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Freebies, handouts and other myths loved by income tax payers

Governance
A message floating around on WhatsApp groups is demanding that a “taxpayers’ union” should be set up and consulted by the government. An income tax officer has apparently made the suggestion, but this is difficult to believe, as it is rooted in an ignorance of facts and a poor understanding of political economy.

Integrating de-centralised Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation in Indian Cities

Urban Development
My take-aways from a fairly well presented Panel discussion on "Integrating de-centralised Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation in Indian Cities", held on 12th Oct, 21, hosted by Flourishing Bengaluru Collective ( https://www.flourishingbengaluru.org/ ) - check @

Airport Metro Tracking

Metro Rail

Finally 58 Kms of Metro from Silk Board -KR Puram-Hebbal-Airport was approved on 20th April 2021 after delay of many years at the estimated cost of Rs 14000 Crore.  we can expect this line to be ready after 6-7 years from now if every thing goes smooth.  cost may escalate to 30000 Crore. 

Project K-100: re-visioning of Koramangala valley drainage system

Urban Development
Whereas having a storm-water drain (SWD) adjoining your property should normally be a welcome proposition, it is not quite so in Bengaluru (and perhaps in most Indian cities), since it is largely raw sewage that is flowing in them.

Relevance of KAOA under RERA

Urban Development

Typical case of KOFA/ KAOA compliance

CM's Rajakaluve upgrade plans - ambitious?

CM Yediyurappa in his Independence day speech introduced a plan to spruce up the Rajakaluves in the city and convert them to public spaces. Sounds grand and ambitious. However as they say the devil is in the details. One of the sources mentioned this to the press:

Emotional intelligence, Chanakya Niti and Road Safey - Webinar

Traffic
What has Chanakya Niti to do with Road Safety? Last week I had the pleasure of doing a webinar on emotional intelligence, Chanakya Niti and road safety for over 200 staff from the RTO and allied professions. 

applicability of 50% reservation limit

Governance
The Supreme Court order last week which quashed a January 2000 order of the erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh providing 100% reservation to Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates for the post of teachers in schools in the scheduled areas of the state is a reaffirmation of the 50% ceiling principle laid down by the court for reservations.

Metro OR Suburban train to KIA?

Commuter Rail

So its that time of the year again, expectations from the budget abt announcements on suburban rail and no doubt madam FM did say few words on the issue but also left a lot for speculation. And then the news items abt the train link to the trumpet interchange near KIA that has started some invigorated discussions on social media.

Update on Koramangala projects

Infrastructure
With the Ward Committee's largely dysfunctional (check here), I am appending below my version (gathered from exchanges on various WhatsApp groups, and hearsay - if anyone has more authentic info, they are most welcome to correct me) of a

Metro, not NimBus (BPS) , needed for ORR

The govt along with various organizations like DULT is gearing up for the launch of  NimBus or the Bus Priority System(BPS) planned on the ORR. This, on the outset, seems a sane decision, probably a little late in coming though.. This is because the weird designs of flyovers, with separated elevated sections, btw Silkboard and KR puram ,were done originally to accommodate a BRT system.

Extortion racket by faking accidents

The following was posted by a resident on our apartment complex WhatsApp group:
 
Thought I should share an incident that happened today as I was going to work (around 9 AM, Monday, 26th Aug, '19); and some thoughts.

BBMP seeks public help to fix plan violations

Urban Development

It seems straight out of the STASI manual from earstwhile East Germany, where folks within families were known to spy on each other. But however weird it seems, BBMP plan to get public/neighbours to check on by-law violations might just as well work.

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