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e-Governance Award for BBMP’s PID System !

The World e-Governments Organisation of Cities and Local Governments (WeGO) will award the Palike for its GIS based Property Identification (PID) Number system on November 12 in Spain.

Animal sacrifice in the open

Public Health

I am reproducing below, relevant extracts of mail exchanges on the subject in "OneBengaluru Google-group" (there is an unwritten code in the group that such involved discussions should not be encouraged, and that it is meant largely for exchanging information - well, I guess, that's where PRAJA comes in):

Why is the link to "code of conduct" on the CREDAI site not functional?

Urban Development

The CREDAI, Bangalore (Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India) site is accessible here. Listed amongst various links on it is one on "code of conduct". But, if you click on it, it just takes you in circles.

How a Russian city got its politicians to do their work

The video clip, linked below, shows how a Russian city managed to get the powers that be of the city to do their work. Can we possibly make such an approach work in Namma Bengaluru? Or, are our politicians too thick-skinned compared to those in Russia, or elsewhere? May be worth finding out.

Muralidhar Rao

Koramangalites - brace yourselves for a lot more traffic

Traffic jams

A huge mall (Mantri ?) is supposedly coming up adjacent to the Agara lake (perhaps on the area marked 'encroachments Dec '08', seen by moving the cursor, here).

Concerns over lack of transparency in SCHBS, Koramangala, Developments

Urban Development

Following is the text of a letter sent to the BDA, jointly by the office bearers of affected RWA's, in March this year, because of the Shantinagar House Building Co-op Society developments taking place, over the 65 acre area in the vicinity of the Nirgun Mandir, in Koramangala (check

Traffic Improvement Action Plan for 2012-13

Enforcement

A "Traffic Improvement Action Plan for 2012-13" was mailed to the Traffic Advisory Committee (sometimes referred to as 'Citizen's Traffic Forum') members, by the office of the Addl Commissioner, Traffic, a day before the meeting held on the 1st Sept. The ppt presentation may be accessed here.

Fiddling with Section 14 (A) of the KTCP Act

Urban Development

The state government, which is bringing in amendments to Section 14 (A) of the KTCP Act, will make the change of land use a money spinner for the BJP in the election year.

Is Mary Kom prepared for a crash course in Kannada?

Karnataka sports minister Appachu Ranjan said the government would welcome Mary to the city. For the full report in the ToI, click here

Where do we compare with Stockholm?

Urban Development

The city of Stockholm asked an Advertising agency to develop a presentation about the city and its attractiveness to business and entrepreneurs! Click on the link below to see the result. Turn sound up!

Mumbai sky-walks

Pedestrian Infrastructure

Model Citizen Consultation Process

Governance

Below are the extracts from a brochure circulated by Ipsos MORI, a leading UK research company, on behalf of the National Health Scheme of North West London, seeking the citizen's views on the proposed service changes.

HAVE YOUR SAY

speak out against Talibanisation

Jnanpith laureate U R Ananthamurthy says we must speak out against any attempt to Talibanize India. That is a responsibility we must not fear to wield.

For the full report in the ToI. click here.

Traffic Police owns up responsibility for enforcing Number Plate rules

Enforcement

With the traffic police looking at enforcement of Sec 49 of Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 (under Motor Vehicles Act, 1988), pertaining to 'defective number plates' (the biggest issue here of course pertaining to the Kannada number plates - very few people want to identify it as such, since it is supposed to be a 'sensitive'

GoK to implement report on land grabbing

The Jagadish Shettar government is considering a proposal to revive the AT Ramaswamy committee report on encroachment of government land in Bangalore. The committee had unearthed over 40,000 acres of land worth Rs 50,000 crore encroached in and around Bangalore.

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