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CM wants Tier 2 and 3 Cities Grow, But where is the growth backbone - Transportation Infrastructure?


Source - New Indian Express

Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Thursday asked industry members in the state to invest in tier II and tier III cities, besides Bangalore and especially in North Karnataka.

Train Fares hiked after 10 years !

Public Transport

<Posting on behalf of Sanjeev>

Finally the Ministry of Railways, has bit the bullet - Hiked the passenger fares across the board. Though the hike is very modest and reasonable, already voices of opposition are heard from BJP, and other known socialists. Nothing new in Indian politics.

Delhi Rape - Emergency helpline that didn't help!

The script of non-functional systems, morals is once again at the fore. Once again it is same story. Helplines, laws encouraging citizens to lend help to victims exists only on paper. The late "Amanat" could have better chances had the '100' number worked they way it should, someone from onlooking public had taken her to nearest hospital little earlier.

Outraged? Show your anger in an email to Justice Verma!

It is really sad and depressing to end 2012 and start 2013 with grief, pain and angst. The 23 year old 'Amanat' left us grieving and with a mission to accomplish. The mission was to make our homes, streets, workplaces, public places safe for women and everybody else.

Protest Lodged with PM, CJI on Increasing Crime Against Women!


Enough is Enough !

This is precisely what the whole nation said in past 10 days since the unfortunate horrific incidence of brutal rape in New Delhi. Rightly nation erupted in protest and anger which was displayed on the streets of every city across India.

High Speed Rail to BIAL project scrapped!

Public Transport

Source - Deccan Chronicle - The big-ticket high-speed rail link to the Bengaluru International Airport has been given a quiet burial.

Cycle Tracks in Jaynagar - Residents unaware?

Cycle Tracks in Jayanagar, We have discussed this umpteen times. We have also discussed about how these tracks have become the parking spaces for other vehicles. Who should be held responsible? Govt ? Babus? Citizen's?

This DNA newspaper report makes it more interesting.

RITES - Bangalore City short on Railway Infrastructure

"...Prabhath K N, a resident of NGEF Layout along the outer ring road, who was at the Kengeri railway station a few days ago to book his tickets, said: “I had to wait for more than 90 minutes to get my reservation done at the counter.

BESCOM - Best performing power distribution company !

If news item is to be believed, BESCOM under its MD Manivannan, has raised its ranking in performance. According to the 'New Indian Express' article, BESCOM is now the best performing power distribution company in India.

Source - New Indian Express

Praja-RAAG awarded with 2012 Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award (Runner Up)!

Commuter Rail

Dear Prajagale,

Recognition for Praja-RAAG, 3rd year in a row.

Praja-RAAG has been awarded with 2012 Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award (Runner Up) for its campaign on "Commuter Rail Service". The event was held at Leela Palace , today Oct 29, 2012.

Bengaluru Commuter Rail - Facts and Figures

Commuter Rail

Many have asked about handy fact sheet for Bengaluru comuter rail service. Though the same was provided in the FAQs - Bengaluru Commuter Rail Service and other CRS information brochures. Still a One-Pager was preferred over multiple page brochures. Here is the one page CRS Fact sheet.

Bangalore Police - Do not heed to rumors!

Dear All,

A VERY HAPPY RAMZAN to all our people !!!

Kindly note the message received from our Police Department,
The same is forwarded to you all to ensure that Bangalore is a safe and secure city., let us join hands together with the police department :

Namma Bengaluru - On verge of losing its place of attracting talent from all over India?

The latest news of NE people leaving city is certainly a blot on reputation of Karnataka and Bengaluru City in particular. Political class and political atmosphere that was created after 2008 state elections certainly has not helped the cause. It seems the ruling party for whatever reasons have tried to overlook or deny the charge of abetting the lawlessness in the state and the cities.

Easing BTM - SILKBOARD bottle neck !

Dear All,
ELCIA have been successful in getting improvements on Silk Board to E-city and beyond with elevated road and flyovers on ORR. Today the real bottle neck is BTM, silk board and Madiwala. This requires out of the box solution acceptable to all stake holders. They have requested associations of ORR, ITPL and WHEELS.,
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