User: swetharao Topic: Slums in Bangalore
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2 BDA workers forged signatures of officers, ‘allotted’ 14 sites 29.3.2017 TOI: All Headlines
2 BDA workers forged signatures of officers, ‘allotted’ 14 sites
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Free water, cheap homes for poor in city 15.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Free water for slums and one lakh houses for the poor are among the proposals for Bengaluru in the state budget presented on Wednesday. The government has allocated Rs 4,410 crore for infrastructure and welfare programmes in the city. The money will be used to improve and top roads with cement, build grade separators and lay a road to connect Kempegowda Layout and Mysuru Road and Magadi Road. It will also help build bridges under and over railway tracks, and create a model BDAtownship on 166 acres at Konadasanapura on Old Madras Road, about 18 km from MGRoad. The government has announced Rs 200 crore to build footpaths along 400 km of road. Stormwater drains get an allocation of Rs 300 crore. The government plans to spend Rs 88 crore on an underbridge and on widening an overbridge at the Hebbal junction on the Outer Ring Road. Bengaluru infrastructure projects mostly come under the BBMP, which gets Rs 2,391 crore in the budget. The BDAgets Rs 480 crore. The government is setting aside Rs 1,338 crore for ...
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Why Bengaluru's planning process is against the spirit of our Constitution 10.2.2017 Citizen Matters

In open letter to CM, Kathyayini Chamaraj details all that is grossly wrong with the BDA's planning exercise for the city.

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Mission pacify accomplished- Karnataka State boards get new chairmen 2.11.2016 Oneindia.in: News
The Karnataka government made fresh appointments of Chairmen to State boards and corporations on Wednesday. The appointments come a week after the Chief Minister convinced Congress Vice President to appoint MLAs to the vacant posts. The list includes appointment to 21
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21 MLAs appointed chiefs of key boards and corporations 2.11.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Encroachers take over city cycle track 20.10.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Encroachers take over city cycle track
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Even crucial infrastructure has been built on lake land 19.10.2016 Hindu: Home
A glimpse into the detailed list of encroachments published by the Joint Committee on Tank Encroachment
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Coming up, a smart hub for the smartest city 18.9.2016 Orissa News, Bhubaneshwar News, Bhubaneshwar City News | Times of India Orissa City News
This is going to be one project which when it comes up, could change the Bhubaneswar skyline.
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BBMP digitising all revenue records to prevent tampering: BBMP Commissioner 16.9.2016 Citizen Matters

BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad talks about his experience as a bureaucrat, his work at BBMP and BBMP's plans to streamline finances and land records.

