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Mangaluru: CM mentions metro train project for city in state budget


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Mangaluru, Feb 9: In an important development, a plan to start metro train network in second tier cities like Mangaluru and Mysuru is mentioned in the state budget that was presented by H D Kumaraswamy on Friday, February 8.

This will be a feather in the cap for this coastal city as it already boasts of very good connectivity through land, air, water and rail mode of transport. The addition of metro train will be a compliment for the growing tourism industry of the coastal region. If this materializes, then there will be no doubt that the city, which is termed as a 'Smart City' for the future, will grow in rapid pace.

This city is among the only few cities in the country which has all the three modes of transport. Though the city is limited to corporation area with respect to the administration, its actual area is expanding well beyond the city limits. There is a proposal to form greater Mangaluru also which will include the villages around the city, Mulky, Ullal town municipality areas and Konaje. It is estimated that another two lac people will be added to the population of the city corporation by the formation of greater Mangaluru.

Keeping in mind the pace at which the city is developing, it is demanded that metro network is very essential for easier and faster way to commute around the city.

The railway network project in the city was initially planned decades ago. In 2006, there was a proposal to build Sky Bus Network in the city. In 2008, when BJP was in power, proposal for a feasibility report on running monorail in the city was made. But both the projects did not take off at all. It is hoped that at least this time around the proposal turns into reality.

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  • kavi, vittal/Dubai

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    There are no good and wide roads , footpaths, in rainy season - people vehicle and water goes on one road only. First you build good roads , footpaths and drainage system. It may take 10 years to build. Then think over metro project to.Mangalore.
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  • Dhiraj, Mangaluru

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Two wheelers and 3 wheelers have become easy way of transport vehicles in small cities and it is better to make sky ride for 2 and 3 wheelers with multi level parking for small cities. This will avoid roads are getting jam packed with the 2 wheelers and encourage more people will use 2 wheelers. Sky ride may be cost effective for unplanned cities like Mangaluru when you compare with the very expensive metro.

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  • alwyn, canada

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    due to the population size and the commercial activities are not as good as mega cities like Mumbai, metro may not be cost effective

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  • Jayarama Hegde, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    No Metro Train required in Mangalore, after 8 PM 4 riksha dakulu bunda onji puri la uppuja Hampankatted.

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  • arron menezes, mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Namdu pumpwell overbridge madsi kottre chennagittu...

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  • Fayaz, Katipalla

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Pls give dis tender to nalin(i) & team so our coming generation will use it

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    For National Highway itself, authorities are finding it difficult to acquire the land. Even if there is sufficient funds, it is very difficult to acquire the land inside the city for metro project, unless military laws are used to acquire the land.

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  • Santosh, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    EVERY TALKS ARE GOING ON TO MAKE FOOL TO MANGLORE PEOPLE BUT NO ONE IS READY TO ANSWER WHEN NANTOOR FLY OVER IS COMING SO THAT PEOPLE CAN SAVE THIER LIVES SAFETLY FOR SOME MORE YEARS PEACEFULLY

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  • abdul, udupi

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    I will not be able to see this project for sure.. at the pace the Nalin flyover at pumpwell is progressing, this project might take at least 25 years to realize.

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  • mahesh, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Which project?
    There is no allocation to this.

    You think he will a metro out of thin air?

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  • tarun, mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    kumarswamy is hard worker.. he initiated Bangalore metro project.. hope mangalore metro also materialise..

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Any metro or bus network is no fun if it can not connect Airport! First think about building a bus terminal at the Bajpe Airport!! I guess only JR Lobo is capable of even making a Metro reality!

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    All gimmick
    Decent bus stand is a dream and they r talking about metro. Where is the land for metro? Further let them finish the filling of pot holes and improve the existing road connection to DK and Udupi Dist
    All nautanki and dombarata

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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Foolish idea economically not feasible. better make cornice road kuloor river bank to netravati river bank automatically traffic will reduce & half of that money they can widen the road given good compensation to land looser

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Still in 20 years people’s representatives talking about international standard bus station ! Now dream metro.

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Instead of Metro I prefer Mono rail
    There will no noise pollution
    Bale bale Bega Bega ilyiri jeppi hatthiri right poyee

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  • mahesh, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Dont get all excited.
    it was only a mention.
    Not even one rupee has been alloted for this project.

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Metro is required.

    Phase 1 Mangalore, Panambur, Surathkal, Mulki. --Bus connectivity
    Phase 2 Konaje, Ullal, Mangalore -- Bus connectivity
    Phase 3 Kavoor, Bajpe, Kattel -- Bus connectivity

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  • Arun, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Mlore needs metro in coming days..however its a very small town and congested. Where do they get land for it? Nanthoor circle needs fly over! What happened?

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Actually Metro rail is Central Special Project Vehicle project with a quasi Govt BMRCL facilitating....How can Kummy take advantage of this in State budget? All lies!

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  • Desi Jawan, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    CM only mentions...... not a reality

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    i appreciate kumara's encouragement 2wards paddy cultivation's in da coastal districts.

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  • John Tauro, M'luru/ Kwt

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Metro can be beneficial if it is feasible to connect the City with interior areas like Konaje, BC Road, Airport & Kinnigoli.

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Bullet train still not commissioned

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    If it was Yeddi's budget, he would have started "bullet"train straight from shikaripura to pistul rani's coffee estate...

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  • J L Mangalore, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    First complete Pumpwell & Thokottu flyovers...
    Then make parking space,footpaths,better roads.
    Make a good International Airport. Semi International is not functioning well.
    Then lets dream of metro.
    BDW where is the land for metro. ..?
    in the sea ...
    hahaha

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  • Dinshyam, Deralakatte

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Why in budget all the time carry maroon bag. Any importance.
    Congress only good to laid down foundation state... latter on bjp take over will complete all projects one by one.

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  • Roland, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    Is pumpwell flyover completed?

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  • Anand Kumar, Mangga Gala Uru

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    BJPee is pot hell. Got it?

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  • Mohammed Ilyas Byndoor/Dubai.U.A.E, Byndoor/Dubai.U.A.E

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    If lost easily can track, in case Black Color invisible.,

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  • praveen, mangalore

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    thats step towards development.... Lets not talk about cows, mandir Masjid,

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Feb 9 2019

    When are you going to connect Udupi & Kemmenu ...

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