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Last updated: Jul 27 2017 17:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Whitefield residents seek nodal officer to streamline Namma Metro work 27.7.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Worried that the ongoing metro work would create a situation of chaos, residents of Whitefield along with industry establishments of the area are seeking the appointment of a high-level nodal officer ...
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Whitefield seeks nodal officer to ensure Metro work doesn't hit life 26.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Commerce and industry establishments in Whitefield on Wednesday decided to approach the government, seeking appointment of a nodal officer to ensure that work on the Metro line to Baiyappanahalli does not affect traffic and alternative arrangements like suburban train are made. "The ITPL main road is already choked, with travel time between Whitefield and KR Puram going up by two hours. We want the government to appoint an officer of IAS cadre to make sure Metro work does not further deteriorate the situation," said M R Kori, vice president of Whitefield Area Commerce and Industries Association (WACIA). Grievances aired As the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola could not make it to the interaction programme, members of WACIA and civic activists from Whitefield Rising aired their grievances to the media. In phase 2, BMRCL is extending the line from Baiyappanahalli to Whitefield. Kharola has said the 15.5-km line, which mostly runs on the ITPL main ...
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Citizens to call MLAs to protest against zoning plan 26.7.2017 deccanherald.com
To stall the zoning regulations proposed by the state government, Citizens for Bengaluru (CFB) launched a campaign of calling MLAs to convey their resentment. The government recently brought out draft regulations which do away with the residential main and residential mixed category. There will be one category of "residential". The government has allowed neighbourhood utilities (small shops) even in a plot on a 30 feet wide road, which hitherto was not allowed even on 40 feet wide roads in residential areas. CFB floated a WhatsApp group CFB-CallMLA#OoruMaaraBedi inviting citizens to unite and protest against the draft zoning regulations that would destroy their neighbourhoods. The message said, "We all know that there are a lot of illegal commercial activities in residential streets already. These new regulations will make them legal and even more commercial entities will come up everywhere leading to increased density and worsening of civic infrastructure." The group has asked citizens to file their ...
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Residents sore as Palike 'plans' Indira canteen on school ground, chapel 26.7.2017 deccanherald.com
A school playground at Binnypet and a chapel at Lakshman Rau Nagar in Neelasandra ward seem to be the latest victims of the government's flagship project Indira Canteens, offering subsidised food to economically weaker sections. Hundreds of children from eight different schools come to play at Government Kannada and English Model Primary School at Magadi Road 2nd cross in Binnypet, where the canteen is coming up. The Palike has felled an old tree and demolished a compound wall to build the canteen. Jayanthi, headmistress of the school, has refused to comment on the matter. A nearby shopkeeper said, "The construction of the canteen all of a sudden was a surprise. Hundreds of children come here every day." B Srinivas, vice-president, Gandhinagar ward unit of the BJP, said they were planning a protest on July 21 near the school, but the police refused permission to them. Srinivas said there was another place available for the canteen just two roads away, but the civic body chose the school playground to ...
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Toilets under flyovers: NHAI puts riders on MCC 25.7.2017 deccanherald.com
In what may put Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC)in a bind, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)has laid conditions to the civic body before going ahead with its plans to build public toilets under flyovers under the Swachh Bharat mission. The highway authorities, who are duty-bound to ensure safety, have sought a detailed proposal from the MCC, along with drawings to finalise the locations for toilets after conducting a joint inspection. The Corporation is planning to build 24 toilets (earlier planned 34) and urinals in different parts of the city, including four under flyovers at Kuntikana, Kottara Chowki and Kulur (all coming under NH 66) and Maroli flyover (NH 75). Vijaykumar Samson, project director of New Mangalore Port Road Company Ltd (a subsidiary of NHAI), project implementation unit (PIU), Mangaluru, told DH, "As per the specifications listed by regional office (RO)in Bengaluru, we have sought a detailed proposal from the local body. The date for joint inspection is yet to be ...
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Civic body to ‘go slow’ on Jayamahal, Ballari road widening 25.7.2017 Hindu: Home
Government wants to stay clear of ‘negative’ image ahead of the Assembly elections
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‘New zoning rules reduce quality of life in residential areas’ 25.7.2017 Citizen Matters
If you thought the new common zoning rules don't concern you, think again. A road that is of 30 feet width can have all types of commercial activities, with no space for parking. And it's going to be terrible in a city like Bengaluru. ...
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Heritage structure makes way for Indira Canteen 25.7.2017 Hindu: News
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) razed a heritage building that is nearly 100 years old, within the Murphy Town Market, to make way for an Indira Canteen. On Monday, shopkeepers were shoc...
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Notice to BBMP on plan to build stadium on playground 25.7.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The High Court of Karnataka on Monday ordered issue of notice to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on a PIL petition questioning the civic body’s decision to construct a stadium at a playg...
