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Koramangala 4th block flood mitigation plan

Water
A few weeks back, there was an announcement of the commencement of work on the subject plan, with a pooja, presided over by the BTM layout (under which Assembly constituency, the area falls) MLA, Sri Ramalinga Reddy.
 
The announcement talked about laying of pipelines along the 80 ft road (Google terms it "Srinivagilu main road"), in the vicinit

Cycle to work

Satya, our own bicycle mayor along with Mapunity is working towards building an application as an initiative to increase more number of people cycling to work.

How: Cycle to work

Was is always possible? Yes,

What is new? It will bring out the competitor in you :)

What Type Of City Do We Want?

Unmanageable traffic forever - Is that what we want in our City?

"Experience is the ability to recognize a mistake when you make it again"

 


The proponents for elevated freeways planned to be built, cutting across the city claim the following benefits:

Rail Yatra - Yeshwantpur to Karmelam - August 31 @ 2:30 PM

Commuter Rail

In this game of Ping-Pong between GOK and Railway Ministry, impelmentation of Suburban Rail Project in Bengaluru is almost like winning thousand mutinies. Every inch of progress made so far right from 2010 Round Table Event at CiSTUP is almost like a winning a mutiny and it is almost like a waging war at all times.

Trees and the city..

Infrastructure
It is very understandable that people from our city stand up against every sort of development plans which involves cutting of trees. The  city has witnessed ruthless cutting of trees in the recent years. Be it highways redevelopment, metro works etc have all taken a toll on trees.

Failed PPP's, and finally, a good model

Governance
With government-owned, and thereby incapacitated, "public utilities" (BESCOM, BMTC, BWSSB, etc in Bengaluru) unable to meet the burgeoning and varied demands of the fast-growing urban centres, the way out for managing them very clearly points to PPP's.

Pod Taxi kills a metro route..

Public Transport

The 'new' budget that the CM presented recently has tried to make way for the weird Pod Taxi project which was proposed by the earlier government.The route picked for the conceptual PRT system is starting from Trinity circle(MG rd) and heading towards HAL aiport road.

GCPP assignment - 1

Economy
Question 1
 
Humaradesh, a state in India, has been suffering from political violence (by state as well as non-state actors) for over 50 years.

Metro Ph-1 Integration issues progressing slowly

4 works connecting to B'lore Metro once completed will bring big relief &will increase metro ridership
1. FOB at BMTC Mejestic
2. Extending Platform at Baiyappanhalli for intercity train
3. Skywalk at City station
4. 3rd entry from Gubbi Tontadappa road

White topping - projected panacea?

Call it election frenzy or a plan being put in place to 'address' major public woe of having a city with bad roads, the govt is in a frenzy to white top major roads in the city.

FENCE BELLANDURU LAKE ALREADY!!!!

Lakes

Bellanduru lake fires are becoming so common that there are jokes about it in the city and the NGT 'raps' the govt for not acting on the problem is becoming like what the SC gives every summer to the  state govt over  cauvery...NO ONE

If I were to be the Mayor of Bengaluru

Governance
Citizen Matters recently invited essays from citizens on how they would go about things if they were to become the "Mayor of Bengaluru".

Air pollution issues

Pollution

As we know that the air pollution issues for the city is gaining attention. Yes, there is pollution and we should not deny it. What I have seen so far is many individuals are doing work on air quality issues without any knowledge or background. Thanks to Google, they spend an hour reading about air pollution and they have become experts.  There was a time when solid waste was a buzzword.

BekuBedaSanthe

Governance
The "Citizens for Bengaluru" is organising a "BekuBedaSanthe" on the 15th Oct, and the following is what I posted on their web-site as comprising my initial "wish-list" (The linked blog-posts provide more details.

Pedestrian issues

Pedestrian Infrastructure
An Indian Express reporter called to ask if I could write a 200 page note on pedestrian issues in the city, perhaps since I was part of the PRAJA team that had filed a PIL in this behalf in the High Court (check here, for more on that).
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