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Out of ideas on ground, govt plans four tunnels to ease congestion 26.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Out of ideas on ground, govt plans four tunnels to ease congestion
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Subways may help ease traffic at busy junctions 24.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The government is planning to construct subways at busy junctions, in an effort to decongest them.

Bengaluru Development Minister K J George, on Monday, held talks with ISA West Coast Consortium of Bulgaria in this regard. The consortium claims to have an expertise in building subways. A six-member delegation from the consortium inspected the busy Goraguntepalya junction in Peenya. It was discussed to build a subway there to ease traffic. Based on the success, it was decided to build similar subways at other busy junctions.

The minister discussed a proposal with the consortium members, to construct a six-km subway from Hebbal to the city.

George is also said to have discussed the 82.7-km-long elevated corridor project with the delegation. Mayor G Padmavathi, deputy mayor Anand, additional chief secretary (urban development) Mahendra Jain, BMRCL managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola and BDA engineer member P N Nayak were present at the meeting.
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Sustainable parking strategies for traffic decongestion in Bengaluru 22.4.2017 Hindu: News
A major issue that the city faces is non-availability of ample parking infrastructure
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Record purchases by Govt fail to lift tur prices 17.4.2017 HBL: Home
Centre extends procurement till this week-end
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Once a cinema hub, Gandhinagar no longer a draw for movie business 16.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Gandhinagar, the hub of the movie business in Karnataka, has lost its appeal to the industry. For decades, Kannada films vied for cinema halls in the bustling business district in the heart of the city. But with the advent of multiplexes and the razing of single-screen halls, Gandhinagars prestige is sliding into history. In recent years, the number of theatres in the area has come down from 20 to 7. The area is just across the city bus and railway stations, and it was easy for the thousands visiting the city to hop across, catch a film, eat at one of the many famous eateries, and take the last bus or train home. Those glory days are gone. Sagar, Prabhat, Alankar, Tribhuvan, Majestic, Kailash, States, Geetha, Sapna, Menaka, Mayura, Kempegowda, Prashanthi and Aparna have shut down. "It was easy to carry reels from one theatre to another. That is one of the reasons a cluster of halls came up in Gandhinagar," said Sa Ra Govindu, president, KFCC. Another reason was that the distributors and exhibitors had ...
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IL&FS Rail gains speed with Gurgaon Metro; aggregators go unregulated: MD 12.4.2017 Business Standard: Companies & Industry
The company now operates 11.7 kilometres built at a cost of about Rs 3,600 crore
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Sustainable strategies for traffic management in Bengaluru 8.4.2017 Hindu: News
Better pedestrian facilities, developed roads and affordable public transport system, among others, could ease situation
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Building demolition in progress for Whitefield Metro line 3.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Work on clearing land for the Metro link between Baiyappanahalli and Whitefield is gathering pace with contractors bringing down some of the over 270 buildings marked for demolition. A Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) official said contractors entrusted with demolition job have started work from the KR Puram side but could not provide the percentage of demolition work completed. The official also said there were a few minor hiccups. "Some buildings have been cleared for demolition because their owners have accepted compensation. There are a few others who are disputing the compensation. Though demolition has not been taken up at such places, it will be taken up at the earliest to make sure there is no delay," the official added. The contract was awarded in May 2016. The BMRCL's March 2017 newsletter states that 56 properties have been demolished, indicating that the work was slow till recently. Metro officials, however, said the deadline will be met while noting that demolition work also ...
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Trapped without alternatives 1.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Served only by traffic-clogged roads, several high-growth city areas have a big, virtually insurmountable accessibility problem: Lack of mobility alternatives. Is there a way out of this royal mess? In areas such as Sarjapur Road, Koramangala and HSR Layout, extremely high vehicular density triggers nightmarish traffic gridlocks during peak hours. Though planned, Namma Metro is at least a decade away and the suburban rail still a non starter. The two Metro lines under the first phase do not pass anywhere near these localities. Sarjapur Road and surrounding areas could potentially benefit from the Silk Board Junction - Marathahalli line planned along the Outer Ring Road. But this too is several years away. Suburban rail The Salem railway line is severely limited by its single track. If planned and implemented through multi-agency coordination, a dedicated line for suburban trains could effectively decongest Sarjapur Road. The Carmelaram Railway Station could then be upgraded, serving vast areas currently ...
