User: Jake Topic: Infrastructure and Real Estate
Category: Metro
Last updated: Dec 15 2017 18:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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A real estate opportunity? 15.12.2017 Hindu: News
In a bid to promote development around metro stations, the Provisional Revised Master Plan Bengaluru 2031 provides for a premium FAR applicable to all properties within a radius of 150 m. A look by industry expert Shrinivas Rao
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Deep in debt, BBMP may miss municipal bond bus 15.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The civic body has a loan burden of ₹1,348 crore; Union Minister says he is ‘disappointed’ that the city could not raise money on its own
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Is integration without displacement possible at Cantonment metro station? 13.12.2017 Citizen Matters
A residents’ group in Benson Town is fearing displacement, as Metro surveys land to change the alignment again. BMRC has not explored options to avoid displacement in the original alignment. ...
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Cantonment metro station: BMRC – Railways standoff continues 12.12.2017 Citizen Matters
BMRC has been silent for months, even as citizens questioned the rationale behind the change of Cantonment metro station location. The silence continues and many questions remain, and a residents’ group has now got involved. ...
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Airport metro line to have non-stop peak-hour service 11.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
It will be a high-speed, non-stop metro train service during peak hours for passengers heading to the Kempegowda International Airport. The 29.8-km line connecting Nagawara and the airport will be 76% faster than the metro trains in the city limits. The authorities are incorporating Communication-based Train Control (CBTC) and Grade of Automation (GoA) systems to provide non-stop services on this line. "There will be only seven stations on the airport line, allowing trains to move faster," Additional Chief Secretary (Urban Development) Mahendra Jain said. "Well also be able to push non-stop trains on this line, especially during peak hours of the airport - morning and evening - when we will not have to stop at stations in between since all passengers will be airport-bound," explained Jain, who holds additional charge of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) managing director. Inclusive of the Nagawara station, the airport line will have stations at Hegde Nagar, Jakkur, Yelahanka, Chikkajala, ...
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Air passengers may have to partly fund metro to KIA 11.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Funds will be raised by increasing the User Development Fee
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Not formal intimation yet on demolition: BBMP 9.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is yet to receive any formal intimation from Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) on pulling down the Jayadeva flyover for the second phase of Namma Metro. However, the Palike officials have extended their complete support to the project. "This project will be connecting important parts of the city such as Silk Board junction, Madiwala, BTM Layout, Koramangala and people coming from Bommanahalli also. The traffic snarls will be solved and the time of commute will be reduced," says BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad. BBMP, he informs, has conducted several meetings with BMRCL and the metro work will start soon. BMRCL officials were not available for comments. ----------------------------------------- Demolition worries At the Jayadeva junction, getting anxious by the day over the demolition, eatery owner Krishna Murthy worries about this misguided priority. "There is no planning, no ideation. I am forced to wind up my business of 25 years here. ...
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Commuters demand sustainable, well-planned infrastructure 9.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Bengaluru flyovers are constructed only to be demolished or redesigned later. This has come to the fore once again with the Jayadeva flyover scheduled to be demolished soon for a Metro line on the same path. Many feel that such mega projects should be meticulously planned to avoid disasters as it involves human resource, time and money. DH speaks to a cross-section of Bengalureans to ascertain their views on such unplanned projects. One of them, Manjunath Basavaraju, Regional Procurement Manager, Danske IT opines that flyovers in the city have been built unscientifically. He explains, "A few of them are too small while others are lengthy without proper planning. They are not built to ease traffic along a stretch but only to decongest a specific intersection. This is wrong. These flyovers should be built with an intention to decongest multiple intersections on a long stretch. The entry and exit points should have enough room for motorists to pass through." Basavaraju also laments that these flyovers are ...
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The house of redwoods 8.12.2017 HBL: Home
People, food and the weather usually help strangers find a footing in an alien land. Befriending the trees framing your bedroom window, or those lining the walkways can also have the same effect
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A home away from home 5.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
A few weeks after I came to the city, I was travelling to Majestic, which was then an unfamiliar place to me. Not knowing how to reach there, I asked a passerby for help. He guided me to take a certain bus. However, as I was about to get on it, he realised that it was a wrong bus and that person came running to me to tell me that this was not the bus I had to board. I was quite surprised by the persons thoughtful gesture to a stranger like me," recalls a grateful Dhananjoy Chutia. Dhananjoy, who is a staff software engineer at Spirent Communications, says that there are more such experiences and he is extremely appreciative of them. Dhananjoy, who came to the city in 2008, relocated to Bengaluru with his family in 2015. He and his wife Kabita Dowari Chutia from Dhemaji, Assam are today blessed with two children, Suvashini, who is five and Narayan, who is a year old. "Bengaluru was the first city I chose as our base because of the ample opportunities it had to offer. My wife used to work as a lecturer ...
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‘Master Plan–2031 needs wider deliberation to shape future’ 3.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The much-awaited draft Revised Master Plan–2031 for Bengaluru has rightly conducted studies across disciplines to arrive at various proposals, and two positive aspects stand out. Conservation (of nat...
