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50% of US-bound Indian flyers to be impacted by US govt curbs on e-devices 23.3.2017 Most Popular
Over 1.3 million, or 49% of passengers flew to the US via airports in the Gulf in FY16
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Vertical gardens on piers of Electronics City flyover 22.3.2017 deccanherald.com
After getting positive response to its vertical garden on a pier of the Electronics City flyover, Bengaluru-based nonprofit SayTrees now plans to replicate the same on more than 250 piers of the elevated tollway. "The Electronics City flyover plan is in the final stages. We are waiting for sponsors. Our big dream is to cover the piers of all the flyovers in the city. If Metro (BMRCL) authorities agree, we will work with them, too," said Durgesh Agrahari, head of partnerships and projects, Say Trees. He said the vertical garden might look simple but involved many technical details like the safety of piers, pots and saplings. "The vertical garden on one pier has more than 3,500 saplings of 10 varieties. We have carefully chosen these plants to ensure they thrive in organic farming," he said. On the vertical garden on a Metro pier, Agrahari said they did not use Hydroponics but opted for organic method following advice by Vani Murthy, who is known for spreading awareness on turning garbage into compost. "We ...
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50% US-bound flyers to be impacted by US govt curbs on e-items 22.3.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
US government decision to impose curbs on the carriage of ipads, laptops in cabin bags will impact nearly half of the passengers between India and the US.Data compiled by consultancy Centre for Aviation shows that in FY 16 over 1.3 million passengers flew to the US via airports in the Gulf and accounted for 49 per cent of the 2.69 million passenger traffic between the two countries. An overwhelming 82 per cent of passengers to the US travelled via one stop via the Gulf, Europe or East Asia. But the Gulf airlines especially Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways carried the bulk of 49 per cent flown on the route - an indication of their dominance in the market. About 27 per cent of the US bound passengers flew via Europe and 6.2 per cent went via airports in East Asia. The data is for one way traffic to the US.The proportion of flyers from Mumbai and Delhi who travel one stop via Gulf is 30-40 per cent but in case of other metros - Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Chennai the share is ..
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Much-needed to solve congestion in Bengaluru: flexible traffic signals 21.3.2017 Citizen Matters

It's not an uncommon fact anymore that Bengaluru suffers from one of the worst traffic conditions in the whole country, where it can surprisingly take an hour to travel a distance as short as a few kilometres. While the daily victims of this grim...
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Saga of waterlogging on Outer Ring Road 21.3.2017 Citizen Matters

There is no respite from traffic pile ups on Bengaluru's Outer Ring Road. Sometimes it's rain, sometimes it's bus breakdown. Does the government have the will to to fix it?

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Land acquisition blues for 2nd underpass near Kadirenahalli Cross 20.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Land acquisition problems are set to obstruct the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP) plan to build another grade separator next to the Kadirenahalli underpass towards Dayananda Sagar Institutions. The BBMP is building a signal-free corridor on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) to link Yeshwantpur with Silk Board junction via Jedi Mara junction on Bannerghatta Road. A major stumbling block to the project is the intersection near Kadirenahalli Cross. Four years ago, the BBMP built an underpass at Kadirenahalli Cross but forgot to decongest another intersection just 150 metres away. As a result, the bottleneck continues there. It has now planned to build a grade separator (flyover or underpass) at the intersection of the ORR with the road that leads to Dayananda Sagar Institutions, said BBMP chief engineer (major project) B S Prahallad. "We want to build a grade separator but land acquisition problems have hampered our plans. Now that a new Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) policy is on the anvil, we ...
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Foothpaths so pedestrian! 18.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
How often does a motorist stop to let a pedestrian pass? In a city that lets its bikes invade the footpath in reckless haste, such courtesies are obviously unheard of. For, the pedestrian's right to walk with dignity is under attack, more than ever. Beyond the Central Business District (CBD) where pedestrian-first TenderSURE roads have given walkability a mini-boost, the footpaths remain in tatters. They are encroached, dug up for civic works or just not there! For decades, Bengaluru had a motorist-focused approach to road infrastructure. The now-shelved steel flyover project was part of that agenda. But vociferous public protests and critical design interventions such as TenderSURE have forced the government to finally acknowledge the walker's place on a road. Is the realisation too late? The footpath as an entity has virtually vanished from hundreds of roads. Undeterred by poorly enforced rules, commercial setups consider footpath extensions of their business an unfettered right. Schoolchildren, senior ...
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A flyover above flyover at Kittur Rani Chennamma Circle 18.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A second-level flyover has been proposed to be built above the flyover at Kittur Rani Chennamma Circle (near Deve Gowda petrol pump in Padmanabhanagar, south Bengaluru). The second flyover will be built from the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) to Padmanabhanagar and will run above the existing flyover, which Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had inaugurated a month ago. Thus, there will be a three-layer intersection as part of the signal-free corridor from Nayandahalli junction to Silk Board junction via Jedi Mara junction on Bannerghatta Road. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has announced a total of nine grade separators in the state budget proposals for 2017-18 and allocated Rs 421 crore for them. He said the projects were required to ensure seamless vehicular movement. While the length of the grade separators has not been decided yet as the detailed project report has not been prepared, each of them could be 1.5 km to 2 km long. BBMP chief engineer B S Prahallad said the second-level flyover ...
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Intervention at Hebbal flyover to run into NGT trouble again 18.3.2017 Hindu: Home
BDA proposes to add two additional lanes, an underpass; this would violate a NGT order that fixed buffer zone around lakes at 75 metres
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'Bengalureans are a bunch of happy-go-lucky people' 17.3.2017 ET: Opinion
Food critic Kripal Amanna is my favourite Bengalurean because he has worked towards putting our city on the national F&B map.
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Bouquets and brickbats for Karnataka State Budget 2017-18 17.3.2017 Citizen Matters

A compilation of reactions on Karnataka State Budget 2017-18 received via press notes.

