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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...
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 07 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
On the NICE Road, I have been recently noticing people (apparently employed by those who collect the tolls) who approach cars stuck in the queue, asking if they want to pay the toll to them and not have to stop at the toll gate. The hidden agenda...
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!
Jan 26 2017
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IN BENGALURU
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Nadia Asif
Take photos of the issues, post it on social media by tagging the authorities. Have faith: they will solve the issues for you!
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Jan 23 2017
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IN BENGALURU
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Rosemary F N
Pedestrians are the most-neglected species on the road. Their rights have been infringed by others' "ways".
Jan 05 2017
NOT-SO-NICE STORIES OF NICE ROAD
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Akshatha M
Their lands were notified for Bangalore-Mysore infra corridor project 19 years ago. Now their land has no market value, they can't dare to plant something that's of value, can't renovate or rebuild their houses, and can't be assured of a secured future. A story of how flawed land acquisition policies put lives in jeopardy.
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Jan 02 2017
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Yesterday (Sun, 1st Jan 2017) , at about 7.30pm, we drove on to the NICE Road (now it's the NECE Road) at the Mysore Road junction,  and there were long queues of cars waiting to pay the tolls. We found two men standing in front of the toll...
Dec 21 2016
LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM FOR BENGALURU
Amith Subramanian Pallavoor
Bringing Light Rail system to Bengaluru will involve redeveloping 5042 acres of land. Can the government turn this into an example of participatory democracy?
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Dec 13 2016
STATUS OF INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
Traffic issues in Bengaluru have been unbearable. There are multiple projects announced by the government, that are either in cold storage or moving at a snail's pace. Here's a list and status of such projects.
Dec 06 2016
DESIGN ISSUES IN TENDERSURE FOOTPATHS
News Desk
Do wider footpaths mean more space for trees? What might happen if trees don't have enough space for their roots? An analysis.
Nov 25 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
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Are you frustrated by traffic delays in Bengaluru? Do you know how much time you and others are wasting due to traffic jams! While everyone in Bengaluru complains about the traffic problems of the city, very few invest their personal time and capability...
Nov 25 2016
FOR A SIGNAL-FREE OUTER RING ROAD
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Amith Subramanian Pallavoor
For years, residents of Banashankari, JP Nagar, and other areas along the Outer Ring Road, as well as commuters on the route, have been suffering due to ill-conceived and continuous construction. Isn't there a better way to address mobility issues, wonders an anguished citizen.
Nov 23 2016
DEBATE ON ELEVATED CORRIDORS
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Balaji Chitra Ganesan
The arguments against elevated corridors don't hold much water, as the project is still in the initial stage. A city that did not build mass transit systems from the beginning now needs such solutions, argues Balaji Ganesan.
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Nov 22 2016
DEBATE ON ELEVATED CORRIDORS
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Prakash Belawadi and Naresh Narasimhan
What Bengaluru needs now is a plan that looks 50 years ahead, say Prakash Belawadi and Naresh Narasimhan, in their joint rejoinder to the interview of RK Misra published on Citizen Matters.
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Nov 21 2016
TRAINSPOTTERS ON TELEGRAM
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Kate Clark
As Bengaluru gears up for suburban rail, here’s a peek at a train arrival-departure intelligence system created by train commuters, purely for selfish reasons but making commute better for many.
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Nov 18 2016
DECODING ELEVATED CORRIDOR NETWORK IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
What is the guiding principle behind the elevated corridor network in Bengaluru? How will it benefit the city? R K Misra who proposed the plan to the government talks about it.
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Nov 18 2016
Blog: Everyday City
On the afternoon of 28 th april 2014, I had set myself the task of observing two street corners at either end of Noronha road at Russell market in Shivajinagar - a corner at the Broadway street end and a corner at the St.Mary’s Basilica end...
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Oct 24 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
N S Mukunda
Citizen Action Forum (CAF) suggests remedial measures that will decongest Bengaluru's Airport Road, without going for steel flyover.
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Oct 21 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
News Desk
This letter addressed to Governor of Karnataka was submitted at the Rajbhavan by the citizens protesting against steel flyover on October 21, 2016.
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Oct 19 2016
THOUGHTS ON THE STEEL BRIDGE
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Pallon Daruwala
Author requests the government to allow more time to find a proper solution to the traffic problem, to be more inclusive and allow more qualified minds to come together to settle steel flyover issue.
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Oct 18 2016
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STEEL FLYOVER DEBATE
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Balaji Chitra Ganesan
Balaji Ganesan argues that the steel flyover will help take away the fast-moving traffic that goes towards Hebbal and ORR on the elevated stretch while the grade level can be safely used by neighborhood traffic, pedestrians and cyclists.
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Oct 18 2016
OPEN LETTER TO CHIEF MINISTER ON STEEL FLYOVER
Kathyayini Chamaraj
Kathyayini Chamraj, who questions the rationale behind steel flyover, also suggests alternative meaningful ways to invest public money. Will the government listen?
Oct 16 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
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News Desk
For the first time in the history of Bengaluru, a movement for sustainable transport has caught the imagination of public. What's it all about?
Oct 14 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
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News Desk
BDA releases the Detailed Project Report (DPR) and traffic simulations for the controversial steel flyover project.
Oct 14 2016
STEEL FLYOVER FROM CHALUKYA CIRCLE TO HEBBAL
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Sanjay Vijayaraghavan
None of us would go about building our own homes without a well thought out plan. Why should we be willing to accept such an approach for our own home, the great city of Bengaluru?
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