User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Traffic :: traffic-woes
Last updated: Mar 18 2020 11:33 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Watch: Tabebuia Rosea trees in full bloom paints ORR pink 18.3.2020 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
It's spring, and the brilliant pink bloom of Tabebuia Rosea trees are adorning Bengaluru's streets. Here's a video of the bloom along Outer Ring Road, and some details about this alien tree species.
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“Why Bengaluru can’t be Singapore: The crux is land ownership” 15.3.2020 Citizen Matters
Illegal developments and citizens' unwillingness to relinquish land have snowballed into the lack of road networks in Bengaluru. And thus, the city's traffic mess remains perennially unsolved. What could be the solution now?
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Infrastructure projects add to traffic woes 8.3.2020 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Fifteen roads across the city have been dug up
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Bengaluru gets ₹9,771 crore for ‘comprehensive development’ 5.3.2020 Hindu: Bangalore
Effective solid waste management and improving road network get emphasis
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Karnataka Budget 2020-21: Bengaluru gets lion’s share 5.3.2020 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Over ₹12,000 crore has been set aside for various departments, including Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB).
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BBMP to bar protests outside Town Hall 29.2.2020 Hindu: Cities
Opposition claims resolution was passed in an undemocratic manner
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PRR: Govt. seeks a week’s time to resolve compensation issue 28.2.2020 Hindu: Cities
The State government is expected to clear all issues pertaining to compensation for acquisition of land for the upcoming Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) pr
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How 15 citizens are building about 8000 sq m of forests in Bengaluru 28.2.2020 Citizen Matters
Within just a year, 15 residents near Manyata tech park have built five mini forests using the Miyawaki method. These forests, expected to mature in the next five years, is a now major lung space in this traffic-choked area.
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Smart parking on 25 streets in CBD from March 25.2.2020 Hindu: Home
Parking slots will be demarcated and can even be pre-booked on a mobile app
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Commuters willing to shift to BMTC if fares are reduced, finds survey 19.2.2020 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
A survey conducted by the advocacy group BBPV found that working class commuters spend a lot more while travelling in BMTC than in other transport modes.
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Workplace hazards: How traffic cops are affected by pollution, stress and fatigue 19.2.2020 Citizen Matters
A 2016 study found that one in three traffic policemen in Bengaluru have reduced lung function. In addition to physical ailments, they are also vulnerable to traffic accidents and mental health issues.
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Metro stations can be key to seamless connectivity in Bengaluru, here’s how 12.2.2020 Citizen Matters
Metro stations are ideal for integration with various transport modes. Integration can be through bus stops/bays, auto stands, two-wheeler parking etc, depending on the characteristics of each Metro station
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Bengaluru has the world’s worst traffic, four Indian cities in top 10: Report 30.1.2020 Scroll.in
An average trip in the city in 2019 took 71% more time to complete than it would if there were no traffic.
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Bengaluru is the world's most traffic choked city 30.1.2020 Rediff: News
Apart from Bengaluru, the other Indian cities featured among the top ten most congested cities globally are: Mumbai at fourth position with 65 per cent congestion (same as the traffic congestion level in 2018) followed by Pune at fifth place with 59 per cent congestion, and New Delhi at eighth position with 56 per cent congestion level.
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Did Namma Metro reverse-engineer CMP for Centre’s funding? 29.1.2020 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Centre’s MoU with Karnataka for the Metro project specified a Comprehensive Mobility Plan as a primary condition. BMRCL creating the plan is compared to “Airtel drafting the telecom policy for the entire country.”
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Readers’ comments: If our universities become a battleground, where are we headed? 21.1.2020 Scroll.in
Responses to articles on Scroll.in.
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Bengaluru Buzz: Double property tax for violations | FASTag ineffective at ECity flyover | App to donate to govt schools…and more 19.1.2020 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Double the property tax will now be applicable to buildings that have violated BBMP bylaws. Read more on this, and other news from the city over the past week, in our roundup
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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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Technology helps, but not enough cops to manage Bengaluru’s traffic: Former police chief 8.1.2020 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru was one of the first cities in India to adopt technology for traffic management. But the number of traffic police personnel here is woefully inadequate
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Elections, Kashmir, environment and citizens: 12 stories from the 12 months gone by 31.12.2019 Citizen Matters
As we come to the end of the year, a look at some of the most topical, important and appreciated stories of 2019.
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