Workers who build Namma Metro are living in crammed rooms, unable to follow social distancing during the lockdown. A recent study shows that most of them haven’t got salaries for February and March, and aren’t getting free rations.
Metro travel restricted on account of COVID-19, water quality in 129 houses tested, fresh clearances needed for Peripheral Ring Road project – catch up on news from the city over the past week, in our roundup.
Bengaluru’s first road-cum-Metro rail flyover in progress, over 17,000 people screened for coronavirus in Kempegowda International Airport so far – read more on this and other news from the city this week, in our roundup
Metro stations are ideal for integration with various transport modes. Integration can be through bus stops/bays, auto stands, two-wheeler parking etc, depending on the characteristics of each Metro station
Centre’s MoU with Karnataka for the Metro project specified a Comprehensive Mobility Plan as a primary condition. BMRCL creating the plan is compared to “Airtel drafting the telecom policy for the entire country.”
Water levels in KRS dam plummeting, Jayadeva flyover demolition to begin on July 15th, BBMP counts on its new draft by-laws to check building violations – read more on what happened in the city over this week
Last week, the High Court passed orders on two major concerns of Bengalureans – the elevated corridor project, and indiscriminate tree felling for Metro rail. Read more on this, and other happenings in the city over the past week
Two thirds of Bengaluru’s population needs reliable transport, and public transport is not enough right now. The city sees thousands of new vehicles added every month. The city needs good public transport, and quickly.
Bengaluru is once again toying with the idea of introducing pod taxis. But it is at best a fast mode of personal rapid transit, with limited and low carrying capacity. Neither will it provide last mile connectivity. Do we have better alternatives? Ashish Verma explains.