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BBMP admits to incorrectly sanctioning a plan

Urban DevelopmentEverything else

The town planning department of the BBMP has wrongly greenlighted a convention centre near Bannerghatta Road. Residents angered over this and other plan violations in the area.

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State Election Commission orders voter roll checking after citizens detect goof up

The English language voter rolls for several polling booths were found to be complete replications of entries from other booths, Smart Vote found out.

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ABIDe pins high hopes on new reforms blueprint for Bengaluru

The chief minister's ABIDe task force released Plan Bengaluru 2020, calling it a 'dynamic document'. Alas, all this with no city council yet.

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The fast lane from Hebbal to Silk Board gets a push

BusPublic Transport

Stakeholders DULT, BMTC, BDA and consultants RITES, iDECK will meet next week to review the revised proposal for the pilot Bus Rapid Transit System in Bengaluru.

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Bengaluru’s first Bus Day gives filip to public transport

BusPublic Transport

The idea was proposed by a citizens’ community and became a reality through BMTC. An additional 10,000 Bangaloreans hopped on and off buses on ‘Bus Day’, according to one estimate.

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BBMP outsources property survey task to an NGO, for Yelahanka zone

With no formal announcement in the media, BBMP outsources property survey project to an NGO for parts of North Bangalore including Yelahanka, Vidyaranyapura; residents asked to cooperate.

Kempe Gowda ward. Chowdeshwari ward. Atturu. Yelahanka Satellite town. Jakkur. Thanisandra. Byatarayanapura. Kodigehalli. Vidyaranyapura. Dodda Bommasandra. Kuvempu Nagar.

New Year, new contract for Whitefield Railway bridge


Responses to the new tenders issued by the South Western Railways for completion of the Whitefield Railway overbridge project will be opened in the third week of this month, says a top official at the Railways.

BBMP, state government out of sync over road-widening

Confusion continues to loom over the status of road widening projects in Bengaluru. Recent media reports suggested that all road widening projects in the city were put on hold, after a statement made by Transport Minister R Ashoka. The Minister later backtracked saying that work on only the Mysore Road-Central Silk Board corridor will be stalled.

ABIDe Convenor to quit, reforms stymied by cabinet

Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar, convenor of the ABIDe task force for Bengaluru, has sent a letter to Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa indicating he has been left with no option but to resign.

Public Works Coordination Agreement


New life for works coordination; nascent effort underway

It’s a first for Bengaluru. Stung by criticism, local authorities and the traffic police claim they will now coordinate select public works using a simple one-page agreement.

Grade separator projects across 7 arterial corridors


The BBMP’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has approved grade separator projects and road widening across the 12 arterial corridors in Bengaluru. This is part of making these corridors signal-free.

Citizens question transport department’s policy draft

Praja related

At a recent meet on sustainable transport, Bangaloreans and officials discussed the state transport department’s draft policy, a document not many are aware of.

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Doctors ask citizens not to panic over H1N1 scare

Public Health

Even as Bangalore reports its first H1N1-linked fatality, doctors in the city are asking the public not to panic. Also attached: list of hospitals treating H1N1 in the city.

Doctors, public, BBMP, out of step as viral fevers rage

Public Health

As Bangaloreans are down with chikungunya and dengue, BBMP officials, private hospitals and citizens blame each other for the mosquito menace.

Commuter rail plans going nowhere?

Commuter RailPublic Transport

Will the Railways or the state government take up the task of providing Bangalore with a commuter rail system? A status check.

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