Under criticism for not providing bus bays at most existing Metro stations in Phase I, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is now coming up with an access improvement plan.
BMRCL, along with agencies like BMTC, traffic police, BBMP and DULT, is planning to conduct surveys along Phase II corridors to identify spots, particularly near upcoming stations, where bus bays, taxi/auto stands or zebra crossings for pedestrians are required.
Sources say BMRCL has learnt from the flaws of Phase I stations and decided to come up with a proper traffic management system before the next phase becomes operational. Bus bays, for instance, are needed near Metro stations to give commuters safe access to BMTC’s feeder services.
“We want to provide facilities like bus bays at all 62 upcoming Metro stations under Phase II. We are coordinating with different agencies and planning Read More