User: esg Topic: Decision-Making
Category: CDP-Bangalore
Last updated: Jan 14 2018 02:55 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Indiranagar peace, lost forever 13.1.2018 deccanherald.com
Lost in the quietness of their tree-lined neighbourhoods, Bengalurus Indiranagar residents once lived a beautiful dream. But today, that vision from a different era lies completely in tatters. Blatant, unregulated commercialisation has trapped the residents in a chaotic twister of sleepless nights, encroached public spaces, over-stretched amenities and traffic that never seems to end. On the main roads of this sprawling area, zonal regulations remain deeply compromised. Buildings, ominously commercial in design and intent, have sprung up all over without setbacks, without even a token respect to the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) rules. The audacity of these violations has left everyone wondering: Why did the civic agencies permit this? Bribery, nepotism The message is loud and clear: Rules were flouted. Yet, Occupancy Certificates, trade licenses, power and water connections were issued in a jiffy. The all-clear go-aheads had corruption, bribery, nepotism and a system gone horribly wrong written in big, bold ...
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Aquifers as infrastructure 12.1.2018 Hindu: Leisure
Developing a management strategy to protect and fill them with clean water and reusing these waters sustainably would enable the city to become water secure. By S. Vishwanath
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Revised Master Plan-2031: Revisions only – neither mastery nor planning? 11.1.2018 Citizen Matters
What does revised master plan have in it? Is it progressive or just an extension of the old plan? Here's a curation of views on RMP 2031. ...
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Draft RMP-2031 for Bengaluru: Institutional gaps and flawed outcomes 10.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
It is less commonly known that the BDA outsourced preparation of RMP-2031 to a private firm under a fixed time and cost contractual agreement
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Kadugodi residents cry foul over tree cutting 9.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Allege that around 40 trees were cut to make way for a road across a lake
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Master plan unscientific, reconsider it: BJP 8.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
The state BJP on Monday dubbed the draft Revised Master Plan - 2031 brought out by the Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) as unscientific and sought its reconsideration. Addressing a press conference in Bengaluru, BJP state General Secretary Arvind Limbavali and spokesperson Ashwatharanaya said the haste with which the government is moving to get the clearance for the plan has led to suspicion. They said if the RMP is not reconsidered with immediate effect, then the party will have no option but to scarp the plan if it is elected to power. "In the name of environment protection, good transport system, better planning, the RMPs intention is to take away agricultural land from farmers and help builder-promoters and the real estate lobby," they charged. The formation of three zones in an area of 1,006.97 sq km is highly suspicious and has tremendous scope for swindling money, they charged. There are several lacunae in the plan. For instance, it does not have any plans for the construction of flyovers, ...
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Integrated skywalk violates draft RMP-2031 guidelines 6.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
Put on hold by the BBMP after an outcry, the work on the integrated skywalk at the Mahatma Gandhi Circle violates the draft Revised Master Plan (RMP-2031) guidelines on heritage preservation and urban design aesthetics. Although not notified yet, the draft places special emphasis on preservation of heritage zones, one of which is MG Road and its surroundings. The draft, prepared by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) with inputs from various stakeholders including heritage and urban design experts, was the result of a consultation process. The Palikes unilateral decision to go ahead with the project went against the spirit of this exercise, say independent policy consultants. Regulations for the MG Road heritage zone clearly state that the streetscape elements should consider the surrounding character of the area. The skywalk - planned, designed and imposed on Bengalureans without stakeholder participation - will not pass this test. But the Palike, despite being forced to halt the project, does not ...
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TUDA unveils draft Master Plan 5.1.2018 Hindu: National
Development works with ₹23,000 cr. outlay envisaged
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News18 Unbuttoned: Bengaluru Will Add 1 Crore People By 2031, Is the City Ready? 5.1.2018 Top India News- News18.com
Bengaluru will add 1 crore more people by 2031. But to accommodate more people in the city where 11 million are already suffering traffic woes, pollution, water scarcity and potholes, the city needs to create 43% extra space for 1 crore people. But what does this mean for the city? Here's detailed explainer.
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'Haphazard layouts choked roads' 4.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City

The biggest blunder committed by town planners was to permit haphazard housing colonies in the city, G Jasmail Singh, secretary, Institution of Engineers, said on Thursday.

