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More people, less jobs: where is sustainability in master plan? 23.2.2018 Citizen Matters
With residential areas increasing and commercial areas decreasing in the master plan, there is no real plan to make Bengaluru sustainable. Insights from a citizen. »
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Draft RMP-2031: High Court notice to BDA, State 13.2.2018 Hindu: News
The High Court of Karnataka on Monday ordered issue of notices to the State government and the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) on a PIL petition, which sought a direction to the BDA to provide ...
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HC: there can be only one development plan 6.2.2018 deccanherald.com
The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday said that there must be one development plan constituted by one planning authority and that there cannot be subsidiary plans. The court was hearing a matter regarding the approval to the Revised Master Plan (RMP)-2031 prepared by the Bangalore Development Authority A division bench of acting Chief Justice H G Ramesh and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar was hearing a public interest litigation filed by Namma Bengaluru Foundation and Citizens Action Forum. According to the petitioners, the Bangalore Metropolitan Planning Committee (BMPC) is the constitutional body instituted for creating and implementing the master plans. However, the BDA is formulating the master plans and sending them to the state government for approval, bypassing the BMPC. The bench said that the revised master plan is a violation of Article 243ZE of the Constitution of India that states that "there shall be constituted in every Metropolitan area a Metropolitan Planning Committee to prepare a draft ...
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Tenders for Bidadi smart city soon: George 6.2.2018 deccanherald.com
Tenders for the Bidadi Smart City project will be called soon as the process of developing a master plan will be completed soon, Bengaluru Development Minister K J George informed the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday. Replying to a question by N A Haris (Congress), George said the project, being executed by the Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority (BMRDA) under the work-live-play concept, will go a long way in decongesting the state capital. He said as a long-term plan to decongest Bengaluru, eight clusters and four development nodes will be developed around Bengaluru. The clusters include Ramanagaram-Channapatna, Bidadi-Harohalli, Nelamangala-Peenya, Dobbspet-Nelamangala, Doddaballapur, Devanahalli-Yelahanka, Hoskote-Krishnarajapuram, Jigani-Electronics City-Bommasandra-Attibele. The nodes include Anekal, Kanakapura, Magadi and Vijayapura. Replying to another query by S N Subba Reddy (Ind), George said the government was committed to completing the peripheral ring road linking Tumakuru ...
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Master plan and development plan are different, State claims before HC 6.2.2018 Hindu: Bangalore
Submission was made during the hearing of a PIL petition
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RS MP Rajiv Chandrasekhar questions motive behind RMP release 6.2.2018 General News
Rajya Sabha MP Rajiv Chandrasekhar today flayed the motive behind the release of the controversial draft Revised Master Plan-2031 for Bengaluru before the coming state assembly polls, saying it would benefit "politically-patronised" builders. "What is the motive of RMP two months before election? Land use conversion.Who benefits from it- it is politically-patronised builders who would benefit moneywise.... it is all in public domain," he said. The Bangalore Development Authority, which had prepared the draft RMP, had released it recently and invited comments from the public. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had said recently that a commitee would look into the comments received from the public before taking a final decision. Replying to a query, Chandrasekhar said anti-incumbency was staring in the face of Congress in Karnataka. "I am not in BJP, I am an independent MP, a part of NDA. Anti-incumbency factor is staring in the face of Congress here. I am 100 per cent sure ...
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Curious case of numbers not adding up in RMP-2031 3.2.2018 Citizen Matters
Revised Master Plan - 2031 contains some curious errors. Here are some of them. »
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Suburban rail network in Bengaluru to save ₹1,350 cr on fuel cost 3.2.2018 HBL: Home

The Union Budget announcement to invest ₹17,000 crore towards developing the suburban rail network in Bengaluru as the most significant and timely feel the real estate industry.

