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Decision on action against NICE in 10 days: Minister 1.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Possibility of govt. taking over BMIC project can’t be ruled out, says Jayachandra
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Govt not ruling out takeover of Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure project:Minister 30.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Karnataka government is not ruling out taking over the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) project, Law Minister T B Jayachandra said Thursday. "A final decision will be taken in the next ten days after seeking the opinions of the advocate general and the governments special counsel in the Supreme Court," Jayachandra told reporters. "Taking over the project cant be ruled out," he categorically stated. Opposition BJP and JD(S) have demanded that the government takes over the project as per recommendations of a legislature committee report submitted last year. BMIC promoter Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE) has been accused of violating the framework agreement with the government while implementing the project. "For example, the framework agreement stipulated 20,000 acres for the project, but 32,000 acres were notified," Jayachandra pointed out. There are totally 54 cases pertaining to the BMIC project in the High Court and Supreme Court, he said. "The problem is that all ...
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Nature of action against NICE to be finalised within 10 days 30.11.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Possibility of govt. taking over BMIC project is also being examined: Law Minister The Law Department is set to take a call in about 10 days on the action to be initiated against Nandi Infrastructure ...
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Opposition demands govt takeover of Bengaluru-Mysuru corridor project 22.11.2017 BusinessLine - News
Action sought against NICE for rule violations
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Take over BMIC project, Kumaraswamy tells government 22.11.2017 Hindu: National
Opposition up in arms against government for inaction for nearly a year
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Kumaraswamy urges govt. to take over BMIC 22.11.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Entire Opposition demands action against NICE The entire Opposition in the Assembly on Wednesday stood unanimous in urging the government to initiate action against the Bengaluru-Mysuru Infrastructure...
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Opposition demands govt to take over BMIC project 22.11.2017 deccanherald.com
Opposition parties, the BJP and the JD(S), on Wednesday, demanded that the state government should take over the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) project as per the recommendations of a legislature committee that submitted its report last year. Raising the issue in the Legislative Assembly, JD(S) floor leader H D Kumaraswamy said the project promoter, Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE) has thrown all rules to the wind while implementing the project. The promoter has been given hundreds of acres of valuable land around Bengaluru in violation of the framework agreement of the project, he charged. The government should take over the project by enacting a legislation. This will enable the government to take back the land and provide justice to hundreds of farmers who have lost their lands, he added. BJP MLA S R Vishwanath said the promoter has sold hundreds of acres of land meant for the project. It has also taken up real estate development. It is not proper on the governments ...
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Faster building plan OK for sites in BDA, BMICAPA layouts 20.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Soon, getting a building plan approval from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for properties in BDA-approved layouts will be easier, with the newly revamped online system of Building Plan Approval and Management System (BPAMS). Hitherto, one had to visit the BBMP office and follow a manual procedure to get an approved building plan. Although one can upload the plan online for approval, one still has to visit the office to receive the approval from the officials since there is no online gateway. "All these issues are being resolved in the new plan," said H N Raghu, additional director, town planning, BBMP. The software is being upgraded with the help of Softeck Engineers Pvt Ltd. Under the upgraded BPAMS, the civic body has categorised the plan approval system on the basis of risk-based classification: very low risk, low risk, moderate risk and high risk. So far, there were only three categories, namely low risk, moderate risk and high risk. The addition of another category of very low risk has ...
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Govt studying panel's call for CBI probe into BMIC project 12.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Nearly a year after a legislature committee recommended a CBI probe into various aspects of implementation of the Bengaluru-Mysuru Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) project by Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Entreprise (NICE), nothing much has happened on the ground. Law Minister T B Jayachandra, who headed the House panel, told reporters on Thursday that the pros and cons of the recommendation are being studied by the law department as 40 cases pertaining to BMIC are pending in various courts. "As there are many cases pending both in the Karnataka High Court and the Supreme Court, we have to consider all aspects before giving effect to the panel's recommendation," Jayachandra said. The panel, in its report tabled in the legislature in December last, had recommended that the government should take over the project from NICE and take back 11,660 acres of land from the acquisition process besides recovering Rs 1,350-crore toll collected since 2008. Jayachandra said the government has appointed Sunil Yadav as ...
