When its operations ended for the day around midnight on Independence Day, Namma Metro had touched a historic high of 8,25,190 riders on Monday.
Thousands of staffers working at firms dotting the International Tech Park Bangalore (IT PB) campus in Whitefield will now have a major incentive to use the Namma Metro for commuting.
BMRCL was on the verge of terminating the contract.
Contract options for six months, 1 year and up to 3 years will be there.
In its new website, launched on Tuesday evening, Namma Metro has the ‘grievances’ section for commuters.
Roofing modelled on airports, massive space for commercial ventures
This stretch (Package-3) is part of the 37-km Phase-2B Line between KR Puram and KIA.
First indigenously built coaches of Namma Metro have been recently given the green signal to be inducted into operations by the Railway Board.
Namma Metro’s Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) `Lavi’ commenced its eight-month journey from MG Road to Vellara Junction on Friday.
After years of protests and resistance, there will be minimal damage to All Saints Church’s ‘sacred grove’ with Namma Metro construction to change route yet again.
No commuter injured so far; BMRCL pulls out trains following such incidents; each window glass costs Rs 10,000
An accidental fire broke out at Bamboo Bazar near Shivajinagar on Saturday evening, gutting construction material at the Metro site.
“The idea was also to ensure minimum inconvenience to the public by barricading only a small portion,” he added.
Outlets set up earlier had to shut due to high costs, low patronage
This is in light of an Indian Institute of Science study that recommended it, so that both transport networks can co-exist at the same location.
A 260-tonne launch girder had slipped on October 24 last year at BTM Layout, bringing work to a halt at the Double Decker flyover at the Jayadeva Interchange station.
On reaching Langford Station after eight months of tunnelling, it was dismantled and transported by road to Vellara again to be relaunched for another line.
Inside the station, temporary barricades have come up to ensure only those who board Metro trains are subject to frisking.
Trains were run empty as well as with sand bags weighing up to 360 tonnes during the trial runs.
Shockingly, barring a few, most Metro officials even on stage had forgotten to don the face mask in Covid time, photos of the event shared by BMRCL to the media reve.