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Ward no 58 - messy ways of handling storm water drain maintenance.

The 80’ road in Indiranagar is a main road between HAL II and III stages, which are the two BDA developed localities of 1970s. Currently this road is witnessing a spurt of commercial activity. New posh commercial buildings are coming up on both sides. There is a big wide [approx 6’and 5’ depth] storm water drain along one side of the road.

About using Transgenders in Traffic Control Program


Today while stopping at a signal in Veerasandra Cross/ Hosur Road Junction a transgender approached me for her(his) due.  Usually I wont turn up. Today I wanted to talk to him(her). So I offered Rs.10 as a talking fee :). I casually asked if he(she) would interested to help traffic control. The answer was positive but she(he) was hopeless that anyone would co-operate by seeing them.

No bus to majestic on ORR

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BMTC must put more buses from ORR to Majestic. There are no direct bus from bellandur, ORR, iblur, etc to Majestic. Only one bus -342F from Sarjapur runs which comes like one bus in one hour. Also now BMTC have put only Orange-Marcopolo bus and removed all normal buses.


Extend K3 service to HSR Layout

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As we all know K3 bus runs from koramangala. This bus can be extended till Parangipalya which is just 3 stops from KML. This way all HSR layout residents will get direct bus to jayanagar, vijayanagar, iskcon,etc places.


So can anyone suggest this to BMTC to extend K3 service till Parangipalya bus stop.

'GET LOST' - No more

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I want to start a project where i am able to implement bus route maps in the form of glowing ( for night) signages which are clear, visible, depicting 'where you are' and the nearby bus routes from the stop to main stops in bangalore.

BBMP Project Management System - meeting report


The meeting started a bit late. The dignitaries were invited one by one to the dais by Kathyayini Chamaraj, Executive Trustee, CIVIC. Mr. R. Sri Kumar, IPS, Vigilance Commissioner, Central Vigilance Commission was the First. He was followed by the deputy of the actual Chief Guest - Mr. Siddaiah, IAS, Commissioner, BBMP. The others were Mr. Raja Sivan & Mr. J. K.

BMTC's vertical integration

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Ashok said the BMTC had proposed to build a hotel near Bangalore International Airport and also a bus terminus to provide facilities to the passengers who arrive late in the night.

Bangalore's hall of shame - 3rd class treatment for Bus commuters @ Marathahalli

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Sometime ago, we discussed Bangalore hall of shame locations, and Marathahalli Outer Ring Road junction. After one round of work to 'improve' pavements where in they basically widened the roads connecting Outer Ring road and Varthur Road, and installed barricades to prevent pedestrian spill over, this junction has been left as it is.

Solid waste to energy - BBMP's first plant ready?


Noticed an interesting tender from BBMP last week. It calls for:

Request for proposal (RFP) for Development and Operation of facility for conversion of mixed Municipal Waste Plastics to Fuel – 10TPD Capacity on (BOT) basis.

Visit to Capital Bikeshare in Washington DC!


On Monday June 13th, myself along with a journalist friend M A Siraj paid a visit to one of the 'Capital Bikeshare's station in Washington DC located at Dupont Circle.

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