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Freedom park power brake-fast Event - RWAs and Apartments

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Kalpana Kar a member of Bangalore Agenda Task Force [BATF] of the Karnataka Government was in charge of the power break fast meet to day.

Chiranjiv Singh report - on new capital for Karnataka

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Mr Chiranjiv Singh, an IAS officer from 69 batch, now retired headed this Alternative Capital Project (ACP). ACP and Mr Singh apparently produced a report that suggested building a new capital city of Bangalore. I have heard about this report from a few people, but haven't seen this report at all, nor have I met Mr Chiranjiv Singh.

Identity of our ‘Civil Society’

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During the protest march at EWS Quarters, Ejipura, the Inspector-in-charge (named Prasad) warned one of the Resident- Representative that they would be arrested if they came in between the demolition work. When an representative from our group (civil society) stepped in and spoke to the inspector, he identified himself from an individual from an welfare group.

Demolition of EWS quarters at Ejipura- Is it legal?

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I had been to the protest march this morning and returned sometime back. It looks like the demolition cannot be stopped. Here are some events which unfolded.

  • BBMP commissioner had aparently agreed to stay the demolition for the next 2-3 months as consideration (children's education will be impacted.) However, no written commitment (the usual thing)

More roads for decongestion !!!

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"Over the next five years approximately Rs 55,000 crore will have to be spent in building flyovers and other arterial link roads in order to decongest the traffic in the city by 50%," said R Nagaraj, president of CREDAI's Bangalore chapter.

A different kind of Sakrama

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There are building violations galore in our city..the prominent among them is the building multiple units, more than the stipulation. For example a 1200 sqft plot having more than 4 floors is way too common..

Gated communities and town planning

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Living in Indiranagar or any other BDA locality in Bangalore is like living in wilderness devoid an identity.  One cannot blame BDA entirely for this a seeming short sightedness. After all engineers are supposed to put to practice the engineering what they have learnt by rote.

Koramangala - new mall on Agara Lake to choke Sarjapur Road?

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Remember this accusation made seven months ago? refer DH article from May:

Iniquitous CDP, conflicts thereof, and a SDZ (Sustainable Development Zone) plan as a solution

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The Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) - 95 marked out large areas around the city as "Green Belt" (check here), along which no development was to be allowed.

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