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SpiceJet ready to shift part of its operations to Delhi's Terminal 2 31.1.2017 Latest News
DIAL has asked three airlines to shift operations from T1D to T2 to carry out expansion work
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Steel flyover row: Beda Brigade threatens to hit the street again 29.1.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Steel flyover row: Beda Brigade threatens to hit the street again
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‘With multiple alternatives, argument for steel flyover has fizzled out’ 29.1.2017 Hindu: Cities
With two alternative roads to Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) and suburban rail project taking off, the central argument for a steel flyover on Ballari Road itself has fizzled out, volunteers ...
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Segregation at source, only solution for garbage menace 28.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Can the challenges of Solid Waste Management in Bengaluru be addressed through the Revised Master Plan 2031, public consultations for which are currently on? To seek the public views and suggestions on what the plan document says, DH interacts with a cross-section of Bengalureans. N S Ramakanth, a founder of the Solid Waste Management Round Table, disagrees with the waste generation figures put out by RMP 2031. He reasons that the numbers can be reduced only when the segregation is done at source. "In India, we produce about 60% -65% of kitchen or wet waste and rest is dry waste. Once this is segregated, there is scope for recycling." He says the problem can be solved only when the government takes initiative to decentralise the system. "To decentralise, we have suggested dry waste collectors' point at every zone." Any amount of waste can be recycled with the help of bio-gas or compost plant. "Such plants should be constructed in all wards. With stringent norms and discipline at all levels, we can ...
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Waste figures for 2031 inflated 28.1.2017 deccanherald.com
The Revised Master Plan 2031 has apparently laid the foundation for a perennially bigger garbage scam in the future. The Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) has projected the city's population to be about two crores in 2031. The garbage generation will be 18,390 Tonnes Per Day (TPD). At present, the city's population is 1.2 crore. The projected figure has baffled many including BBMP's joint commissioner of solid waste management, Sarfaraz Khan. "Of course, the increase in population in Bengaluru will give rise to economic activities and garbage generation will shoot up. But it is not possible that the waste generation will be 18,000 TPD. At the most, it can double from the existing 4,000 TPD (in Palike limits) but it cannot be 18,000 TPD," says Khan. At the Bengaluru Vision Group meeting in 2016, former BBMP commissioner Siddaiah had stressed that currently the waste generation in the city is not more than 2,500 TPD and a substantial amount of waste is not going for processing. He had said that the ...
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Zero waste to landfills 28.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Battling the recurring garbage crises has never been Bengaluru's forte. The daily output exceeds 6,000 MT, and yet, the city has no clue managing the waste smartly. How does it then plan to tackle an estimated 18,390 MT of garbage by 2031? The Revised Master Plan 2031, now in public consultation mode, talks about the need for more land for landfills. Is that an admission of defeat? Why the fixation with landfills when the earlier plans had stressed on segregation, recycling and by implication, a drastic reduction in trucks heading out? Poor segregation record Despite well publicized campaigns, segregation of waste at source has not picked up pace. Local, ward-level treatment of waste has largely remained on paper. Meanwhile, the powerful corporator-official-garbage contractor nexus remains strong as ever, determined to keep the trucks loaded. In 2009, when the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) prepared a Solid Waste Management Master Plan, the waste generated was taken as 5,033 MT / day. ...
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Zero waste to landfills 28.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Battling the recurring garbage crises has never been Bengaluru's forte. The daily output exceeds 6,000 MT, and yet, the city has no clue managing the waste smartly. How does it then plan to tackle an estimated 18,390 MT of garbage by 2031? The Revised Master Plan 2031, now in public consultation mode, talks about the need for more land for landfills. Is that an admission of defeat? Why the fixation with landfills when the earlier plans had stressed on segregation, recycling and by implication, a drastic reduction in trucks heading out? Poor segregation record Despite well publicized campaigns, segregation of waste at source has not picked up pace. Local, ward-level treatment of waste has largely remained on paper. Meanwhile, the powerful corporator-official-garbage contractor nexus remains strong as ever, determined to keep the trucks loaded. In 2009, when the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) prepared a Solid Waste Management Master Plan, the waste generated was taken as 5,033 MT / day. ...
