User: esg Topic: Bangalore
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Palike in a fix over zoning violations 21.6.2017 deccanherald.com
The order of the High Court of Karnataka banning commercial buildings in "residential main area" is flagrantly violated along the 10th Main Water Tank Road and surrounding areas in Indiranagar. Several commercial buildings dot this road, classified as "residential main zone" in the comprehensive development plan of the Bangalore Development Authority. The ward engineers of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), in reply to RTI queries by residents, admit that these buildings not only violate zoning regulations, but also lack trade licences. Yet, these buildings are intact and do brisk business. "Imagine a situation where 60-70 people are in an office adjacent to a residential building. Opening the windows of our house would mean that we are constantly under the gaze of these strangers. Our privacy has gone for a toss," says Praveen S, a member of Indiranagar Second Stage Residents' Welfare Association. Pubs and spas, he says, have added more to the nuisance. "God knows what all happens inside ...
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Save trees while you upgrade Vet Hospital: Citizens to Govt 11.6.2017 Citizen Matters
Citizens are protesting the demolition of the verdant 3 acre animal hospital and Sarvodaya’s ABC centre on Queens Road, demanding transparency, reduced tree cutting and better design for the proposed new building. ...
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Save trees while you upgrade Vet Hospital: Citizens to Govt 9.6.2017 Citizen Matters

Citizens are protesting the demolition of the verdant 3 acre animal hospital and Sarvodaya’s ABC centre on Queens Road, demanding transparency, reduced tree cutting and better design for the proposed new building.

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Master plan for 2031 to go before BDA board in July 1.6.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The much-awaited master plan reflecting the city's growth in 2031 will be placed before the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) board in July and before the people for scrutiny in September. "The master plan will be ready by the end of June or first week of July. After the government approves the master plan, it will be placed before the people for scrutiny, mostly in September. The draft will be sent to the government for approval and then people will be given two months' time to file their objections," said BDA town planner member Thippeswamy N K. At present, work on the preparation of the base maps is going on and work on the land use maps is getting finalised. The BDA is preparing the master plan, estimating the city population to increase to two crore by 2031. It is also searching for vacant land to show in the master plan, to make space for more buildings. The BDA is in talks with the BMRDA to expand the city to the five townships. Thippeswamy said there are procedures to be followed while ...
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KSIDC launches work on industrial corridor 6.5.2017 Hindu: Kochi
Process of selecting consultant to prepare master plan begins
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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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Karnataka tourism’s up in the air 19.4.2017 HBL: Opinion
The State government must take advantage of the UDAN scheme to enhance cheap air connectivity
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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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