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LRT for CBD?

Public Transport

BMTC plays a major role in providing the only PT option for Bangalore. However even with busses there is a section of the society which swears by the direction based routing as a solution for better and faster PT within the city, instead of the destination based one which is what we have predominantly now.

How is Metro Ph II best done?

Metro Rail

Metro ph II is ready to kick off soon with the approvals coming in from Delhi. There is still lot of discussions pending on the utility and the routes. With the change in ledership there is a possible  opportunity to start discussions to optimize routes. The current PH II route with stations is in the below link:

Akrama back in news!

Urban Development

Its that time of the season again when the discussions on Akrama/Sakrama is back to the fore with the new govt taking over the reigns.

V and U needed for metro?

Metro Rail

Hindu today carried a front page news item about the metro allignment on the Byp PH II extension to Whitefield. It was more a report based on renewed outcry from certain sections of public..below is the map of contention from the paper:

BMTC new website - reviews

Bus has opened to public and TOI mentions about it as below:

The big 'foot path' scam in BBMP

We all knew BBMP is the cash cow for all politicians and its contractors along with the so called engineers. The engineers are really good at engineering ways to let fake bills and fake payments to be done without works being carried out..

Waiting for disasters?

Urban Development

Mumbai has been in news recently for the deadly residential building collapse which has killed about 75 people and left many young babies/kids homeless!

Bus really stops at the stop with this!


Really interesting technology to get the bus stop at a stop..

Metro Ph I gets 800 cr more from France!?

Metro Rail

Agence Francaise de Development (AFD), the French development agency of the Government of France, has approved a loan of €110 million for the phase-1 of the Bangalore Metro Rail project.

Light Rail at grade..too bold?

As we have seen there seems to be some activity around building light rail as a feeder to metro(Bannerghatta rd - Hebbal). For some historic reasons The Bangalore Airport Rail Link (BARL) Ltd is actually working on the DPR for it.

A different kind of Sakrama

Urban Development

There are building violations galore in our city..the prominent among them is the building multiple units, more than the stipulation. For example a 1200 sqft plot having more than 4 floors is way too common..

how to stop generating too much garbage?


We are hearing a lot about garbage management these days..sorting..composting etc are being proposed. However wanted to delve into the generation of wastes itself..

Broadly we have the organic and in-organic waste from any home at this point.

What ails us?

Everything else

IDS put up a link recently about the trust deficit in Indians...more here

Induction Stoves - compelling

There has been lot of discussions on alternate energies here on Praja. However was also looking at alternate methods to cook at home. 

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