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Karnataka government restrained from approving 2031 master plan 17.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
It has to seek permission from the HC on the master plan
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Don't approve RMP without court consent, HC to govt 16.10.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The High Court of Karnataka on Monday directed the state government not to approve the Bangalore Development Authoritys Revised Master Plan (RMP) 2031 without the consent of the court. According to the petitioner Namma Bengaluru Foundation (NBF) and Citizens Action Forum, the Bangalore Metropolitan Planning Committee (BMPC) is the constitutional body instituted for creating and implementing the master plans. However, the BDA is formulating the master plans and sending them to the state government for approval bypassing the approval of the BMPC. The divisional bench of acting chief justice H G Ramesh and P S Dinesh Kumar, while hearing a PIL filed by the NBF, directed the BDA to follow the process as mandated in the constitution. The BMPC has been constituted to be the nodal authority for all the development and planning in Bangalore metropolitan area. However, the BDA is undertaking the planning and development of areas and submitting it to the state government bypassing the BMPC. The state government ...
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PPP for Rs 1-lakh flats; pvt players to get full rights over 40% land 5.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The state government has decided to implement its ambitious scheme to allot flats at Rs 1 lakh each on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis, allowing private players to utilise up to 40% of the land earmarked for the project for their own use. The government has identified 286 acres of land around Bengaluru city under the Rajiv Gandhi 1-lakh Multi-storey Bengaluru Housing Scheme, approved by the Cabinet recently. The private players will get full rights to utilise up to 40% of the total land (approximately 114 acres), including the absolute ownership, in return for constructing one lakh flats in the remaining 60% land. The private players will be selected through a competitive bidding. The scheme envisages construction of affordable houses to the economically and socially weaker sections in Bengaluru. One-BHK (bedroom, hall and kitchen) and two-BHK flats are proposed to be constructed under the scheme. The total cost of constructing one lakh such flats is estimated at Rs 5,000 crore. As per the ...
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Why BBMP’s stormwater drain encroachment clearance drive is delayed 27.9.2017 Citizen Matters
After the 2016 floods, BBMP started the demolition drive to clear drain encroachments, and followed it with a plan to remodel Bengaluru’s stormwater drains. Why is this still not complete? ...
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Clear and present danger: What’s the future of Bengaluru’s rejuvenated lakes 8.9.2017 Citizen Matters
Rejuvenating a lake is a tough task. But the real work lies after the revival. Maintaining that the lake stays clean and clear of sewage and encroachment is a continuous task that requires funds and people. What would be the future of these lakes? ...
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Now, ESZ for Cauvery sanctuary 30.8.2017 Deccan Herald - State
The Union Environment and Forest Ministry has notified 600 sq km of area housing 107 villages as an eco-sensitive zone for the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS) that nudges three districts. The August 22 gazette notification comes almost 16 months after the publication of the draft notification, seeking comments from people on the proposal to create an eco-sensitive zone around the reserved forest. The 600.7 sq km area around the park houses 72 revenue villages and 35 forest villages. The forest, spread over an area of 1,027.53 sq km, nudges three districts - Ramanagara, Chamrajnagara and Mandya. It is also a part of the Mysore elephant reserve. The notification prohibits 10 commercial and developmental activities in the eco-sensitive zone, while restricting 30 other activities, official sources said. The prohibited activities include commercial mining, establishing polluting industries, hydroelectric projects, production of hazardous substances, discharge of untreated effluents and setting up of solid ...
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26 cities to ready GIS-based master plans under AMRUT 30.8.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Urban planning will go digital in 26 cities in Karnataka as they will switch to Geographic Information System (GIS)-based master plans, allowing authorities to monitor land use changes in real time and keep a check on violations. This is a reform the Urban Development Department (UDD) has taken up as part of the Centre's Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). Cities are expected to use spatial tools to create base or thematic maps including existing land use. Then, cities are to put together a sector-wise database. These will be dovetailed into the master plan formulation - identifying issues, projecting requirements and developing strategy based on the georeferenced maps using sector-wise data analysis. "The biggest advantage is the real-time monitoring and updating of land use changes," UDD Secretary (Municipalities and Urban Development Authorities) Anjum Parwez said. "For example, if an urban development authority approves the building of a road, it can be updated instantly ...
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DVG Road traders cry foul as BBMP issues eviction notice 30.8.2017 Hindu: News
The tussle between residents and traders has again come to the fore with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) issuing eviction notice to several traders on DVG Road near Gandhi Bazaar, one of...
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Upalokayukta asks government to reclaim gomal land in Devanahalli 23.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The Upalokayukta has submitted a report to the state government to restore government gomal land in Devanahalli taluk in Bengaluru Rural district. A complaint was filed with the Lokayukta alleging that 4.22 acres of government gomal land was encroached by private persons in Irigenahalli and there were attempts to form a layout on the land. The enquiry, held by Upalokayukta Justice Subhash B Adi, revealed that the land in question falls under agriculture status according to the master plan. During the enquiry, revenue officials admitted that the land was encroached by private persons. The enquiry report stated that 22.6 acres of land in survey number 33 is government gomal land and from 1960 to 1980 it was granted to eight farmers and podi has also been created. "In survey number 44, private persons encroached government gomal land and entered into a joint development agreement to develop a residential layout. The joint development agreement was registered at Devanahalli sub-registrar's office in April ...
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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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