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BMTC audit by CAG

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Recently CAG  had done a audit of BMTC , an article has been published on the same in business standard.


Some of important points in the report

1.For year-ended March 2009, the corporation has reported a 60.6 per cent drop in the net profit at Rs 55.18 crore, compared to the previous year.

2. an operating loss of Rs 20.6 crore compared to an operating profit of Rs 70.8 crore for 2008-09 as against the previous year.

3. The earnings per kilometre (KM) was Rs 24.63 and expended Rs 23.28 per KM during the year.

4.carried an average of 3.66 million passengers per day

5. the number of trips operated by the corporation increased to 25 million in 2008-09 from 16 million in 2004-05, the percentage of trips checked to the trips operated declined 1.17 per cent from 1.65 per cent in 2004-05


Tata magic or winger for last mile connectivity

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I'm proposing a few options for last mile connectivity.   If BMTC cannot operate shuttle service, then it makes sense for BMTC to buy the vehicles and ask private players to operate on designated route and frequency.  This is model followed by delhi metro to run its feeder buses.  BMTC needs to innovate in this space try a few models to see if it makes sense.  Since BMT

Per capital health care expenditure state wise

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State-wise Per Capita Health Expenditure and Number of Government Hospital Beds Available per 100,000 Population

Using the present Indian railways as Commuter rail in Bangalore

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For the past month or so, i have been regularly using the IR trains running between cantonment station and whitefield station to commute to my office near Whitefield.  I am travelling by train only in the mornings, as the frequency is decent. Its a struggle to find trains in the evenings.  I find the trains reliable and on schedule  most of the time.

BBMP lake info website!

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BBMP has launched a website containing the data base of all the lakes within the BBMP limits.    There are a total of 196 lakes listed, along with classification like dry, clean, polluted etc with accompanying pictures.   Its a first step i beleive in saving our lakes..

88-Clear Water

4-Defence control

6-Desilting under progress

PUSH for BRT in Bangalore

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According to CTTP report 2007, 14 BRT corridors for bangalore was identified. There has not been any movement on this front, not even a feasibility study on the corridors mentioned. The corridors mentioned are..

Benefits of metro rail

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Every now and then i see one or the other organisation opposing the metro.  No doubt they entitled to their views, but do they ever see the benefits any metro brings to cities,(especillay the crowded ones like bangalore, mumbai etc)  Let me quote a few points from PIB regarding the delhi metro, i am sure such benefits will accrue to bangalore also once the metro is complete<

Monthly praja meeting- Novermber 2009

Praja related

Dear Friends,

Its time for the  monthly praja meeting, please give suggestions for the venue for the praja meeting and also the agenda.  The last meeting was held at byappnahalli metro terminal site, with just 4 people attending the meet.

Date: Saturday,November 7th, 09

Time: Around 8:30am

The Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act, 2007

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In the first week of october 09 the rules for karnataka private medical establishment act were notified.  The bill itself was passed in august 2007.  The bill affects every person who undergoes medical treatment in karnataka.   I think this deserves attention as effects everyone from the poor to the rich of our state.

Monthly praja meeting-October 2009

Praja related


During our last month's discussion on the meeting places for the praja meeting, we had suggested that the next meeting will be at byapanahalli metro site.  Do we go ahead with this venue? suggestions are  welcome...

Wheeler Road Flyover - A Saga in mismanagement


Background of the project: Rail over bridge from wheeler road to banaswadi.  A joint project between BBMP and south western railways.

Namma Metro Reach-4 pictures

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Piles being put in place at RV road


skeletal structures for the piles

Cyclothon in bangalore

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In the last week or so i have been observing full page ads about a cyclothon in bangalore sometime on october.  Seems interesting, atleast finally the need for encouraging cycling has been realized.  More details about the event can be found  here.  We should use this as a push for bicyc

Are the telecom operators taking us for a ride!

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The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a direction to all Access Service providers, including BSNL and MTNL, amending its direction dated 27th April, 2009 on provision of value

Mysore gets first Intelligent Transport System and Innovative Environment project under JNNURM


The Central Sanctioning  and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) under Ministry of Urban Development for sanctioning of projects under Jawahar Lal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), submission-I on Urban Infrastructure and Governance (UIG) has sanctioned first Intelligent Transport System (ITS) and Innovative Environment Project for Mysore, Kar

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