User: esg Topic: Decision-Making
Category: CDP-Bangalore
Last updated: Aug 13 2017 03:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Govt apathetic to vanishing lung spaces, allege residents 12.7.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The demand for protection of parks, playgrounds and open spaces is growing louder but citizens say the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) are doing little to save them. Take the case of an 'open space' in Jeevan Bima Nagar. The residents have been fighting a legal battle since 2009 to reclaim it. BDA handed over this piece of land to four organisations to build structures. M S Anand, president of JB Nagar Residents' Welfare Association (RWA), said the BDA's comprehensive development plan of 2005 and 2015 clearly showed 'Site No-2' of the layout as a green area, which means no construction activity is allowed. A park had been carved out of this piece of land. The BDA allotted the rest of the land to four organisations including Mogavira Sangha, which is constructing a building, he said. "A couple of years ago, the BDA notified this place as a yellow zone. Subsequently, construction work started. We challenged it in the high court and got a stay against ...
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SC pulls up state for challenging quashing of case against Limbavali 10.7.2017 deccanherald.com
The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Karnataka government for challenging quashing of a criminal case against BJP MLA and former minister Aravind Limbavali for allegedly facilitating illegal constructions by a real estate firm by revising master plan in Bengaluru South taluk. "Why have you filed your special leave petition while similar plea by the complainant was already dismissed by us...You have got a grievance against the former minister but why did you not consider that the matter was earlier dismissed," a bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Navin Sinha told advocate V N Raghupathy, appearing for the state government. Before dismissing the state's plea, the court noted that the petition by the state government was filed when the matter pertaining to complainant N Nagaraju was disposed of earlier this year. The state government has challenged the order passed by the High Court of Karnataka on October 25,2016. The high court had quashed the FIR registered by the Lokayukta police in 2012 against ...
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5-year wait ends, Chennai finally set for seven-fold expansion 4.7.2017 TOI: Chennai
In an attempt to boost infrastructure and maintain uniformity in development, the state government has dusted off a five-year-old plan to expand metropolitan limits — a seven fold increase of the original size — covering 8,878sqkm of Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts and Arakkonam division of Vellore district.
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Soon, uniform land, building rules in urban areas across state 29.6.2017 deccanherald.com
In a move that will usher in uniform and planned development of urban areas, the state government will soon introduce common zoning regulations in all urban local bodies and urban development authorities, including Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike and Bengaluru Development Authority, in the state. The Urban Development department (UDD) has decided to amend Section 13(e) of the Karnataka Town and Country Planning (KTCP) Rules to incorporate the common zoning regulation (ZR) of land. Rules pertaining to layout development and building construction, including setback norms, will be common in all urban local bodies (ULBs) and urban development authorities' (UDAs) jurisdiction once the common zoning regulations come into effect. The common zoning regulations apply to both residential and non-residential development. Currently, all ULBs and UDAs grant permissions related to urban development activities, including layout development and building construction, based on their own zoning regulations incorporated ...
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To build a home from scratch 29.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Before the construction process of a house can begin, a lot of factors need to be taken into consideration. Purchasing a plot is the first step that needs to be taken when one plans on building a house. Aside from just choosing the right location on a macro scale, it is important on a micro scale as well. Purchasing land Checking the surrounding area is as important as surveying the particular location. Also, the location should be free from land-related issues. Vastu compliance may also be checked for, while purchasing the land. Terrain conditions should be taken into consideration. Ideally, the site should be situated on an elevated place and also levelled with uniform slopes from one end to the other so as to provide good and quick drainage of rainwater. The land should not be prone to frequent flooding or earthquakes. The ground soil of the site should be good enough to provide economical foundations for the intended building without causing problems. It is important to check the village map, zonal ...
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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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