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CM to monitor infrastructure works every month 25.7.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
With just months to go for the Assembly elections, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s eye seems to be back on Bengaluru. While chairing a high-level city infrastructure review meeting on Monday, he announc...
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‘If the structure was unused, why raze it at night?’ 24.7.2017 Hindu: Home
Shopkeeper says the Murphy Town Market building housed a library till two weeks ago
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Zoning regulations: Bengaluru residents write to Chief Minister 24.7.2017 Hindu: National
It looks like Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will be getting a lot of mail on Monday. Residents from across the city have started sending postcards to the Chief Minister, asking him to withdraw the draft...
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Residents ask CM: you want our votes or new zoning rules? 23.7.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The chief minister of Karnataka will soon be receiving postcards from citizens all over the city, asking if he wants them to choose his government in the 2018 Assembly election or settle for the new Common Zoning Regulations. Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs) have begun a campaign against the proposed zoning regulations which were notified on July 1. They are concerned that the new rules will allow commercial establishments in residential areas, disturbing peace in their neighbourhood and stretching limited resources. RWAs across the city are now busy writing postcards addressed to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. "Keeping in mind the 2018 elections in the state, we are writing sarcastic comments about whether the chief minister wants us to choose his government or the new zoning rules," said Somayaji, member of the J P Nagar 4th Phase RWA. The RWA is also mobilising citizens to send in their objections to the Urban Development Department. "We will send objections too but we don't know if they will ...
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Citizens launch movement to reclaim the Bangalore of yore 23.7.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Nearly 250 residents from 35 RWAs across Bengaluru to chalk out a plan to oppose CZR
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Only two firms evince interest in City Square project 23.7.2017 Hindu: News
GIIC and a Bengaluru-based firm submit quotations
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Lots of lung space, but lots of problems 22.7.2017 deccanherald.com
The plight of Saravana underscores the pathetic state of affairs in and around KR Market and Kalasipalyam. Saravana, in his 30s, had come to take part in 'Janaspandana-Citizens for Change', a civic grievance redress programme organised by DH and Prajavani on Saturday, to narrate his plight. A few weeks ago, while Saravana was walking on the footpath of the heavily congested Avenue Road, a slab gave way and he fell in the drain below. He broke his toes and sprained his legs. "There is no one in the BBMP to answer who is responsible for my condition and whom should I sue. I am paying the price for the BBMP's mistake," he said. A year ago, the BBMP sanctioned Rs 8 crore for improving the road and footpaths in Kalasipalyam, Avenue Road and KR Market but the contractor colluded with the civic body's engineer and tried to squander the money. Timely revelation prompted the BBMP to block the payment. Since then, the road and footpaths in the area have gone from bad to worse. Local corporator Prathibha's husband ...
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Crores spent, but Kempambudhi lake still dirty: MLA 22.7.2017 deccanherald.com
Many people have made money on the pretext of improving the historic Kempambudhi lake near Basavanagudi, Chickpet MLA R V Devaraj has said. Speaking at 'Janaspandana - Citizens for Change', a civic grievance redress programme organised by DH and Prajavani on Saturday, he said: "Crores of rupees were drawn in the name of rejuvenating the lake though there was hardly any improvement. The lake is in a pathetic condition because untreated sewage is being let into it. This time, we have come up with an action plan of Rs 9 crore. In two months, the lake will come to life. Once it is fully revived, we will get it inaugurated by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah." The Congress MLA said his constituency had the most number of slums. Keeping this fact in mind, the government has released adequate grants for providing homes to slum dwellers. He said 1,000 sites had been identified where pucca houses will be built at a cost of Rs 5 lakh each. He further said that members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes would be ...
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Fearing more chaos, citizens oppose draft zoning norms 22.7.2017 deccanherald.com
Citizens' groups on Saturday launched a multipronged fight against the government's proposal to allow shops and businesses on roads as narrow as 30 feet. The zoning regulations, a draft of which DH accessed first, make it easier for commercial establishments to come up on congested roads where they are now prohibited. Citizens' groups will send objection letters to the government, besides postcards to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. They also plan to make a film to alert people on the consequences of the proposal. Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) from Indiranagar, Koramangala, Basavanagudi, Jayanagar, Whitefield and other neighbourhoods met on Saturday at the East Cultural Association, Indiranagar. Their objective is to unite and oppose the draft rules notified by the urban development department. The associations said this was only the first step in their campaign against commercialisation of residential zones. "Meet your local corporator, MLA and even MP. Let them know you are against this and are ...
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BBMP to try new technology to smoothen roads 22.7.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
A pilot project will be executed on Ballari Road in August
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A movement to reclaim the Bangalore of yore 22.7.2017 Hindu: Home
Until now they have been fighting for their own localities, but the draft Common Zoning Regulations have united RWAs spread across the city for a common cause — preserving the city's calm residential...
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