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User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Traffic :: BRT-bangalore
Last updated: Sep 04 2018 17:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Para shooter relies on grit to reclaim life 10.11.2020 Sports News: Cricket News, Latest updates on Tennis, Football, Badminton, WWE Results & more
At a time when he was rapidly climbing up the corporate ladder in the insurance and banking sector, a road accident on February 5, 2013 near his hometown in Hubballi not only threw Sriharsha Devaraddi off his motorbike but shattered his life.
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“Why Bengaluru can’t be Singapore: The crux is land ownership” 15.3.2020 Citizen Matters
Illegal developments and citizens' unwillingness to relinquish land have snowballed into the lack of road networks in Bengaluru. And thus, the city's traffic mess remains perennially unsolved. What could be the solution now?
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ಸಮಗ್ರ ಸಾರಿಗೆ ಯೋಜನೆ: ಎಲಿವೇಟೆಡ್ ಕಾರಿಡಾರ್ ಯೋಜನೆಗೆ 18,480 ಕೋಟಿ 20.1.2020 Citizen Matters
ಸಾರಿಗೆ ಆಧಾರಿತ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ, ಎಲ್ಲ‌ ಸಾರಿಗೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಏಕರೂಪ ಶುಲ್ಕ, ದಟ್ಟಣೆ ಶುಲ್ಕ, ಪಾವತಿಸಿ ಪಾರ್ಕ್ ಮಾಡುವ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆ ಮುಂತಾದ ಅನೇಕ ಪರಿಚಿತ ವಿಚಾರವನ್ನು ಈ ಯೋಜನೆ ಒಳಗೊಂಡಿದೆ. ಇದರೊಂದಿಗೆ, ಎತ್ತರದ ಕಾರಿಡಾರ್ ಯೋಜನೆಯನ್ನೂ ಇದು ಒಳಗೊಂಡಿದೆ.
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Elections, Kashmir, environment and citizens: 12 stories from the 12 months gone by 31.12.2019 Citizen Matters
As we come to the end of the year, a look at some of the most topical, important and appreciated stories of 2019.
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Bengaluru’s Draft Mobility Plan in a nutshell: Elevated corridors get Rs 18,480 crore 18.12.2019 Citizen Matters
Many familiar terms like transit-oriented development, multi-modal mobility fare system, congestion fees, pay-and-park system appear in the plan. And yes, there’s a plan for elevated corridors too!
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“How Bengaluru’s flawed bus priority lane project can be salvaged” 17.11.2019 Citizen Matters
There are many planning issues around the bus priority lane project in ORR. Here are some solutions to those
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All you need to know about Bengaluru’s new Bus Priority Lane plan for ORR 15.10.2019 Citizen Matters
Test runs of the priority bus lane project has already started in the Silk Board-KR Puram stretch of ORR. Here is how authorities are planning to implement the project and resolve problems
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Nine pointers to ensure Bengaluru’s upcoming bus lanes are a success 13.10.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru is soon to get dedicated bus lanes that are intended to make commute easy for bus users. But will the project succeed amidst the city's chaotic traffic? Here are nine pointers to ensure it does
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“Bus lanes welcome, but govt must plan effectively to ensure they don’t fail” 1.10.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike (BBPV) welcomes the government decision to introduce dedicated bus lanes in Bengaluru. Authorities should study BRTS in other cities and also hold public consultations before implementing the project, the group says
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Why Bengaluru’s proposed mega elevated road corridor has sparked protests 16.3.2019 Scroll.in
Activists say the project won’t ease the city’s chronic traffic congestion or ensure inclusive mobility. It will only damage the environment.
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To develop a city for transit, or transit for a city? 9.2.2019 Citizen Matters
As urban centres thrive and expand beyond the reach of walking and cycling distances, it becomes important for cities to understand and provide the most efficient and sustainable ways of moving people and goods. Can transit oriented development hold the key?
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Here’s why BDA will display Bengaluru Mater Plan again for comments 31.12.2018 Citizen Matters
The public said there was no mention of elevated corridors in the master plan. The Bengaluru Development Authority figured out a way to set it right, and how! Seeking public comments isn't the real aim of displaying master plan.
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Tackling Bengaluru’s traffic doesn’t need more capacity than what’s already planned 4.9.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Transport is a problem that worsens with economic development. To tackle this, roads need to be decreased, not increased. How will an elevated way help?
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Open letter to Chief Minister of Karnataka: Elevated Beda, Suburban Train, BRT, LastMile Beku 21.8.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Elevated roads do not solve the traffic problem - they shift it to another place. The government must decide to move people, not move vehicles, says Sandeep Anirudhan in his letter.
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Run smaller buses, not pod taxis: Prof Ashish Verma 24.7.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru is once again toying with the idea of introducing pod taxis. But it is at best a fast mode of personal rapid transit, with limited and low carrying capacity. Neither will it provide last mile connectivity. Do we have better alternatives? Ashish Verma explains. »
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Discussion analyses pod taxis and elevated corridors in Bengaluru 9.7.2018 Citizen Matters
Many experts spoke on how detrimental pod taxis and elevated corridors would not be serving the purpose. »
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Three years on, where does the Hubballi-Dharwad Smart City project stand? 6.7.2018 Citizen Matters
Out of 27 projects proposed by these twin cities in North Karnataka under the Smart Cities Mission, only one has gotten off to a start. An interview with the Special Officer of the SPV on the challenges and overall progress so far. »
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Info for voters of Hubli-Dharwad-West Constituency -MLA, Candidates, Voting and more 11.5.2018 Citizen Matters
Incumbent MLA:  Profile Aravinda Bellada, first term MLA,  BE mechanical, PGDM, represents the Hubli – Dharawad WEST constituency from BJP. http://www.kla.kar.nic.in/assembly/member/14thWhoSwho/46.pdf http://arvindbellad.com In the news Aug 21, 2015 : Vice-president of Akhila Bharat Veerashaiva Mahasabha ...
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A field man who was documenting wild tuskers 3.3.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues

Officers and staff of Forest Department, in shock over the death of Conservator of Forests S. Manikandan, described him as a “field man” who always led from the front. He was in the process of docu

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Non-existent roads make it to Bengaluru master plan 27.2.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
BDA's future zoning proposals make little practical sense, while the status-quo has been omitted from its maps. When will the BDA learn its lessons? ...
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