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Bangalore Metropolitan Committee draft rules


The draft of the Bangalore Metropolitan Committee rules dt 7th Nov, 2013 is accessible here.

Hurdles in registering Apartment association under Karnataka Apartment Ownership Act

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I am a resident/owner of flat in Pariwar Presidency Apartment in Anugrah Layout, Bilekahalli, Bangalore.

We have started the process for Association registration under Karnataka Apartment Ownership Act (KAOA) based on useful infromation available in this website.

Here are few hurdles that we are facing.

Isn't this New York model the one we should be adopting?

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Click on the link below to watch a TED presentation by Ms Janette Sadik-Khan, Transportation commissioner, New York City, on how the city is being transformed taking pedestrianisation and cycling to a new high:

Bangalore's Development - Who is incharge?

Since the new government has taken charge, no week passes without hearing some news or the other about new works to develop Bengaluru city.

Source - The Hindu

What purpose does BMTF serve?

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Holding that the power of the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) is restricted to protecting public property and detecting unauthorized construction/encroachment on such land, the Karnataka high court on Thursday quashed the chargesheets and FIRs filed by BMTF against BBMP engineers for not stopping illegal construction on private properties.

Blatant violations of rule of law

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Now, even as I had just finished publishing the post titled "re-assertion of the rule of law?", pertaining to the government clearing encroachments onto the Kaggadaspura lake (check this), I was hit by this bombshell of a post (full text below) on "SaveKoramangala Ya

Re-assertion of rule of law?

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Illegal apartment complexes, temples, coconut plantations, temporary sheds, buildings and compounds around Kaggadasapura lake in Varthur hobli will be brought down on Saturday, as the Bangalore Urban district officials will undertake a major eviction drive to clear the encroachments around the lake.

Will half of Bangalore be evacuated in ten years?

21 Sep 2013 17:00
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A Talk by Mr.V.Balasubramanian, former Addl.Chief Secretry of GOK on BOOM CITY OR DOOM CITY - and on the above subject has been arranged by Indian Institute of Public Administration TODAY (21-9-13) at 5 PM Venue: IAS Officers Association, Opp: Hotel Ashraya on Infantry Road beginning.

Intresting workshop on designing cities

7 Oct 2013 10:01
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This sounds interesting and was apt for Praja like people.

Its time consuming but free ! T


If this does not fit into a Praja even, please delete

Building Use - Illegal Refreshment/Hotel in Residential Area

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There was a time when the area of Basavanagudi especially Police Station Road was peaceful and resident friendly.

However from last 6-8 months there is a lot of commerical activities which are coming up in the residential area and the whole charm of the old bangalore is completely lost. comment guidelines

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