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Category: Metro
Last updated: Aug 14 2017 03:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
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As space turns scarce, vertical gardens grow in popularity in city 13.8.2017 deccanherald.com
It's not just Bengaluru's buildings that are growing skywards. Vertical gardens at homes, commercial establishments and public spaces are not only purifying the air, but are also beautifying the city and providing a soothing effect. Vertical gardens, which the BMRCL had adopted for its Metro pillars recently, have been in use by many citizens and nature enthusiasts for some time now. 'Good for closed spaces' Mahalakshmi, a resident of Bannerghatta Road, who grew a vertical garden in her house four years ago, says she enjoys spending time with the plants. "It is great to have a vertical garden at home, it not only purifies the air, but also gives the house an aesthetic appeal. In an enclosed place, it is fine to set it up as there will be more flow of oxygen, but vertical gardens in public places are not the best option." "Plants will not be able to withstand pollutants in public places and are not likely to be maintained. Authorities should instead plant more trees in public spaces," she said. Prithvin K ...
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MP unhappy with station location 12.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
BMRCL yet to make formal request
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Furore over Indira Canteen brings class anxieties to the fore 11.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The Indira Canteen scheme of the Congress government aims to open subsidised, low-cost canteens in all the 198 wards of Bengaluru. Surprisingly, it has met with virulent opposition from residents’ wel...
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Residents want monetary relief for land acquisition 9.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Residents who have lost their buildings and lands due to the widening of Sarjapur Road, are demanding monetary compensation from the BBMP instead of Transferable Development Rights (TDR). More than 150 residents and 300 commercial establishments are said to be suffering losses due to this. The residents are also angry that the civic body did not consult them before starting the project. B V Ramachandra Reddy, a resident said, "We have been owners of the land for decades. Losing houses to road widening is a nightmare. We are not against the project. We are just demanding a fair compensation." According to the law, the government is supposed to acquire land by paying the guidance value to the owner. "This is a clear violation of 'Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act' (LARR)," said Reddy. He also questioned the different stances taken by the state government. "Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) pays the guidance value for acquiring land. ...
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Fight over Cantonment metro station 9.8.2017 Hindu: News
Residents and commuters oppose plan to build it under a playground
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The smart cities of India 7.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Picture this — a city with cutting-edge urban planning, smart infrastructure and replete with systems running on the latest information technologies. This dream could turn into reality with the Smart ...
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CM yet to issue order to BMRCL on removal of Hindi signage 2.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah may have made his stance clear on the use of Hindi in Namma Metro, but when it comes to action on ground, there has been no clear order issued to the Bangalore Metro Rail C...
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‘Kannada assertion is in response to threat to federalism’ 2.8.2017 Hindu: Home
While Chief Minister Siddaramaiah appears keen on projecting himself as a staunch protector of the Kannada cause, his namesake and Kannada Development Authority (KDA) chairman is in the limelight for ...
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Confusion over BMRCL’s plan for station in Cantonment 1.8.2017 Hindu: News
BBMP is unaware of company’s decision to acquire a playground to build the metro station
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Bengaluru police commissioner Praveen Sood, who was tough on pro-Kannada activists, shunted out 31.7.2017 India Today| Must Read
Bengaluru police commissioner Praveen Sood will be replaced by IPS T Suneel Kumar.
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We will not tolerate attempts to undermine Kannada, says Siddaramaiah in video 31.7.2017 Hindu: Home
In a video titled “Kannada Namma Hemme,” CM asks non-Kannadigas to adapt to Kannada culture
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Hindi vs Kannada debate in Bengaluru: Where is it going? 31.7.2017 Citizen Matters
So Hindi signages are going to be removed and Namma Metro is going to spend taxpayers’ money on removing the letters. Will this solve the issue? ...