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Govt studying panel's call for CBI probe into BMIC project 12.10.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Nearly a year after a legislature committee recommended a CBI probe into various aspects of implementation of the Bengaluru-Mysuru Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) project by Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Entreprise (NICE), nothing much has happened on the ground. Law Minister T B Jayachandra, who headed the House panel, told reporters on Thursday that the pros and cons of the recommendation are being studied by the law department as 40 cases pertaining to BMIC are pending in various courts. "As there are many cases pending both in the Karnataka High Court and the Supreme Court, we have to consider all aspects before giving effect to the panel's recommendation," Jayachandra said. The panel, in its report tabled in the legislature in December last, had recommended that the government should take over the project from NICE and take back 11,660 acres of land from the acquisition process besides recovering Rs 1,350-crore toll collected since 2008. Jayachandra said the government has appointed Sunil Yadav as ...
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‘Government has no control on NICE road toll’ 12.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Bound by stay orders issued by courts, says Minister T.B. Jayachandra
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Funds Disbursed to Industrial Corridors 27.7.2017 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, July 26: Status of Industrial Corridors
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BMIC promoter refuses to roll back toll hike 25.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The promoter of the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) project has refused to roll back the recent hike in toll on its peripheral and link roads in Bengaluru. In a nine-page reply to the notice issued by the state government recently, Nandi Economic Corridor Enterprises Ltd (NECEL) has refuted the government's argument that enhancement of toll prices is against the project's Frame Work Agreement (FWA), including the Toll Concession Agreement (TCA). The right to collect and revise toll is not connected to converting the existing bituminous road into concrete road, the company said. The Public Works Department (PWD), which is the nodal department for implementing the project, had issued a notice on July 7 to the company, asking it to withdraw the hike in toll within seven days or face legal action. The PWD had termed the toll hike illegal as it was done without obtaining its permission. The company recently increased the toll by 14% to 25% on 41 km of peripheral road and 9.1 km of link ...
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Highways for the high-heeled 15.7.2017 deccanherald.com
Are high-speed, access-controlled, heavily tolled roads the answer to decongest Bengaluru? As the state government moves in to reverse the recent NICE road toll hike, this question has sparked a serious debate. A debate that is focused on commuters stuck in chaotic traffic on roads underneath and along those fancy toll-ways. Simply put, 'speed' cannot come at a cost that totally ignores the local commuters and the pedestrians, whose only way to cross the toll-ways would be those monstrous skywalks. The signal-free corridors, proposed to run across the city's length and breadth are designed for speed, and nothing else. Pay the toll and commuting would be a breeze. This is the promise of those fancy roads, some elevated, some not. Do the planners notice that the fast-moving vehicles getting out of the toll-ways end up clogging the next traffic junction? Since most roads underneath and beside the tolled roads tend to be neglected - because they are free - traffic piles up. Chaos reigns. Of course, for ...
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Highways for the high-heeled 15.7.2017 deccanherald.com
Are high-speed, access-controlled, heavily tolled roads the answer to decongest Bengaluru? As the state government moves in to reverse the recent NICE road toll hike, this question has sparked a serious debate. A debate that is focused on commuters stuck in chaotic traffic on roads underneath and along those fancy toll-ways. Simply put, 'speed' cannot come at a cost that totally ignores the local commuters and the pedestrians, whose only way to cross the toll-ways would be those monstrous skywalks. The signal-free corridors, proposed to run across the city's length and breadth are designed for speed, and nothing else. Pay the toll and commuting would be a breeze. This is the promise of those fancy roads, some elevated, some not. Do the planners notice that the fast-moving vehicles getting out of the toll-ways end up clogging the next traffic junction? Since most roads underneath and beside the tolled roads tend to be neglected - because they are free - traffic piles up. Chaos reigns. Of course, for ...
