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Practicality of enforcing revised BWSSB STP norms for existing apartment complexes

Water

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has extended the deadline for installation of sewage treatment plant (STPs) in domestic and non-domestic buildings till October end.

Bengaluru lake systems and demolitions

Urban Development

Finally we need a crisis of sorts to get the govt machinery started and the CM talking tough about illegal encroachments onto lake areas. Everyone has abused the lakes systems in the worst possible way. So course corrections are necessary and a must!

SOme right vibes coming out from the opposition too, where BJP has asked to go behind the big players too, citing as below:

BENGALOORU; what does it have in common with Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Gurugram?

Water

What does Bangalore have in common with Bombay, Calcutta, Madras and Gurgaon?

 

The most obivous thing that comes to mind about the commonality is that the names of all these cities have changed! They are Bengaluru, Chennai,Mumbai, Kolkota and Gurugram.

Open spaces and parks in residential layouts to shrink!!!

The Legislative Assembly adopted the Karnataka Urban Development Authorities Bill, which among other things seeks to reduce the area reserved for parks and open spaces in residential layouts to be developed by urban development authorities.

Govt has no interest to take this project forward

Commuter Rail

Where is the Governance at State and Center ???

Railways have no plans to de-congest city railway infrastructure. Last 10 to 15 years, railways did not invest any thing for development in Bangalore.

Begur - neglected history of Bengaluru!

So how did the Bangalore name come about? There are various interesting stories floating around..

Which Metro Route To Airport Is Better?

Metro Rail

No decision has been taken yet for a metro route to airport. As per latest reports, BMRC is keen on the Thannisandra-Bagalur route (past Nagawara) since it saves on distance and since there is pressure to include airport connectivity by metro rail as part of phase-2 itself.

Is this the route to "Smart Bengaluru"?

Governance

Mid last week, I received a whatsapp message, from the local community group, stating as below:

Please kind attention !!!!!!!

Steel Flyover from Rajbhavan to Hebbal - Political Objectives rules over public Utility

The news about GOK's brazen attempt to go ahead with the 6.7 KM STEEL FLYOVER project connecting Rajbhavan to Hebbal is hogging all the news headlines in past few weeks.. Barring few, everyone from citizens to architects, Urban Planners to Activists are up in arms against this project. But nothing seems to deter the state government from going ahead with the project.

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