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June 2008

Delhi BRT - Lessons for Bangalore ?

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It's one of the most controversial infrastructure projects in the country but for all those who said that the Delhi Bus Corridor system was an out and out failure, here is a reality check.

A poll conducted by NDTV shows that there is a sharp divide in opinion on the success of the project between those who use buses on the corridor and those who drive cars on the same stretch.

'No SPV for funding Namma Metro'

Spanner in the works for namma metro again..this time its the planning commission. According to them soft loans from Japan are good for DMRC only..Bangalore should change now to PPP!

Yeddyurappa to handle Bengaluru

It's official now - Shri B S Yeddyurappa will be handling Urban Development and hence is in direct incharge of improving Bengaluru. Shri Suresh Kumar was in line for becoming Minister of Urban Development, but he has been alloted Law and Parliamentary Affairs.

Private colleges

The latest 'India Today' ranking of the top engg colleges in the country places Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) at no 10, the highest amongst all the private engg colleges, and higher than quite a few NITs. Amongst the Bangalore city colleges, only M S Ramaiah College of Engg figures in the list at no 21.

Education's loss is call centres' gain

Being an MBA graduate with a PhD, Ravichandran who handles classes for MBA students at Madurai Kamaraj University in Tamil Nadu, says he earns Rs 40,000 per month after 20 years of experience. "But my student who did an MBA course last year, already earns about Rs 10,000 more than me", he says. He said only 5 per cent graduates from these streams opt for teaching. comment guidelines

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