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Bangalore has higest court cases filed and pending !

We all know about the state of judiciary and its access to our vulnerable sections. In hindsight we all agree that Indian judicial system needs radical reforms in terms delivering the justice in reasonable time period. This is not to put down our judicial system but we all need to be aware of the potential shortcoming the judicial delivery system has.

BIAL Capacity Assesment Report from AAI!

Praja members,

Another RTI response to share with. A Praja member had filed an RTI application with Ministry of Civil Aviation for obtaining a copy of the Capacity assessment of Bangalore's new International airport(BIAL). The capacity assessment was done by AAI from June 16-18, 2008.

BIAL RTI Progress - Response from DGCA

Time to share the RTI response received from Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)in in response to one of the RTI applications filed with them. Here is the copy of the responses.

Air Traffic Numbers from AAI for HAL Airport!

Below given are the official numbers for Air Traffic at HAL prior to BIAL opening in May, 2008. These numbers were provided officially by AAI in response to one of the early RTI applications filed in May, 2008.

BIAL-RTI Progress Update



Before we are overtaken by great things that are happening on Praja front, it is time to share some progress update on BIAL-RTI efforts. Here is a summary of the progress so far:

BIAL Mess - Is cat out of the bag?

There is an interesting news in Deccan Chronicle about the BIAL mess. According to this report, the reluctance on part of the private partners to infuse additional Rs. 200 crores, led to the inadequate facilities at BIA.

Courtesy - Deccan Chronicle

HAL airport reopening - Connectivity and Access first, reopen later.

Public Transport

HAL Airport - from IRRIf powers that be are determined to reopen HAL airport for commercial operations, whether for full fledged operations or limited, connectivity and access issues must be fixed first. I am voting here for a "Connectivity and Access First, Airport Later" campaign. Here are some high level items that should get addressed before the airport resumes its commercial operations.


Update on BIAL-RTI's !

Respected Prajagale,

The BIAL-RTI efforts workgroup is working in the back preparing the ground for filing the applications. In fact today we had the first Telephonic Meeting to discuss the further actions on this front. As of now, this is the status on BIAL-RTI efforts (see original post):

Letter to Shri Praful Patel - Draft copy

I have drafted a letter meant for Shri Praful Patel. Pls feel free to comment on the letter and also do suggest me/praja members on its delivery method.

Open letter to R K Mishra !

This is an open letter to Mr R K Mishra (Reg: Protest at HAL)

Mishraji, Greetings,

It gives me a great pleasure to write to you. It might be too late to congratulate you for winning the TOI's "Lead India" initiative. Now saw your post on protest for HAL airport.

RTI application to AAI about HIAL


Below is the content of an RTI application which I would be submitting to AAI for the information on process / facts on ATC operationalization at HIAL. That would give an idea whether BIAL lived upto the requirements or not. Also I would be submitting a separate application for BIAL.

Please feel free to use as is.


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