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Bangalore Metro round-up July 18

Metro Rail


This week seemed like a low PR activity week for Namma Metro.

BIAL Updates July 14 2007

Key BIAL Concessionaires

  • Aviation Fuel Facility: Skytanking & IndianOil
  • Ground Handling: GlobeGround India & Air-India/Singapore Air Terminal Services (SATS)
  • Cargo Facility: SATS/Air-India & Bobba Group/Menzies Aviation

 

BIAL Dedicated Rail

BIAL to invest in the high speed rail to the airport. Interestingly the rail connectivity to cost more than the airport itself.

BIAL May Pilot Rail Link To Devanahalli Airport

BIAL Updates July 13 2007

A summary of the developments so far. Check the links for context.

Second BIAL runway by 2013: Brunner
Text Source: Bangalore, DH News Service updated with relevant links.

BIAL Official Updates July 2007

Construction progress during June 2007

Tracking BIAL

BIAL Updates

Moving The Finish Line The Bangalore Way

Sticking with it for over a decade now, to get a pioneering legal framework setup and then going on to implement the country's first greenfield airport project, BIAL's Albert Brunner has shown that he's a lambe race ka ghoda. But with Bangalore continuously moving the finish line, he's having a horrible time pacing the race.

Lacking Traffic Discipline in Bangalore

Bangalore means Traffic - Wherever we see, we see jams, accidents, fights between drivers and much more unpredictable incidents. What is preventing Bangalore from having a clean, disciplined traffic. Few of the issues I found the difference between foreign countries and India in General and Bangalore in Particular are:

1. People are not afraid of Law and the Traffic Cops.

DLF Bags Bidadi?

Buried deep inside the pages is a very interesting piece of news. Is it Bidadi they are talking about? "Real estate giant DLF is set to bag a township project in Bangalore spread over 9,000 acres that could entail an investment of about $10-20 billion.

Nobody misses them though ...

Yet another pronouncement about elections to local urban bodies. HDK orders that the elections be setup by July 31 for all local bodies except BBMP. Ramalinga Reddy and Dharam Singh(remember him?) of the Congress Party take objection to BBMP being excluded.

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