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A New CPWD Project at Domlur Fly over, Bangalore.

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The Indian Central Public works Department CPWD [1]; Ministry of Urban Development at New Delhi is currently headed by its Director General Mr. VK Gupta. Here is the WIKI map location of The CPWD office in Koramangala [2]. I came across from Google search this interesting CPWD project outside the country:-

I believe CPWD has been constructing several Monumental Buildings in and outside India. One such building is at Afghanistan, the “Afghan Parliament building”[3]. It is expected to be completed by December 2013, Mr. Rakesh Mishra is a Special Director General in charge of this building work.

The Design of this building is based on the “religious philosophy” of the Afghan people. It has four sections

1.     Lower house

2.     Upper house

3.     Administrative section and

4.     Entrance block.

Samangam stone, a kind of marble found locally has been used for external finishing of the building. The cost of the building is likely to be around Rs 70 million.

A brand new project of CPWD is being witnessed at Domlur fly over [4]

This project is having 2 Floors below and 12 floors above the ground level. A total of 14 floor area will be available. This will ofcource add to the traffic Chaos in and around the fly over near by. 

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psaram42's picture

Some pictures

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The site is witnessing bull dozers digging activity:- 

Picture -1.

One can observe the far end where some holes in the wall are provided with Reinforcement for buttresses

Pictyure -2

The access road for the heavy machines. People are seen working with a bore drilling machine [?] far below. I was not in a mood to go down. Not yet!

Picture -3 This is an earlier [2 motn old] picture

psaram42's picture

Many Biharis are working here.

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Many Biharis are working here. I met one hindi speaking boy Ramesh Yadav. I could get some basic information from this boy about the number of floors.

silkboard's picture

just curious sir

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any particular reason for posting this here? traffic concerns around domlur construction? or general? only curious PSA sir.

psaram42's picture

Looks like it is not right?

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I was just interested in the civil engineering feat involved in digging such a huge plot in a busy area with safety concerns. Thought I could capture some of the Civil engineering aspects by the pictures I took.

I was also curious to know the purpose of this building.

While at it I was impressed by the out of the country work taken up by CPWD as documented on their site, which I thought, was worth sharing. 

silkboard's picture

got it

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got it PSA sir. I asked what I asked because of that big photo upfront! Why!? Yaake!?

Anyway, so that was the engineer in you. May be you can use this one to report your observations on following

  1. Worker safety norms, to what extent is it followed?
  2. Workzone separation/segregation - meaning spreading around work material on public or other private properties - extent to which this is followed?

Nothing against CPWD or any builder/developer in particular. So no need to to report that way. But just that these two things, especially the point #2 is just not followed by mid size/small size developers as well as private parties.

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Thanks for the help. It was UN intended

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I too was exasperated by the huge picture that it had become! What I copied from their site was a tiny one. I was at my wits end to solve the problem, hoping that some Good Samaritan will help me out. 

I was relieved to see the current picture. I put the picture just as a mark of respect whoever is heading an important government undertaking. 

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Some more pictures

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Pic 1 - Example of road encroachment by the working material etc

 

Pic 2 - The Drinking water tanks for the crew

Pic 3 The construction Vehicles Occupying the road. This road fortunately is not having any big traffic as of now

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do not see the relevance

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Even I was trying to understand the relevance of this blog, on PRAJA. Frankly, I have not made much progress. Whatever, with 4 'likes', apparently, some 'prajagalu' see some relevance!

Muralidhar Rao
psaram42's picture

irrelevant blogs in praja context need to be deleted

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SB raising the relevence issue I was a bit taken aback. You have blogs on fly overs. What is the relevence? If we build a home I agree it may not be relevent in PRAJA. In case of this CPWD building proably it may have some public interest I thought. If not so the blog needs to be deleted.

My vote is with you SB / Murali772. This wont be my first blog to be deleted any way! ->)

 

murali772's picture

test of relevance

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You have blogs on fly overs.

My blogs/ posts on fly-overs, or whatever, have largely been criticisms on various aspects pertaining to them. The extensive debates that follow are a testimony to their relevance.

Whereas this blog of yours on Belandur lake, had a lot of relevance, even though you yourself termed it an "arm-chair" effort, I can't say the same for the instant blog.

Muralidhar Rao
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The Balladur Lake Project

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Good that you are referring to the Balladur lake project. It was started with several picture blogs.

"Arm chair tour" blog was done sitting at my desk computer at my place. Anybody can get the whole idea of the lake surroundings sitting at their desks.

                                    "Hence the name arnchair tour"

In the present case I am seeing the CPWD activity for more than a year while visiting CGHS hospital at Domlur fly over. The plot in reference is adjoining CGHS hospital. I have uploaded several pictures on the WIKIMAPIA of Domlur area, including those of the CPWD Plot.

PRAJA being a collaborative effort is a wonderful platform for senior citizens like me to collaborate with younger, working people.

