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Namma bangaluru.. namma metro

For a south Indian, that was a non-accessible track. For a south Indian, that was an ‘alien’ vehicle. Now it is time to strike off all such phases and sentences. The authorities have somehow managed to drag the metro bogies on the track. On October 20, 2011 the metro was flagged off by Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath and Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi in the presence of Karnataka Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda. After a number of date slips and extensions, now the people of Bangaluru are ready to taste the new flavour of rapid-transit. The idea which born two decades back had been rolling from table to table and got autopsied many times. But the people were given hope when Prime minister laid the foundation stone on June 4, 2006 for the first phase.  I was there along with my friends at the station just two days after the flag off. While seeing the train moving on the bridge, many film songs flashed in my mind. It was like a trend and now too it seems like a trend in f