Thursday, November 15, 2007

B'lore metro wants inputs from future users

B'lore metro wants inputs from future users

IBN Live

Bangalore: The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation has released designs for its proposed Metro stations in various parts of Bangalore, but that's not all.

The corporation wants opinions not just from its stakeholders, but also its future users.

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd's Managing Director, V Madhu says, "We want young people, youngsters to write in and share their opinions and ideas and we want their feedback as the metro is for the people.

"I don't want it to look like a normal railway station," said one Bangalorean, "It should look like something in Singapore."

Another opined, "I want food joints and shopping areas in the station."

There are some differing views, though, particularly in commercial areas where shops would have to be demolished for the metro.

"Metro should not come on CMH road," said Sunil Kumar, who owns Karthik's Mithai Shoppe.

LG Shoppe owner Pramod Kumar Aggarwal asked, "Suppposing the metro comes on CMH road, will I get compensation? If I do, will it be worth it?"

While someone has scribbled "No station on CMH road" on a Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation board for a proposed station at CMH road, others are welcome to e-mail their suggestions to


At Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 2:09:00 PM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of an idiot is one who does not want a metro station in his neighbourhood?. The ease of travel , not to mention the increase in property value are some of the benefits if your neighbouhood has the metro staion. We dont need idiots and their opinions!.

At Thursday, December 20, 2007 at 4:21:00 PM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't want the metro in my neighbourhood; there are some people who can think beyond rising property value and some of us happen to think that it's not necessarily a good thing; and in my opinion, you're an idiot too; and I don't care whether you "need" idiots or not because I don't need them either, but you're around.

At Monday, December 24, 2007 at 11:27:00 AM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm curious to know - why you don't want a metro station in your neighborhood? Is traffic congestion not a problem?

At Friday, August 1, 2008 at 7:31:00 PM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a lot of populist ideas with regard to metro rail. People are carried away by glamour and glitter these days, especially, our gen-x. Guys, you need to understand that metro railway is just one of the many systems of railways in the world. Metro railway is expensive and a white elephant. It uproots people, robs them of their livelihood, drains the exchequer, and finally, it helps in easing traffic only to the extent of 15%. Rest 85% will be using other means of transport. For this 15%, we spend 15000 crores or more! Is it worth it? I see many comments out there where people want malls, shopping centers etc. in metro stations. Somebody wants a Singapore. Guys, don't get carried away by glamour, glitter and looks and the Hi-fi interiors. Look at other issues too along with glamour and glitter. A mass transport should cater to atleast 75% population at the minimum cost. Not the other way. Mr.Anaonymous, let us not be hypocrats. I don't want a metro system built on the tears and curses of my neighbours even if my property value shoots up. I am not going to sell my property just because it shoots up. On the other hand, other railway systems that are NON-INVASIVE are always welcome. No issues at all with non-invasive systems. Politicians and bureaucrats are making hay with metro railway by fooling people with glamour, glitter and looks. Out of Rs15000 crores, I bet Rs5000 crores will go into the pockets of politicians!


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