In 2013, Bangalore city was one of the fastest growing cities in India for several decades, and it still is. From a sleepy little town on the Deccan Plateau, it has grown into a vibrant hub of creativity and energy. Bangalore’s traffic has worsened with the growth of the city and citizens anxiously away the completion of the city’s ongoing metro-rail project. A critical stretch of the city centre’s metro line is underground; the streets are too congested to accommodate an above ground line.
Today, this underground section has been finally inaugurated. Hopefully this marks the beginning of Bangalore’s struggle against traffic and congestion. On such an important day how can we forget the efforts of the skilled and unskilled labour that made this possible.