Summarizing:-

1.      CPWD a government department must be building this apartment complex for the benefit of government employees.

2.       The plot is a huge corner plot with road on 3 sides

3.      The activity has spoiled the approach road to a large extent

4.      Some pictures [Like the uprooted electric pole Manivannan sir]

5.      The present furious activity is after the digging is about to conclude.

6.      I was looking for a Praja interest / discussion

7.      Goal could have been to set up a meeting with CPWD for whatever the worth.

 

Pic 1 This truck got stuck here. due to the bad road. The road went bad because of the digging at the CPWD Project.

 

Pic 2 The uprooted Electric pole [Again due to the vandalised road]

Click here for the blog under reference.

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Land sharks...swallowing Bellandu lake slowly

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This has to be saved or is it too late???

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/multicrore-project-swallows-bellandur-wetland/article4775708.ece

 

 

- Srivatsan

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More on Bellandur lake?

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PSA sir - how about some more pics and material on Bellandur Lake? armchair or otherwise will do. Would you try a new post with 10-12 pics of Bellandur lake area taken from Google Earth, at least one for each year starting from 2001 to 2011. That will be nice to see.

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Google has withdrawn the feature

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Silk Board, I tried to do what you mentioned in the comment above. However it looks like, the particular feature we are looking for, is withdrawn from the free edition. I am debating whether I should approach Google for the same. 

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Traffic congestion on INNER RING ROAD between Domlur –Airport Rd

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  1. Of late the traffic congestion/vehicles clogging has become order of the day during peak  hours on INNER RING ROAD between Domlur –Airport Road Flyover to Koramangala (upto Oasis Centre/Tacho Bell/Sony world).  The length of this Inner Ring Road stretch from Domlur Flyover to The Koramangala Inner Ring Road is approx. 4.0 kms on each side and 8.0 kms on round about. The average time required to get from one end of the road to the other end on this stretch during peak hour is about 30 to 45 minutes as against 5 to 10 minutes. This stretch of Inner Ring road connects vital extensions like Indiranagar, Old Madras Road, Kasturi Nagar, Kalyan Nagar, Koramangala, Madiwala, BTM Layout, Hosur Road, Bannerghatta Road, Jayanagar, Wilson Garden, Ulsoor, Kodihalli, Marathahhali and surving as direct link to International Airport in bound and outbound commuters.  On an average  the traffic flow on this INNER RING ROAD stretch of 4.00 + 4 kms exceeds 10,000 vehicles per hour during peak hours and 5,000 vehicles during non- peak hours.  However, the stretch is contributing 24 hours of traffic volume without break with ever increasing day by day.

    Thanks to the Traffic Management team and Police personnel posted on this stretch to ease the congestion during peak hours.  But, the result has not brought enough relief to commuters satisfaction. The long wait and choking traffic has made residents of Domlur layout, ISRO Residents, Natasha Golf View residents, Amarjyothi Layout residents, on both stretch of this road to has exposed to unbearable noise pollution and air pollution causing health hazards to occupants. Hours together -choking traffic and round about travel on this stretch of inner ring road is making vehicle owners draining precious fuel (petrol and diesel) to an alarming measures and wastage of our precious foreign exchange to the nation.

    If one can analyse the reason for this choking traffic on this stretch of inner ring road, it is evident that the stretch of this inner ring road is not properly managed for traffic flow with intermittent diversions at appropriate places as required from time to time since its inception. 

    This stretch of  Inner Ring Road came into existence during 2004 and 2005 to ease the traffic choking on old airport road between ASC centre to Domlur and Indiranagar 100ft Road.   However, there were no residential or commercial activities built up on this stretch of inner ring road until 2009. Thereafter with emergence of Maruthi Infotech Park, Challaghatta Infotech Park and Embassy Infotech Park with 100 to 200 units of commercial office spaces of IT and BT activities, commercial office spaces, hotels, residential houses on Amarjyothi Layout, diamond District and Multistoried residential apartments  on this  inner ring road boomed to hectic vehicular traffic of  inflow and out flow within the layout.  Added to this, the shifting of domestic HAL airport to International Airport this stretch of road has become a nodal and focal route to commuters all over the Bangalore to pass through this stretch of Inner Ring Road 24 hours a day.

    At present this stretch of DOMLUR – KORAMANGALA INNER RING ROAD of 4 KMS of both roads  has only one OPENING with U TURN after Embassy Tech Park for residents of this locality as well as floating traffic causing choking point at U TURN point on both stretch of the road.  As a result of this more than 2000 vehicular traffic that congregates from flyover, 100 ft ring road, koramangala, ejipura, sarjapura intends to get inside the CHALLAGHATTA, MARUTI TECHNO PARK AND EMBASSY TECH PARK hovering around this inner ring road  to and fro  or round about motion to get into their respective business centre.  As a result, the ongoing traffic flow on this stretch of road gets into bottle neck causing hours to-gether traffic jam.

    In order to bring choking traffic level on this stretch of Inner Ring road, the following suggestions may please be “tried and tested” if not result oriented, reverse back to square number one situation.

