Akanksha Mehrotra

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Year gone by, BMTC yet to get fleet of 850 buses

The fiscal year has ended, but Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) which had announced that 850 buses would be inducted into its fleet in 2011-12, has failed to meet the target. Not ev

Toll halt to hit BIA road work

The court order on suspending collection of toll on NH-7 (Bengaluru-Bellary Road) near the trumpet interchange of the Bengaluru International Airport may have come as a relief for road users. But this

Snack at darshini before Metro ride


Soon, you will be able to enjoy lip-smacking dishes at Namma Metro stations. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) is planning to start food courts, on the lines of darshinis, in and around the

Another hike in auto fare coming?

It is not an April fool joke, another hike in auto fares could become a reality due to a steep hike in auto LPG prices by Rs 6.80 per litre, announced on April 1.

In March, auto fare per kilometer w

Metro picks up pace along Phase-2

Work on Phase-2 of Namma Metro is a little closer to taking off with the BMRCL inviting tenders for geotechnical investigations for this phase. Three separate tenders have been invited for execution o

On the right track?

While Railway Budget 2012-13 has a lot to offer in terms of new initiatives like the Train Collision Avoidance System, and Green Toilets, it is the common man who will have to pay for them by coughi

No parking at schools in CBD

A few prominent schools will have a tough time dealing with parking issues as the city traffic police plans to remove the parking lots on the Residency Road stretch. The parking lots will be removed t

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