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Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah writes to Centre over Hindi language row on Metro 28.7.2017 Top Stories
It started as a campaign in the social media, followed by protests and submission of memoranda
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Karnataka CM writes to Centre over Hindi language row on Metro 28.7.2017 deccanherald.com
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has written a letter to the Centre stating the state government was compelled to ask the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation to temporarily re-design signboards in stations without the Hindi language following a row over its use. Amid the protests over the use of Hindi in Bengaluru Metro signboards, Siddaramaiah wrote to Union Housing and Urban Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, in which he said, "the stand of the central government to use three-language formula is not reasonable." "It is not essential to use Hindi in signages as commuters who use Metro are comfortable with reading and understanding Kannada or English," he said in the letter released to the media today. "Hence, the state government is compelled to ask Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) to temporarily re-design signages, name boards in Metro stations, without using Hindi language and script," he said. Although the government has strictly dealt with those who had defaced signages and ...
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Which zone do you pick? 27.7.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Bengaluru has consistently emerged as one of the top real estate investment hotspots on account of the expansion of its IT corridors, capital inflow by foreign investments (due to IT and industrial developments), cosmopolitan hubs and improvement in connectivity across the city through extended transport services. Some of the Government's proposed infrastructure, namely - the Peripheral Ring Road (PRR), metro rail, signal-free Outer Ring Road, high-speed rail link, monorail and elevated expressway are factors influencing real estate growth and capital appreciation potential in Bengaluru. Yeshwantpur, Sarjapur Road, Whitefield and parts of North Bengaluru are the City's most promising residential micro-markets to invest in a home. The Outer Ring Road (ORR), a 60-km stretch which connects the City with National Highway-4 and runs through all four zones of the City has witnessed massive real estate investment which promises high returns. Here's a summary of where one can invest in residential real estate ...
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Rail firms eye Tier-II cities; opportunities in Indore, Bhopal metro plans 26.7.2017 Top Stories
Indore metro project is expected to come up at a cost of Rs 7,522.63 cr, Bhopal at Rs 6,962.92 cr
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SWR ready to give land for Metro station at Cantonment 25.7.2017 Hindu: Home
Opposition to the location of Namma Metro's Cantonment station in a playground used by Abdul Bari's High School, instead of near the Cantonment Railway Station itself, is likely to increase in the co...
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Rlys ready to allot land, but Cantt Metro station to stay put 24.7.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Amid opposition to the shifting of Cantonment Metro station about 900 metres away from railway station, the South Western Railway (SWR) on Monday issued a clarification stating that it was ready to part with the land in front of the station. While the Detailed Project Report (DPR) prepared by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation had planned an underground Metro station opposite to the railway station, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) shifted the station to Abdul Bari's High School Ground next to Dhanakoti Road. The new location is 300 metres away from the railway platform and 900 metres of walking distance from the entrance of the railway station. Travelling in a vehicle will increase the distance between Metro and railway stations to 1.7 km, thanks to traffic restrictions. Following reports that the station was shifted after the Railways refused to part with the land in front of the Cantonment Railway Station, the South Western Railway sought to clarify the matter. "In May, the BMRCL sought ...
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Pro-Kannada activists launch stir against Sood 23.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Kannada scholars and artistes along with Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) activists held a protest on Sunday against City Police Commissioner Praveen Sood for filing cases against Kannada activists for masking Hindi names on signboards at Metro stations. Addressing journalists, writer Chandrashekar Patil said the police had arrested Kannada activists without proper evidence. "We condemn the disregard shown by the police in filing cases of communal riots against Kannada activists. The government should take strict action against foisting false and fabricated cases. "We do not believe in inciting violence but in non-violent means," said Patil. On Saturday, Sood had filed cases against 36 Kannada activists including KRV workers under Section 153 of the Indian Penal Code for destroying public property in Metro stations. Senior theatre artiste and writer Prakash Belawadi threatened that if the "baseless" arrests of Kannada activists continue, they would begin a 'Jail Bharo' campaign. "KRV had initially given a ...
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Rainbow in the Kerala sky 21.7.2017 HBL: Home
The first State to launch a transgender policy two years ago, Kerala’s efforts to end the marginalisation of this vulnerable community have made the right kind of news. The challenge is to go beyond tokenism and tackle head-on the many entrenched prejudices for a truly inclusive future
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