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Criss-cross elevated corridor based development, or Namma Railu based development - which would suit Bengaluru better?

Urban Development

The state government's ambitious plan of easing traffic congestion by constructing elevated corridors is all set to come with a huge bill: A massive Rs 18,500 crore! And they plan to pass it on to the users.

Suburban rail dominates rail users' meet

Suburban rail project issue dominated the meeting of Divisional Railway Users’ Consultative Committee of Bengaluru Division on Friday.

The committee members were keen to know the status of the suburban rail project as the Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES) submitted a detailed project report on the same to the Railways.

Solution in STP's around Bellanduru?

Lakes

As a common trend these days, any alarming occurance in the city is responded with some knee jerk reactions. It can be traffic issues or frothy waterways which CATCH FIRE!

I'll do whatever it takes to protect my child

Public Health

"I'll do whatever it takes to protect my child" is what Chinese mothers are beginning to say after realising the kind of harm pollution (focus here has been largely on air) is causing to their children.

Manhattanised villages of Bengaluru city

Urban Development

Cosmopolitan Bengaluru may have emerged as the silicon valley of the country, but some of its urbanised areas such as Koramangala and Peenya are still villages if the Revenue Department records are to go by. This is one of the reasons for the prevailing confusion over land documents, officials say.

How dare you stop a Lal-Batti wala?

The Bengaluru Central police chargesheeted the security guard who was booked following an argument with ADGP Railways, RP Sharma, and his driver last November. If found guilty, he could be get a jail term of one month for illegal restraint.

Namma Railu Advocacy Campaign - It all started here 5 years ago!

Commuter Rail

Namma Railu - The Citizen's advocacy campaign, it all started here 5 Years ago with that famous 'Praja Train Day'. It was May 8th, 2010 to be the precise day. That one train ride completely changed the lives of many of the Praja members and advocacy campaigns that Praja members have undertaken.

Namma Metro: Authorities placing optimism it neither promises nor deserves

Metro Rail
 
By M. A. Siraj and Khader B. Syed
 
 It was in June 2006 that the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for the Namma Metro. It was by far the largest urban infrastructure project taken up for Bengaluru whose population is projected to peak to 19 million by 2031.

Whitefield and Namma Metro

Metro Rail

Its been the bane of the slum that Bangalore has become that we do not have any credible mass public transport options in the city even after many years and many thousands of crores!

Its almost 10 years that the metro dream started in Bangalore and only parts of it is reality today. That reality is also far from ideal!

Slums Upcycle?

Urban Development

There are umteen number of slums in Bangalore which were and are being populated for 'vote banks' for the local politicians. So the way they went about it was:

Chote Cheez

Infrastructure

Its quite sometime, since I bumped into Praja. Period. Well, this time I am with another experiment, with a smartphone tool.

Namma Railu

Public Transport

Dear Prajegale,

 

It is heartening to see that our so called MP's and other Non MP's pitching in so much to get the recently announced IIT to their respective areas. I wonder why the same MP's fail to raise their voices on Namma Railu or CRS. not even single MP's or other influencial politicians are so tight lipped on Namma Railu.

A pedestrian response?!

Pedestrian Infrastructure

The mowing down of the school going 19 year old Arpita & others in Hebbal has caused severe consternation amongst people in Bangalore. The driver has been reported as saying he was new to the city & was looking for a signboard which could tell him the directions to where he needs to go and that diverted his attention from the signal in front of him.

Whither Suburban Rail??

Commuter Rail

CM & several MPs /MLAs have requested central govt & railways for Suburban rail for Bengaluru with cost-sharing on 50/50 basis, the budgets are out, but no Suburban Rail for Bengaluru yet, even as the budget makes substantial allocations for Mumbai & Chennai Suburban systems.

A Reality Check

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

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