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May 24 2017
BMTC ITS APP REVIEW
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News Desk
After an year of its launch, BMTC’s ITS system continues to be bug-ridden and not-so-useful. Shouldn’t the BMTC redeem itself by fixing the app and making it functional?
May 23 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Manidip Mandal shows how it's more expensive to travel from Majestic (Kempegowda Bus Station) bus terminus to Hulimavu (15 km) than to travel from Mysuru to Bengaluru (148 km).     BMTC has become an exploitative and expensive...
May 20 2017
Blog: Citizens for Bengaluru
BBMP has announced a Vanamahotsav walkathon tomorrow, Sunday May 21st, to encourage the public to plant 10 lakh saplings in the city in order to increase green cover. It is seeking active public participation to make the drive successful. Just...
May 20 2017
Blog: Ideas at Work
BBMP's proposal to begin charging people to park on the streets can seem like a long-overdue scheme. But while the principle of charging for public space seems reasonable, we should do more than that. We should set targets for what we hope...
May 15 2017
Blog: Ideas at Work
BBMP likes to create regular, small contracts. This system is informally known as 'hale kallu, hosa billu', and is well understood by all the stakeholders !! Take the example of shoulder drains. To begin with, it is common sense that a...
May 11 2017
PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT IN BENGALURU
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D R Prakash
It's that time of the year when everyone pays property tax in Bengaluru, to get the benefit of 5% rebate. But all is not well with property tax payment system. What's wrong?
Apr 25 2017
Meera K
Being a part of a Ward Committee is a great way to engage formally with the system to make the change happen.
Apr 14 2017
UNPLANNED DEVELOPMENT
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B V Rajarama Bhat
Development of yet another layout on Bengaluru outskirts is an environmental and urban planning disaster in the making, but it could still be mitigated if authorities care to listen.
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Apr 05 2017
POLICE COMMISSIONER PRAVEEN SOOD INTERVIEW PART-II
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Akshatha M
Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Praveen Sood talks about drug peddling in the city, safety initiatives and revealing the identity of the accused.
Apr 04 2017
POLICE COMMISSIONER PRAVEEN SOOD INTERVIEW PART-I
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Akshatha M
Police Commissioner of Bengaluru Praveen Sood talks about empowering citizens, drunken drives, good samaritan initiative and other subjects he is dealing with.
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Mar 24 2017
Blog: Open City
Bengaluru is almost entirely dependent on the state of Karnataka for its electricity supply; nothing wrong in with that in appearance. However, inability of the state to respond consistently to the city’s power demands coupled with the failure...
Mar 21 2017
SOLUTIONS TO BENGALURU TRAFFIC
Sambhav Chopra
It's not an uncommon fact anymore that Bengaluru suffers from one of the worst traffic conditions in the whole country, where it can surprisingly take an hour to travel a distance as short as a few kilometres. While the daily victims of this grim...
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Mar 21 2017
OUTER RING ROAD CHRONICLES
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Vaidya R
There is no respite from traffic pile ups on Bengaluru's Outer Ring Road. Sometimes it's rain, sometimes it's bus breakdown. Does the government have the will to to fix it?
Mar 17 2017
BUDGET 2017-18 REACTIONS
News Desk
A compilation of reactions on Karnataka State Budget 2017-18 received via press notes.
Mar 15 2017
BUDGET 2017-18
News Desk
Full text of Karnataka state budget 2017-18.
Mar 15 2017
BBMP WARD OFFICE MAPPING
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Locating ward offices is the first step to solving any problem. Help fellow citizens locate ward offices easily!
Mar 14 2017
Blog: Citizens for Bengaluru
The Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike and Citizens for Bengaluru met the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday, demanding Bus Bhagya in the upcoming State Budget. He listened to our demands on 'Halve the Fares and Double the Fleet' and has agreed...
Mar 10 2017
BBMP GUTTIGE POWRAKARMIKARA SANGHA PROTESTS
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Vinay Sreenivasa
More than 1000 contract Powrakarmikas protested at BBMP head office on Womens' Day. BBMP finally agreed to weekly off , direct payment of wages from BBMP for workers, and assured that arrears and revised wages will reach workers within a month.
Mar 08 2017
COMPOSTING POLICY IN KARNATAKA
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Shivani Shah
Composting policy revealed by Agriculture Minister is going to do a lot of good to the city's garbage scene, says Shivani Shah.
Mar 07 2017
INTERVIEW WITH BBMP MAYOR PADMAVATHI
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Akshatha M
BBMP will collect extra property tax due to improved IT-assisted property mapping, says Mayor Padmavathi, in an interview, explaining how BBMP is trying to implement many news schemes and programmes.
Mar 06 2017
DEMAND FOR MORE BUSES
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News Desk
Bengalureans storm bus stations at Majestic, Koramangala, Jayanagar, Shivaji nagar and Banashankari chanting Bus Bhagya Beku! Ticket Ardha maadi! Bus double maadi!
Mar 06 2017
Blog: Open City
Last October , we spoke about several instances of individual and community initiatives towards solving water problems of the city. Sewage water treatment and rainwater harvesting are tools households and communities can use for decreasing their...
Mar 03 2017
BBMP CONTRACT WORKERS UNION
News Desk
BBMP contract workers say the contract system is designed to be discriminatory and exploitative, and must be abolished.
Mar 03 2017
Blog: Citizens for Bengaluru
The Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike has launched a joint campaign with Citizens for Bengaluru called the 'Bus Bhagya Beku' campaign, that demands the State Government to provide financial support to BMTC to 'Halve the Fares, and Double the Fleet...
Feb 28 2017
Blog: Citizens for Bengaluru
Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) and Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara (BBPV) have initiated a public campaign - #BusBhagyaBeku - seeking ‘Half the Fares and Double the Fleet’. CfB and BBPV met with various organisations and conducted commuter...
Feb 25 2017
Blog: Open City
A quick glance at the BBMP budgets of the recent past show over-estimated revenues - check them out and learn how keep track of city budgets using our Open City platform. BBMP has just set up an online budget feedback form , but before you communicate...
 
 

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