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Trapped without alternatives 1.4.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Served only by traffic-clogged roads, several high-growth city areas have a big, virtually insurmountable accessibility problem: Lack of mobility alternatives. Is there a way out of this royal mess? In areas such as Sarjapur Road, Koramangala and HSR Layout, extremely high vehicular density triggers nightmarish traffic gridlocks during peak hours. Though planned, Namma Metro is at least a decade away and the suburban rail still a non starter. The two Metro lines under the first phase do not pass anywhere near these localities. Sarjapur Road and surrounding areas could potentially benefit from the Silk Board Junction - Marathahalli line planned along the Outer Ring Road. But this too is several years away. Suburban rail The Salem railway line is severely limited by its single track. If planned and implemented through multi-agency coordination, a dedicated line for suburban trains could effectively decongest Sarjapur Road. The Carmelaram Railway Station could then be upgraded, serving vast areas currently ...
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Nationwide ED crackdown on 300 shell companies 1.4.2017 HBL: Home
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today launched a country-wide operation and conducted searches at 100 locations in 16 states as part of its crackdown on shell companies. Officials said multiple te...
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JICA to extend Rs 2,000 crore for Chennai Metro Rail 31.3.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has extended Official Development Assistance Loan (ODA) of 33,321 million Japanese Yen (around Rs 2,000 crore) to the Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) for building of Mass Rapid Transport System. The ODA loan's conditions are very concessional, i.e. 1.4 per cent and 0.01 per cent interest rate and 30 years of repayment period (including 10 years of grace period). This assistance from JICA will further mitigate the road traffic, traffic accidents and traffic pollution, and will eventually lead to balanced regional socio-economic development and enhancement of Chennai's atmospheric environmental condition.With the signing of this loan agreement for Chennai Metro Project, the cumulative loan amount provided by JICA for metro projects in India (including Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai and Ahmedabad Metro's) exceeds 2.6 trillion Japanese Yen (around Rs 1.5 trillion).Takema SAKAMOTO, Chief Representative, JICA India Office said, "When ...
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Metro development charge only for commercial buildings 29.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Kochi Corporation Council passes budget for 2017-18 after debate
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Metro development charge only for commercial buildings: Deputy Mayor 28.3.2017 Hindu: Cities
Kochi Corporation council passes annual budget for 2017-18
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'Return to me the Bengaluru of old' 27.3.2017 TOI: Cities
I was born and brought up in Bengaluru. It is my only home town and I have never relocated out of my sweet city. It's not that I have not got opportunities to study or work outside Bengaluru.
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Govt seeks to spend Rs 7,590 cr more this financial year 24.3.2017 Deccan Herald - State
The state government on Friday sought to incur an additional expenditure of Rs 7,590 crore in the current financial year, including Rs 357 crore towards land acquisition for Metro Phase II in Bengaluru. In his third installment of supplementary estimates tabled in the Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has also allocated Rs 2 crore to be paid to RITES for its detailed project report for the Bengaluru suburban rail project. Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Ltd, which is implementing the Metro project, has identified around 1,000 properties for acquisition under Phase II. A major portion of the supplementary estimate is proposed to be spent on power subsidy: Rs 1,449 crore has been earmarked for clearing arrears towards supply of free power to irrigation pumpsets and beneficiaries of Bhagya Jyoti and Kutira Jyoti schemes. The government is spending Rs 7,199 crore in the current fiscal on power subsidy alone. Besides, Siddaramaiah has sought to spend Rs 1,383 crore for clearing pending bills ...
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The new hotspot 24.3.2017 Hindu: Leisure
Kanakapura Road is emerging as a major hub of activity in South Bengaluru, with good connectivity and affordable land parcels. By Nandhini Sundar
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Major growth corridor 24.3.2017 Hindu: Leisure
With good accessibility to other parts of the city, the micro-market on Kanakapura Road is expected to improve further once the Metro starts operations this year, says industry expert Shrinivas Rao in an interview with RANJANI GOVIND
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Vertical gardens on piers of Electronics City flyover 22.3.2017 deccanherald.com
After getting positive response to its vertical garden on a pier of the Electronics City flyover, Bengaluru-based nonprofit SayTrees now plans to replicate the same on more than 250 piers of the elevated tollway. "The Electronics City flyover plan is in the final stages. We are waiting for sponsors. Our big dream is to cover the piers of all the flyovers in the city. If Metro (BMRCL) authorities agree, we will work with them, too," said Durgesh Agrahari, head of partnerships and projects, Say Trees. He said the vertical garden might look simple but involved many technical details like the safety of piers, pots and saplings. "The vertical garden on one pier has more than 3,500 saplings of 10 varieties. We have carefully chosen these plants to ensure they thrive in organic farming," he said. On the vertical garden on a Metro pier, Agrahari said they did not use Hydroponics but opted for organic method following advice by Vani Murthy, who is known for spreading awareness on turning garbage into compost. "We ...
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‘Vast scope for Indian companies to help in army’s indigenisation drive’ 22.3.2017 BusinessLine - Policy
₹2,000-crore budget for fresh procurements
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