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Category: Metro
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BBMP axe threatens green canopy 2.3.2010 Deccan Herald: News
BBMP axe threatens green canopy
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State government, citizens lock horns over war memorial 1.3.2010 Citizen Matters

The state government's proposal to construct a war memorial, by felling at least 29 trees (or less), at the Indira Gandhi musical fountain park in Vasanthnagar, has met the ire of environment groups in the city, who allege that this project is being carried out by violating several legislations. The groups, however, say that they are not against the construction of a war memorial itself, but are opposing the felling of trees for this project.

Proposed to be built over 6 acres and 22 guntas of this 17-odd acre park, the project has been initiated by the state's Home department.…

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Govt buys more time for Metro take-off 26.2.2010 Deccan Herald: News
Govt buys more time for Metro take-off
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Pushing boundaries 24.2.2010 Hindu:Metro Plus: Bangalore
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And now, an open drain on M.G. Road 19.2.2010 Hindu: Karnataka
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Mahakavi Kuvempu Road – then and now 18.2.2010 Citizen Matters

The dusty haze of construction, ubiquitous green signs and makeshift shacks with ‘Namma Metro', a clear view of a once tree-lined street, half demolished buildings, newly asphalted road - Metro construction work is in full swing on Mahakavi Kuvempu Road (MKK Road) in north-west Bangalore.

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You'd barely recognise the road from what it was 18 months ago. But in 18 months, the cosmetic transformations aren't the only changes along the road.

According to owners and tenants, property prices and…

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Bangalore to take a bus ride to end parking woes 18.2.2010 DNA: Top News
Ten Traffic Transit Management Centres planned between Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation and Metro rail.
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Traffic restrictions until May 16.2.2010 Deccan Herald: City
Traffic restrictions until May
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Metro work near stadium stayed 15.2.2010 New Indian Express
Metro work near stadium stayed
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Panel to review move to lay rail lines via Western Ghats 15.2.2010 HBL: Logistics
A committee of experts headed by the Delhi Metro Chief, Mr E. Sreedharan, will study afresh the issue of allowing new railway lines through the forests of the Western Ghats and hills in the southern region of
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Documentary Film Contest on Lost Lakes of Bangalore 13.2.2010 Citizen Matters
The Lost Lakes of Bangalore is a project to document Bengaluru's many tanks and lakes which have vanished with urbanization and growth. As part of this project India Water Portal is organizing a contest for schools and colleges to document this aspect of Bengaluru's history.

According to the Wikipedia article , in the 1960s the number of tanks and lakes was 280 and less than 80 remained by 1993 and 67 are now remaining. Various factors have lead to this: several of these lakes have been officially developed by the government into layouts etc. and several have been encroachment by slums…

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City subways remain unused, abused 10.2.2010 DNA: Top News
Bangalore's legendary traffic woes are not unknown to its administrators, which is why they may find it difficult to explain away the plight of its subways.
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We need transparency 10.2.2010 DNA: Opinion
That's what KSCA's petition to stay the Metro construction near the stadium stresses on.
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The lost lakes of Bangalore 8.2.2010 Citizen Matters

'The Lost Lakes of Bangalore' is a project to document Bengaluru’s many tanks and lakes which have vanished with urbanisation and growth. As part of this project India Water Portal is organising a contest for schools and colleges to document this aspect of Bengaluru's history.

Various factors have lead to a decline in the number of lakes in Bengaluru. These lakes have been officially developed by the government into layouts and several have been encroached by slums and private parties. Many people may not be aware that Majestic Bus Station was once a tank! Land use changes have resulted in reduced…

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High-rises built on tank beds rest on shaky foundations 8.2.2010 DNA: Top News
The Bellary building crash has sent alarm bells ringing among high-rises built on wetlands in the city.
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Metro work gathers pace 8.2.2010 Deccan Herald: City
Metro work gathers pace
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Metro men stump KSCA on land acquisition 7.2.2010 DNA: Top News
Unaware of court order, workers go on demolition drive.
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Metro blocked at stadium in Bangalore 7.2.2010 DNA: Top News
Karnataka HC orders stay on land acquisition near KSCA stadium; ignorant BMRCL proceeds with demolition.
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Metro work hits KSCA hurdle 7.2.2010 Deccan Herald: City
Metro work hits KSCA hurdle
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Snow piles up, paralyzing nation's capital 6.2.2010 Sify News
A blizzard battered the Mid-Atlantic region on Saturday, quickly dumping large amounts of snow on that piled up on roadways and toppled trees onto apartment buildings and cars.
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