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