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Oh, for a Mayor who can do this and more! 29.11.2017 Citizen Matters
Take heart Bengaluru! With citizens’ involvement and ideas, we will see a Mayor doing the right things, sooner than later. ...
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Women's seats in BMTC buses to go pink 28.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Seats reserved for women in BMTC buses will soon turn pink to deter male passengers from occupying them. The government took the decision following complaints from women, Transport Minister H M Revanna said on Tuesday. "Men occupying womens seats has led to quarrels. We think seats of a different colour will send out a message and deter men," he added. To begin with, womens seats in the new BMTC buses that are yet to be delivered will be painted pink. "The remaining buses will have their seats changed when they go for repair. This will be extended to the KSRTC and other corporations in the coming days," the minister said. This apart, the BMTC and the BBMP have come together to open a health clinic each at Yashwantpur and Kempegowda (Majestic) bus stations at a cost of Rs 15 lakh each. The BMTC will provide land and the BBMP will be responsible for infrastructure and equipment. "The clinic will cater to the public as well as BMTC employees. Services will begin on December 2," Revanna said. Indira ...
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IAS officer Pradeep Singh Kharola to replace Rajiv Bansal as Air India CMD 28.11.2017 All Companies Stories
Currently, Kharola is the Managing Director of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation
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Apartment residents give red signal to Cantonment metro 22.11.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Residents of Mangalya apartment complex in Benson Town have started a signature campaign to mobilise support to oppose the BMRCLs latest move to explore a possibility to build a metro line along the original alignment. The move comes days after engineers of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) conducted a land survey for the 1,600 metre stretch of underground metro line between the two metro stations at Cantonment Railway Station and Pottery Town. The BMRCL wants to acquire Mangalya Residences annexe, which will be demolished to make way for constructing a tunnel ventilation system. The metro officials have not yet given details of the report, but the petition states that hundreds of houses will be demolished for the project. By Wednesday evening, 3,349 people had signed the petition. According to the Detailed Project Report (DPR), the inter-station separation between Cantonment and Pottery Town underground station "is beyond 1.5 km as per the final alignment plan. Hence midsection ...
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Cantonment Metro station to come up at old location? 11.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Much to the delight of activists who have been protesting the shifting of the Cantonment metro station, the BMRCL on Saturday conducted a survey to assess the land requirement for the project. Officials of the BMRCLs engineering department studied the land requirement along the original alignment on Millers Road and Nandidurg Road among other places. The survey comes after the state government directed the BMRCL to examine the possibility of building the metro station as per the original alignment. The government and the BMRCL have faced opposition from activists after the alignment of the proposed metro station was changed. The original alignment proposed the metro station right opposite the railway station. As per the new plan, the metro station will be built on a BBMP playground behind the Madina Masjid in Bamboo Bazaar, almost a kilometre away from the railway station. A source in the BMRCL said the survey was a preliminary exercise and didnt mean they were returning to the original ...
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Need to focus on planning and design for sustainable and clean urban mobility: Vice President 4.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that there has to be an increased focus on planning and design for sustainable and clean urban mobility.
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Give evictees their rightful due, says Hanish 3.11.2017 Hindu: Kochi
Metro chief lays stress on need to provide them with livelihoods
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In astounding Australia 2.11.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Sometime back, nine of us close friends planned a visit to Australia. It was a 12-day trip which covered Sydney, Cairns, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Melbourne. Our tour was organised by Chariot World Tours Ltd. We were a group of 24 members, all from Bengaluru. After an 11-hour-journey, Singapore Airlines took us to Sydney via Singapore. On landing there, the local guide welcomed us and helped us check into the Great Southern Hotel. The next morning, we had a guided tour to the Sydney Opera House. Our next visit was to the spiral-shaped aquarium which houses 700 species of fish and other aquatic animals. Sydney Tower, which offers a 360-degree-view of Sydney city, was next on our list. On our way back, we visited Bondi Beach, Harbour Bridge and Darling Harbour. As night fell, we went on a Sydney show boat cruise with dinner, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The following day, we left for the Blue Mountains. After a journey of two hours through the country side, we reached Jenolan Caves known for its Calcium ...
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Dasarahalli, Nagasandra station subways after NHAI approval 29.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
BMRCLs latest move to provide for subways to access Dasarahalli and Nagasandra Metro stations on National Highway-48 may face yet another hurdle over making payment to the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) for use of its land. In September, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) called tenders for the construction of a subway each for two elevated Metro stations at Dasarahalli and Nagasandra, where people are forced to cross the busy NH-48 to access the stations. The last date for submission of tenders is December 4, when the bids are opened and the contracts are likely to be awarded. However, the NHAI has written to BMRCL, saying that they have to deposit about Rs 2.5 crore for 30 years towards way-leave charges (for land use). Sources in BMRCL said it was part of NHAI procedure to get the way-leave charges before allowing use of its land. "As per rule, we have to deposit the money or seek exemption from NHAI central office in New Delhi, before starting the work," the sources ...
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