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Old May 10th, 2007, 01:30 PM   #81
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IU..
for some strange technical reason could not respond.

krinix...
website is my only source too.
but i'll try to search.

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Old May 13th, 2007, 04:05 AM   #82
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@krinix -try emailing BMRC. They usually reply back within 24hrs.

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Bangalore: The Metro Rail, which will add a new dimension to the dynamics of Bangalore, will soon change the cityscape. Among many stations that are planned along the rail network, a massive underground station has been planned at the historical Minsk Square.
In a few months from now, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) will start the spadework at the Square.
The plan is to construct a 1.2-acre station beneath the Square. If someone frets on the heritage of this Square, which symbolises the new Bangalore, here is a respite. “We are adopting cut-and-cover method for putting up the station. We will dig up the entire 1.20 acres at Minsk Square, construct the station, put back the earth and restore it to its original shape and feature,’’ BMRCL sources said.

The entire work will take up 1.5 acres. The authorities will cordon off the construction site and Minsk Square will be closed for traffic during the construction period.
The 50,000 sqft station will have four entrances leading down to the platform and will have escalators. It will have paid area, non-paid area, automatic ticket vending machines, counters and kiosks at the entrance of the platform, which will be 135-metre long and 3-metre wide.
The station will facilitate Metro Rail movement on the Majestic-Byappanahalli corridor.
BMRC sources said the station work will begin simultaneously with the Reach One work between MG Road and Byappanahalli.

Tunnel under Metro station
  • The BDA is working out the nitty-gritty of putting up the first-ever traffic tunnel in the country.
  • It will connect Minsk Square with Hebbal Flyover.
  • To cost around Rs 800 crore, the 8-km tunnel will have two decks of three-lane each.
  • Each deck will carry traffic in one direction.
BDA commissioner M K Shankaralinge Gowda told the Sunday Times of India: “The project is still in the concept stage. We are consulting different agencies, which have done similar projects abroad. There are certain engineering challenges regarding the integration of the tunnel along with the Metro station at the Minsk Square. We have to address that first. Right now, we are thinking of going 35 metres below the surface, under the Metro station.’’
A group from Shanghai was recently in the city and made a presentation to CM on building the tunnel. A major advantage of this project is that it doesn’t require any land acquisition and nothing on the surface will be disturbed. The entire work will happen underground and people over ground will not realise the work is progressing. “We will call for expression of interest within a month. After that, we will call for tenders. We may even complete the project in 30 months,” says the BDA chief. The tunnel will have illumination, ducting and facilities to drain water that seeps in. Such tunnels come with a good surface that makes it easy to drive through. The tunnel will connect to the flyover, which is thereon linked to the six-lane Bellary road, making it a smooth drive up to the international airport.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 05:57 AM   #83
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wow!! so there's going to be an underground station, a one-way road tunnel below that and anothe one-way road tunnel below that?

what do you guys think are the chances of this plan going through?
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Old May 13th, 2007, 09:10 AM   #84
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Looks great!
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Old May 14th, 2007, 11:05 PM   #85
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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 15th, 2007, 09:52 PM   #86
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Thanks for the updates Krinix! This is the place where BETL on NH7 is coming up eh?
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Old May 19th, 2007, 04:51 AM   #87
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URL: http://www.thehindu.com/2007/05/17/s...1719030300.htm
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Hebbal set to be transport hub
BANGALORE: Seven of the 37 proposed metro railway stations will emerge as transport hubs where people can change from one mode of transport to another by the end of 2011 when the Metro network is fully operational. The stations are Majestic, Byappanahalli, Peenya, Yeshwanthpur, Swastik, R.V. Road and Mysore Road. These are in Phase 1 of the Metro.

In Phase 2 of Metro, Hebbal is expected to emerge as a big transport hub as it will be connected to Central Silk Board and monorail, sources in the Government said. It will emerge as a key link to the international airport at Devanahalli. These Metro hubs will provide the people the option of travelling in more than two modes of transport. They will be different from other stations, which will just have feeder bus services. The hub stations will be bigger and will have access to some of the alternative modes such as KSRTC buses, BMTC buses, autorickshaws, taxis, monorail, Indian Railways and airport.

According to BMRCL Managing Director V. Madhu, people alighting at Byappanahalli terminal will have options to travel by trains, KSRTC buses, BMTC buses, autorickshaws or taxies; Mysore Road terminal will have access to KSTRC, BMTC buses and monorail; Peenya station will be integrated with KSRTC and BMTC services in addition to autorickshaws and taxis while Yeshwanthpur station will have railway connectivity in addition to KSRTC, BMTC buses, autorickshaws and taxis.

Swastik station will be located close to the existing City Railway Station, main KSRTC bus terminal and Kempe Gowda bus terminal, will emerge as a natural transport hub. It will have access to autorickshaws and taxis. The R.V. Road terminal will have access to the monorail in addition to BMTC buses.

Although the north-south corridor ends at R.V. Road Terminal as planned earlier, Mr. Madhu told The Hindu that there was a plan to extend it up to J.P. Nagar to integrate it with the monorail. Efforts were on to identify the lands for the station.

