the defence land allotted for the project. Simultaneously, drilling and piling work has also commenced in the area and at Binnamangala.
On MG Road, the authorities have stepped up the barricading work. “We have more or less removed the slope on the bund. In two days we will move in additional earthmovers as we are planning to remove the bund by this week,’’ BMRCL chief V Madhu told The Times of India.
At the casting yard for Reach One in Binnamanagala, the ground is being prepared to set up the giant equipment to manufacture piers. The authorities expect the trial work to commence in a week.
  • Bangalore Metro weaves through the bustling commercial and residential areas of the city. The first phase of Bangalore Metro, consisting of two corridors of electrified double lines, will cover a total of 33 km.
  • The East-West corridor will be 18.10 km long, starting from Byappanahalli and terminating at Mysore Road terminal, going via Old Madras Road, Indiranagar, C M H Road, Ulsoor, Trinity Circle, M G Road, Cricket Stadium, Vidhana Soudha, Central College, Majestic, City Railway Station, Magadi Road, Hosahalli, Vijayanagar and Deepanjali Nagar.
  • The 14.90 km North-South corridor will begin at Yeshwantpur Terminal and terminate at R V Road terminal going via Mahalakshmi, Rajajinagar, Kuvempu Road, Malleswaram, Swastik, Majestic, Chickpet, City Market, K R Road, Lalbagh, South End Circle and Jayanagar.
  • Out of the 33 km, 6.76 km will be underground near city railway station, Vidhana Soudha, Majestic and City Market. The rest will be elevated.
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