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Steel flyover row: CfB warns Bangalore Development Authority over preparatory works 28.1.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Steel flyover row: CfB warns Bangalore Development Authority over preparatory works
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Irked by BDA's 'apathy', residents walk out of master plan meet 27.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Agitated people walked out of the public consultation meeting on the draft of Bengaluru Master Plan-2031 that was organised by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) in Mahadevapura zone on Friday. People sought to know what had happened to the master plan-2015. Some land losers staged a walkout as they had not been paid compensation by the BDA till date. Ajit Sequira, member of Whitefield Rising said they staged a walkout from the consultation meet as officials failed to explain how much of the previous master plan has been implemented. "Some of the proposals listed in the master plan-2015 were good. But they did not have any interim review report of what they have done and what corrections need to be incorporated in the new one," he said. Amarnath M, a resident of Doddagubbi in Byrati village said that many like him have lost their lands for the formation of the proposed Peripheral Ring Road. But till date there has been sign of compensation to them. The BDA has not acquired the land and have done ...
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'NGT ignored master plan for B'luru' 27.1.2017 deccanherald.com
The National Green Tribunal didn't take into account the revised master plan for Bengaluru when it extended the buffer zone around lakes to 75 metres, a group of land owners told the Supreme Court on Friday. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the owners, said nobody had challenged the revised 2015 master plan, fixing the buffer at 30 metres. The NGTmade it 75 metres in May 2016, and changed the real estate landscape of the city, he contended. The bench, comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Prafulla C Pant, said it would hear the matter once the pleadings were done. Sibal, Uday Holla and K Shashi Kiran Shetty are appearing for the petitioners, while Abhishek M Singhvi represents the NGOForward Foundation. More than a dozen appeals have been filed against the NGOorder passed in response to a plea by Forward Foundation and others. The apex court had earlier refused to stay the NGTorder, setting a higher buffer threshold for the lakes. The top court, however, had stayed the NGT penalties of Rs 117 ...
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Master plan by BDA unconstitutional 26.1.2017 Deccan Herald - Opinion
The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has been conducting public consultations to prepare a Revised Master Plan 2031 for the city. But this is unconstitutional as, in conformity with the 74th Constitutional Amendment Act (74th CAA), the Karnataka Municipal Corporations (KMC) Act of 1976 states that there shall be a Metropolitan Planning Committee (MPC) to prepare a 'Draft Development Plan' for Bengaluru. The MPC has two-thirds membership of elected representatives of the third tier of government, that is, the municipalities and the panchayats in the area. The commissioner of BDA is only to be the secretary of the MPC. Implicit in the constitutional amendment is the objective that the state government should devolve planning powers for metropolitan areas to the third tier of government and desist from itself making plans for them. But the state government has retained the provisions of the Karnataka Town & Country Planning Act (KTCPA), 1961, which makes the BDA itself, which is under state government ...
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Residents take BDA to task at meet on master plan 25.1.2017 deccanherald.com
There was chaos at the Bengaluru Development Authority's (BDA) public consultation on the Bengaluru master plan 2031 at Yelahanka zone on Wednesday. Locals, farmers and land losers of north Bengaluru were so agitated that they didn't even let the BDA complete its presentation on the pre-draft of the proposed master plan. People grabbed the microphones to address the officials who, according to them, had come for the first time to seek their opinion. The BDA was holding the meeting for residents of Bettahalasur, Ganiganahalli, Hunsamaranahalli, Kannur, Marenahalli, Rajanakunte, Shivakote, Singanayakanahalli, Amanikere and Sonnappanahalli. Residents of north Bengaluru demanded basic facilities before the city is developed any further. They demanded adequate water supply and proper roads, which were lacking in the fast-growing localities. P Nagaraj, a former taluk board member, questioned the capability of BDA and the government. "How can the BDA think of expanding further when it is yet to pay dues to land ...
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Parallel process to make master plan more implementable 25.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Is there a way to make the roadmap for Bengaluru work with implementable goals? Can the Revised Master Plan 2031 gain from a parallel process/framework with an actionable five-year roadmap, complete with quantified goals, milestones, defined ownership and quarterly performance monitoring? The ongoing public consultation process for RMP-2031 has raised concerns of transparency. Citizens and experts, who have given their inputs, fear that the draft plan may remain unchanged. The third consultation meet had just one BDA member. Infosys cofounder N R Narayana Murthy had championed an alternative process to draw up a Bengaluru Blueprint for the future. Facilitated by Jana Urban Space and Janaagraha, nine sectors were identified: Mobility, water supply and sanitation, solid waste management, power, governance, financial management, equity and inclusion, and city rejuvenation. Over 70 residents welfare associations, 80 opinion leaders and 1,000 citizens had given their inputs for the framework. Following a ...
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Basic assumptions of planning process wrong 23.1.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The entire process of devising the Comprehensive Development Plan or Revised Master Plan 2031, followed by the public consultations that were held by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), have collectively been a sham. In fact, it is in violation of our constitution.
