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BMTF and Dr. R.P. Sharma to go ?

Urban Development

Apparently, BMTF's website inviting online complaints against encroachments and building violations have drawn the unwanted attention of powers that-be and the website has been brought down unfortunately.

BBMP Technical Vigilance cell Engineer Humiliated for exposing a (possible)scam

Urban Development

The BBMP Technical Vigilance Cell under the Commisioner(TVCC) Engg., who brought to the fore, the possibility of a scam perpetrated using fake bills, has allegedly been humiliated in a BBMP council meeting - questioned for his inability to execute projects that were assigned to him midway including the notorious Kadirenahalli Underpass, The Tagore Circle Underpass(which was never needed) and so

Sankey Road Trees Chopped-off overnight after a secret auction


Sadly and expectedly BBMP has gone ahead and done what its best at. It has in a unilateral, self-serving, authoritarian manner chopped off 17 of the 19 beautiful trees on Sankey Road starting as early as 1:30 am on Friday morning before a stay could be obtained on the remaining 2 trees by 6pm.

Namma Metro refreshingly different ?

Metro RailPublic Transport

Just happened to see the inner view of MG Road station in the BMRCL newsletter. (I cannot paste a link to it so have to embed it. Image Courtesy: BMRCL).

It looks refreshingly devoid of commercial jazz and has a soothing feeling to it compared to other Metro railways all over the world. 

Bangalore Metro MG Road Station

Namma Metro Smart Card - too few top-up choices ?

Metro RailPublic Transport

Have been reading through the Tender posted by BMRCL on their website inviting tenders from Mobile operators to setup and maintain a top-up system similar to the prepaid top-up system

Excerpt from the document on BMRCL's website -

Bangalore's new Skywalk locations

InfrastructurePedestrian Infrastructure

BBMP has come out with an EOI document for construction of 56 Skywalks with escalators in 14 packages, here it is (link to pdf)

Some of the locations that stand out in terms of utility and usefulness are,

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