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Aug 14 2016 (10:40)   Don't use bad terrain as excuse, expand Metro fast: Sreedharan
 

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Dismissing as an excuse the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation's explanation that tough terrain has delayed the expansion of Namma Metro, Metro Man E Sreedharan on Saturday said geology cannot be cited to justify cost escalation."There are rocks and difficult tunnelling conditions in most cities. Metros have, more or less, followed the schedule of inauguration elsewhere. There needs to be somebody to question things," he said during the launch of his NGO's Karnataka chapter.Delays have cost the city dear. There is immense vehicular congestion. A wider reach of the Metro could have aided in reducing it. "The Metro was conceptualized over a decade ago - when Bengaluru's population was barely 60 lakh. The city now houses over 1.1 crore inhabitants. There should have been a larger network by now.The only way to tackle the traffic is to aggressively expand the Metro network," Sreedharan stressed.
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said a highspeed rail link would be the best way to connect the city to the Kempegowda International Airport. Imagine the kind of land required for the Metro project and the amount of time it will take to complete the track to the airport. The best option would be a high-speed rail link with check-in facilities at the city centre, from where the link should commence," Sreedharan said.Rejecting the idea of a Bus Rapid Transit System Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), Sreedharan said it would not be able to handle the traffic on Bengaluru's narrow roads.
Sreedharan, who built the Delhi Metro and the Konkan Railway, is credited with changing the face of public transport in India.
His NGO, The Foundation for Restoration of National Values (FRNV), will focus on value-based education through schools, police reforms and administrative reforms.
On Saturday , many lawyers, academicians and young Bengalureans became `Friends of FRNV' to spread national values. General secretary Bharat Wakhlu said national values are nothing but whatever is enshrined in the Constitution of India.

  
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Once again hard hitting plain talk by MetroMan exposing Namma Metro planners.

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