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March 2009

FAA downgrades Indian Civil Aviation

We have to pat ourselves on our backs! The Federal Aviation Authority of the US (FAA) has downgraded Indian Civil Aviation to Category 2 - a privelge we share with countries like Senegal and Nigeria!

KR Circle to be Signal free

Read this in today's paper.

"Bangalore: Bangalore will soon have its widest magic box underpass for vehicular movement at K.R. Circle.

BMTC website needs to be kept current

Today I was trying to get some information regarding BIG-10 buses and visited BMTC website. First of all, the BIG-10 information in the site is not updated. I live in Jaraganahalli on Kanakapura Main Road and I notice that there is a BIG-10 bus plying on this route. I wanted to know its route map, stops and frequency. None of this information is available on the website.

Petition: Stop Amendment of EIA Notification 2006

MoEF (Ministry of Environment & Forests) in a notification issued recently proposes to amend the EIA Notification in such a manner that it will negate the very purpose of the Notification, besides compromising human rights of hundreds of project affected communities and the ecological security of India.

Launching Praja Podcasts! Call for volunteers

We are happy to announce Podcasts on Praja.
With podcasts, we can share audio files of interviews, discussions and news to all members and the public. Podcasts are also a great way to spend time fruitfully on those long commutes listening to topics of your interest.

What will these podcasts contain?
Basically anything that is useful as audio. This can be a audio summary of important posts on Praja, can be audio of interviews of people of note or audio summaries of praja meetings. comment guidelines

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