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IISc - India's No.1 Tech Institute

As reported in TOI (Click here) :

1 - IISc

"IT Region" - 10,000 Acres

Everything else

This TOI report in today's newspaper talks about a 10,000 acre IT&n

Bus Transport - Which is the way ahead ?

BusPublic Transport

Some of us feel justified in criticising BMTC /KSRTC for providing differential services.

Metro /Mono Routes - Suggestions

Metro RailPublic Transport

Soil tests are being conducted in various parts of the city for Ph-2 of the Metro. Routes may be finalized based on results of soil tests, but the locations give a fair idea of how the routes are being planned.

There were a few concerns which I had & these are summarized in a letter & map with suggestions that has been forwarded to BMRC (via email).

Again - HSRL Or Metro ?

Commuter RailMetro RailPublic Transport

This report from TOI states that BMRC may build a Metro route to BIAL instead of HSRL due to ongoing recession & lack of interset by private parties - the old debate has res

Silkboard Junction Redesign

InfrastructureBusPedestrian InfrastructurePublic Transport

The sketch below illustrates what I described previously.

The Autorickshaw

Public Transport

A lot of discussion has been done about autos in a recent thread. I had earlier made a post about the auto that I had come across, & am posting it again for the benefit of the newer members, purely for the humour in it ! This is how it goes.....

DeCoding the Wily Being – The AutoRickShaw

BMTC Bus Services – What is Lacking ?

BusPublic Transport

This is an attempt to summarize all possible shortcomings with the existing (BMTC) public bus services, based on various comments on Praja & in general. Please add to this list if any more are needed.

Ethanol - An Alternative Fuel

EnvironmentBusPublic Transport

It is heartening to know that KSRTC is testing a bus using ethanol as an alternative fuel to diesel.

The Future - Grim Realities


An interesting presentation that I came across about the grim future :



Bus service Improvements around KR Circle areas

BusPublic Transport

The widening of Seshadri rd, Race Course rd & Palace rd together with the flyover at Anand Rao circle, the already wide District office rd & underpasses at KR circle & Maharani's college has one benefit - possibility for improvement of bus services for savings in bus travel times for commuters.

Pedestrian Subway - Change In Design

InfrastructurePedestrian Infrastructure

In the recent past, many pedestrian underpasses have been built at various locations. However, the utility of these for pedestrian crossings has been minimal & one hardly finds pedestrians using them, unless forced to with barricades (eg. Pedestrian subway at City Railway Station, & at KBS).

Should Commercial St. be Pedestrianized ?

TrafficPedestrian Infrastructure

Found a nice article on citizenmatters talking about a pedestrian survey on commercial street.

The results of the survey are remarkable

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