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Intach: give incentives to save pvt heritage buildings 2.2.2018 Deccan Herald - City
Historians and conservationists have asked the Bangalore Development Authority to introduce an incentive scheme for owners of private heritage buildings in the Revised Master Plan 2031. A majority of heritage sites in the city have not been included in the revised master plan. People point out that there are many privately owned heritage buildings, which should be recognised. They have also asked for extending financial aid to owners of such buildings to ensure better conservation. Meera Iyer, co-convenor of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (Intach), told DH that she has suggested to the government to follow the Mumbai, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad models. These cities have a Heritage Transfer of Development Rights Clause. "The same can be replicated with suitable adaptations for Bengaluru, Meera said. This suggestion has been highlighted along with others in a detailed reply submitted by Intach to BDA. Intach has also suggested granting transferable development rights, creation and ...
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Citizens react to Master Plan’s ideas to protect heritage in Bengaluru 1.2.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
The suggestions of the citizen group chalk out a roadmap to protect marked and unmarked heritage in Bengaluru. ...
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Asked about RMP-2031, citizens give average score 1.2.2018 Deccan Herald - City
A survey has shown that most Bengalureans are not very upbeat about the Revised Master Plan 2031 for the city, released by the Bangalore Development Authority. Nearly 2,512 responses collected by IChangeMyCity regarding the level of satisfaction on the plan mentioned average, indicating that citizens may not be enormously happy about it. A report by IChangeMyCity said 1,074 respondents voted in multiple categories regarding RMP 2031 in the survey, which constituted 8.3% of the 13,000 suggestions given to the BDA. The report also revealed citizens are least satisfied about land use, housing, traffic and waste management, while they are said to be pleased with the way the BDA has handled heritage, accessibility and power in the citys development roadmap. The report also noted that citizens have responded in larger numbers on environment, housing, land use, traffic, waste management and parks. The survey had asked citizens to vote on their level of satisfaction on the scale of one to ten on each category ...
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With part-timers at the top, can BDA function efficiently? 26.1.2018 deccanherald.com
In a sign that the Bangalore Development Authority could be severely hamstrung, three of its top decision-makers are juggling their responsibilities with other agencies. BDA commissioner Rakesh Singh holds additional charge as principal secretary, water resources department; and chairman of the Karnataka Milk Federation. Town planner Thippeswamy N K is also appointed as planner at the Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority (BMRDA). After town planning member P N Nayak had retired, superintendent engineer Ravindran has been holding that position as an additional responsibility. While this has left citizens aghast, especially in the wake of crises such as the recent Bellandur Lake fire, the government is blasé about the situation. The officials need to work collectively to bring out the comprehensive Master Plan 2031, besides putting their heads together to work out solutions for several important issues. The government, however, would like to continue with the existing set up until the ...
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Why cities like Bengaluru fail to protect heritage 24.1.2018 Citizen Matters
What can citizens do to save heritage in the city? What can cities like Bengaluru do to save heritage? »
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City kids unhappy with master plan 23.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
Citys children are voicing out their opinions and proving that they are not a group that can be taken for a ride. They are raising their voice and making sure that their opinions are taken into consideration in the city building process. The Bangalore Childrens Forum (Bangalore Makkala Vedike) has expressed dissatisfaction with the draft of the Revised Master Plan 2031 which has been taken up without taking children into consideration. Speaking at a press conference here on Tuesday, Lakshmi a 12-year-old from a city slum said, "The master plan has not made any effort to understand our needs," she said. From schools to playgrounds, the children stressed on their all-round development "Government is shutting down government schools. It is difficult for us to enrol in a private school. Therefore, improving the quality of education of government schools and opening more schools will benefit many poor children." Lakshmi added. Yangamma, a student of Laggare, said, "Cultural centres, stadiums and libraries ...
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Only 12k responses to BDA master plan 23.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) received only 12,569 responses from Bengalureans pertaining to the provisional master plan-2031. The BDA had called for applications on November 25, 2017. Up till December, BDA received only 3,000 responses. The responses started to increase as the deadline came close. On the last day (Tuesday) BDA received 4,500 responses. The BDA Town Planner, Thippeswamy N K, said that these included the hand-delivered responses and e-mails. Those sending their responses by e-mail have time until midnight. Thus BDA is hoping that the number will increase. Until Monday (January 22), the BDA had received 8,069 responses of which 3,062 were filed on Monday alone. Thippeswamy said that the number of responses was fewer than expected. During the 2015 master plan, the BDA had received 9,000 responses. Despite the rise in population and greater awareness, the responses this time have been only marginally higher. Looking at the rush at the BDA counters, officials had expected the ...
