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Proposed BMTC Buses rerouting around MG Road

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When a major infrastructure project is underway, it is usual to see that a lot of services being disrupted. Bangalore Metro is no exception to this. We recently heard about no-parking regulation on MG Road to accommodate the work on the elevated track.

Bangalore Police's take on city roads


I was googling around when I stumbled upon this page on Bangalore Police website. Well written open talk, that goes to tell you that they know the traffic problems and possible solutions. First up, a clear admission of the problem:

Safety - how do we enforce it?

Road safety isn't only about rash driving, seat-belts or using cellphones. A thing like this (pic on left) can easily turn into that (pic on right): Isn't it? What if you were riding or driving behind the blue truck (above) when its load came crashing down on the road?

Whitefield and connectivity


When Marathahalli bridge construction work was in full swing (it still is), and we were struggling to cross the run-down work site, I was thinking about connectivity problems of this east-of-Bangalore suburb. When I say Whitefield, I mean the whole Mahadevpura, Hoody, ITPL, Whitefield, RG Halli, Brookfields, Kundalahalli region.

MG Road station a sneak peek

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Yes, some more excitement! The artist's impressions of the metro station on MG road is out!! Check this image out. [Update: More images] 

Image courtesy: Deccan Herald

Bids received for namma metro coaches

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Its time to talk about the coaches but this time its not about the Indian Cricket team. BMRC said that they have received pre-qualification tenders from seven companies interested in building the coaches for namma metro.

How they do it: Citizen Committees in Hubli-Dharwad


Hubli & Dharwad, the oft-neglected poor cousins of Bangalore, Mangalore and Mysore, have pioneered a systematic method of actually involving citizens in the upkeep of the city. And the citizens have responded with innovation & motivation …

National College Grounds - Going Nowhere

We are looking at building the next Singapore, yet our kids' playgrounds are fast becoming either walking parks or storage for construction material or being used for all purposes except playing.

Road to airport? Not so soon!


Everyone, even FM P. Chidambaram seems to know that when the BIAL airport will finally be ready, it wont be accessible easily. There is practicaly no high-capacity road or rail link to connect the city to the airport. Thats the reason he asked the state Govt. to expedite the work on the connectivity and get the roads ready by next 9 months.

Two new loops at Silk Board flyover?


If you hate blogs and The Hindu for sounding so critical and negative, then you must appreciate the effort "Times Property" supplement makes at providing positive and constructive "news" on infrastructure front. I put news under quotes there because some say advertisers on that supplement ensure a positive picture is painted.

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