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Namma Metro disconnect

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Namma Metro connectivity to different parts of the city is welcome. But commuters also need good access and facilities to reach stations from their homes. And that's a drawback, finds a recent study by the Indian Institute of Science. The transportation connectivity around most (existing and upcoming) Metro stations is not fully developed to encourage a shift from private vehicles to the Metro.

For the full text of the report in the ToI, click here.

And, here is the link to the web page with the abstract (one page), report (56 pages)and full report with appendix (116 pages) with individual urls, of the study done by CiSTUP member, Ms Laxmi Nagaraj, guided by Prof T G Sitharam.

I expect Prajagalu will find the study interesting.

A solution perhaps lies in what is stated here.

Muralidhar Rao

 

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Vasanth's picture

Connecting Disconnect

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In the first place, they should connect Mantri Mall to MG Road with 10 mins frequency equivalent to metro frequency. This gives Reach 1 - Reach 3 Connectivity.  This is another 6 km with travel time around 30 mins by bus.

v9v9v9's picture

Connectivity with simple ideas

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First of all, the idea by vasanth is wonderful. We need the connectivity of lines before the metro line gets completed. Infact they should have a bus service from MG road to vijayanagar where the metro is planned, And from mantri square to green line other end via majestic.

Moreover our metro has a bad connectivity from localities. Further these following woes add up.

   Parking is limited @ metro stations. What would the BMRC do when the population of bangalore grows further?  I wonder  where commuters would park their vehicles when MG road is already running out of parking place. Bayappanahalli has a small parking space compared to its terminal size.

   Why is there no facility to carry bicycles in metro? many countries have a seperate allocation for bicycles. Prople carry their cycles along while travelling.  Mumbai local has made way to dabbawalas. why cant we do something like that which allows to carry our own bicycles?

 

 

Vasanth's picture

Shared Autos and Chakra Bus Routes

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Shared Autos using something like Tata Magic or even luxurious Innovas connecting the internal layouts to nearest Metro and Bus Stations would help better connectivity. BMRCL should tie up with major taxi operators like Easycabs / Merucabs.

Secondly, BMTC has started Chakra Routes and Feeder Routes for its Big Trunk services. Similar such service should be started connecting to Metro. Also every area in Bangalore is connected to Majestic by bus. These routes should be routed via nearest Metro station.

For instance, buses from Hanumanthnagar side towards Majestic go via Ashrama and K R Market instead of going via National College Circle, Sajjan Rao circle. Very few buses like 43,36 go that way. If these buses are routed via National College, people have the option to changeover to Metro. If the trend continues with people changing over to Metro, then majority of that route buses could be halted here with few going further till Majestic for connectivity to corporation circle etc. This will gradually reduce the traffic of buses in CBD as well as emission.

Regarding parking, it would be very difficult and again traffic will be there and surroundings of Metro stations would become messy.

Carrying bicycles in Metro may be OK during non-peak hours when there is no last mile connectivity, but during peak hours, it will reduce the carrying capacity of Metro. Bicycle rental at Metro stations is better.

 

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