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Metro OR Suburban train to KIA?

Commuter Rail

So its that time of the year again, expectations from the budget abt announcements on suburban rail and no doubt madam FM did say few words on the issue but also left a lot for speculation. And then the news items abt the train link to the trumpet interchange near KIA that has started some invigorated discussions on social media.

Airport Halt Station KIAL Devanhalli

Commuter Rail

Tentative Train Timings at Halt station 

We need few more services from City, Cant or Whitefield or Yesvanthpur to Devanhalli to help Airport Workers to make use of it.  Its arround 1.3 Kms from Airport 1st Circle and 400 Meter from NH-7 but access need to be improved

Opening up of Airport Halt Station at KIAL Devanhalli

Commuter Rail
31 Jan 2020 19:42
Asia/Calcutta

Finally Airport halt station beeing built by BIAL thanks to MD BIAL & DRM SWR

Now we have 4 services in each direction and  with further addition of few services as per Airport timings & peak fligh timings, it will be good start

 

New Halt stations

Commuter Rail

As we have seen 3 Halt station coming up  during last  5 Years in Bangalore : Hoody by MP PC MOhan, Krishandevaraya Halt station by Ananthkumar,  Airport Halt Station by BIAL Managment

We have seen how these are benifitiing people / commuters

Update on Koramangala projects

Infrastructure
With the Ward Committee's largely dysfunctional (check here), I am appending below my version (gathered from exchanges on various WhatsApp groups, and hearsay - if anyone has more authentic info, they are most welcome to correct me) of a

Metro, not NimBus (BPS) , needed for ORR

The govt along with various organizations like DULT is gearing up for the launch of  NimBus or the Bus Priority System(BPS) planned on the ORR. This, on the outset, seems a sane decision, probably a little late in coming though.. This is because the weird designs of flyovers, with separated elevated sections, btw Silkboard and KR puram ,were done originally to accommodate a BRT system.

Extortion racket by faking accidents

The following was posted by a resident on our apartment complex WhatsApp group:
 
Thought I should share an incident that happened today as I was going to work (around 9 AM, Monday, 26th Aug, '19); and some thoughts.

BBMP seeks public help to fix plan violations

Urban Development

It seems straight out of the STASI manual from earstwhile East Germany, where folks within families were known to spy on each other. But however weird it seems, BBMP plan to get public/neighbours to check on by-law violations might just as well work.

An outline for a most equitable public bus transport model

Bus
There had been estimates from long that the city needed far more buses than the BMTC was operating, and it was also known that the need was being partially met by the private operators. But, nobody knew that between the private operators and the schools, there were over 6 times the numbers operated by BMTC.

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