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IISc professor's blueprint favours Jakkur model for Bellandur, Varthur lakes 25.4.2017 deccanherald.com
A blueprint for rejuvenation of Bellandur and Varthur lakes has called for treatment of sewage through integrated constructed wetlands on the lines of the Jakkur lake model. This model has combined secondary treatment plant with constructed wetlands and algae ponds to remove nutrients from the lake. Prepared by Dr T V Ramachandra and team from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Centre for Ecological Studies, the blueprint also seeks recovery of the area identified for Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in the region between Agaram and Bellandur lakes. The Revised Master Plan (RMP-2015) had shown this area as 40 acres. On the suggested Jakkur model, the blueprint said: "Complete removal of nutrients and chemical contaminants happens when treated sewage (secondary treated) passes through constructed wetlands and algae pond, undergoes bio-physical and chemical processes. The water in the lake is almost potable with minimal nutrients and microbial counts." This model, it said, has been functional successfully ...
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RWAs take commercialisation fight to KERC 17.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Question conversion of domestic electricity meters to commercial ones
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Airports in Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Delhi gear up for capacity expansion 9.4.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Expediting Navi Mumbai Airport appears to be the only option for Mumbai to ratchet up capacity
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BDA to hold talks with BMRDA on revised master plan 7.4.2017 Deccan Herald - News
In an effort to decongest the city, Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) is contemplating development of five satellite townships proposed by Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority (BMRDA). A senior BDA official, on condition of anonymity, said that space being a major constraint, the only option is to develop townships. "We are planning to hold talks with BMRDA officials on speeding up the process of developing them with all infrastructure and even joining hands with them. BDA is also including this in the revised master plan- 2031," the official said. BMRDA has proposed to create five satellite townships in Nelamangala, Kanakapura, Magadi, Anekal and Hoskote. "We have learnt that the plan is moving slowly. Also, during the draft master plan consultation meetings, people demanded that the growth from Bengaluru city be extended towards these townships. We too are thinking on the same lines," he said. The official added that their survey reports have shown that there is no space left in the ...
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The politics of enabling demand-led planning for Bengaluru 1.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Currently, local government has neither the financial clout nor the legal institutional capacity to deliver services on the ground
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Learning for Bengaluru from Manchester and Bradford master plans 20.3.2017 Citizen Matters

Problems faced in Manchester and Bradford are similar to that of Bengaluru, the difference is in the scale? What can the city learn from the planning process in these two England cities?

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Planning and democratic legitimacy: Who should plan for Bengaluru? 11.3.2017 Hindu: News
Constitutionally, the BBMP and not BDA should be tasked with the responsibility
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Cars parked on Jayanagar roads leave little room for pedestrians 9.3.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Cars parked on Jayanagar roads leave little room for pedestrians
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Planning for the future of Bengaluru by learning from the past 4.3.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Over the last decade, the highly speculative nature of Bengaluru’s land markets has superseded the idealistic diagrams of Revised Master Plan 2015
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Patna, Raipur beat Bengaluru in city-systems survey 1.3.2017 ET: Indicators
“Bengaluru is not facing a hundred problems but the same problems are repeating a hundred times,“ said VR Vachana, associate, advocacy and reforms, at Janaagraha.
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Poor showing in governance survey: The points that hurt Bengaluru’s prospects 28.2.2017 Hindu: Cities
Absence of tiered and participatory development plans, institutional public participation platforms, such as area sabhas, design standards to guide execution of city projects and buoyant revenue strea...
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Join hands to stop commercialising of residential areas in Bengaluru 22.2.2017 Citizen Matters

Pic: Praful Residents of Bengaluru might have noticed in the media, that recently the BBMP has commenced issuing notices to many commercial/non-residential establishments in residential areas to shut shop. Whilst this may come across to many...
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BBMP notice to commercial units in residential areas: a primer 22.2.2017 Citizen Matters

Why is the BBMP issuing closure notices to commercial/non-residential establishments in residential areas? The Revised Master Plan 2015 (RMP – 2015), the master plan in force amended in 2015, restricts non-residential uses of land in...
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BDA trims estimate of city's trash generation 18.2.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bangalore Development Authority has scaled down the amount of garbage it estimates to be generated in the city per day by 2031.

The pre-draft of Master Plan 2031 states that Bengaluru will generate 13,208 tonnes of garbage per day, significantly lower than the earlier estimate of 18,000 tonnes.

Addressing an interactive meeting organised by the Indian Institute of Architects on Saturday, BDA Commissioner Rajkumar Khatri said the estimate was revised following consultation with BBMP.

The pre-draft estimates that Bengaluru will need 50 tmcft water. Khatri said that if the vehicular population continued to grow at the present rate, Bengaluru's commuting problems would only worsen.

The draft of the master plan is likely to be published by the end of this year and people will have two months to file objections, if any, he added.
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Master Plan 2031: BDA makes course correction 18.2.2017 Hindu: Cities
Rectifies projections of solid waste to be generated in city in Master Plan 2031
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Planning for the people 15.2.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
It has now become a truism that Indian cities are poorly planned and governed. Plans do not have complete sway over our cities since they are constantly violated and a significant section of the urban...
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Why Bengaluru's planning process is against the spirit of our Constitution 10.2.2017 Citizen Matters

In open letter to CM, Kathyayini Chamaraj details all that is grossly wrong with the BDA's planning exercise for the city.

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BBMP: BBMP notices to commercial outlets on roads under 40ft | Bengaluru News - Times of India 8.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
BBMP: BBMP notices to commercial outlets on roads under 40ft | Bengaluru News - Times of India
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'Action against those flouting zoning rules' 7.2.2017 deccanherald.com
Bengaluru Development Minister K J George on Tuesday said directions have been issued to take action against those running illegal commercial activities in residential areas. Replying to Congress' N A Haris in the Legislative Assembly, he said Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has already started issuing notices to owners of such properties in the city. Using more than 20% of a plot on a road less than 40 ft wide for commercial purposes is illegal according to zoning regulations, he added. The minister said the BBMP council has formed a committee of corporators to look into the issue of illegal commercial activities in residential areas. Appropriate measures will be taken based on the committee's report, he added. George said that the existing green belt area will be protected while preparing the new master plan for Bengaluru. To another question by C T Ravi of the BJP, the minister said the BBMP has not sold any public building for raising money. Currently, 11 public buildings in Bengaluru are ...
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Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike: Resident welfare associations oppose panel on commercial activities | Bengaluru News - Times of India 6.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike: Resident welfare associations oppose panel on commercial activities | Bengaluru News - Times of India
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