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Pedestrian PIL - How can you participate/help?

Pedestrian Infrastructure

1. Look at the affidavit and find if your road is a part of the list of roads BBMP wants to make walkable.

2. Take pictures of the footpath/sidewalk which are unwalkable/have obstructions. Make sure to put date & time on the pictures.

Open spaces and parks in residential layouts to shrink!!!

The Legislative Assembly adopted the Karnataka Urban Development Authorities Bill, which among other things seeks to reduce the area reserved for parks and open spaces in residential layouts to be developed by urban development authorities.

Govt has no interest to take this project forward

Commuter Rail

Where is the Governance at State and Center ???

Railways have no plans to de-congest city railway infrastructure. Last 10 to 15 years, railways did not invest any thing for development in Bangalore.

Begur - neglected history of Bengaluru!

So how did the Bangalore name come about? There are various interesting stories floating around..

Which Metro Route To Airport Is Better?

Metro Rail

No decision has been taken yet for a metro route to airport. As per latest reports, BMRC is keen on the Thannisandra-Bagalur route (past Nagawara) since it saves on distance and since there is pressure to include airport connectivity by metro rail as part of phase-2 itself.

Is this the route to "Smart Bengaluru"?

Governance

Mid last week, I received a whatsapp message, from the local community group, stating as below:

Please kind attention !!!!!!!

Steel Flyover from Rajbhavan to Hebbal - Political Objectives rules over public Utility

The news about GOK's brazen attempt to go ahead with the 6.7 KM STEEL FLYOVER project connecting Rajbhavan to Hebbal is hogging all the news headlines in past few weeks.. Barring few, everyone from citizens to architects, Urban Planners to Activists are up in arms against this project. But nothing seems to deter the state government from going ahead with the project.

No Trees for city streets??

Ranganath Swamy, Assistant Conservator of Forests, BBMP Forest Cell, said the existing roads were being constantly used and re-used for infrastructure projects, making trees vulnerable in the city. As a result, saplings can be planted only in “closed spaces” like educational institutions, fenced government premises and clubs. 

Metro Speed in Buses & Commuter Rail - Way to increase public transit capacity handling

Metro Rail

With the recent introduction of  Namma Metro E-W corridor, lot of fanfare from media as well as public. The line is already takng 1,30,000 passengers. One end of the line, people are parking their vehicles and boarding Metro, while the other end if they are not IT crowd not working in Whitefield or Eastern Outer Ring Road, such as Vidhana Soudha / MS Building, they are benefitted.

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