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KR Market collateral or mortgage?!

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The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike has offerred the KR Market as collateral to the Rs 500-crore loan it ha

National consultation on “How Inclusive are our Cities?"

27 Jan 2012 09:00
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CIVIC Bangalore, INHAF and Hazards Centre have great pleasure in inviting you to a National consultation on “How Inclusive are our Cities? Implications for the 12th Five-Year Plan from the Perspective of the Urban Poor”
Date:  Friday, 27th and Saturday, 28th January 2012
Time:  9.00 AM to 5.30 PM

Dismal Town planning and the Bellandur lake.

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The 60th National Town and Country Planners Congress on “Planning and Development, 2025: is currently on at Mysore.

BBMP Technical Vigilance cell Engineer Humiliated for exposing a (possible)scam

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The BBMP Technical Vigilance Cell under the Commisioner(TVCC) Engg., who brought to the fore, the possibility of a scam perpetrated using fake bills, has allegedly been humiliated in a BBMP council meeting - questioned for his inability to execute projects that were assigned to him midway including the notorious Kadirenahalli Underpass, The Tagore Circle Underpass(which was never needed) and so

Smart Cities - Can Bangalore become one?

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How can Bangalore leverage technology to outsmart corrupt & outdated practices? 

Shifting of Garbage Segregation Point into the Colony (Ward No 58) Reg

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Hi all

The Residents Forum have infomed the BBMP Commissioner about Shifting of Garbage Segregation Point into our Colony on August 29, 2011.  The letter sent to him is attached and google docs link is provided below.

Video from workshop on Urban Infrastructure and Delivery

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Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson of the High Powered Expert Committee, in this video, talks about the committee's report on Indian Urban Infrastructure and Service Delivery. The full report can be downloaded here.

No recognition to gated enclaves

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In response to a query under the Right to Information , the Bangalore Development Authority and the Bangalore Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (BMRDA) have said that their rules had no provision for a “gated community”. Further, it is also learnt that the local Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike also does not recognise the concept.

Compensation for PRR Farmers in Bangalore

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Today ie., 14-08-2011, I have read an article in the TIMES OF INDIA on the quantum of compensation the Govt. of Karnataka is willing to pay to the farmers who have lost their pieces of land for the formation of Kempegowda Lay Out between Mysore Road and Magadi Road. The Govt. is willing to pay Rs. 1 crore for one acre of land acquired for the above purpose.

New Bangalore coming up at Bidadi - how and when?

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Back in Mr Sudhir Krishna's days, there used to be a buzz about BMRDA. Remember the talk of satellite towns, satellite town ring roads, and the 7 'proposed' satellite townships. Part of the buzz is back with Bidadi integrated township project. Mind you, its a PPP to develop a 9000+ acre township. comment guidelines

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