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Parking Policy

Private transport

Source: DH

New DULT report based parking policy is accepted by the BBMP concil, unanimousely. 

End of life.... What we want done to us

Here is a podcast that really got me thinking hard about medical intervention when death comes knocking.

An App for your potholes!

Technology can be real useful, if there is a willingness to make good use of it!

Look at this new SmartPhone App used by the City of Boston. Quoting from the report:

Bangalore Water Supply in Summer


Came across this piece trying to get some info on rainwater harvesting ideas.By ZenRainMan on the Rainwater Blog - Bangalore - the water in summer

Some good advise. Makes a lot of sense. But how long will it be before our actions start making sense too?


BDA blocks land info to CAG


Source: DH

Starts this way:

The first communication to the BDA was from D J Bhadra, Principal Accountant General of Karnataka on October 5, 2010. He sought details of land acquisition and denotification over the past 10 years.

BBMP bags Nagar Ratna award

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Today's DH Reports that:

BMRCL - Work Zone Disparities


See this Hindu Report on Namma Metro's work on Vidhana Veedhi. 


Everything else

Happens so often in our world, but this one really got to me this morning. After waiting patiently for the light to turn green the third time, I managed to get tangled up right in the middle of the intersection - with vehicles inching in from all directions and eat into whatever little space that was left for me to pass.

Inter Modal Transit Center


The (45 Storey?) Inter Modal Transit Center seems to be taking some shape. Snippets from today's DH Report.

Meeting Notes (EMRI - 108 - Ambulance Services)

Following Vasanth's blog post and the subsequent meeting notice, two of us met with GVK/EMRI team on Saturday. 


Karnataka State Highway Improvement Project


On 29/Nov ADB approved a $315 millon loan for Karnataka State Highway Improvement Project (KSHIP II). Amounts to 68% of estimated total ($463 million). 

Main goals: Improve over 600km of roads in the state. Due for completion by Dec 2014.

Projected Outcome:

Corrupt corporator - What a farce!


I scratch your back and you scratch mine! This corporator's suspension is withdrawn.... as

Today's DH

Driving Schools & Scientific Test Track


My wife needed a 2 wheeler license, and went to Jnanabharati / Kengeri RTO yesterday. They don't conduct tests on their Mysore Road location anymore, and are requiring that the test be taken at the new 'electronic / scientific' test track at Mallathahalli.

BBMP - eGovernance Initiative


BBMP has invited Expression of Interest to "Prepare a DPR to establish e-Goveranace facilities at BBMP".

See attached, sourced from here and here.

BBMP Budget - 2010-11

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2010-11 BBMP Budget is out, first from an elected body after a long while. Saw the print edition of DH with some details of it, their website is currently down. Will link up after it wakes up!.

In the mean time, read the headlines from today's Hindu here.

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