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BMTF and Dr. R.P. Sharma to go ?

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Apparently, BMTF's website inviting online complaints against encroachments and building violations have drawn the unwanted attention of powers that-be and the website has been brought down unfortunately.

Discussion on Revised Master Plan 2035 of BDA

7 Jul 2012 15:00
Urban Development

CIVIC Bangalore has great pleasure in inviting you to a round table discussion on Revised Master Plan 2035 of BDA

Implementation of Community Participation Law

Urban Development

Following is the text of the letter addressed by Dr Ashwin Mahesh to Sri Suresh Kumar, Minister for UD, on the subject, along with his preface. I thought Prajagalu may want to contribute to the debate, and hence this post.

BBMP (and BTP) and inclusive development

Urban Development

One look at the typical projects happening in Bangalore and it is quite clear that for the BBMP the city is a thoroughfare meant to enable cars to zip across the city with minimal inconvenience.  There always seems to be enough funds for flyovers, underpasses, road widening and asphalting.

Request for suggestions for inputs to CDP-2035

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The following is the request sent out by the Namma Bengaluru Foundation (NBF) to all Civil Society and RWA groups, across the city, with their having taken the initiative to set up a dialogue with the BDA and other government agencies involved in the process of forming the Comprehensive Development Plan (now termed CDP-2035) for the city.

Promise of Bengaluru Graduate Constituency election candidates!

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May be it is too late to write this post, as the election day for Bengaluru Garduate Constituency is today - June 10th, 2012. Still chance to go out and vote if you are already registered. Pls do vote if you can.

There are total 16 candidates in fray for this MLC seat spread accross Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural and Ramanagaram MLA constituencies. Noted among them are:

Revised Master Plan - 2035

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The Karnataka High Court had, on 25th Jan this year, issued an interim order staying further construction of commercial buildings in residential zones in Bangalore (check here), pursuant to this PIL filed

Is there a fear of Dr Ashwin Mahesh ushering in a Coterie rule?

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I had posted this blog on the Hasiru Usiru Yahoo-group, apart from a few others, which can be construed as campaign material favouring Dr Ashwin Mahesh for the MLC graduate constituency vacancy, election for which is coming up in June.

District Improvement Charges

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With BBMP running out of money & unable to present a coherent budget, city improvement programs have reached a dead end. While congestion charging can provide money for development programs & also reduce congestion it needs technology investment & infrastructure work to plug holes in the congestion chaging cordon.

Business Improvement District

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