At a discussion with citizens and urban planners, he said the road width was not kept in mind while forming these colonies. This is the main reason for the congestion on the roads.

"Electricity and water supply problems are just a ripple effect," he added.

Urban planner A S Kodandapani said the BDA was going vertical, but the master plan doesnt address the issues of road width and the Floor Area Ratio (FAR).

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State to woo tourists big time at intl expo in Bengaluru from Feb 28-Mar 2 2.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
Bengaluru will host the Karnataka International Travel Expo-2018 (Kites) for the first time. Normally, the Tourism department participates in such events abroad. But from now, the plan is to host Kites annually in Bengaluru by the department, Tourism Minister Priyank Kharge said on Tuesday. Kites will be held at Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre from February 28 to March 2. The expo will also have the first Blogathon for travel bloggers to showcase their talent. Bloggers exchange programme will be held with other countries to encourage talent and attract more tourists. A competition for bloggers is planned. Based on the number of bookings, special Golden Chariot trips will be organised for bloggers and international tourists. There will also be a start-up pavilion, where tourism-based startups will participate, Kharge said. He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the launch of the expos logo. The tourism departments logo features an elephant. Kharge said the elephant was chosen as the ...
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Councillors derail discussion on draft master plan for Bengaluru 28.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Less than 20 councillors turn up; many complain about things unrelated to RMP
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Glaring omission in master plan: no disaster management module 23.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Bengaluru may be the worlds most dynamic city, but it does not have even a basic disaster management module to handle a natural calamity or a terror attack. In fact, the provisional Master Plan 2031, prepared by the Bangalore Development Authority, has no meaningful mention of disaster management, a key requirement in the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) guidelines. Curiously enough, the master plan only says the 2005 disaster plan would be followed and has avoided any mention of NDMA guidelines, 2016. Raghu B V, a master trainer in disaster management and incident response system at Delhis National Institute of Disaster Management, said Bengaluru badly needs a plan since the government wants a vertical growth of the city into blocks, wards and zones. Though the city has grown vertically, it has no wider approach roads to reach them in case of an emergency, Raghu pointed out. The high-rise buildings do not have vacant plots nearby to mount rescue operations. "The provisional master plan does ...
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BBMP blames lack of surveyors for tardy encroachment clearance drive 22.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
But sources in Revenue Department claim surveyors deputed whenever BBMP makes a request
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How to plan Bengaluru: A city for people and not for profit 20.12.2017 Citizen Matters
The workshop unpacked a few underlying assumptions of master-planning, to display its inadequacy for the current reality of Bengaluru’s cityscape. ...
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Announcing ‘Master the Master Plan’ – awareness and analysis contest! 16.12.2017 Citizen Matters
Get to know what master plan is all about, think about it, write and win prize! Engage in making Bengaluru better! ...
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Integrated townships should have roads of 24 meter width: BDA master plan 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bangalore Development Authority plans to set up an integrated townships in order to ease traffic on citys main and arterial roads. In the provisional revised master plan 2031, the BDA has specified guidelines to set up townships according to which integrated townships can come up only in areas where minimum width of the access road is 24 metres. The authority has specified that the township area should be at least 25 hectares from the approach road which is of the width of 24 metres. The 2015 master plan had set a limit of 50 metres, which has now been reduced. According to a BDA official, there are many big apartment complexes (with and without facilities) and gated communities that have narrow roads. However, with the revised master plan, the width of the road will have to be maintained. This was also one of the suggestions citizens made during the BDAs public consultation meetings held in May and June. Talks are on with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike officials to request those applying for ...
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A real estate opportunity? 15.12.2017 Hindu: News
In a bid to promote development around metro stations, the Provisional Revised Master Plan Bengaluru 2031 provides for a premium FAR applicable to all properties within a radius of 150 m. A look by industry expert Shrinivas Rao
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ICDA to fast-track development of industrial corridors in State 9.12.2017 Hindu: National
Proposal to include Kurnool-Bengaluru node as third corridor under consideration
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BBMP yet to approve tender for clearing construction and debris waste 8.12.2017 Hindu: News
Delay sees Bengaluru miss October 2017 deadline set by the Pollution Control Board to implement waste processing plans
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