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Premium FAR, recipe for congestion 12.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Now close to retirement, Shankar Rao had always harboured a faint hope: Owning a flat in the city, an eventual end to long stays in rented houses. But that plan just got beyond Rao's modest means. The 'premium' Floor Area Ratio (FAR) proposed in the State's draft Common Zoning Rules is poised to push property prices up, an unwelcome vertical growth. Here's how the premium FAR will work: Every building is allowed a certain permissible FAR to construct additional floors based on the width of the road. The notification reduces the permissible part and asks citizens and builders to pay for the rest and beyond. Builders are bound to pass on the additional burden to the buyer, triggering the spike in prices. FAR explained Simply put, FAR is the ratio of the total plot area to the total building area. This is determined by the size of the plot and width of the road in front of the plot. Although permitted FAR carries no fee, the premium FAR has a fee that is based on the guidance value of the plot. The ...
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Shah to put in place UP model of 'win one booth at a time' in state 11.8.2017 deccanherald.com
BJPnationalpresident Amit Shah's three-day visit to the state fromSaturday will mark the beginning of drawing an 'electoral master plan' for poll-bound Karnataka. The frequency of Shah's visit will increase in the coming months. The plan isthat Shah will visit most of the 224 Assembly constituencies in the state in phases to assess the grassroot political scene, poll prospects of the party and winnability of candidates. The successful model adopted by Shah in the Uttar PradeshAssembly polls of winning 'one booth at a time' will be put in place in Karnataka, a highly placed source in the state BJP told DH. Shah is determined to win the Assembly polls in Karnataka by achieving its "Mission 150"target as part of the party's larger goal of expanding its footprint in south India. The meeting with party functionaries and various units lined up during Shah's visit is to prepare the ground work to chalk out a meticulous plan - right from deciding on the BJP's election strategy, distribution of tickets, to ...
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High Court disposes of PIL against steel bridge at Shivananda Circle 8.8.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The Karnataka High Court on Monday disposed of a PIL challenging the proposed construction of a steel bridge at Shivananda Circle on Hare Krishna Road.
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Shivananda Circle steel flyover: HC asks petitioners to submit grievances to State 8.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
The Karnataka High Court on Monday asked a group of petitioners, who have questioned the legality of the proposal to construct a steel flyover at Shivananda Circle in a PIL, to submit a representation...
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Policymakers confused about common zone regulations 5.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The draft notification on zonal reclassification has created confusion among the policymakers too as they were not very sure how it will be applicable to Bengaluru. Even now, there are two sets of contradictory rules for Bengaluru - one, the Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act coupled with the Town and Country Planning Act and two, the Revised Master Plan, prepared by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA). The draft rule prepared by the Municipal Administration Department generalises all the cities. Existing rules say that no commercial activity should take place on roads with a width of 40 ft or less in residential areas. BaBMP was lenient towards the illegal shops in residential areas compelling residents to approach the Karnataka High Court and get a favourable judgement. The Palike continued to turn a blind eye towards shops in residential areas, forcing the residents' welfare associations to build pressure on the civic agency to initiate action against the violators. As the Palike commissioner ...
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Don't shop around the house 5.8.2017 deccanherald.com
For decades, this neighbourhood had stubbornly held on to its reputation as a quiet, peaceful liveable place. Walking was a pleasure, cycling a breeze. And then came the invasion. Reckless, noisy and utterly commercial, the shops, the offices and complexes destroyed the peace, as the guardians of land use regulations looked away. Deliberately. Voices of reason cried halt. Yet, the blatant violation of the zonal boundaries earmarked clearly in Master Plans, continued. Now, the government wants to put its stamp of approval, through a controversial draft notification on common zoning regulations. The controversial part: Commercialisation will be allowed on all roads that are 29.5ft or wider. Predictably, citizens have been outraged. Thousands of residents welfare associations (RWAs) and citizen collectives have posted their objections. Vociferously demanding sanctity of zonal divisions, they want the shops and offices out of their living spaces. The proposed regulations are clearly not the way to ...
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Councillors worried over zoning regulations 31.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Citizens' fears about the draft zoning regulations allowing commercial activities in residential areas echoed in the BBMP council on Monday. Raising the matter, opposition BJP leader Padmanabha Reddy questioned the state government's move of bringing out the draft regulations on zonal reclassification and building byelaws for Bengaluru ignoring the council of elected representatives in the municipal corporations. "Such draft regulations are illegal because they have not been prepared in consultation with the local body of elected representatives and metropolitan planning committees," said Reddy. Reddy said, "Such an important matter was not discussed in the council." In his reply, BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said the draft regulations do not apply to Bengaluru because the city is governed by the BDA Master Plan. He explained that discussions are on to bring a separate law to govern the BBMP. Prasad added that building byelaws for Bengaluru are different from those for other cities. Waving ...
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Over 4,000 petitions against CZR 31.7.2017 Hindu: Home
In addition, RWAs and citizens’ groups share concerns with Bengaluru Development and Town Planning Minister K.J. George
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140 trees face axe as Palike plans to build new road 29.7.2017 deccanherald.com
The BBMP's plan to build a one-kilometre road connecting Whitefield with Outer Ring Road from Hope Farm Junction to ECC Road Junction has attracted criticism as it will lead to the axing of 140 trees, acquisition of an orphanage, a school and a portion of a lake. Palike sources said the construction of the road has become inevitable as it will act as an alternative route for people frequently travelling on Old Madras Road and Old Airport Road. "The road will spare commuters from travelling nine kilometres to reach Whitefield from Old Madras Road and Old Airport Road. This road was planned in 2006 when the Revised Master Plan was prepared after consulting people. So there is no need for any public consultation again," said a BBMP engineer. The Palike has already started working on the project by chopping many trees and marking the buildings to be demolished. The authorities of St Joseph Convent are taken aback by the sudden turn of events. The school management, in 1930, constructed a new building a few ...
