Wednesday, June 28, 2006

PM’s praise puts Metro on track

PM’s praise puts Metro on track
The Times of India

Bangalore: The encouraging pat on the back by PM Manmohan Singh has given Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC) MD V Madhu reason to smile. “I don’t foresee too many roadblocks now. People who will lose land are bound to be upset. But in greater public interest, one has to sacrifice private interests. However, this will not be done without due compensation,’’ he told TOI at the inauguration of a digital art exhibition on Tuesday.

He added that given the state of crumbling infrastructure in the city, Metro should have ideally kicked off 10 years ago. “I can only hope that we complete on or before time.”

Madhu, who’s studied the Delhi’s Metro closely, said he would be taking a ride on the Kolkata Metro rail soon. “We’ve also been in touch with the Hyderabad Metro rail authorities and we plan to exchange notes on progress.”

Madhu said he would like to interact with officials of the Mumbai Metro as well: “always helps to have a word of advice”.


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