User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Traffic :: flyovers-1ways-etc
Last updated: Jan 19 2018 02:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Former mayor no more 18.1.2018 deccanherald.com

Former mayor K H N Simha passed away on Thursday morning due to a cardiac arrest. He is survived by his wife Sarojadevi, three sons and two daughters. Simha was the mayor in 1998-99. During his tenure, the Sirsi Circle to the Town Hall flyover and underpass was constructed.

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Revised Master Plan-2031: Revisions only – neither mastery nor planning? 11.1.2018 Citizen Matters
What does revised master plan have in it? Is it progressive or just an extension of the old plan? Here's a curation of views on RMP 2031. ...
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Activists push for public transport 9.1.2018 deccanherald.com
Increased use of public transportation and encouraging peoples participation in the growth and development plans of the city echoed at Bangalore Matters, an interactive session organised on Tuesday to address Bengalurus civic issues. "There is no fix for traffic woes without using public transport on a large-scale," said V Ravichandar, chairman, Feedback Consulting. "A city like Mumbai which has more population than Bangalore has a vehicle population of about 40 lakh. But our city has more than 72 lakh vehicles," said Priya Chetty Rajagopal, an activist. Priya, one of those who opposed the steel flyover project from Basaveshwara Circle to Hebbal, reminisced how she steered the #steelflyoverbeda campaign. "When the proposed flyover was not addressing the basic issue of public transport, why do it at all?" said Priya. Suburban rail from Baiyappanahalli to Whitefield is saving thousands of people from commuting in a two-wheeler, said Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Gowda, who was also a panellist for the ...
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No monetary relief to Sarjapur Road residents 8.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
The BBMP will not dole out monetary compensation to people who part with their properties for the widening of Sarjapur Road in southern Bengaluru. The decision was taken after Bengaluru Development Minister K J George held a meeting with property owners on Monday. "We will issue Transferable Development Rights (TDRs), not monetary compensation, to property owners," BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said. The BBMP is planning to build a six-lane road along with a service road from the Outer Ring Road to the Iblur junction. It intends to acquire 320 properties spread over 2.5 acres. Property owners, however, want monetary compensation. The meeting was held as some of them complained that the BBMP hadnt consulted them before taking up the project. No social impact study B V Ramachandra Reddy, of the Committee Against Harassment of Owners in Sarjapur Road Widening Project, claimed the BBMP is planning a social impact survey to find out how many families will be affected by the project. But Prasad ...
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Transfer of 4,000 bus drivers from Jan 17 8.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
The state government has accepted the requests of 4,000 bus drivers for transfer to other road transport corporations (RTCs) within Karnataka, Transport Minister H M Revanna said here on Monday. They will get the transfer orders on January 17, 18 and 19. A total of 14,000 bus drivers had applied for inter-corporation transfer in the past decade. The government has accepted 4,000 requests. This apart, the government is inking agreements with Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana to ply more buses to the neighbouring states, Revanna said after inaugurating fly bus services from the Kempegowda International Airport to Madikeri and Salem. Fly bus service The fare for a one-way journey to Madikeri is Rs 1,000 and Salem Rs 800. The buses, costing Rs 1.1 crore each, have toilets. The KSRTC has been running fly bus services from the KIA to Mysuru and Kundapura (Udupi district) since 2014. As many as 3.90 lakh people have travelled on these buses ever since. The KSRTC plans to expand the service to other ...
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Biker run over by van on Hosur Road flyover 3.1.2018 deccanherald.com
A 32-year-old software engineer was killed on the spot when a Tempo Traveller ran him over on the elevated Electronics City expressway on Wednesday. The accident occurred when the victim lost control of his scooter and crashed it into a parked car. A speeding Tempo Traveller coming from behind, ran him over, killing him instantly. The deceased, Tejaswi Ponnapalli, was a software engineer with Hewlett Packard (HP). He was a resident of Gangothri Layout in BTM Layout and was on his way to work, the police said. According to the police, the accident occurred around 3.45 pm when Ponnapalli was speeding towards his office on his scooter. A car (Maruti Wagon R) was parked on the side of the flyover and its driver was signalling to motorists to avoid the car. The car was parked on the stretch at Konappana Agrahara near PES College. Ponnapalli failed to notice the car, crashed into it and fell on the road and was run over. Police arrested the drivers of the car and the Tempo Traveller. This is the second such ...
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How Bengaluru’s transport systems moved in 2017 3.1.2018 Citizen Matters
Metro works are progressing fast, while BMTC is adding more buses. All in all, the scene looks bright on paper. Here is a round up of mobility issues of Bengaluru in 2017. ...
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1,752 charged with drunken driving in Delhi 1.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
As many as 1,752 cases were registered for drunken driving in the national capital during New Year celebrations, police said on Monday.
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Bengaluru cops ready for New Year revellers 31.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
As the tech hub readies to usher in the New Year on Sunday midnight, about 15,000 police personnel including women constables have been deployed across the city to keep an eye on the New Year revellers, police said.
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The year that was... 2017 31.12.2017 Hindu: Home
* The year began on a sour note with reports of alleged mass molestation of women on M.G. Road by revellers. Before the police could act, another young woman was assaulted by a group of men at Kammana...
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Sivanada steel flyover soil test gets positive result 29.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The BBMP is all set to take up the Sivananda steel bridge project work following the positive results it got for the soil test. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) was conducting the soil test to know whether the soil was strong enough to hold the pillars of the steel bridge. A Palike official said: "Since the soil testing results are positive we are going to take up the project." Meanwhile, the residents opposing the flyover say that the civic body should stop the work till the court comes out with an order. Srinivas Alavilli of Citizens for Bengaluru told DH: "The local residents are pursuing the matter in the court. The court has been very critical of the project. It has asked about the safety standards and whether there was a need for the project. The court is not working due to leave. Once the court resumes, we are confident that it will find that there is no need of flyover." Alavilli also said that the Palike should not continue the work till the court order comes ...
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The releases never stopped 28.12.2017 Hindu: Life & Style
The quality of releases and consistency in Indian alternative music is more or less at a high. Here is what 2017’s top 10 looked like, in no order whatsoever
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No gender segregation in party hub on New Year's Eve 27.12.2017 deccanherald.com
There will be no segregation of men and women on Brigade Road and MG Road on New Years Eve but stringent action will be taken against those who go around wishing people forcibly, the city police said on Wednesday. Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar said that as many as 15,000 police personnel have been deployed across the city to ensure law and order. During the New Year celebrations, the deadline for bars, pubs and restaurants has been extended to 2 am. Stringent action will be taken against mischief mongers who forcibly wish people and behave indecently by throwing bottles on the road. Checks against on drunk-driving will start at 9 pm across the city. Security will not be confined to MG Road, Brigade Road or Church Street but will be extended to the entire city. Areas like Koramangala, Indiranagar, Majestic and Gandhi Bazaar will also be covered. Except for Ballari Road flyover and the elevated stretch of Kempegowda International Airport road, all the major flyovers like the ones on Hosur Road, ...
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Youth arrested for wheelie stunt 25.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A 21-year-old youth, performing wheelies and other dangerous stunts on his bike on the airport flyover near the Jakkur flying school, was arrested on Sunday. The youth, identified as Mudasir Pasha, a resident of Yelahanka New Town, was arrested for dangerous riding, and his bike has been seized, the police said. Pasha used to do wheelies on the Jakkur flyover and the main roads in Yelahanka New Town. Motorists, residents of Judicial Layout and surrounding areas were often disturbed by the loud noise of his bike, which was modified to perform stunts. There were also reports of a few accidents that were caused due to Pashas bike stunts. According to the police, some people had taken photographs of Pasha performing dangerous stunts and sent it to the authorities on Sunday. "We had additional patrols and caught him while he was performing wheelies. A case has been registered against Pasha under IPC 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) and the Motor Vehicle Act. It has been recommended that his ...
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Unhappy Christmas for couple who run DWCC 25.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
The centre, located under Jayadeva flyover, will go when the flyover is demolished
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Elected reps promise solutions for Bellandur pedestrians 22.12.2017 Citizen Matters
The recent death of a 19 year-old pedestrian in Bellandur finally threw the plight of pedestrians into focus and has galvanised the officials into action. ...
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Man killed as bikes collide 21.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A 48-year-old man was killed and two others, including his daughter, sustained injuries when their motorbike collided with another two-wheeler on the Mysuru Road flyover on Thursday morning. The deceased, Sathish Pandit, a resident of Hosakerehalli, was employed as a manager at a private firm. According to the police, Pandit was on his way to NMKRV College for Women to drop off his daughter, Swathi. On the flyover, another biker, Govind Diwekar (30), brushed against Pandits vehicle. The riders lost control and fell down. Pandit was severely injured as his head hit the divider. The police suspect he had not secured his helmet properly. He died on the spot. Swathi (19) and Diwekar, a software engineer and resident of Katriguppe, sustained multiple fractures and were rushed to hospital. They are out of danger. The City Market traffic police have slapped charges against ...
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‘Sanjay Memorial skywalk’ likely to be a reality soon 16.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Residents of Bellandur had formed a human chain on December 6 to highlight their demand for a skywalk after a 19-year-old security guard was hit by a car
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HC reserves order on Sivanada steel bridge 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News