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Three officers holding additional charge fill crucial BDA posts 23.1.2018 deccanherald.com
Three crucial posts in Bangalore Development Authority (BDA)---Commissioner, Town Planner and Engineer Member --are occupied by officers holding additional charge for a long time now. The government however, seems to be in no hurry to fill these three vacancies with suitable candidates in place of those holding additional charge. The government is keen on continuing with the way BDA is functioning until elections; or at least till the master plan is tabled in the cabinet, whichever is earlier. BDA Commissioner Rakesh Singh also holds the post of principal secretary water resources department and chairman of Karnataka Milk Federation. Town Planner Thippeswamy N K is also planner at Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority (BMRDA). After the retirement of Engineer Member P N Nayak, the post is held by superintendent engineer Ravindran. These posts play a crucial role in the development of the city and mitigating crises like the recent fire at Bellandur Lake fire and finalising the ...
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It's time citizens shaped public policy 22.1.2018 Deccan Herald - Opinion
The lukewarm response of the citizens to an opportunity to offer their comments to the BDAs master plan 2031 for the city is attributed to lack of interest and apathy in civic matters. But the master plan is not an isolated case. Voter apathy is well known. Increase in the tariff for electricity, water, transport, milk and other public utilities does not evoke much response from the public. Proposed laws go unnoticed, except by a section of the society whom it effects badly, like the private medical healthcare Bill. There are very few instances where citizens have participated in shaping public policy. The reasons are many and citizens alone are not to be blamed. Public participation in our country is in its infancy and the State believes that the general public has little interest in policy deliberations and even lesser ability to provide useful inputs on policy. As a result, laws and policies are framed, and projects are implemented with least regard to public concern. The existing convention envisages ...
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RMP 2031: BDA gets 8,869 suggestions and objections 22.1.2018 Hindu: Bangalore
No extension in deadline for filing objections
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Experts urge: declare city 'heritage area', no more zoning 21.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
To prevent heritage buildings from going the Badami House way, a group of 85 architects, urban planners and activists have given a detailed suggestion to save the old structures. They have urged the Bangalore Development Authority to incorporate the suggestions in the draft of the Revised Master Plan 2031. Instead of dividing the city into heritage zones, the group - called Heritage Beku - has asked the BDA to consider the entire city as a heritage area to prevent buildings from falling through the cracks. In the current draft, the BDA has divided the city into just 12 heritage zones: Central Administrative Heritage Zone, Pete and Bengaluru Fort, Gavipuram-Basavanagudi-VV Puram, MG Road, Shivajinagar, Cleveland Town, Richards Town, Malleswaram, Ulsoor, Whitefield Inner Circle, Begur Temple and Bangalore Palace. The group, however, believes that all aging buildings must be protected since they would qualify as heritage structures in the future. "This effort is to ensure we dont lose any more buildings ...
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RMP 2031: masterly inability to think beyond land-use 17.1.2018 Deccan Herald - Analysis
Recent events in two of Indias premier cities, Mumbai and Bengaluru, raise some disturbing questions about the way our cities are planned and managed. On December 28, a major fire at a rooftop bar in Mumbais Kamala Mills killed 14 people. A few days later, another fire at Maimoon Manzil left four dead and nine injured. This was soon followed by another fire at Cinevista studio, which caused severe damage to property. In Bengaluru, on January 6, three people choked to death when they were engaged in cleaning a sewage treatment plant; a day later, five people were killed in a fire at Kailash bar in the Kalasipalya area. These are only a few examples of tragedies occurring in cities across the country. Why do such things happen repeatedly? Whenever an incident takes place, people are assured by the authorities that necessary action would be taken to punish the guilty and to prevent its recurrence. And there ends the matter, till the next tragedy. The problem lies much deeper. We dont seem to learn lessons ...
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