Namma Metro

The Namma Metro blog here

Since my return back to Bangalore, I have not been as excited as now. In my opinion, it is a red letter day in Bangalore’s history.

PM Manmohan Singh is to lay the foundation stone for the Namma Metro project today. [ Daily Blog here. ] This project should be dedicated to each and every citizen of Bangalore.

Once completed – target date: 2009, Namma Metro is going to change the face and nature of urban transport in Bangalore. Truly, each and every citizen will get a feel of what world class public transportation means. Traffic jams, pollution, fuel hikes, road accidents etc hopefully will be consigned to the dustbin of history. Though we are merely catching up with the developed countries of the world where such metro systems are passe, better late than never!

In Delhi, I make it a point during every official visit to travel by its Metro and my heart swells with pride when I see the disbelief on the commuters faces experiencing the system’s efficiency, punctuality and cleanliness. And, except for designer stations, the service, IMHO, is as good as Singapore’s.

I consider myself fortunate because the Byapannahalli Terminus is merely a stone’s throw away from my residence and the proposed ‘Old Madras Road’ stop will mean crossing the road!!! Voila, going to M.G Road & Brigade Road will become a cakewalk!


I hope to attend the inauguration today and will post pics. Stay on track, will ya?


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3 Comments so far

  1. Prashanth (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2006 @ 5:24 pm

    2009!! still long time to go… during my graduation I witnessed the construction of Mysore road fly over – for over 3 yrs… now its metro while travelling to work :)

    BTW where is this OMR station gettting built ??

  2. NParry (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2006 @ 8:13 pm

    All will go well, assuming the Gowday dynasty doesn’t rear its ugly head every now and then, and then demand that each station be named after members of the clan:

    Kumaranna Stop
    Revanna Stop
    Balkishne Gowda Stop
    Anita Stop
    Suraj Stop
    Akhila Karnataka Raita Bandhava and Jagalaguru Deve Gowda Stop
    Smt. Deve Gowda Stop
    Sunanda Stop

  3. shek (unregistered) on June 24th, 2006 @ 1:38 pm

    Heard tht there’ll be two stations named after Rajkumar—Rajkumar Nagar and Annavarupalaya.

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