Akanksha Mehrotra

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Metro looks for design consultancy services

The next awaited Phase-2 of Namma Metro project received a thrust at the Global Investors Meet 2012 that concluded recently. This phase of the Metro is still waiting for approval from the Union gover

Fear of failure stalls bus priority lane project

A lane discipline project, launched by the Bangalore Traffic Department, has kicked off, but when will BMTC’s bus priority lane project start? If sources in BMTC are to be believed, the project has be

Hop, skip and fly off lakes


Bengaluru may have thought up with different ways to beat the traffic on its crowded roads, but its planners have never come up with this : Amphibian planes to skim through its lakes, landing with eq

Transport dept no show at GIM

At a time when all government agencies are busy promoting projects that are in the pipe-ine for the forthcoming Global Investors Meet (GIM), the Transport Department hardly has anything to show for it

Bullet train project to get GIM thrust


High-speed rail linking Bengaluru to Chennai and other Tier 2 cities in the State will soon become a reality.

After several rounds of talks between the Japanese government and the State government,

‘We saw them burn to death’

It was a horrifying experience for passengers to watch fellow travellers burn inside the tragedy hit Hampi Express. People looked on helplessly as passengers stuck in the fire-hit bogie of the train c

Horror on the rail track


In one of the most horrifying rail accidents in recent times, 26 people were killed and over 45 injured, as the Hampi Express, which left Hubli at 6 pm on Monday, hit the rear portion of the stationar

26 die in train, 26 on bus

Rescuers evacuate an injured child from a coach of the Hampi Express after the passenger train rammed into the rear of a station

Twenty-six people were killed and over 45 injured when the Bengaluru-bound Hampi Express rammed into a parked goods train at Penukonda station in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh at around 3.20 am

Will statue move for Metro by Sept?

The tunnelling work of Namma Metro is progressing at a good pace and the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is confident that the tunnel boring machine (TBM) will break through at Vidhan

30k city autos yet to upgrade meters


It’s been over two years since the state transport department issued a notification mandating the fitment of electronic meters in autos plying on Bengaluru roads. But there are still over 30,000 autos

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