Common ticket : The BMTC has plans to issue common ticket for the Metro, mono and feeder bus services. That means people could buy one ticket for a travel in the Metro and onward journey home after alighting from the Metro. Mr. Madhu said the BMTC and KSRTC were already thinking of offering common ticket and he hoped the required software and technology would be in place by the time the Metro begins operation...
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Old May 20th, 2007, 06:33 AM   #88
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Integration of BMTC, KSRTC & Trains transfers @ these Metro hubs are a good sign..
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 04:02 PM   #89
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Does anyone have the updates on the progress of Metro work since last week, construction photos @ MG road..
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 01:22 PM   #90
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Integration of BMTC, KSRTC & Trains transfers @ these Metro hubs are a good sign..
lakshmi, it is interesting that they are considering autos/taxis.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 07:30 PM   #91
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An article in Deccan Herald news paper regarding the work undertaken by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited being exemplary.

http://www.deccanherald.com/Content/...0705233280.asp
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Old May 25th, 2007, 03:43 AM   #92
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URL: http://www.thehindu.com/2007/05/25/s...2510380400.htm
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Rail link to new airport on track
BANGALORE: The proposed high-speed rail link between Bangalore and the international airport being built near Devanahalli seems to be on track with the soil along the proposed route being found favourable for the construction.

Testing the soil to ascertain its load-bearing capacity for the elevated railway line began on April 9 and ended near Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday. The testing done by Civil Aid Consultancy, an agency appointed by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (DMRCL). The State Government appointed DMRCL to conduct a feasibility study and prepare a detailed project report on the rail link.

Tests at many places :Soil was tested at several places along the proposed link, including the airport, Yelahanka, Hebbal, Veterinary Hospital, Mekhri Circle, Windsor Manor, Sankey Road and Chinnaswamy Stadium, suggesting that this could be the probable route the railway line would take...

DMRCL has been asked to suggest a suitable route for the rail link, fares, feedback from frequent air travellers on the facilities they expect from the rail link and to ensure that the journey time will be within 30 minutes.

Land acquisition :The official said the consultant had been asked to suggest, in the project report, minimal land acquisition to avoid any delay in commissioning the project because of litigation and resistance from the public. The consultant had to indicate the appropriate technology to be adopted for the construction of the line and operation of services, besides the cost involved.

The Government, Mr. Baligar said, intended to offer check-in facility to passengers in Bangalore itself in order to ensure hassle-free boarding at the airport. "We want to integrate the proposed rail link with the Metro Rail," Mr. Baligar said.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 05:21 AM   #93
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I guess, this rail link is in addition to the rail link that is being worked out from BAIL to Electroniccity.. correct me if I am wrong.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 05:49 AM   #94
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You are right. This is different.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 12:48 PM   #95
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I guess, this rail link is in addition to the rail link that is being worked out from BAIL to Electroniccity.. correct me if I am wrong.
Is this a new metro rail link? Are there more details?
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Old May 27th, 2007, 02:08 AM   #96
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@Arijeet - I guess thats the latest update we have about the high speed metro link.

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Old May 27th, 2007, 03:09 AM   #97
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ELEVATED COMFORTS at six stations

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Six aesthetically designed glass-fronted stations of Metro Rail will redefine the skyline on Reach One between MG Road and Byappanahalli. All the stations are elevated and will be unique in design and feature, unlike the Delhi Metro which has uniform and low-profile stations.
These stations are at MG Road, Trinity Circle, Ulsoor, CMH Road, Old Madras Road and Byappanahalli. The glass-andsteel facade stations with elevations will have state-of-the-art facilities in metros worldwide.
Escalators, kiosks for ATMs and tickets, coffee shops, book shops, souvenir shops, lifts with Braille buttons, signage conforming to international standards, heritage of Karnataka depicted in the form of art works and murals, CCTVs for surveillance, smoke and fire sensors apart from utilities. The authorities have estimated the cost of each station at around Rs 11 crore and all stations will have dedicated bus bays to facilitate integration of transport system.
According to BMRC sources, RITES consultants initially designed the stations. However, the designs were changed after consulting six top-notch architects of the city. The need for a design change was felt as it had to be more compatible in some of the city’s busiest junctions. While the spadework for Byappanahalli has already begun, other stations will be taken for construction and assembly.
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  • MG Road: Elevated stations in front of Plaza theatre; six escalators and staircases; skywalk across MG Road; one lift from underground parking at Plaza. Underground parking also being provided around the promenade area
  • Trinity Circle: Elevated station on MG Road adjacent to Nalli Silks. Six escalators; staircases and three lifts with surface parking.
  • Ulsoor: Elevated station on SV Road in the police quarters; five escalators and stairways; three lifts and surface parking area
  • CMH Road: Elevated station on top of CMH Road in front of Arya Samaj; eight escalators and staircases; three lifts; large parking area at the surface level to house 215 two-wheelers and 60 cars
  • Old Madras Road: Elevated station off the road, in front of Indiranagar 80 Ft Road; skywalk for commuters to cross to Old Madras Road; eight staircases and escalators, and three at this station. Surface parking facility on both northern and southern side of station.
  • Byappanahalli: The last station of Reach One is located on southern side of South Western Railway’s Byappanahalli station at surface level; largest parking area for 1,000 two-wheelers and 920 cars; separate area earmarked for traffic integration area of BMTC and KSRTC terminals; two escalators; stairways and lifts.





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Old May 27th, 2007, 11:06 AM   #98
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those are stunning!!
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Old May 27th, 2007, 02:34 PM   #99
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The station's look great..
and all stations to have dedicated bus bays to facilitate integration of transport system is really good, as this would help the commuters to catch the bmtc buses.
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holy shit!!!!!!!!!! is that really India?????????

if those stations become true, it'll be a true landmark in India architecture!
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