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BBMP spent 2500 Cr on Blr roads!!

Infrastructure

Yes, they have spent 2,500 crores on roads in the past three years and they want more!

 

Car Mileage and more!

Private transport

Was at the service centre the other day and was discussing ways to improve mileage of cars. One of the thoughts that came up was with the visits to the petrol pump. My habit is to have less than quarter tank full at any refill point(on my daily commute)..

BBMP does it again!! - Humps on Flyover

Infrastructure

Bangalore has the dubious distinction of some of the worst implementations in infrastruacture..

Curious case of Blr Footpaths

InfrastructurePedestrian Infrastructure

Have been observing footpath related activities..especially around Basavanagudi/Hanumanth nagar area since few years..BBMP does the footpaths over and over again..this happens almost once in two years..initially there was the kuddapa stone(undressed) as the foot path..this was changed to dressed kuddapa..

This was replaced by concrete slabs few years ago

Blr University on the right 'track'

Private transport

Bullet Tankers on Mlr-Blr road..

Private transport

There was opposition to the movement of petroleum products through this (Manglaore - Bangalore) stretch.

BBMP wants fee for on - street parking

“We(BBMP) will be charging a nominal Rs 100 per annum from vehicle owners for parking their vehicles from 10 pm to 8 am. Around 15 lakh 

State Budget Populist? or just full of hot air?

Infrastructure

 BSY has created history of sorts by announcing a budget before the Union one!

Lot of juicy information related to infra for blr! Mono..metro..brts..you name it and its listed!

The Okalipuram connection!

Infrastructure

From Deccan Herald: 8-laner to ease traffic at Okalipuram

Mysore ORR road / ORR Jn Flyyy overs

Infrastructure

 Saw in the news today the renders of the proposed flyovers plans for the mysore road and ORR jn..I simply went bonkers! 

It looks like this..

Where will future sport stars come from?

From malls and convention centers of course!  That is, if we have to go by BU plans ...

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/article971527.ece

Underground Parking - whats the big deal?

Infrastructure

 It has been in news since some time that BBMP is planning underground parking lots under playgrounds and other public amenities like parks etc..

more on this in this link..

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/72003/are-playgrounds-last-resort-construction.html

Metro Ph II to HSR..why Monorail?

Metro RailPublic Transport

 So the routes, at least the end points, are finally out from the DPR for PH II. I still dont understand what makes the DMRCL a better authority to develop these reports, no Idea of what traffic studies were done and what surveys were done..never heard of any..thought these are the basic inputs for putting out a plan report..

Suranjan das road widening ... silver oaks cut!

Infrastructure

I was completely taken aback when I saw stumps of the tall silver oaks in front of HAL engine div today morning..

Did some checking and found that

http://tenders.indiamart.com/details/582179824/ 

FW: Blr Autos - Have you been taken for a ride lately?

EnforcementTraffic

Forwarding will help for all of us ... FYI Bangaloreans.

You are in a hurry to catch the train. You pack all your stuff and frantically run out in the hope of catching an auto. You come out and see 5 autos standing at the corner. You thank God and ask them - "Majestic chaloge kya??” The Answer is "Rs 200 hoga!!”. "Kya?? It just cost Rs 100 till Majestic". "Bahut rush hai sir!!". You move on to the next auto, to try your luck and surprisingly, you have the same conversation "Bahut rush hai sir!!". Finally you give up and bargain the price to Rs 170 and hope you don't miss your train.

Sounds more than familiar??

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