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Slum kids present smart housing plan 3.9.2016 The New Indian Express - Odisha - http://newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/
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No ground for sporting glory 27.8.2016 deccanherald.com
India's grand Rio Olympic ambitions could fetch nothing beyond Sindhu's silver and Sakshi's bronze. Like most Indians, as Bengalureans wondered what went wrong, the reasons lay there tellingly across the City:Playgrounds, encroached and in deep decay; layouts without an inch of sporting space; hyper-expensive clubs and an urban planning system, clueless and apathetic. Indeed, a cosmetic course correction could be seen in pockets. But beyond those grounds in the heart of the City, dedicated, affordable and well-equipped sports facilities remain a pipedream for lakhs of children. Realty projects have invaded every nook and corner, making a mockery of planned development. Civic amenity sites, earmarked for playgrounds and other allied facilities, are wantonly encroached. Land sharks, in collusion with politicians, BDA and BBMP insiders have perfected the art of fabricating documents to claim ownership of these sites. Their designs clearly go beyond lakes and drains. Former national Heptathlon champion, ...
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No ground for sporting glory 27.8.2016 deccanherald.com
India's grand Rio Olympic ambitions could fetch nothing beyond Sindhu's silver and Sakshi's bronze. Like most Indians, as Bengalureans wondered what went wrong, the reasons lay there tellingly across the City:Playgrounds, encroached and in deep decay; layouts without an inch of sporting space; hyper-expensive clubs and an urban planning system, clueless and apathetic. Indeed, a cosmetic course correction could be seen in pockets. But beyond those grounds in the heart of the City, dedicated, affordable and well-equipped sports facilities remain a pipedream for lakhs of children. Realty projects have invaded every nook and corner, making a mockery of planned development. Civic amenity sites, earmarked for playgrounds and other allied facilities, are wantonly encroached. Land sharks, in collusion with politicians, BDA and BBMP insiders have perfected the art of fabricating documents to claim ownership of these sites. Their designs clearly go beyond lakes and drains. Former national Heptathlon champion, ...
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Selling out those green spaces 23.7.2016 deccanherald.com
Battling a well-entrenched builder-politician nexus, Bengaluru had long lost its battle to preserve the city's once cherished greenery. But in its desperation to cling onto the remaining green pockets, a new sinister threat has arisen:The Karnataka Urban Development Authority (Amendment) bill. Passed in a hurry without debate on July 19, the legislation is designed to shrink open spaces and bring in more concrete! Builders and the realty lobby will clearly be the beneficiaries, and Bengalureans, the losers. Demolishing claims that the bill will not affect Bengaluru, a similar amendment in the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) rules for new layouts is just round the corner. The Authority now proposes to make suitable changes in its Revised Master Plan 2031. Setting a precedent The legislation has clearly set a precedent. Also on the government's agenda are amendments to the Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority (BMRDA) rules, the Bangalore International Airport Area Planning Authority ...
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Selling out those green spaces 23.7.2016 deccanherald.com
Battling a well-entrenched builder-politician nexus, Bengaluru had long lost its battle to preserve the city's once cherished greenery. But in its desperation to cling onto the remaining green pockets, a new sinister threat has arisen:The Karnataka Urban Development Authority (Amendment) bill. Passed in a hurry without debate on July 19, the legislation is designed to shrink open spaces and bring in more concrete! Builders and the realty lobby will clearly be the beneficiaries, and Bengalureans, the losers. Demolishing claims that the bill will not affect Bengaluru, a similar amendment in the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) rules for new layouts is just round the corner. The Authority now proposes to make suitable changes in its Revised Master Plan 2031. Setting a precedent The legislation has clearly set a precedent. Also on the government's agenda are amendments to the Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority (BMRDA) rules, the Bangalore International Airport Area Planning Authority ...
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BBMP turns a blind eye to encroachment on parks, road 1.7.2016 deccanherald.com
A BDA-approved layout in Thurahalli near Uttarahalli is mired in controversy over the encroachment of half-a-kilometre-long and 60-ft-wide road, parks and playgrounds leaving no space for recreation and sports activities. The Bharath Housing Cooperative Society (BHCS) Layout has a wide road and nine parks but only on paper. Although residents know that all parks and playgrounds have been encroached, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has kept the matter under wraps. However on Friday, in response to an RTI application filed two years ago regarding the status of parks and playgrounds, BBMP assistant executive engineer Narasimha Babu provided a written reply with survey sketches of these parks and playgrounds. He conceded that slums have come up in some of the parks while a government school too has been built on the park land. Other documents available with Deccan Herald show that the school was built by the BBMP without the knowledge of either the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) or the ...
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Rain after-effect: Heavy foam in dirty Subramanyapura lake - Deccan Herald 5.6.2016 Google News
Rain after-effect: Heavy foam in dirty Subramanyapura lake Deccan Herald Rudrapatna said the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) had drawn an action plan of Rs 1.10 crore for diverting sewage from the ...
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Govt staff to go on mass casual leave 1.6.2016 deccanherald.com
Already facing a possible protest by the police constabulary, the state government was caught unawares as 5.20 lakh government employees decided to go on 'mass casual leave' on Thursday. They are demanding implementation of the 7th Pay Commission on par with the central government employees. BP Manjegowda, president of Karnataka State Government Employees Association told Deccan Herald that every state government employee from 84 government departments, would remain absent from duty on Thursday. These include employees attached to the Deputy Commissioner's officer, BBMP, Vidhana Soudha, BWSSB, BDA, Slum Clearance Board, Khadi and Village Industries Board, all universities, educational institutions - teachers and lecturers. Close to 30,000 lecturers from government PU colleges and private aided colleges would take part in the strike. But the department of public instruction has said that no holiday has been declared to government schools. Besides, services of BMTC and KSRTC would not be hit as these ...
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25 children to carry out survey for Smart City 28.5.2016 Orissa News, Bhubaneshwar News, Bhubaneshwar City News | Times of India Orissa City News
Twenty-five children have been authorized by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to take up a survey in the city to develop it into the first children-friendly smart city (CFSC) in the country.
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After trees, Smart shift hits slums 27.5.2016 TOI: All Headlines
After trees, Smart shift hits slums
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Children to carry out survey for children-friendly smart city 27.5.2016 Orissa News, Bhubaneshwar News, Bhubaneshwar City News | Times of India Orissa City News
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