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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Over the last decade, the highly speculative nature of Bengaluru’s land markets has superseded the idealistic diagrams of Revised Master Plan 2015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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Waste water worries 4.2.2017 deccanherald.com
Wonder why Bengaluru's lakes remain so hopelessly polluted and dead? Blame the notoriously inefficient systems set up to treat the enormous volumes of waste water generated by the city. If this is not addressed on priority, will big Master Plans and decentralised treatment work? This question agitates every Bengalurean invited to respond to the grand ideas put forth by the Revised Master Plan (RMP) 2031. When the new Plan talks about more Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) and mandating apartment owners to treat their waste water themselves, they ask: Why did the old plan fail? Completion of the underground drainage (UGD) network was high on RMP 2015's priority list. But today, the UGD network on the city's outlying areas is complete only in stretches. Implication: Huge gaps in the network, leading to direct flow of untreated sewage into the lakes. This problem, as Ajit Sequeira from Whitefield Rising points out, is acutely pronounced in Mahadevapura, where the UGD lines end up in Varthur lake. There is no ...
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Waste water worries 4.2.2017 deccanherald.com
Wonder why Bengaluru's lakes remain so hopelessly polluted and dead? Blame the notoriously inefficient systems set up to treat the enormous volumes of waste water generated by the city. If this is not addressed on priority, will big Master Plans and decentralised treatment work? This question agitates every Bengalurean invited to respond to the grand ideas put forth by the Revised Master Plan (RMP) 2031. When the new Plan talks about more Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) and mandating apartment owners to treat their waste water themselves, they ask: Why did the old plan fail? Completion of the underground drainage (UGD) network was high on RMP 2015's priority list. But today, the UGD network on the city's outlying areas is complete only in stretches. Implication: Huge gaps in the network, leading to direct flow of untreated sewage into the lakes. This problem, as Ajit Sequeira from Whitefield Rising points out, is acutely pronounced in Mahadevapura, where the UGD lines end up in Varthur lake. There is no ...
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Citizens deliberate on a people's vision for Bengaluru 2.2.2017 Citizen Matters

An informal citizen meeting explored the possibilities of a proactive engagement with planning/governance of Bengaluru, in view of preparation of revised master plan for the city.

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BDA forced to rethink on reducing green space in city 1.2.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bangalore Development Authority's (BDA) proposal in the master plan 2031 to reduce green spaces in the city to make way for more urbanisation has not gone down well with Bengalureans. Citizens' outrage during public consultations forced the BDA to re-look at the city's green belt while drafting the master plan. In some feedback forms, people questioned the government on what measures it has taken to save lakes from encroachment and to create new parks in the earmarked civic amenity sites. One of the options the BDA had listed for developing the city for 2031 was to shift green spaces, except listed parks and playgrounds, to border areas of Bengaluru and create 100- to 150-acre sparks. A BDA town planning official told DH that people opposed a change in the land use pattern in the city. "We were thinking of opening part of the 419 sq km of the existing agricultural and green zone for development and create another 400 acres of green space in 251 villages around the city. This was proposed because ...
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BDA forced to rethink on reducing green space in city 1.2.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bangalore Development Authority's (BDA) proposal in the master plan 2031 to reduce green spaces in the city to make way for more urbanisation has not gone down well with Bengalureans. Citizens' outrage during public consultations forced the BDA to re-look at the city's green belt while drafting the master plan. In some feedback forms, people questioned the government on what measures it has taken to save lakes from encroachment and to create new parks in the earmarked civic amenity sites. One of the options the BDA had listed for developing the city for 2031 was to shift green spaces, except listed parks and playgrounds, to border areas of Bengaluru and create 100- to 150-acre sparks. A BDA town planning official told DH that people opposed a change in the land use pattern in the city. "We were thinking of opening part of the 419 sq km of the existing agricultural and green zone for development and create another 400 acres of green space in 251 villages around the city. This was proposed because ...
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Traffic speeds keep going down in city 31.1.2017 deccanherald.com
How quickly can you get across the city? For most commuters, this is a fundamental question about average vehicular speeds, the answer to which influences policies linked to mobility, traffic management and congestion. An officially sanctioned study of vehicular speeds in the city based on real-time traffic was conducted in 2008 by consultancy firm, Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES). The result was alarming:18 kmph. In the run-up to finalise its Revised Master Plan 2031 (RMP-2031), the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) informs that the traffic speeds in 2015 averaged 11 kmph. It attributes this to the rising number of vehicle trips per day that stands at a whopping 90 lakh. Left unaddressed, the speeds will drop even further to 8 kmph. Peak-hour vehicular speeds will be down to 5 kmph in 2031. Focused on the central business district (CBD), an independent study by the Consortium of Traffic Engineers and Safety Trainers (CTEST) had revealed this:Vehicles that zipped past at 35 kmph ...
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