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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.

Sorry State of Bengaluru Volvos or Vajras

Sorry state of BMTC's Volvos will get tears in your eyes. All the Volvos are failing on the roads. Many of the buses making various noises such as crank shaft break down, buses giving fatal alarm with drivers still driving the buses. Such a beauty of a machine is being spoiled by BMTC like anything.

Converting the elevated high way of Electronic city into Metro line

Friends,

I was just thinking on the following for quite sometime, i am not sure whether its practical or crazy, if it works, ELectronic city can have metro connection with in 2 years.

Here what i thought

1. The elevated road from silk board to EC Phase 1 and 2 can be onverted into metro lines.

Garbage dumping in S T Bed layout storm water drain

Public Health

The storm water drain passing through the S T Bed layout (Koramangala) has been notorious for the stink it spreads all around, largely because it's not storm water that flows down it, but plain raw sewage.

Killer Powerful and Luxurious Vehicles

Hit-and-run case in Noida; speeding BMW knocks down four people

 

Property Tax Payment

Urban Development

Sharing my experience in the property tax payment in the BBMP office. Now that Bengaluruone has been taken out of the property tax gambit, everyone has to go to the respective ward BBMP office (if not paying online) unlike Bengaluruone where you can pay at any centre. I went to the local BBMP office on 5th cross Malleswaram.

Iniquitous levy by BWSSB on apartment complexes

Reproduced below is the summary of the presentation made by Sri P V Maiya, on the subject, at the RERA- Bengaluru meeting held on the 10th April, '16:

BWSSB: Water Tariff, Sanitary charges, Bore well charge: Some serious issues.

Kashmir conundrum; wouldn't India be better off with a plebiscite?

Politics

The BJP’s ascent has taken Kashmiris further from India. This may seem a strange thing to say now, at the cusp of a PDP-BJP wedding, but the facts stand where they do. Let’s survey events as a Kashmiri might. The state is divided along religious lines absolutely and totally. Consider this alliance. All of the PDP’s 28 MLAs are Muslim.

Bengaluru at near bottom in city governance ranking

Governance

From scoring zero on 10 on two parameters and over five on just one, Bengaluru's governance ranking in the Annual Survey of India City-Systems (ASICS) 2015 reflects poor performance. In a list of 21 cities, Bengaluru figures at number 12. The ranking though is an improvement over 2014's performance (18).

K Mathai - another award-worthy officer

Governance

The transfer of BBMP advertisement wing's assistant commissioner K Mathai, who exposed illegal a Rs 2,000-crore advertisement scam, has raised many eyebrows and activists are asking if the officer was being punished. The BBMP council on Tuesday decided to transfer him as deputy commissioner of the markets wing and the order was issued on Wednesday.

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