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Category: Metro and Parastatals
Last updated: Jan 16 2020 11:27 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Bengaluru’s women factory workers can now do night shifts, but will it help them? 16.1.2020 Citizen Matters
As per a recent state government notification, women factory workers can now do night shifts. While the progressive move has been lauded, there are concerns that it could lead to more exploitation of workers
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Bengaluru’s Mobility Plan has major drawbacks, says IISc review 14.1.2020 Citizen Matters
Comprehensive Mobility Plan does not assess the impact of its proposed measures like elevated corridors or parking policy. It doesn't clarify how increasing the road capacity would help either
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“Comprehensive Mobility Plan ignores environmental impacts, sustainable solutions” 10.1.2020 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
The Comprehensive Mobility Plan includes projects like elevated corridors and road widening that'll lead to further environmental degradation. It gives less attention to sustainable options like cycling and walking too
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Bengaluru Buzz: Delay in setting up new landfill | Hoardings may be back soon | City gears up for Swachh Survekshan…and more 4.1.2020 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
State government has rejected the bidder BBMP chose for setting up a new landfill at Mittiganahalli. As the BBMP runs out of landfills to dump waste in, the garbage crisis may worsen. Read more on what else happened in the city this week, in our roundup
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Bengaluru Buzz: 3559 trees may be felled | New app for civic complaints | Foreigner Detention Centre from January…and more 28.12.2019 Citizen Matters
Thousands of trees to be felled for roads, government goes ahead with the NPR and Foreigner Detention Centre even as protests continue - read more on what else happened in the city over the past week, in our roundup
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Bengaluru’s Draft Mobility Plan in a nutshell: Elevated corridors get Rs 18,480 crore 18.12.2019 Citizen Matters
Many familiar terms like transit-oriented development, multi-modal mobility fare system, congestion fees, pay-and-park system appear in the plan. And yes, there’s a plan for elevated corridors too!
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Bengaluru Buzz: 75,000 illegal properties may be regularised | 16 minute savings from bus lane, claims BMTC | Metro timings extended..and more 16.12.2019 Citizen Matters
State government is mulling regularising some 75,000 unauthorised properties across BDA layouts. Read more on what else happened in the city over the past week, in our roundup
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MP Tejasvi Surya helps fix Bannerghatta Road, but is it his job? 27.11.2019 Citizen Matters
Bengaluru already has a Metropolitan Planning Committee to plan and coordinate infrastructure works. Then why are our MPs and MLAs fixing roads?
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How a foot-over-bridge can slash travel time and pollution in Yeshwanthpur 25.11.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
For years, citizens have been demanding a foot-over-bridge connecting Yeshwanthpur old railway station with the Metro station nearby. The bridge would reduce the distance between these two points from 2.3 km to 200 m
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Bengaluru: Scores of houses flooded, families affected after Hulimavu lake breach 25.11.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The lake breach was a result of a contractor allegedly tampering with the bunds.
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Bengaluru Buzz: Traffic police notifies bus lane | 8 transit hubs to decongest city | 4000 residents protest in Haralur..and more 18.11.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Last week, traffic police notified the bus priority lane on ORR. Meanwhile, eight transit hubs are being planned around Bengaluru to reduce traffic congestion. Read more on news from the city over the past week, in our roundup
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16 things to get right with Bengaluru’s public transportation 14.11.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
How can the humble bus or the local train be made attractive to Bengalureans? From ensuring seats to creating apps, a lot needs to be done for this. Here are some pointers
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Metro services between RV Road and Yelachenahalli to be suspended for four days 12.11.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Metro services between RV Road and Yelachenahalli stations will be suspended from 14th to 17th November. BMRCL has arranged bus services between these stations on the four days
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Bengaluru Buzz: BBMP to take over nearly all city lakes | Doctors call off strike | BMTC to relaunch Bus Day 9.11.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
BBMP, which has rejuvenated many lakes over the years, will now take over all city lakes except three. Meanwhile BDA has started rejuvenating Varthur lake. Read more on what else happened in the city this week, in our roundup
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Mahadevapura citizens to protest Friday against “filth, traffic jams and pollution”, demand MP, MLA, corporators resign 17.10.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Fed up with crumbling infrastructure in their constituency, residents of Mahadevapura are holding a protest tomorrow at Marathahalli. They are demanding the resignation of all their elected representatives, including MLA Aravind Limbavali and MP P C Mohan
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Namma Metro’s ‘baggage fee’ on cycles hassles commuters 10.10.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru Metro allows foldable cycles on board now, but its baggage rules imply that Rs 30 has to be paid every time a cycle is carried. Despite commuters' demands, BMRCL is not exempting cycles from the fee
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Bengaluru Buzz: BBMP to restore 630 km of roads | Action against water bill defaulters | PlasticBeku for BIAL roads 29.9.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
After continued protests from Bengalureans, the BBMP has drawn up an action plan to restore 630 km of roads that had been dug up to lay pipelines. Read more on what else happened in the city over the past week, in our roundup
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Bengaluru Metro Service Affected After Technical Problem 1.9.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Metro rail services in Bengaluru were affected on Saturday evening due to technical failure, the BMRCL said. The Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) tweeted that the technical failure...
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Bengaluru Buzz: Flood alert in city | RWAs to prevent idol immersion in lakes | Toilets near Metro stations 11.8.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Flood warning issued in 80 localities in Bengaluru, RWA members asked to guard lakes during Ganesha Chaturthi, lack of state ministers delay Metro land acquisition - catch up on news from the city last week
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Why Bengaluru’s draft transit policy is unlikely to make the city more liveable 8.8.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru's upcoming TOD (Transit Oriented Development) Policy is expected to ease commute and reduce urban sprawl in the city. But the policy will be successful only if several gaps are fixed
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