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Concepts for an Integrated Road Design Manual


1.0 Introduction

A normal concept of road design includes the following -- (1) 

Fool proof Design and execution of city projects or only Co ordinate and still goof up

Everything else

 “There’s some hope for Bangalore. For long, we’ve cursed the lack of coordination between civic agencies as they went about their work.

Covering of all Storm water drains at ward 74 Jeevan Bhimanagar, Bengalooru

Everything else

 All the SWDs at Ward no 74 are being covered fully. The entire cross roads are being provided with Road humps. I believe this is happening in all the other BBMP Wards. I have the following points 

Efficient design, execution and maintenance of roads in Bangalore

Urban DevelopmentEverything else

 Roads are integral part of a city allowing for the movement of goods and people to and fro various essential utilities for the harmonious existence of the cities human population. A city thus consist of  

FKCCI Meet with BBMP Commissioner Mr. Bharat Lal Meena

PollutionEverything else

 This meeting took place at FKCCI Committee room at KG Road Bangalore. The following FKCCI office bearers were present. 

Indiranagar Metro in progress

Metro RailPowerPublic TransportWater

 We had a nice meeting with Nathan and Kiran of Biome Environmental solutions where a lot of discussions took place about the concept note on Indiranagar Metro project in the context of forthcoming Mobil city Un-conference at IISc. The Metro passes through CMH and 100 ft roads in Indiranagar. We in Indiranagar are quite familiar with the Metro by now.

Ecological Roads

EnvironmentEverything elseWater

 “Today SM Krishna is having a field day at Leela Palace with the Russian and Chinese counterparts. There may be other very important issues other than ER.” 

Drinking water down the drain, Sewage water on the road

Everything elseWater

 “If anything can go wrong, it will” Says Murphy’s Laws site. It is an Interesting site where all the laws of Murphy are put in one place. It may be worthwhile to browse it more.

BWSSB is no exception. BWSSB provides basic amenities like.

Long pending Civic Elections

Everything elseWater

The way the BWSSB, in the absence of BBMP elected mayor and his team, is going ahead with its job of planning and maintaining the city infrastructure is not acceptable. Reference is made to the earlier two threads on the subject on SWD. 

Kiran Bedi and gender bias

Everything else

 Kiran Bedi born on June 9, 1949 is a Peshawaria. While studying at the Sacred Heart Convent, Kiran joined the National Cadet Corps (NCC) and took up tennis. After school she studed Political Science at the Government College for Women, Amritsar.

Storm Water Drain (SWD) Muck / Mud Traps

Everything else

 “In most countries, sieve/meshes only hold back items which are too big to clog the drains. It is hard to stop mud from entering drains using meshes.”              - IDS

Early bird offer - SWD Cleaning

Everything else

 The Place is at Indiranagar Double road. Excellent clearing of closed Storm water Drain of muck clogging the drains is almost coming to an end.

Praja Monthly Meet Oct,10 2009 Bypanahalli Metro Station

Metro RailPublic Transport

 We gathered at the Bypanahalli Railway station to day at 9 AM. The following were present:-

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