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Designing Storm Water Drains

14 May 2013 10:00
14 May 2013 11:00

Currently the 9th main in HAL 3rd stage, Bangalore is witnessing SWD refurbihing and foot path tiling activity. The space between the SWD and tared portion of the road is being tiled.

What keeps you from using cycles for local grocery store runs, or short commutes?

RTI to save bellandur lake


HI All,

Everyday I travel via the road next to bellandur lake to OOR. The speed at which the dumping trucks are covering up the lake is scary. I am planning to file a RTI seeking more information about this issue. As I am filing an RTI for the first time, would welcome any help in helping me format the right queries for the RTI.


Abhijit Das

Tree cover


To preserve the existing green cover and add more in Bangalore, there has to be an initiative, enforcement to plant, shift big trees (if being chopped due to infrastructure projects) to private/public companies having big campuses (like IT parks, BEL, CPRI, ... where they can be accommodated). Trees are being chopped mercilessly as more commercialisation is setting in.

Cattle rearing in cities

Public Health

There is, for instance, this Srinivagilu village road (which is an ideal link to the Intermediate Ring Road for Koramangala S T Bed layout residents, heading towards Indiranagar side), where, at any time of the day or night, you'll come upon herds of cattle, particularly buffaloes, moving about all over; in fact living on the public roads itself.

Active burial ground in the midst of a residential locality

Public Health

At the end of the 8th cross, 1st main, S T Bed layout, Koramangala, almost adjoining the army property beyond, is this burial ground, right in the midst of densely populated high-rise residential complexes (It is the vacant land within the 'elbow' in the road facing "Tranquility Apartments" in the map accessible

Is there hope for the 300 odd trees on army properties along Hosur road?

Following are the excerpts from mail exchanges in the HasiruUsiru Y-group, in the subject connection:


Do auto drivers have a case to strike?

Public Transport

Seven major autorickshaw unions, including the Adarsha Auto and Taxi Drivers' Union and Karnataka Association for Autorickshaws, will not ply on both days. They are mainly protesting against the alleged harassment by police.

PechaKucha Night Bangalore 2013, Friday, 15th Feb, 7PM, Jaaga

15 Feb 2013 19:00
Public Health

The first PKN (Volume 11) in Bangalore this year will be Trash Talk.

Bangalore has begun to fight its garbage problem, but weren't we all already? 

“Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives” - film screening, and debate thereof

9 Feb 2013 16:00
Public Health

INDIA FOR SAFE FOOD, a citizens’ movement to uphold the right of every Indian to safe food, is organizing a film screening of “Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives”, a film made in the USA by Institute for Responsible Technology (only important parts of the film will be shown due to paucity of time), comment guidelines

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