Metro will finally be a reality

I felt really happy when I saw the news on “Mobile TV” on my way back home in the bumper-to-bumper traffic yesterday.

Yup… cabinet nod has finally come through for the metro railway project.

Quote:

The main objective of the project is to provide reliable, safe, energy-efficient, comfortable, affordable, and non-polluting rail based mass transit system for Bangalore.

Now, how long will the execution phase be???

9 Comments so far

  1. shek (unregistered) on April 28th, 2006 @ 1:10 pm

    The execution phase is five years(provided there’s no resistances or poiltics by deve gowda or kumarasamy or yeddiyurappa)


  2. Bangalorean Guy (unregistered) on April 28th, 2006 @ 2:31 pm

    SHEK:
    5 years is a reasonable time to get a whole system up and running. And since this is a project supported/cleared/funded by the Centre and whole lot of other stakeholders, neither deve gowda or his ghost can do anything now. His son, provided he stays on for the next 5 years, can certainly take the credit for this system, though! Anyway, he has promised his full support and in principle, he is all for it. BTW, you don’t seem to be in the news about these events..where are you from?


  3. Mehak (unregistered) on April 28th, 2006 @ 2:47 pm

    Hope my kids get to travel by the Metro in bang..
    I am waiting completion of the BTM/Jayanagar & Airport Rd flyovers….


  4. Ravi (unregistered) on April 28th, 2006 @ 3:17 pm

    @Mehak,
    As concerned Bangaloreans(as opposed to doomsayers & pessimists) we should be positive in our outlook. The Bangalore Metro is a prestigious issue and will change the nature of public transport within the city. With central government clearances, Mr. Shrivastav at the helm and Mr. E Sreedharan as consultant, its my feeling that the project will stick to schedule! Work as already begun! Lets give them our hand and support!
    Cheers,
    Ravi


  5. Mehak (unregistered) on April 28th, 2006 @ 4:02 pm

    Well Well Well…full supports and both hands for the Metro project.
    I am not too optimistic about the new plans coming up in the City *elevated hosur rd*
    But that does not mean I dont want the infrastr to improve.


  6. BangaloreGuy (unregistered) on April 28th, 2006 @ 7:31 pm

    2011 – target date.


  7. Suyog (unregistered) on April 29th, 2006 @ 9:48 am

    As with most things in India, everything looks fine on paper but the execution of those finely crafted ideas is a big problem. The flyovers and the international airport are good examples. I hope that the Metro somehow beats the trend and goes on the lines of the Delhi one.

    @Ravi – A correction in your post – Mr Srivastav was booted out becaused he did not care too much about the political establishment at the Metro logo function. V Madhu now is the person in charge.


  8. Ravi (unregistered) on April 29th, 2006 @ 1:39 pm

    Thanks, Suyog. Also caught up with that news today! :)


  9. Libran Lover (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2006 @ 5:15 am

    Related post – A Tale of Two Trains – comparing the metro rail for Bangalore and Phoenix: http://libranlover.blogspot.com/2006/05/tale-of-two-trains.html



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