The Karnataka High Court on Friday reserved its order on a interlocutory application filed as part of a PIL challenging the construction of the Sivananda steel bridge.

A division bench of Acting Chief Justice H G Ramesh and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar was hearing the PIL, filed by B P Mahesh and 19 citizens residing near the Sivananda Circle.

The counsel for the petitioners stated that the Hare Krishna Road was meant for widening and not for constructing flyovers. The petitioners continue to content that the construction plan is not in accordance with the Indian Road Congress (IRC) guidelines.

The government counsel, however, submitted that the guidelines have been followed to the best possible extent, even though it was not mandatory.

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Techies' solution for ORR traffic chaos may produce one more flyover 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The increasing nightmare of traffic snarls on the Outer Ring Road, especially along the stretch connecting the Hebbal flyover and Horamavu, may be eased with a touch of innovation from the tech community. But their idea of adding one more layer to the already confusing labyrinth of flyovers in the area has triggered some concerns. Consultants from Embassy Tech Village have proposed an extra ramp to link Nagawara and Veeranapallya flyovers, with an extension to the Manyata Tech Park. The Embassy Group has agreed to sponsor the project. On Friday, the consultants made a presentation to Bengaluru Development Minister K J George, Mayor Sampath Raj, Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development, Mahendra Jain and BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad. "We have obtained an in-principle approval from BBMP," said Rajendra Prasad, a director with the Embassy Group, who was part of Fridays meeting. "We will get the go-ahead after submitting the details and the drawings to the BBMP and the BMRCL. We will be spending ...
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