Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL): News

10 Apr 2024


Bengaluru: Metro responds after reports claim laborer barred over clothes 

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has responded to reports that a laborer was prohibited from boarding the metro due to his clothing.

10 Jan 2023

Namma Metro

Bengaluru: Mother, son die after under-construction metro pillar collapses

A three-year-old child and his mother died after an under-construction Namma Metro pillar collapsed on their two-wheeler passing through the stretch in Bengaluru's Nagavara on Tuesday morning.

22 Sep 2021


Namma Metro Phase II to be completed by 2024: Bommai

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday asked officials to complete the second phase of Namma (Bengaluru) Metro work by 2024.

20 Jul 2018


Bengaluru metro network to get another station, courtesy Infosys

IT major Infosys' philanthropic arm, Infosys Foundation will soon add a station to the Bengaluru metro network, as per an agreement between the company and BMRCL.

07 Jul 2018


Bengaluru: Infosys to contribute Rs. 200cr for Konappana Agrahara Metro-Station

Infosys Foundation would contribute Rs. 200 crore to the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Ltd for construction of Konappana Agrahara Metro Station and metro railway track and both parties would sign a MoU on July 19, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said today.

04 Jul 2018


Rs. 1.3 crore: Bengaluru Metro's stunning single-day income

Ever since a six-coach metro train was launched in Bengaluru in June, it has boosted daily earnings for the management.

04 Jun 2018


Will Bengaluru Metro keep running? HC to decide on employee-strike

A lot depends on the Karnataka HC today, which will issue its ruling on whether Bengaluru metro staffers can go ahead with their planned strike.

19 May 2018


Bengaluru Metro Union may go on strike from June 4

Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) employees' union has threatened an indefinite strike from thereon.

05 May 2018

Sexual Harassment

Bengaluru man held for flashing at woman aboard metro train

A 27-year-old man was arrested in Bengaluru after a woman accused him of sexually harassing her.

22 Apr 2018

Kia Motors

Bengaluru: 3 more bus services to airport, soon

Keeping in mind Bengaluru's Kempegowda International airport's ever-growing passenger traffic, the public transport agency, BMTC, has planned to add three more bus services to its 'Vayu Vajra' fleet.

Bengaluru metro services extended by 1.5 hours on IPL days

The Bengaluru metro will run till 12.30 AM, as against the normal 11 PM, on all the days IPL matches will be held at the Chinnaswamy stadium.

21 Mar 2018


Bengaluru Metro employees call off tomorrow's strike, relief for commuters

Bringing huge relief to the regular commuters of Bengaluru Metro, about 900 employees have agreed to not strike tomorrow.

13 Mar 2018


New train services connect Baiyappanahalli to Bengaluru's tech hubs

Four suburban trains that will connect Baiyappanahalli metro station to its technology hubs, Bellandur and Electronic City, have started its operations from yesterday.

10 Mar 2018


Bengaluru Metro Union threaten to go on indefinite strike

Come March 22, and there may be no metro running in Bengaluru. The Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) employees' union have threatened to go on an indefinite strike from that day.

23 Feb 2018


Bengaluru: "Do not whistle," security guards ordered

No, do not get misled by the headline. This is actually a directive issued by the Namma Metro authorities for security guards who control crowd at platforms.

03 Feb 2018


Bengaluru's Namma Metro trains to get three additional coaches

Bengaluru's Namma Metro is all set to get its much-awaited additional train coaches soon.

01 Feb 2018


#DecodingBudget: India gets Rs. 1,200cr healthcare coverage, 'largest govt-funded program'

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the 2018 Budget this morning. If the NDA doesn't return to power in 2019, this was its last full-fledged Budget.

14 Dec 2017


Flight delay: Aviation Minister calls up AI chairman, three suspended

Passengers of a Delhi-Vijayawada Air India flight yesterday had to sit inside the plane for 1.5 hours waiting for take-off.

14 Oct 2017


Bengaluru: Couple dead, 3 feared drowned in heavy rainstorm

Heavy rainfall in Bengaluru's Kurubarahalli and Lagere on Friday night led to the death of a couple due to a wall collapse.

12 Oct 2017


How much do metro rides in Indian cities cost?

Two days ago, Delhi Metro fares were hiked for the second time in five months. The final result: a 100% hike over the period.

21 Sep 2017


Bengaluru Airport Metro Link: BMRCL revises alignment, saving Rs. 1000cr

After submitting the detailed project report for the Airport Metro Link, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited said it revised the alignment near Cantonment Railway Station, linking Shivajinagar and Pottery Town metro stations.

11 Sep 2017


Bengaluru: Namma Metro passengers left without mobile-connectivity in underground sections

Several Bengaluru Namma Metro commuters are frustrated as they are unable to get mobile connectivity in the underground section of the Purple Line.

09 Aug 2017


Bengaluru girl confronts pervert taking pictures of her on Metro

21-year-old girl from Bengaluru confronted a pervert after he took pictures of her, and made inappropriate gestures at her in a metro train.