     

    1. ERECTION OF TRAFFIC SIGNAL LIGHT POSTS  OR

    CUTTING OF ROAD MEDIAN AT TWO OR THREE STRETCHES NEAR

     

    1. Maruti Infotech Centre (DELL) or EMBASSY TECH PARK

     

    1. HERO HONDA SHOWROOM/TVS TRISTAR

     

    1. Provide U turn facility near Hero Honda showroom for traffic

    Flow from domlur to koramangala  -

    This will help residents of ISRO, NATASHA GOLF VIEW, Amarjyothi Layout

    Challagahatta residents and other business center occupants go towards

    Domlur or Indiranagar and airport road instead of round about route.

     

     

    1. Provide RIGHT TURN and U turn facility near Embassy Tech Park

    This will help intended vehicular traffic (around 1000 per hour) approaching from Koramangala /Ejipura road would compulsorily take right or u turn for their respective business centres instead of making round about below the flyover road.

     

    At present if one has to take U TURN from entrance of Recently the CPWD at domlur has started demolishing its age old residential buildings numbering 6 blocks. The venue is Domlur Flyover right side, Service road, 1st Main Road, 14th Cross, Domlur Layout, Bangalore  560071.They have  not taken up any precautionary measures to combat the dust and dust particles that is being discharged due to demolition. The adjacent residential houses and ISRO residential housing quarters inmates are the most affected residents due to this demolition The demolition process may go over more than 5 to 10 months as the progress of work is being carried out.  Repeated representation and appeals to the government agencies have not resulted in any measures. They say having permitted by pollution board to demolish the building at their own fancy.The dust eminated from the demolition scattering to great heights and distance causing triggering asthama, cold, nausea, breathlessness, choking and other skin related issues to young kids, adults and aged inmates of the locality.  The microfine dust settles down through residences of 7and 8th floors house which is almost half a km from demolition through out the night.

 

  1. The construction of 14 storied building which commenced last September 2012 by CPWD has collapsed at the initial stage itself with cave in of road stretch and loss of animal lives.  The quick fix civil engineering of this CPWD is a shame to all. One has to see this spot on their own eyes and there is lot of quick bucks flowing through engineers who have engineered to amass wealth from this mutistoreyed building.  The road usage has been blocked for almost two years starting with this project. The pit with its rain water, storm water is now a breeding ground for mosquitoes causing dengue, chicken gunya, malaria to ISRO residents and other surrounding neighboutrs.  The vast amount spent on this digging work in an shabby way and many cowes and dogs have been caught in this whirlpool during recent heavy rains. the side walls have been collapsed and roads have been paving.  the sand and other mateirals used by CPWD is in very very tortours to residents.

 

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QUICK FIX CIVIL ENGINEERING OF CPWD IN DOMLUR

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PSA SIR, the quick fix civil engineering of CPWD at Domlur flyover for 14 floor mutistored building is really a shame to civil engineers of karnataka and whole india.  The way they are constructing without any values for good enginering and ethical work shows that CPWD is no more a good engineering agency.  The recent collapse of the side walls in this domlur new building annexe shows the irregularieis that has happened within the agency with no good brainy engineers. Better they abadon this project and find any other good place. They have entirely spoiled the beauty and serenity of this domlur layout.

a)       Recently the CPWD at domlur has started demolishing its age old residential buildings numbering 6 blocks. The venue is Domlur Flyover right side, Service road, 1st Main Road, 14th Cross, Domlur Layout, Bangalore  560071.They have  not taken up any precautionary measures to combat the dust and dust particles that is being discharged due to demolition. The adjacent residential houses and ISRO residential housing quarters inmates are the most affected residents due to this demolition The demolition process may go over more than 5 to 10 months as the progress of work is being carried out.  Repeated representation and appeals to the government agencies have not resulted in any measures. They say having permitted by pollution board to demolish the building at their own fancy.The dust eminated from the demolition scattering to great heights and distance causing triggering asthama, cold, nausea, breathlessness, choking and other skin related issues to young kids, adults and aged inmates of the locality.  The microfine dust settles down through residences of 7and 8th floors house which is almost half a km from demolition through out the night.

b)       The construction of 14 storied building which commenced last September 2012 by CPWD has collapsed at the initial stage itself with cave in of road stretch and loss of animal lives.  The quick fix civil engineering of this CPWD is a shame to all. One has to see this spot on their own eyes and there is lot of quick bucks flowing through engineers who have engineered to amass wealth from this mutistoreyed building.  The road usage has been blocked for almost two years starting with this project.

  As of now this DOMLUR road FLYOVER junction is polluted with 24 hours of NOISE pollution, traffic pollution, morning, evening and night smoke pollution caused by lighting waste and dried leaves by BBMP personnel. The autorikshaws without mufflers causing heavy smoke and sound pollution through out the night as there areno checks on these vehicles.  The BMTC age old buses that pass through under the flyover and above thelyover makes thud and thud noises with their strange sounds and smoke emissions. You can also measure the decibel of soundand smoke pollution caused through out 24 hours by installing a device which will be the highest in Bangalore city and suggest measures to bring down the same. 

You are requested to kindly inspect the spot and advise the concerned to adopt measures to control the dust and rubbles falling due to demolition and help the residents to breathe easy for some time. With me there are other hundreds of residents joining me to bring this matter to your notice as our appeal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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