The giant violin-box hanging above ‘Parades’

A gaggle of eagles take a bird’s eye-view of construction of the metro railway station in front of what used to be Plaza theatre. The first phase of Namma Metro, from Anil Kumble circle to Byapannahalli, is scheduled to commence operations in January next year, and the 140 personnel who will operate services on the 7km route are now in Delhi undergoing training at Delhi Metro.

Photographs: Karnataka Photo News


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6 Responses to “The giant violin-box hanging above ‘Parades’”

  1. Faiq Says:

    Pariah Kites. Not eagles.

  2. Sanjana Says:


  3. prasad Says:

    Looks Great! But where are all the birds & trees? Will they come back? If so OK, but otherwise —————.

  4. ponnaps Says:

    is PUB still the tallest building in bluru?…

  5. Rohith Says:

    Wouldn’t it be a good idea to nickname this station/terminal after the eternally famous Violinst from Karnataka – Mr (Piteel) Chowdaiah?

    Better and concisely sill – ‘Piteel’ Metro Station :)

    Now, who’ll convey this message to BMRC?

  6. babuds Says:

    I think this chit of a bit of a station on a pillar or two is a disaster waiting to happen, with or without the violin at its top. It will be Ok for stations on Alps or such places where population densities or abysmally low. Imagine the crowds that would push and stampede themselves into a chutney at this station in the near future (January 2010?). Of course the police would contribute their bit in ‘crowd control’.

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