From the BEML end, right arm over the wicket


As D-day approaches for the launch of metro rail services in Bangalore, a worker takes a breather as the track awaits finishing touches at Anil Kumble circle on M.G. Road on Tuesday, while at the other end of the pitch, bogies are organised at Byappanahalli metro base on Thursday.

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News


The Namma Metro photo portfolio

The giant violin-box hanging above ‘Parades’

It’s still not here, but it’s already kind of here

Yes, it’s for real, and it’s purple and off-white

4 cars, 3 SUVs, 8 bikes, and 16 autorickshaws

Oh God, what have they done to my M.G. Road

Saturdays, girlfriends, popcorn and other memories

Every picture tells a tale. Babu‘s can fill a tome.

Not a picture that will make it to Lonely Planet

Amar, Akbar, Antony. Or Ram, Robert, Rahim

Only a low-angle shot can convey its great girth

Lots of work overground for an underground rail

The unsung heroes in the dreams of Bangaloreans

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6 Responses to “From the BEML end, right arm over the wicket”

  1. Faldo Says:

    Fully complete or not, namma Metro should make us feel proud. One hopes this takes off as per schedule.

  2. NS Rao Says:

    The Headline should read as Pavillion End – not BEML end – BEML end is on the other side – Cubbon Road.

  3. prasad Says:

    Should have a long journey on this metro next time I am in Bangalore. Looks good! Hope the present government continues till the project is finished, other wise there will a stand still.

  4. Faiq Says:

    with so many trees gone, this better be good.

  5. Pulikeshi the Last Says:

    This much needed service, unfortunately, comes at a time when the country is paralysed by terrorism paranoia, and this is a very fortunate time for the security industry. Wait till you hear that a full fifty per cent of avara Metro’s profits go into providing security for the Metro facilities and commuters. There is no shortage of Indian versions of Blackwater. What will happen to the other fifty is anybody’s guess.

  6. Bengalooru Haida Says:


    Sir..I share your enthusiasm about Metro in Bengalooru. But then you go on to say

    Here I start sweating. Metro could be in serious trouble if Yeddy pangada continues to rule us. Given his record of denotifying juicy parcels of land, I am concerned he would give away land earmarked for Metro to ‘development’ ie development of his own kith and kin.

    Lankesh made famous the ‘Gum’ and ‘Bam’ sarkara ( Gundurao and Bangarappa). Had he been alive probably he would have termed this sarkara as ‘Gulum’ sarkara.

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