In the darkness, a ray of light at 19:12:30 hours

First they said the trial run would begin on Monday, 24 January 2011. Then they said it wouldn’t. But Namma Metro slithered silently along Mahatma Gandhi road, well ahead of schedule on Sunday, 23 January 2011 (top), after blue, white and red-helmeted technicians had attended to some repair work on the track at Ulsoor.

For the record, the top picture was shot at 30 seconds past 7.12 pm.

Photographs: Karnataka Photo News


The Namma Metro photo portfolio:

The biggest day in the history of Bangalore?

Do not try this at home (if you have a few bogies)

From the BEML end, right arm over the wicket

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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8 Responses to “In the darkness, a ray of light at 19:12:30 hours”

  1. ShaKri Says:

    History has been made.

  2. dinesh Says:

    nice to see

  3. karihaida Says:

    Finally… some action

  4. the colonel Says:

    Well Done. The Balance as Quickly as possible.

  5. Arrow Says:

    This shall certainly be a bold lettered major milestone in the history of Bangalore. Congratulations to everyone at BMRC team.

    Hope all the reaches in Phase1 would be implemented without any delay.

    Though the Metro is planned to across N-S and E-W corridor, it should also cover connect North-East to South West, North West to Sout East. Example – Connectivity to Electronics city and beyond does not figure in Phase 2 (because of the tolled NH elevated road?). Hope the above connectivity is thought of and planned in the coming phases.

  6. karthik Says:

    thrilled to bits to see the metro finally run!! really pleased..

  7. s.suresh Says:

    great news. so happy to see namma metro cover the full distance of 7.5 kms. hats off to namma metro team.namma metro will surely reduce the pollution and make bangalore a world class city

  8. sujit bansod Says:

    it should connect North-East to South West, North West to Sout East.

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