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Lorry owners to protest against exorbitant toll on state highways 14.7.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Federation of Karnataka State Lorry Owners and Agents Association has set July 23 as deadline for removing RTO checkposts in the state. The Federation president G R Shanmugappa said Karnataka should follow the footsteps of other state governments to ease the burden of transporters. "When most of the states, including Maharashtra, have stopped collecting toll along the state highways, Karnataka is preparing to make money without doing any work on 19 state highways spreading over 1,535 km. We pay Rs 25,000 per lorry for using national highways. Collecting toll on state highways will put an additional burden of Rs 10,000. The state government should think of taking progressive measures,"he said. Shanmugappa alleged that Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE) was collecting toll Hubballi-Gabbur Road though it has grossed over Rs 700 crore. "NICEinvested only Rs 65 crore and now continues to collect toll for decades. The same pattern can be seen in different stretches of its roads," he said adding ...
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State tells NICE to roll back toll hike in 7 days 10.7.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The state government has issued a notice to Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises (NICE), directing it to withdraw the recent hike in toll on its peripheral and link road within seven days or face legal action. The notice issued by the Public Works Department dated July 7 stated that the move by NICE, the promoter of Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project, to hike the toll is "illegal" as it is done without obtaining the government's permission and also at a time when proceedings of a writ petition is pending before the Karnataka HighCourt. The department said that the hike should be withdrawn within seven days from the receipt of the notice. "Failure to do so within the stipulated time will constrain us to initiate appropriate action in accordance with law or have recourse to remedies available to us under the Frame Work Agreement,"the notice stated. The company recently increased the toll by 14% to 25 % on 41 km of peripheral road and 9.1 km of link ...
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State to restore 25% land in layouts for open spaces 10.7.2017 deccanherald.com
Faced with criticism from many quarters, the state government has finally decided to restore to 25% the area to be reserved for public parks, open space and civic amenities in residential layouts to be developed by urban development authorities and private developers. The Urban Development Department (UDD) has issued a draft notification amending guidelines for the layout development under the Karnataka Town and Country Planning (KTCP) Act, 1962. "Regulations pertaining to the layout development are proposed to be amended. Once the new guidelines come into effect, the area to be set aside for parks, open space and civic amenities in a layout will increase to 25% of the total area that is planned to be developed," Director of Town Planning L Shashikumar told DH. Of the 25%, as much as 15% is proposed to be reserved for parks and open space; 5% for civic amenities; and 5% for land bank to taken up infrastructure projects in future. Currently, all Urban Development Authorities (UDAs), excluding BDA, BMRDA ...
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Govt. issues notice to NICE on toll hike 8.7.2017 Hindu: News
The announcement of a hike in toll rates on NICE Road has attracted the ire of the Public Works Department (PWD) which issued a notice to Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises on Friday seeking it...
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NICE to be hauled up for hiking toll 7.7.2017 deccanherald.com
The state government has decided to take action against Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE) for hiking the toll on its toll roads. Additional Chief Secretary M Lakshminarayana said a notice will be issued to NICE, the promoter of Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor project, for revising the toll without the government's permission. "The promoter has to obtain permission from the government before increasing the toll. Its action amounts to violation of the project framework agreement," he told DH. NICE recently increased the toll by 14% to 25 %. The company is collecting toll on 41 km of peripheral road and 9.1 km of link road. The toll has been increased after a gap of four years. Law Minister T B Jayachandra is learnt to have held a meeting with the officials of Law and PWD departments on the toll hike and directed the PWD to issue notice to the company. According to PWD officials, the company was supposed to construct concrete roads (pavement for expressway, link road and peripheral ...
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