User: Jake Topic: Majestic
Category: Metro and Slums
Last updated: Mar 16 2017 03:01 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Nothing new on suburban rail, airport Metro route 15.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The budget did not add anything new to suburban rail or Namma Metro with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah stating that the alignment to the proposed metro line to the Kempegowda International Airport was being finalised.

The Cabinet allocated Rs 345 crore last month for Phase 1 of the suburban rail project.
The chief minister repeated the same and reiterated that Phase 1 of the Namma Metro will meet the April deadline.
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K J George visits slums, lakes and ghettos 3.11.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Single-window agency to help marginalised communities 31.8.2016 deccanherald.com
Centre for Advocacy Research (CFAR) will open 'Sahaya,' a single-window system in Vijayanagar, to help slum dwellers avail government schemes.

CFAR conducted a study in eight settlements in the city, with support from Azim Premji Foundation, to determine the extent of access that women in slums had to welfare schemes. The study concluded that many had not received their Aadhaar cards as a result of which their ration cards were cancelled.

Sahaya will benefit construction workers, domestic workers, garment workers and other marginalised communities to avail 23 schemes focusing on health issues. Assistance will be provided to apply for these schemes and avail benefits.
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The big loopholes in India's smart cities plan 20.7.2016 Rediff: Business
India's cities are bursting at the seams because poor people are migrating to them in search of work.
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New Bengaluru Action Group and its ancestors; Wake up before the Bengaluru bubble bursts; Special info on Chennai elections 13.5.2016 Citizen Matters

In this edition, read about what the newly formed Blue Print Action Group is all about, why citizens should be vary of unbridled development, how construction debris is letting sewage enter a lake, and more...

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Panel formed to coordinate works 11.5.2016 Hindu: News
A 14-member committee, headed by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, has been constituted to coordinate the activities of various public utility agencies in the city. Bengaluru Development Minister K.J. Geor...
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Now, only BBMP to sanction building plans 8.2.2016 Hindu: Bangalore
BDA only sanctions development plans and divides layouts
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Slum Kids Beautify Metro Station 21.10.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Siddu Doles Out More Sops, Promises During City Rounds 7.6.2015 newindianexpress.com
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French team to study metro project from March 26 25.3.2015 Nagpur News, Nagpur City News | Cities News - Times of India
A team of the French Development Agency (AFD), that may finance city’s metro rail project, will be on a three-day visit to Nagpur city from March 26 to study the project. During their stay, the team will interact with the stakeholders in the project and will visit many places including MIHAN, city bus station and also review different modes of transport in the city, a senior Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) official told TOI.
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Mumbai lags behind other Indian cities in infrastructure 3.10.2013 ET: Infrastructure
“Mumbai lacks the political push that’s needed for these projects, while the government and state agencies in other cities are collectively working on clearing logjam on the ground so that they can expedite infrastructure projects,” an expert said.
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Committed to revival of Mysugar factory: Ramya 23.9.2013 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Committed to revival of Mysugar factory: Ramya
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City swept clean for CM's tour 8.9.2013 newindianexpress.com
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25 chief engineers transferred 3.9.2013 deccanherald.com
The State government on Monday transferred 25 chief engineers in the Public Works Department and Water Resources Department with immediate effect.

Prominent among the officers and their new postings are as follows: C Mruthunjayaswamy, Chief Engineer, National Highways; K S Krishna Reddy, MD, Karnataka Road Development Corporation; Mazahar Javed, Chief Engineer, BMRCL; T Bisse Gowda, Chief Engineer, KHB; K Jaiprakash, MD CNNL.

Besies, H Bheemasena Rao Sinde has been appointed as Additional Secretary to the chief minister.
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Agenda for our new Chief Minister: What needs to be done for our cities 23.5.2013 Praja.in
1 user has liked. Now that we have a new goverement, let us make a vision document and send it to our CM. Some things about this draft document - 1. It is city (urban) specific. I would like to say Bangalore specific, but strategy wise whatever is true for Bangalore is pretty much true for other cities in Karnataka as well. We will not cover rural problems or issues not directly about city governance (like judicial systems, this is a national issue) 2. We list the problem, but also explain on what lines the solution should be – for eg: suppose we complain that traffic is bad with too much of traffic jams, the goverment might actually listen and cut trees to widen roads. Now that may not be exactly what we intended. So there are a few lines that explain on where the framework of the solution should lie in. 3. Need to agree on the priority as well as on the strategy outlined to solve the problem. Number of items is limited to 10. It needs to be breif, clear and yet well ...
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Poll race intensifies at Vijayanagar 25.4.2013 DNA: Popular News
Youth from the constituency eager to exercise their franchise.
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Shopping complex will be rebuilt : Jayanagar MLA 23.4.2013 Citizen Matters
Every major development work in his constituency has been done after consultation and engagement with resident groups or associations, claims Vijayakumar

It is the last day to file nominations and also the day when a bomb went off outside the BJP office in Malleshwaram. Just after filing his nomination, Jayanagar MLA B N Vijaykumar sat down with Citizen Matters to give us his take on the constituency, its problems, his achievement and what he plans to do if elected again.

What were the main problems of the constituency?

One of the major problems was choked sanitary lines. Since Jayanagar is one of the old residential layouts in the city, the sanitary lines were 50 years old and couldn't…

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Better Water, Power Management for Bangalore: JD(S) 15.4.2013 Citizen Matters
Citizen Matters, in an effort to feel the pulse of the Janata Dal (Secular), spoke to M S Narayan Rao, who is currently the Bangalore city President of JD(S). He also heads the Bangalore manifesto drafting committee of the JD(S).

Election is the time to recall whatever a party has done to the constituency during its rule and find out what are the promises for Bangalore the party has in store. Narayana Rao, head of the Bangalore manifesto committee of JD(S), says that the main topics in the JD(S) manifesto are water, electricity and the issue of whether Bangalore should be allowed to grow the way it is now.

Here are excerpts from the interview:

In BWSSB's water supply, about 35% is lost because of leaks alone. Why had JD(S) government not done anything about this?

Leakage is an…

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Live! Kurien on rape charges: It's VENDETTA politics 8.2.2013 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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High drama at metro protest 18.11.2012 The Hindu: Today's Paper
High drama at metro protest
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