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BMIC: dont need approval, wont pay fees


The Department of Law, GoK, had remained silent for 4 years. It now has advised BMICAPA that the BMIC project needs its approval and must pay betterment fees. As thing stand BMIC has neither sought approval nor has paid any fees, which run into "hundreds of crores". So what exactly is BMIC willing to do?


Hubli-Dharwad JnNURM

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Hubli-Dharwad to be brought under JNNURM

Union Minister for Urban Development Jaipal Reddy has said that Hubli-Dharwad would be included under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) in the second phase.

Right To Recall

rahul chimanbhai mehta stood for loka sabha elections in gandhinagar, where LKA won by more than a lakh votes.

Bangalore Metro Phase II

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Consultant appointed for Metro Phase II Anil Kumar Sastry, The Hindu Electronics City-Yelahanka, Indiranagar-Whitefield link to be important routes under second phase BMRCL confident of completing the work under first phase by 2011

The way AHEAD.

Folks at Hebbal have come out with a revolutionary idea. The Hebbal-jana plan to get together and thrash out a plan for Hebbal. Next, they will hand this plan to their MLA, with the express understanding that he will execute that plan. Very interesting dont you think? I am salivating imagining the possibilities and fallouts. People's ideas will get executed. But more interestingly can you imagine what it can do to governance and electoral and devlopment politics? Awesome. Hebbal-janre, all the best.

"Bangalore is New to the Kannada Experience"

Girish Karnad on his new play: “Bangalore is new to the Kannada experience, therefore, even-though you will find a rich Kannada tradition in writing, theatre, cinema and poetry until very recently you will find very little writing on Bangalore. Stories on the life in Bangalore — the stories of Jayanagar, RT Nagar and Indranagar are but stories not found on paper. Hence, I decided to base parts of the play in Bangalore to explore the conundrum”.

Abide - all the right noises


#1. at yesterday's meet, the media reports that while the CM spoke on finances and the big picture, the heads of various departments spoke of issues at a much finer scale, and the members of various RWA's spoke about many nuts and bolts issues[1]. (Added later: After I have written all that I have written, I observed a curiously familiar position on sakrama, property taxes and egovernance by a name very familiar. I am 99.87% sure that our own Silkboard has found mention in that article. which means he was there. So he will defintely post his field notes. You can ignore this post.)

A Dangerous Trend

Since taking charge, CM Shri Yeddyurappa has spoken about his plans and ideas on a wide range of issues. But one thing he has been silent about is the issue of election to Bangalore's ULBs.

Elevated Corridors - green light


Source Deccan Herald, CM Gets Cracking on City's Woes: "Yeddyurappa showed the green signal to BBMP to take up two elevated corridor projects: the 16-km North-South corridor connecting Hebbal to Madivala through Minsk Square and Vellara junction and the 12-km Bangalore East corridor connecting Kodihalli and Kundalahalli through Vellara junction..."

Bellary Road Elevated Concerns

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Krishnaprasad of the hindu reports that DMRCL, which is involved with the high speed rail to BIA, has raised objections to plans for an elevated road corridor between minsk square and hebbal. Apart from this, Govt authorities are also concerned that HSR will eat into road widening efforts that will create a six lane corridor between mekhri circle and hebbal.

+5Rs Petrol, +3Rs Diesel & +30Rs LPG?

What is the impact of this going to be? Steep hike in petrol, diesel, LPG prices; PM to address nation New Delhi (PTI): In the highest ever price raise, the government on Wednesday announced a Rs 5 a litre increase in petrol, Rs 3 on diesel and Rs 50 per LPG cylinder together with customs and excise duty cuts to combat spurt in global oil prices.

Placement of bus stops

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Expectations from the new govt.

BJP is set to form the govt. But still, there are doubts about the sustainability of its govt., because of the million and one things that can go wrong. Those calculations are beyond my depth. But hoping that this govt. will last a considerable period of time, what are your expectations from the government, irrespective of whether you voted for it nor not? What would you like the govt. to do for bangalore? I will start with my top two wishes.
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