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Metro, not NimBus (BPS) , needed for ORR

The govt along with various organizations like DULT is gearing up for the launch of  NimBus or the Bus Priority System(BPS) planned on the ORR. This, on the outset, seems a sane decision, probably a little late in coming though.. This is because the weird designs of flyovers, with separated elevated sections, btw Silkboard and KR puram ,were done originally to accommodate a BRT system.

BBMP seeks public help to fix plan violations

Urban Development

It seems straight out of the STASI manual from earstwhile East Germany, where folks within families were known to spy on each other. But however weird it seems, BBMP plan to get public/neighbours to check on by-law violations might just as well work.

Bengaluru footpath issues/solution

Pedestrian Infrastructure

Bangalore footpaths are unusable at many places and the result is that pedestrians are forced onto the roads where they run a risk of getting hit by vehicular traffic. Many interesting videos are done to show this problem. A recent one by Malleshwaram Socail  is here below:

Fear and Tender S.U.R.E

Infrastructure

First would like to start with saying that Tender SURE was indeed a ground breaking effort, literally too, in many ways. Uniform Carriage way and few other principles which are new and commendable.

Bellandur - Varthur wetland encroachments

Lakes

The saga of encroachments and land grabbing on Bellandur lake is very painful to say the least. Its a prime example of how a historical waterbody has been turned to waste just because of human greed.

Sanity at Silkboard!

Metro Rail

Now that there are land acquistion and the tendering issues to be resolved to sort the grand silkboard road plan, which BMRCL attempted to implement. Also, the double decker work is still on, starting from the marenahalli end.

There is a need a less ambitious practical solution which can be implemented to completion.

Trees and the city..

Infrastructure
It is very understandable that people from our city stand up against every sort of development plans which involves cutting of trees. The  city has witnessed ruthless cutting of trees in the recent years. Be it highways redevelopment, metro works etc have all taken a toll on trees.

Pod Taxi kills a metro route..

Public Transport

The 'new' budget that the CM presented recently has tried to make way for the weird Pod Taxi project which was proposed by the earlier government.The route picked for the conceptual PRT system is starting from Trinity circle(MG rd) and heading towards HAL aiport road.

White topping - projected panacea?

Call it election frenzy or a plan being put in place to 'address' major public woe of having a city with bad roads, the govt is in a frenzy to white top major roads in the city.

FENCE BELLANDURU LAKE ALREADY!!!!

Lakes

Bellanduru lake fires are becoming so common that there are jokes about it in the city and the NGT 'raps' the govt for not acting on the problem is becoming like what the SC gives every summer to the  state govt over  cauvery...NO ONE

Double Decker Mayhem on RV rd - EC metro route

Metro Rail

Bangalore has borne the brunt of bad engineering when it comes to road works. Thousands of crores are being spent mindlessly on projects with no actual value. The flyovers projects are the worst of the implementations, there are very few bridges which have proved their worth. A recent report on that can be seen here:

PH2 UG Red line routing

Metro Rail

FInally BMRCL has published the UG route with station details of the new red line coming up between Gotigere and Nagavara. THe line goes UG at Dairy circle and has 12 stations on that stretch. The details are at the link below which was published recently 

Foreigners in city..deport or not!

Everything else

The recent arrest of the pakistani's in the city has raised lot of concerns at least in the press and questions too. Its a known fact that the porous nepal borders are an easy route for any one and everyone to enter India.

Now UG tunnels for city?!

Infrastructure

Objections to steel flyovers and cutting of trees has apparently led the governament to look taking vehicular traffic underground!

Trees planted but WRONG intentions!!

Pedestrian Infrastructure

Initially when the TenderSURE works started, it was decided that there would be no new trees planted. This was an autrocious decission as there cannot be pedestrains on the footpath without tree shade in our city.

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