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Adarsha Society at Mumbai, Why not Mantri Mall as well?

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Mantri Mall builder violated building by-laws’Mantri Mall builder violated building by-laws’

the builder should have left at least 10 per cent of the total land for gardens as per the terms and conditions. Besides, a 16-metre space should have been left in front of the building as per the sanctioned plan, but it has left merely 8-metres space.

ROB at between Whitefield KR Puram and Byappanhalli approved in BBMP


Palike approves nine projects without debate :

BMTC to add 4000 more new buses after Bus Day success

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The transport department was planning to strengthen its existing fleet of 6,000 buses to cater to the increasing demand for public transport in the wake of initiatives like the Bus Day, transport minister R Ashoka said on Monday.

Commuter Rail / Local Trains way to go after Auto fares go up

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City auto fares likely to go up from Friday

Commuters, brace yourselves to shell out more for your auto trips from Friday.He told Deccan Herald  that a report prepared by the deputy commissioner of police (east) on the quantum of hike to be revised has been submitted to the government.

Three new flyovers will decongest Sarjapura Road


Hope this will bring down some traffic problem on ORR.

Commuting on Sarjapura Road is set to become a smooth affair as three flyovers are ready to be inaugurated on the thoroughfare anytime next week. The first flyover is located at Iblur Junction, while the second flyover is at Agara. The third flyover is an extension of the Agara flyover,

Iblur flyover will be a signal-free stretch and it will make the movement of vehicles to Silk Board Junction on Sarjapur Road faster.

Vehicles can now take the main road instead of taking service roads and cross roads and this will also ease the traffic movement towards Koramangala, Sarjapura Road, Marathahalli and Outer Ring Road.

Bangalore Development Authority officials said that there would be some bus lanes and grade-level roads dedicated to the Iblur flyover as it was a part of three-flyover interlink.


IGI Airport Vs BIAL

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PM unveils world's 6th largest terminal at IGI Airport

Delhi today got a spanking new world-class Rs 9,000 crore airport that will integrate domestic and international operations and is expected to handle 34 million passengers annually

Double Decker Intercity Train between Bangalore to Mysore

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SWR is planning to introduce the double decker Train between Bangalore to Mysore once the coaches are made available from Rail Coach Factory (RCF) in Kapurthala to increase the passenger capacity.

Air-conditioned double-decker coach are running on trials on the Delhi-Moradabad section a few months ago

This should help passenger travelling between Mysore to Bangalore and catching flight at  BIAL, by extending these trains upto  BIAL. Trumpet Loop / Terminal of BIAL building.

New BMTC routes - K1/K2/K3

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The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will be introducing three routes called K1, K2 and K3.

The route K1 will connect St John’s Hospital, Sinivagilu, Domlur, Indiranagar Police Station, Ulsoor, Trinity Circle, Mayo Hall, Shivajinagar and adjoining places.

The K2 route passes through Hebbal, Devasandra, M S Ramaiah Hospital, Yeshwanthpur, ISKCON temple and adjoining roads.

K3 connects Basaveshwara bus stand, Vijayanagar MCTC, Sirsi Circle, Chamarajpet, North Road, Basavanagudi, Shanthi Talkies and adjoining roads.

A release from BMTC said that buses along these routes will be made available at a gap of 15 minutes each between 6 am to 11.15 pm.

Here they should have extended K1 upto Cantonment Station.  Also integrating with METRO stations should have been taken care as many places, these buses will be playing close the METRO stations enroot.


Local Trains vs Circular Rail For Bangalore

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Analysis of  last three months discussion and media briefing by Shri MoS K H Muniyappa and CM Yeddiyurappa  shows  that MoS is favouring Circular Rail and CM is talking of Local Trains similar to Mumbai.

Now we will see one more round of study by SWR / Railways for Circular Railway and wasting time on this. RITES study on  Local Trains is not considered by MoS K H Muniyappa and no one is talking of this.

Do any one have the details on Circular Rail what MoS K H Muniyappa is talking.  We from Praja need  to do some serious work so that both proposal Local Trains and Circular Train services are sanctioned for Bangalore.




New Mini Bus Terminal at Byappanahalli on Old Madras Road.

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The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has begun inter-State operations at a new mini bus terminal at Baiyappanahalli on Old Madras Road.

According to K A Rajkumar, Director (Operations), the State-run corporation has constructed a small facility near the old NGEFactory, on a trial basis.

“We have commenced bus services from 19 March on a one-way basis (towards Kolar and Tirupati). About 500 odd buses, including Volvo will ply daily through the new terminus from the City towards destinations such as Kolar, Chintamani, Malur, Chittor, Tirupati and Chennai. The new facility also has 12 bus bays” said Rajkumar. KSRTC will shortly finalise introduction of BMTC onnection to this new facility

Poor  publicity  by KSRTC may be due to BBMP election.  Now they should give good advertisment about this.

Hubli Railway Workshop

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Rail projects on track: Muniyappa  :

Complaints to MoS Shri K H Muniyappa on Hubli Railway Workshop

On complaints about decreasing work load at the Hubli workshop and reports of closing it down, General Manager of South-Western Railway Kuldeep Chaturvedi termed the reports as false and said that upgrade of the workshop was under way and once completed there would be enough work for all.

Union Minister of State for Railways K H Muniyappa said that most of the announced projects for Karnataka in the Railway Budget would start soon and that survey for them would begin shortly.

New Rajdhani train to Delhi

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A new tri-weekly Rajdhani Express commenced its maiden run between Bangalore City and Hazrat Nizammudin on Friday (March 26). ... from Bangalore City at 8.20 p.m. will reach Hazrat Nizammudin at 5.50 a.m ... run on Fridays, Saturdays and Tuesdays and reach Hazrat Nizammudin on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays ... run via Shri Satya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam, Gooty, Dhone, Kurnool Town, Mahbubnagar, Secunderabad, Kazipet, Nagpur, Bhopal and Jhansi to reach Hazrat Nizammuddin ... leave at 8.50 p.m. and arrive at Bangalore City at 6.40 a.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Its good for Bangalore, as Summer vacation has started &  now citizens can travell comfortably to Delhi. It was long pending demand of Karnataka.



Commissioning of Doubling Track between Dharwad Mugad

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SWR has given press notice that on 18.03.2010 will conduct the speed trial on Dharwad to Mugad ( 14 Kms ) on newly laid double line.

Now We have double line laid recently between Hubli to Hebsur 19 Kms towards Gadag & Arsikere and Devanur (14 km). With this Dharwad to Kambargavi ( 20 Kms ) Yesvanthpur to Londa has got further boost on double track slowly. We have double track from Hubli junction upto Hubli South Station ( 6 Kms ) towards Kundagol

Now Hubli-Dharwad twin city can have local trains with DEMU trains running on the double track. Train can run between Dharwad ( from Karnataka University ) upto Gadag or Kundagol with so many station on the way, many educational colleges & major Hospitals.  SWR should  start working on starting local train.

Bangalore Turf Club to stay as lung space


State Govt  has now planned  to retain the Bangaluru Turf Club  ( BTC )  as Lung Space.   govt should come out wth plan of action for BTC similar to Opposite Old Central Jail.

Railway Budget Disappointing for Karnataka

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Rail Budget 2010-11 from the outset looks good for Karnataka, its  good job done by Mamtha & K H Muniyappa as Window Dressing for Karnataka. PPP model is no finalised & will require Cabinet approval, so nothing will come in next 1-2 years on this.

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