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Bengaluru Namma Metro pics
Namma Metro is here!
Oct 13, 2011
The ambitious Bangalore Metro that offers a solution to the snail-paced, snarled traffic of India's premier IT hub, is all set to become operational from October 20, 2011.
Bangalore will become the third city after Kolkata and Delhi, to have mass rapid transit system. Photo shows a view from Namma Metro at MG Road in Bangalore. Photo: Sampath Kumar G.P.
To be inaugurated on October 20, 2011 Namma Metro will reduce the travel time between M.G. Road and Byappanahalli to just 13 minutes. Photo shows Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda travelling in Namma Metro during an inspection. Photo: V Sreenivasa Murthy
The Namma Metro's M.G. Road station. An MRTS for Bangalore has been on the cards for more than two decades. It finally took shape after the Centre gave its nod in 2006. Photo: K. Murali Kumar
Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL), a State agency, was incorporated to execute Namma Metro. Photo shows the Namma Metro Trinity Circle station. Photo: K. Murali Kumar
The project is being executed in two phases, with Phase 1 covering 42 km and Phase 2 covering about 70 km. The Phase 1 is further classified into 4 "Reach" and the first Reach will be inaugurated on Oct 20, 2011. Photo: K. Murali Kumar
The Reach 1 stations have tight security with CCTV cameras, body and baggage scanners, sniffer dogs and so on as Bangalore has witnessed bomb blasts earlier. Photo: K. Murali Kumar
Namma Metro will operate from 6 am to 9.30 pm with a frequency of a train every 4-6 minutes. Photo:V Sreenivasa Murthy
BMRC claims Namma Metro will offer a comfortable journey for a fare that's 1.5 times more than the bus fare for the same distance. Initially, the fare has been fixed between Rs. 10 and Rs. 15. BMRCL offers smart cards for commuters. Photo K. Murali Kumar
Namma Metro has its own shortcomings though. With just a few days left for the official launch, pavements are yet to be constructed at roads near some stations. Photo shows CMH Road. Photo: Sampath Kumar G.P.
The Bangalore Metro construction, though ahead of its schedule, has created numerous hardships for Bangaloreans. Pedestrians negotiate between the construction and vehicles passing by in the stretch of Maha Kavi Kuvempu Road. Photo K. Murali Kumar
This section of the Namma Metro on M.G. Road was dubbed as "Joke falls" as water would seep though the Metro bridge whenever it rained. Photo: V Sreenivasa Murthy
If fully operational, the Namma Metro will decongest Bangalore and offer commuters a hassle-free journey. Photo: V Sreenivasa Murthy
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