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Citizens dub BDA’s consultation meetings on CDP 2031 ‘a sham’ 23.1.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Car-free roads, flyovers can't go together: Citizens 21.1.2017 deccanherald.com
The Revised Master Plan 2031 is now in the public domain. The public consultation process is currently underway, giving citizens, elected representatives and domain experts an opportunity to voice their views. A recurring question to the state government and Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) at all these events has been this: What is the realistic plan to decongest the city and improve its transport mechanism. Over the last two weeks, BDA conducted five public consultation meetings where people from different sections of the society posed questions galore. They wanted to know the fate of the decade-old plan to build a Peripheral Ring Road, about Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)'s failure to improve the city's road infrastructure, about lack of development on the city's outskirts. At the first meeting, Bommanahalli MLA, Satish Reddy, sought to know how the BDA was planning to develop the city in the absence of wide roads and parking spaces. According to Reddy, these two inadequacies were the ...
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Why the previous master plan failed 21.1.2017 deccanherald.com
The Revised Master Plan 2015 (RMP-2015) had a grand vision for Bengaluru. But it failed on several fronts, the most apparent being its poor record in preventing mixed development. Rules have been blatantly violated through a well-oiled nexus of corrupt officials, politicians and builders to populate purely residential layouts with commercial establishments. This, say planning experts, has directly triggered traffic congestions of enormous proportions. The experts say the RMP-2015 legalised the commercialisation of neighbourhoods by giving a faulty interpretation of the concept of 'mixed residential.' The Master Plan was also criticised for lack of clarity on the strategy of functioning and year-wise action plan with a time-table. It was dubbed more as a wishlist than a plan. Only 14% of the additional road network was implemented in the last 10 years, points out civic evangelist V Ravichander. "The Master Plan assumes that 100% will get implemented. It was bound to fail because there was no coordination ...
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Grand plans, poor execution 21.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Haphazard and unregulated growth has had Brand Bengaluru in a clueless twister for decades. Futuristic Comprehensive Development Plans (CDPs) of yore miserably failed in their grand rescue missions. Will the Revised Master Plan-2031 (RMP) be any different? The verdict is already out, loud and clear in ongoing public consultations: Sustainable, controlled development will largely remain a mirage if the city's growth is not contained. Grand master plans will just not work in an overburdened city. Prepared by the Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA), the final Master Plan is intended to chalk out a roadmap to develop the entire Bengaluru metropolitan area over the next 14 years. The idea, as the draft explains, is to project the population, lay down the overall space, and provide direction for future growth. The draft plan may be flawed, as several urban policy experts assert. But the sense of urgency in drawing a workable, implementable roadmap for a sustainable Bengaluru is not lost on anyone. The RMP ...
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Vertical growth inevitable for fast-growing Bengaluru, says BDA 20.1.2017 deccanherald.com
The state government and the Bengaluru Development Authority, who are planning the city's growth for 2031, say the city's horizontal expansion is saturated and so the only way to provide housing is by going vertical. In the revised master plan 2031, the BDA has estimated that the city will need three million homes. But there is no space. "So we are planning to construct affordable flats. The BDA has planned to construct two-and-a-half lakh flats in the coming years," said a BDA town planning member. This is apart from the 13,200 flats already constructed and allotted and the ones for which applications have been called for. According to the BDA town planning department, two-and-a-half lakh Bengalureans do not have homes. So they are their first priority. Does this mean that more people will own BDA flats than sites? The officials agree. "Look at the fate of Arkavathy Layout. Things are not very clear with Kempegowda Layout also. In Mumbai, too, sites are a problem and flats are in demand. Delhi is also ...
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How did residential areas become commercial, residents ask BDA 19.1.2017 deccanherald.com
The residents of south Bengaluru targeted Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) officials at the public consultation meeting, questioning how officials allowed commercialisation of areas which were declared residential in the 2015 master plan. On Thursday, they also questioned the lack of basic facilities which were highlighted in the earlier master plan. Nitin Sehsadri, former president of Koramanagala 3rd Block residents' welfare association, said the earlier master plan had shown many areas in south Bengaluru as residential zones, but on the ground they are commercial. The BDA has planned to declare them commercial, based on road survey, which is nothing but supporting illegal development. Residents of south Bengaluru demanded that government agencies first complete infrastructure projects before deciding the floor area ratio and betterment charges. The government is only keen on making money without showing any progress, residents said. "There is no comparative analysis of Bengaluru with other ...
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