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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.

Forced bandhs

Karnataka has a legitimate grievance that its drinking water woes will worsen on the Supreme Court enforced release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. Just as Tamil Nadu has a genuine case that without this release its samba crop would be in danger.

Updated Ward Committee Rules dated 22.6.16

Governance

Following is the text of the letter received from Smt Kathyayini Chamaraj, Executive Trustee, CIVIC Bangalore, following the recent finalisation of the updated Ward Committee rules:

Dear friends,

Practicality of enforcing revised BWSSB STP norms for existing apartment complexes

Water

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has extended the deadline for installation of sewage treatment plant (STPs) in domestic and non-domestic buildings till October end.

Bengaluru lake systems and demolitions

Urban Development

Finally we need a crisis of sorts to get the govt machinery started and the CM talking tough about illegal encroachments onto lake areas. Everyone has abused the lakes systems in the worst possible way. So course corrections are necessary and a must!

SOme right vibes coming out from the opposition too, where BJP has asked to go behind the big players too, citing as below:

BENGALOORU; what does it have in common with Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Gurugram?

Water

What does Bangalore have in common with Bombay, Calcutta, Madras and Gurgaon?

 

The most obivous thing that comes to mind about the commonality is that the names of all these cities have changed! They are Bengaluru, Chennai,Mumbai, Kolkota and Gurugram.

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..

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