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'Surveillance key to smart city but has no master plan' 28.7.2017 Deccan Herald - State
India is investing Rs 1.9 lakh crore in 89 cities as part of smart city project but surveillance, a key factor of such a makeover, doesn't have a master plan, said members of the government's Electronic Validation Committee. They spoke at a roundtable discussion on 'Technology modernisation for safer and smarter cities'. Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Sanjay Sahay and Shankar T, a technical consultant from IISc, stressed the need for a conceptual framework for smart city and blueprints for the factors that make a city smart. "Surveillance occupies central stage in a smart city as the world tussles with terrorism. Yet, we don't know the scope and limits of surveillance. Even the limited opportunity we have is yet to be explored," Sahay said. Shankar said CCTV cameras, which make up the central grid of any surveillance network, will play a major role in the coming years. "We have CCTV camera network for traffic and security reasons. However, there is no technical expertise to decide the ...
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Master plan for Kozhikode Urban Area released 28.7.2017 Hindu: Cities
Minister launches trial run of building permits software
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A thousand no’s to zonal regulations 28.7.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Town and Country Planning Dept. gets objection letters with over 1,000 signatures
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Funds Disbursed to Industrial Corridors 27.7.2017 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, July 26: Status of Industrial Corridors
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‘New zoning rules reduce quality of life in residential areas’ 25.7.2017 Citizen Matters
If you thought the new common zoning rules don't concern you, think again. A road that is of 30 feet width can have all types of commercial activities, with no space for parking. And it's going to be terrible in a city like Bengaluru. ...
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Preventive steps can reduce risks during flash floods 24.7.2017 The Assam Tribune
Preventive steps can reduce risks during flash floods
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Citizens launch movement to reclaim the Bangalore of yore 23.7.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Nearly 250 residents from 35 RWAs across Bengaluru to chalk out a plan to oppose CZR
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Fearing more chaos, citizens oppose draft zoning norms 22.7.2017 deccanherald.com
Citizens' groups on Saturday launched a multipronged fight against the government's proposal to allow shops and businesses on roads as narrow as 30 feet. The zoning regulations, a draft of which DH accessed first, make it easier for commercial establishments to come up on congested roads where they are now prohibited. Citizens' groups will send objection letters to the government, besides postcards to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. They also plan to make a film to alert people on the consequences of the proposal. Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) from Indiranagar, Koramangala, Basavanagudi, Jayanagar, Whitefield and other neighbourhoods met on Saturday at the East Cultural Association, Indiranagar. Their objective is to unite and oppose the draft rules notified by the urban development department. The associations said this was only the first step in their campaign against commercialisation of residential zones. "Meet your local corporator, MLA and even MP. Let them know you are against this and are ...
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New rules to regulate apartment construction 14.7.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The state government proposes to regulate construction of residential apartments through new Zoning Rules. The draft common Zoning Rules (ZR) notified by the Urban Development Department recently, stipulate the minimum size of the plot for a residential apartment should be 500 square meters (5,381.56 square feet) and minimum width of the road the plot is facing should be 9 meters (30 feet). Currently, there are no such curbs. The proposed rules would take prospective effect. The new rules would apply to all urban local bodies across the state, including Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). "Apartment buildings" mean one or more buildings, each containing more than four dwelling units, as per the notification. The ZR is aimed at uniform urban development. "Apartments are mushrooming in the fast-developing cities like Bengaluru and Mysuru. In the absence of proper regulation in the existing master plans, apartments are being constructed everywhere. Apartments are coming up even on 30/40 and 60/40 sq ...
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Karnataka govt moots 'premium' floor area ratio 13.7.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
With the government set to change municipal rules, building a house with more than one floor could soon cost you more than ever before. The state government proposes a ‘premium’ floor area ratio (FAR), which citizens will have to buy to construct additional floors on their plots (over and above the permissible FAR).The draft Common Zoning Rules, published recently by the urban development department, when implemented, will result in a reduction in the existing permissible FAR.Those who want additional built-up area will have to buy premium FAR, the fee for which is fixed on the basis of th
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Govt apathetic to vanishing lung spaces, allege residents 12.7.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The demand for protection of parks, playgrounds and open spaces is growing louder but citizens say the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) are doing little to save them. Take the case of an 'open space' in Jeevan Bima Nagar. The residents have been fighting a legal battle since 2009 to reclaim it. BDA handed over this piece of land to four organisations to build structures. M S Anand, president of JB Nagar Residents' Welfare Association (RWA), said the BDA's comprehensive development plan of 2005 and 2015 clearly showed 'Site No-2' of the layout as a green area, which means no construction activity is allowed. A park had been carved out of this piece of land. The BDA allotted the rest of the land to four organisations including Mogavira Sangha, which is constructing a building, he said. "A couple of years ago, the BDA notified this place as a yellow zone. Subsequently, construction work started. We challenged it in the high court and got a stay against ...
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