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March 2009

Meeting with Prof.Ashwin Mahesh

BusPublic Transport

As part of ABIDe, Prof.Ashwin Mahesh appears to have thoroughly understood all the limitations of having to deal with issues for commencing new city transport services within the existing framework of our polity & citizenry.

He touched upon prevailing operational practices & existing mindsets within BMTC as also those of the expectations of people with regard to BMTC services. He dealt with various issues in an extremely systematic & orderly way & explained all aspects – indeed in a most impressive manner.

Is this the answer in india?

The Hindu of March 19 had an interesting article : A Gandhian idea gets a British makeover by Hasan Suroor the gist of his story about a new campaign in the UK is "A high-profile campaign, funded by a flamboyant millionaire Tory donor Sir Paul Judge was launched this week with the grand aim of reducing the dominance of the three main organised political parties (Labour, the Conservative

Ped subway fever in Mysore

In what appears to be an act of aping big bad brother BBMP, Mysore City Corporation is building subways of pedestrians at not so feasible locations and with no involvement of public.  Am posting my letter sent to the local English daily.

NICE wins court case (Gottigere)


Read this in the Hindu today.

"The peripheral ring road to be built around the lake "

Baner Road - Safety concern

Tried to post this concern in the 'suggestion' portal of Pune Traffic Police, but apparently it is not functional. Was wondering if there is some one in Praja team who is in touch with Pune Traffic police on Safety issues ? comment guidelines

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