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Housing Society Scam - Yeddy, Once Bitten Twice Not Shy

Urban DevelopmentGovernance

Tehelka has done a excellent article (Once bitten, twice not shy) on how Yeddi is continuing his corrupt practices. It reports:

Yet another way to enforce traffic rules


One can call it decentralization of traffic rules enforcement - let citizens help the police book people for traffic violations and let them be rewarded for this. 

Road Cutting - Empower RWAs


In the current system if a person has to dig a road they have to get the permit from BBMP after paying the prescribed fees. The prescribe fees are high  - they are in the range of 1200 to 1500 per meter. For 40 feet road, it will cost as much as 15000 to 18000. Not to mention the additional convenience charges that one might have to pay to get the permit sooner. 

One more lake make-over project announced


One more lake makeover plan has been announced and this time it is BBMP. 900 crores will be spent on makeover of 187 lakes and the project is called ‘Namma Bangalore Nisarga’.

BMLTA Pedestrian and parking policy report

InfrastructurePedestrian Infrastructure

BMLTA has come up with a draft pedestrian and parking policy. The vision seams to be in the right direction with emphasis is on pedestrians infrastructure including footpaths and crossings.

BMTC response to Praja's suggestions and feedback

BusPublic Transport

Following is a letter from CTM(O), BMTC with regards to the paticipation and engagement of Praja members with them.

Know your BBMP ward

Everything else

 Following is the notification issued by GoK notifying the formation of 198 BBMP wards. The current wards are also re-drawn and alloted new numbers. 

E-Tracking of BBMP complaints

 BBMP plans to computerize its control room and introduce e-tracking of all grievances. 

Killing our lakes - Hebbal/Nagavara Lake example


See the image below - it shows the Hebbala and Nagavara lakes. I am told by the locals that the area covered in the red boundary once formed an elaborate and huge lake system. The system first got divided by the Bellary road and the region right to the road subsequently dried out. This region was taken over by the UAS and they used it for rice/paddy crop experiments.

Revised Kendra Sarige / HOHO routes

Public Transport

After a poor response from the public to the initial Kendra Sarige services, the BMTC has revised the routes. The highlight of the new route is, it connects the 3 main BMTC hubs (TTMCs) - KempeGowda Bus Stand (Majestic), Shantinagar Bus Stand and Shivajinagar Bus Stand.

Judicial Reforms

Text of the presentation made by Dr Leo Rebello on Judicial Reforms, at the Seminar organized by Society for Fast Justice, at Nalanda, Times of India, Mumbai 0n 28th February 2009.

Abide Transportation Plans - Letter from RK Mishra

Public Transport

Posting on behalf of R K Mishra

Dear Friends,

BIAL RTI - Airport Development Overview

Following is the overview of the airport development history.

Praja thanks Mr Nagesh, DyGM KSIIDC for having taken the pains to write this document exclusively for us.

BIAL RTI - Steering Committee Meeting Proceedings


The Steering committee proceedings documents were provided by KSIIDC after the meeting between Praja members and Mr. Nagesh DyGM, KSIIDC on 13th Dec 2008.  The documents were obtained from KSIIDC on the 2nd of January.

BIAL RTI - MOU between AAI & KSIIDC and Land Lease Agreement

In response to the RTI applications filled with KSIIDC, there was a meeting between Mr Nagaraj, DGM, KSIIDC and a couple of Praja members. The meeting was a very cordial one and Mr Nagesh apart from giving us the requested documents also shared with us his views on the development of BIAL.
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