Glitches force users to dump Karnataka Mobile One app

Many say money debited was not put in Metro cards Technical glitches in the award-winning Karnataka Mobile One app is forcing people to stop using it. Chirashwini S, a college student, said: “I recharged my Metro card for Rs 1,000 using the app in 2019. Money got deducted from my account but was not credited […]

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50 more railway stations to get baby-feeding centres

A baby-feeding centre has been opened at the Majestic railway station’s AC waiting room. Covered with thick curtains, the centre has two wooden stools for lactating women to sit comfortably and feed their children. “We have installed the Corner Baby-feeding Centre as a pilot project at the Majestic station. We will soon implement such centres […]

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Ban on live music at pubs robs livelihoods, gives relief to others

Bengaluru city’s nightlife has gone a little silent due to the ban on live music at pubs. Twenty-seven pubs in Bengaluru were barred from playing live music in 2018. The number has now increased to 107, according to reports, causing huge losses to the F&B industry. Artists who used to perform at these pubs say […]

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Koramangala residents want Metro, BMRCL says not possible

Citizens say that a metro line is needed to decongest the area Residents of Koramangala want the Ejipura-Koramangala elevated corridor replaced with the Metro line from Baiyappanahalli to Silk Board to decongest the area. But officials say it is not possible to do so. “We’re trying to connect all the possible places in the city […]

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Service roads on ORR dug up for pillars

Rerouting traffic would ease congestion, say experts Service roads along Outer Ring Road have been dug up to erect pillars for Namma Metro’s Red Line, causing inconvenience to residents of Kalyan Nagar, HRBR Layout and Kammanahalli. They fear the pillars will make it difficult for them to access the inner roads. Raju Zacharia, a resident […]

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Delayed Metro Phase 2 work brings hardship and worry

Businesses badly hit in various parts of the city like Kengeri, KR Puram, Silk Board Junction. Meghna Das Chowdhury The delay in the completion of Namma Metro Phase 2 is increasing traffic congestion. People of Kengeri, Silk Board Junction and K.R. Puram complain their lives and businesses are disrupted due to traffic jams. The project […]

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Pigeon droppings at Metro stations can make you sick

People with low immunity are most vulnerable. Pigeon droppings cause secondary infections to those who are already ill. Commuters of Namma Metro have a reason to worry that they are not aware of: Pigeon droppings. They can cause up to 60 diseases. “Pigeon droppings will affect the passengers if they are not cleaned for a […]

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