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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.

No Trees for city streets??

Ranganath Swamy, Assistant Conservator of Forests, BBMP Forest Cell, said the existing roads were being constantly used and re-used for infrastructure projects, making trees vulnerable in the city. As a result, saplings can be planted only in “closed spaces” like educational institutions, fenced government premises and clubs. 

Metro Speed in Buses & Commuter Rail - Way to increase public transit capacity handling

Metro Rail

With the recent introduction of  Namma Metro E-W corridor, lot of fanfare from media as well as public. The line is already takng 1,30,000 passengers. One end of the line, people are parking their vehicles and boarding Metro, while the other end if they are not IT crowd not working in Whitefield or Eastern Outer Ring Road, such as Vidhana Soudha / MS Building, they are benefitted.

Delhi Regional rail Transport Tracking ( RRTS )

Commuter Rail

Delhi has METRO,  Ring Rail, Airport Express METRO and now Regional Rail Transport system

Why CItizens of Bangalore so much delighted about the 18 Kms + 11 Kms of METRO which will cater for 20% of the population

A (P)resident's blog. Part 2(Out of Many): Beginning towards Clean Green Community

We usually meet every Sunday morning for #cleangreenround. It has been running for than 5 years now. We started much before concept of "swatch bharath" by politicitical inititiave. And we are sustaining ! What do we do in it? Simple, Do a "shrama daana" ( (donation of body effort). Clean up the mess (plastic and other trash) dumped within our area by public.

A (P)resident's blog. Part 1(Out of Many): Intro

First and foremost : About the title

A (P)residents blog : I am and have been resident of a specific location in south bangalore and president of RWA of that location. In both roles as resident and president I have many experiences and thoghts. So I combined both resident and president as (P) resident.

BBMP road history - site working

BBMP seems to have made a  silent move after the initial hype about the road history being available of all roads in Bangalore which was announced few months ago..a google search leads to the below site which gives the information:

http://218.248.45.164:808...

Use IE to open it (needs silverlight), chrome needs some tweaks to make it work.

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