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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. 

BSRP KRDIE

Commuter Rail

KRIDE has made this slide  : We have to monitor the project progress  https://kride.in/sub-urban-rail-project/

Suburban Rail Map

 

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.

Airport Halt station BIAL Devanahalli MoU Signed

Commuter Rail

Thanks to Chief Minister of GoK and  Ministry of state Railways for signing MoU for Airport Halt station

Thanks for full support from Cheif Sec / GoK, DRM Bangalore, MD / MIAL for making this happen

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. 


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