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'People's role must to improve urban governance' 16.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The magnitude of corruption has exploded in the last three decades and huge amount of money that was looted from the exchequer could have funded major schemes for the poor, said former Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde on Thursday.

Delivering the keynote address for a panel discussion on Consumer to Citizen: Engagement in Urban Governance', Justice Hegde said, "The success of protests against steel flyover give hope that people were ready to engage with a sustained dialogue with government to prevent wrong moves."

Mark Atherton, Director of Environment for Greater Manchester, UK, said Bengaluru and Manchester share similar challenges and problems.

"We need to recognise that a city's development is transit-oriented. Transport is a major problem for all major cities and the solution is in providing a reliable public transport system," Atherton said.
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Karnataka Budget 2017: Siddaramaiah's takes green cover to win war of perception 16.3.2017 ET: Policy
The govt has committed to spend Rs 5 cr to set up a foundation named after novelist Poornachandra Tejaswi and another Rs 5 crore on a Forest Information Centre near Bengaluru
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Increased funding for urban mobility 16.3.2017 Hindu: Home
There could be some relief to the traffic-choked Bengaluru, with fresh proposals on development of roads on the city’s outskirts, and increased funding for urban mobility — suburban railway, BMTC and ...
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New underpass, wider Hebbal flyover to decongest KIA road 16.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
 After dropping the controversial steel flyover from Basaveshwara Circle to Hebbal, the state government has gone back to its original plan of widening the existing Hebbal flyover and constructing an underpass to ease traffic on Ballari Road and on the Outer Ring Road. The government has allocated Rs 88 crore to the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) to construct the underbridge and widen the overbridge. The BDA had done the ground-breaking ceremony for the project in May 2016, but dropped them because the government was keen to construct a steel flyover. The government had earlier allocat
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A bag of hopes 15.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The State Budget couldn't have come at a more opportune time. On a day when Bengaluru was given the dubious distinction of having the worst infrastructure among Indian cities, as per Mercer's rankings for 2017, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah unveiled a host of measures that aimed to tackle the city's growing woes. Upgradation of pedestrian facilities, development of lakes and storm water drains, construction of public toilets, construction of underbridge and widening of overbridge at Hebbal junction — all sticking points were addressed adequately in the Budget. Says Anuradha Singh Pathania, a young professional, "The Budget is a good opportunity for the CM to put forward plans that will pull in votes during the upcoming elections. The announcements on the medical front and development of roads and alternate means of transport seem to be helpful. Even the cap on the ticket prices at multiplexes is a good move as watching movies was becoming a hugely expensive outing. But, like always, we need to see ...
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A bag of hopes 15.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The State Budget couldn't have come at a more opportune time. On a day when Bengaluru was given the dubious distinction of having the worst infrastructure among Indian cities, as per Mercer's rankings for 2017, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah unveiled a host of measures that aimed to tackle the city's growing woes. Upgradation of pedestrian facilities, development of lakes and storm water drains, construction of public toilets, construction of underbridge and widening of overbridge at Hebbal junction — all sticking points were addressed adequately in the Budget. Says Anuradha Singh Pathania, a young professional, "The Budget is a good opportunity for the CM to put forward plans that will pull in votes during the upcoming elections. The announcements on the medical front and development of roads and alternate means of transport seem to be helpful. Even the cap on the ticket prices at multiplexes is a good move as watching movies was becoming a hugely expensive outing. But, like always, we need to see ...
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Karnataka Budget 2017: Siddaramaiah announces more trees, alternative to steel flyover 15.3.2017 ET: Policy
Siddaramaiah announced that tree parks -- named after environmentalist Saalumarada Thimmakka -- will be established in every assembly constituency in the state.
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What does the budget have for Bengaluru? 15.3.2017 Hindu: National
What's in it for Bengaluru in this budget, is a question that doesn't have clear answers. Last budget, the State government had a massive outlay of ₹ 7300 crore for Bengaluru, which Chief Minister Si...
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Green okay must for steel flyover: NGT 13.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Two weeks after the government scrapped its controversial steel flyover plan, the National Green Tribunal ruled such a project cannot be executed without environmental clearance. Dismissing the government's contention, the NGT bench in Chennai said it was "an area development project" requiring environmental clearance. According to Section 8(b) of the Environmental Impact Assessment Notification of 2006, any area development plan requires environmental clearance from the Centre, the tribunal observed. Following a public outcry, and anticipating an adverse verdict from the NGT, the Siddaramaiah government had shelved the Rs 1,650-crore project on March 2. Mukundan of Citizens Action Forum (CAF) and V Balasubramanian, former additional chief secretary of Karnataka, had petitioned the tribunal saying the government had not obtained the necessary clearance. The project was proposed by BDA, and L&T was given the contract to build it. Speaking to DH, Balasubramanian said, "The government gave excuses that the ...
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