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IDD's railway projects in Karnataka - details and progress


Wanted to put out IDD's budget allocation for Railway projects. Sourced from IDD website (here), just in case it goes away or is edited. For everyone to see, react or read between the lines :)

CM wants Tier 2 and 3 Cities Grow, But where is the growth backbone - Transportation Infrastructure?


Source - New Indian Express

Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Thursday asked industry members in the state to invest in tier II and tier III cities, besides Bangalore and especially in North Karnataka.

Indian Railways and the federal shackles - time for a break up


There are state highways, and national highways, who builds and maintains what is pretty clear. Viability analysis and rate of return on investment is not the top consinderation when state, such as Karnataka decides to upgrade a state highway, or just build a new road to connect a new district.

SWR Tenders for Bangalore division - Will it help Namma Railu cause?

Commuter Rail

Here I am trying get all Tenders called by SWR in Bangalore Division. These infrastructure will  help CRS implementation.


1. Yeshvanthpur: Extension of FOB from Platform 2/3 to 4, 5 & 6

Tender called on 28.05.2012  value : Rs 78.42 Lakhs,  Duration of Completion 6 months from Tender award.

Hubli - Ankola railway line


I happened to read an article in the Indian express today which spoke about the likelihood of Hubli - Ankola railway line receiving environmental clearance sometime soon. Here is the link to the article :


Binny Mill Land (Next to City Railway Station) - Who owns it ?

Commuter Rail

For past few years, every now and then we come across news about Railways and Binny Mill land next to it. News always is about railways claiming to acquire the Binny Mill Land through state government. State govt also is reported to have agreed to transfer some land to railways.

CII Conference on "Sustainable Urban Infrastructure"

19 Dec 2012 09:00
19 Dec 2012 17:30

CII is organizing a one day conference here in Bangalore on "Sustainable Urban Infrastructure", to discuss on challenges and draw solutions for sustainable Bangalore City in terms of urbanization, urban growth, real estate, housing, basic services, transport, etc.

Car parking infrastructure and quality of urban spaces

Private transport

Even with improving public transportation like the metro, the demand for parking in public places will only increase due to the rapid increase in car numbers. - - - Governments are alive to the problem and have created different business models to build multilevel car parks in public places.

Mehkri Circle - 75 yrs gone, Junction that still embodies the philanthrophic deed of a responsible citizen!


About 75 years ago, a ordinary citizen and a merchant by name Enayathullah Mehkri built something that is still remembered by people for his noble act. Until that time, 1937, the place we all know today as Mehkri Circle (it is circle no more) was like a junction like any other junction where 4 roads meet. comment guidelines

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