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What Type Of City Do We Want?

Unmanageable traffic forever - Is that what we want in our City?

"Experience is the ability to recognize a mistake when you make it again"


The proponents for elevated freeways planned to be built, cutting across the city claim the following benefits:

Which Metro Route To Airport Is Better?

Metro Rail

No decision has been taken yet for a metro route to airport. As per latest reports, BMRC is keen on the Thannisandra-Bagalur route (past Nagawara) since it saves on distance and since there is pressure to include airport connectivity by metro rail as part of phase-2 itself.

Whither Suburban Rail??

Commuter Rail

CM & several MPs /MLAs have requested central govt & railways for Suburban rail for Bengaluru with cost-sharing on 50/50 basis, the budgets are out, but no Suburban Rail for Bengaluru yet, even as the budget makes substantial allocations for Mumbai & Chennai Suburban systems.

A Reality Check

Useful Citizen Information

Links for various services - information could be useful ....


Metro Stations spacing in CBDs

Metro Rail

Following are two letters posted to BMRC in connection with CBD stations along proposed Gottigere-Nagawara Metro line:


5th March, 2012


The Managing Director,
Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.,

Dear Sir,

Re: Suggestion for additional CBD stations along Phase 2 trunk line

Phase-2 - East not connected

Metro RailPublic Transport

The routes chosen under phase-2 for Namma Metro are pretty good, no doubt. However, the east (except for Whitefield) will remain largely unconnected. This will surely get corrected in future phase/s.

Sophisticated Skywalk at Domlur

A skywalk with an escalator, an elevator and perhaps even a café on the Inner Ring Road in Domlur may not be far from becoming a reality if the Palike allows the Embassy Property Developers to have its way.

BIAL Rail Connect - Alternate/s

Metro RailPublic Transport

The International Airport at Devanahalli has been operational for well over two years now. Already, there are huge developments all along the road to Devanahalli. The recent reports also suggest that air traffic has grown substantially - expansion plans of BIAL are already underway.

Southern States own 70% of nation’s public transport

BusPublic Transport

Three southern states - Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh - own and operate 70.4 per cent of theto tal fleet of public transport that exists in the country. Maharashtra too, to some extent, shares the credit.

Fuel Subsidies, Road user fee - Common sense prevails, At Last


Some positive developments - long overdue, though not very comforting for the car-dependent public in bangalore. Following are excerpts from an on-line headline news portal :

The 'Last Mile' myth

BusPublic Transport

I think the many repeated questions raised about 'Last Mile Connectivity' is more of a creation by the very large affluent private vehicle loving public in this city that loathes walking even short distances to & from bus stops, rather than reality.

Rail Connectivity to BIAL

Commuter RailPublic Transport


The planned gauge conversion of the existing Kolar-Chikballapur line appears meaningless & expensive since one wonders how useful it would be. How many trains will actually be run ? How many people will eventually travel between these two towns ?


Suggestions for Metro Feeder Bus routes

BusPublic Transport

BMTC had earlier requested suggestions for feeder bus routes for Metro (Reach-1). The suggestions were mapped on google & passed on to them for review. See map below, zoom in for better view or click link and view in google maps


Widening roads around Palace grounds - alternatives


Referring to the DPRs for widening of roads around Palace grounds & Vinay's previous post:

Highway tolls to begin soon


Could this be something positive to restrain traffic ?

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