03 Aug 2017


Karnataka's two-wheeler Honda plant is largest in the world

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter established its fourth assembly-line in its Narasapura factory in Kolar district, Karnataka, making India the biggest production hub for Honda's two-wheeler operations.

21 Jul 2017


Bengaluru: With this elevated corridor, Koramangala would be traffic-free

BBMP will kick off work on the long-pending 2.4 km elevated corridor between Ejipura Main Road to Hosur Road on Monday.

07 Jul 2017


Bengaluru: Namma Metro workers call off their strike

Bengalureans heaved a sigh of relief after Namma metro workers withdrew their strike and normal metro services were restored.

27 Jun 2017


Bengaluru Metro gives realty sector a boost

With the launch of the Metro Green line in Bengaluru that connects the East-West and North-South corridors, the real estate around the routes have become hot properties.

26 Jun 2017


After a week of going live, Bengaluru Metro faces technical-issues

The Green-Line section of Namma Metro, that connects Sampige Road to Yelachenahalli, was hit by signal snag for an hour, just a week after it was opened for masses.

24 Jun 2017


Karnataka CET topper gets an AIR-4 in NEET

Sankeerth Sadananda has done it yet again. He has not only topped in Common Entrance Test, 2017 in Karnataka but also secured an all India rank of 4 in NEET, 2017.

21 Jun 2017


Traders' association to build toilets at Bengaluru metro stations

The Chickpet Traders' Association has offered to to build pay and use toilets for passengers at the Metro station and talks are going on with Bangalore Metro Rail Corportation (BMRC) regarding the initiative.

12 Jun 2017


Heavy rains cause landslide in Karnataka, 3 children dead

Heavy rains wreaked havoc for the people of Uttara Kannada district, after a landslide buried alive three children. Atleast 8 houses were destroyed.

08 Jun 2017


Bengaluru's Phase 1 metro to be inaugurated on June 17

Bengaluru's wait for Phase 1 metro will soon be over with its last leg to be inaugurated on June 17 by President Pranab Mukherjee.

31 May 2017


Soon, Dial 100 for appointment with Bengaluru police officers

Residents of Bengaluru will soon be able to dial 100 for setting up appointments with police officers at local police stations for verification or filing of non-emergency complaints.

30 May 2017


Karnataka will soon get government-run meat shops

According to reports, the Karnataka government will soon have independent units which will sell low-cost and hygienic lamb and mutton across the state.

25 May 2017


Bengaluru Police arrests 4 Pakistani nationals with fake Aadhaar cards

On 24th May, conducting a raid based on a tip-off, the City Crime Branch of Bengaluru Police arrested 4 Pakistani nationals.

22 May 2017


GST Impact- Taxes on Kannada movie tickets maybe reimbursed

With the Goods and Services Tax to come into effect from 1st July in Karnataka, the Karnataka government is contemplating the reimbursement of tax collected on Kannada movie tickets.

16 May 2017


China made hi-tech drones seized in Bengaluru

Last week, 10 drones capable of flying at 6,000 metres with a half-kg payload and equipped with a high-end satellite navigation system were seized from a passenger at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA).

10 May 2017


Bengaluru to now have pod taxis?

Commissioner of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP), Manjunath Prasad claimed that the civic body is planning to implement pod taxis in the city.

09 May 2017


Bengaluru firm chosen to build hyperloop pod prototype

Workbench Projects from Bengaluru has been chosen by Hyperloop India to build a prototype pod which will feature on a global platform - a competition for the super fast transportation system using magnetic levitation technology.

03 May 2017


Karnataka: BJP MLC sends porn images on WhatsApp group

According to reports, Belagavi MLC from BJP, Mahantesh Kavatagimath posted at least 50 PDF files containing nude pictures of women on the Belagavi Media Force WhatsApp group.

24 Apr 2017


Bengaluru: Now, an app to help you evade potholes

A group of four classmates from Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, have invented an app which warns users about the potholes on the road.

17 Apr 2017

Tamil Nadu

Bengaluru police to launch new app for jurisdiction

Bengaluru Police is set to inaugurate 'Know Your Police Station' in April, an app to lead complainants to the right police station-one which their localities fall under.

03 Apr 2017


Traffic penalties to go cashless in Bengaluru

The Bengaluru traffic police is spending Rs. 10crore in order to enable cashless-payment of penalties.

29 Mar 2017


Karnataka government wants to "rehabilitate" transgender beggars

The government of Karnataka announced the formation of 'vigilance-squads' who will arrest transgender women begging on Bengaluru streets in order to "rehabilitate" them.

27 Mar 2017


Army personnel's combat jackets to come from Bengaluru companies

Two extremely crucial combat-clothing needs of the Indian Army will be satisfied by Bengaluru companies; bullet-proof jackets (BPJs) and coats for extreme cold climates (coats-ECC) for those posted in Siachen.