On Bangalore metro

A compilation of articles Citizen Matters has covered on Bangalore metro-construction.


Metro alignment. Source: BMRCL

  • Is Namma Metro on a safe track?
    Experts and officials respond to questions and concerns around the safety and design controversy surrounding the Bengaluru Metro’s construction.
  • Metro work chugging along
    But rather wearily, and with many hiccups. Recent update is that 11 cases against land acquisition on CMH Road were dismissed in just three days.
  • Metro station construction to begin soon
    Stations construction is slated for January-February 2009. Smart cards are planned, stations will be disabled-friendly. Reach 1 will be operational by December 2010, the latest estimate.
  • Ruling coming up on future of Metro Rail, traders
    Citizen Matters is following the High Court proceedings on a PIL regarding the Metro Rail project. A ruling is due on 1 September.
  • No space for shops in most Metro stations, says BMRCL
    It will not be a happy Independence Day for shopkeepers displaced by the Metro. The BMRCL has planned shop-less stations in key areas like Indiranagar, drowning the question of compensatory space for them.
  • Metro, anxiety for MKK Road traders
    This thriving local economy in Rajajinagar is in for a shakeup with the Metro station coming there. Traders are unhappy with the deal they are getting.
  • Is the land acquisition law absolute?
    Experiences from cities across the world shows us what can happen when governments take away private properties in the name of public purpose.
  • Metro vs Traders: legal test coming up
    The litigation filed by CMH Road’s traders is a legal test for whether the land acquisition law is being used or abused. The next hearing is on 4 June.
  • Tangled in litigation, Metro work slows
    On March 28, Chief Justice Cyriac Joseph admitted a PIL against the Metro on grounds of absence of a comprehensive legislation for its implementation. The CMH Road traders’ association filed the PIL.
  • CMH Road : No to Metro
    The CMH Road traders’ association in Indiranagar is fighting an uphill battle to relocate the Metro alignment to Old Madras Road. The High Court awarded the latest round to BMRCL.

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