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Land Acquisition bill - reality check

There are big discussions on blocking the land ordinance bill..ppl who were for it are going against it etc..here is what BJP is saying about it now

Lakes in state will now be saved?!

Enforcement

Amidst the euphoria around the victory of AAP in Delhi, there was another major happening closer to home..LDA which was called toothless all this while when it came to preventing encroachments was empowered with statutory powers!

Trucks at Whitefield - a solution?

Traffic

Lot of happenings in Whitefield over the weekend where the local population protested against the the truck traffic which has been a cause of severe concern these days.

Namma Metro and its ills!

Metro Rail

"There is no effort from the government to crack the whip on BMRC, whose bosses haven't made any extra efforts to chase contractors and get work done. For the contractors, Metro work is a learning process.

TenderSURE on Residency Road

TenderSURE is being discussed with some discontent these days because it has hit the road users community (dominated by motorvehicle users) hard. However its commendable that they continue with their work.

TenderSURE and the future!

@vmenon made a pertinent obervation about TenderSURE works happening around town here

Metro to ITPL

Metro Rail

Sanjeev brought out a very valid point on how access to ITPL/whitefield is going to get affected in the next coming years because of the metro construction there.

It is beyond doubt that we need the metro going there and soon..it should have happened years ago as part of phase I itself..but it will be happening now..

Driving License Renewal from RTO without touts/agents, No bribe, No corruption

Governance

So it was time to renew my drivers license and most suggestions from folks was 'give it to the local driving school guy, he will do it for a few 100'

Metro ph 2 and Jayadeva interchange

It was in 2010, in a meeting for tendersure plan review at STUP office that a discussion on marenahalli road came up and the review board member said that STUP had proposed a elevated road and metro line resting on the same pillar was the best sollution on marenahalli road to handle traffic on the busy jayanagar/btm stretch including Jayadeva.

Madiwala lake encroachment plans

It was a few years ago around 2004..stuck on the BTM layout road btw the them Udupi Garden junction and SB..I missed many important client calls..I cursed everyone, everything..but never did I wish for a BETL flyover or more roads,..aparently after 10 years everything I did not wish for is happening!

Garbage daily or weekly?

Public Health

Was watching SatyamevaJayate on TV the other day and as usual there was loads of emotions and the story was about garbage collectors or 'poura-karmikas' in BBMP terms..where they went around explaning their position and it was interesting indeed.

They on a everyday basis handle hazardous waste insluding diapers and other other harmful garbage.

Monorail or Metro ph III?

BMRCL is buoyed by the approvals they have received for ph II implementation that they have gove ahead to plan for ph III by initiating the study with RITES.

And the other very interesting development that has happened in the last few days is the Mumbai monorail going live..here is a picutre of the train inside:

Asphalt Milling? whats that?

So its a tale of two roads where tar is being relaid in our city now..

  • Double road/KH road which has a new coat of tar
  • Mysore road flyover where the road is being relaid

KH road work started last week and a nice thick coat of tar is already laid. However the Mysore road flover work started 2 weeks ago and is not half done yet!

City debt stands at 14K crores!

Infrastructure

The city's civic agencies thrive on borrowing.Outstanding

Concrete solution for Blr craters

The notorious potholes (craters) are back with a bang after the rains and all major and minor roads are full of it to the extent that we need to search for those short stretches of decent roads left.

 

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