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Jan 18 2013
Blog: Forward Bellandur
As part of the Solid Waste Management PIL, the High Court asked BBMP to setup the ward committees to help monitor SWM contracts etc. The question of ward committees came up in the case when talking about decentralisation and audits on waste management...
Mar 05 2012
Blog: Forward Bellandur
We'd taken our birder friend from Kerala to the Kaikondanahalli Lake. We were greeted by the spot-billed ducks and purple moorhens. And at twilight a big flock of Lesser Whistling Ducks took off (about 200); the sight and sound of a big whistling...
Jan 24 2012
Blog: Forward Bellandur
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Bellandur residents have got RTI responses from BDA on status of three projects - flyovers at Bellandur and Devarabeesanahalli junctions, and an underpass at Kadubeesanahalli junction. The two flyover projects, which took off in September 2009...
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Oct 05 2011
Blog: Forward Bellandur
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Today's a day of acknowledging our dependence on our tools and equipment. Vehicles are cleaned and decorated with banana leaves, sandalwood paste and kumkum.  The fire engines in the station at Sarjapur Road, were duly spruced and worshipped...
Sep 19 2011
Blog: Forward Bellandur
As you all know, the local community has been working very hard on rejuvenating Kaikondrahalli lake - it has come a long way from the days it was a garbage dump to an acclaimed water body that has been appreciated by one and all.  Our...
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Sep 14 2011
Blog: Forward Bellandur
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Kaikondrahalli lake has been restored to its current condition after great efforts and regular clean up campaigns. Now it is undergoing the 2nd phase of renovation in which various works have been undertaken by the BBMP. However, since the past...
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Sep 02 2011
Blog: Forward Bellandur
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The Outer Ring Road Companies Association has advised commuters to avoid the Outer Ring Road at Bellandur and Intel junctions in the coming week.  In addition to the flyover work at Devarabisanahalli and Kadubisanahalli, there is also pipe laying...
Jul 26 2011
Blog: Forward Bellandur
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Update from Priya Ramasubban, one of our active residents, working on improving Kaikondrahalli Lake. As most of you who frequent the lake would have noticed, we now have security guards in place and lots of deweeding and maintanence work going...
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Jul 08 2011
Blog: Forward Bellandur
BBMP has shared this info on property tax collections in our revenue zone. Of the remaining Property Tax to be collected from Mahadevapura zone, 24 crores was collected in March 2011. As of 31st March 2011, 56.43 crores of property tax is yet...
Jul 06 2011
Blog: Forward Bellandur
Mahadevapura MLA Aravind limbavali is organising a job mela for Mahadevapura residents on July 9th and 10th. Applications can be forwarded to the Personal Secretary to the MLA in his office at  Mahadevapura junction or Contact Vanisri Pradeep...
Jul 01 2011
Blog: Forward Bellandur
FORward150 initiated Cycling group about 6 months back to promote cycling in commuting and fun riding. It was named as FORward150_on_cycle. Our group was recently branded as COCO [Cycle On Cycle Onwards] to make it more generic and accommodate members...
Jun 27 2011
Blog: Forward Bellandur
Collecting details for issuing UID number started in Bangalore Process: 1. Collect form from the Security. 2. Fill it up and return to Security. You will get a token and you are asked to wait for your turn. 3. Once your turn comes you will allowed...
Jun 02 2011
Blog: Forward Bellandur
To bring about more awareness about traffic rules and make Bangalore city more traffic friendly, Outer Ring Roads Association (ORRCA), an association of IT and ITES in the city companies is planning to observe 9th of every month as ‘Traffic...
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Apr 08 2011
Blog: Forward Bellandur
In Support of Chikka Bapu (Anna Hazare) for Jan Lokpal bill thousands turned up at Freedom Park, Bangalore on 8-Apr evening. All TV channels lined up to cover the hunger strike that is going on for past 4 days. People came up with different...
Mar 17 2011
Blog: Forward Bellandur
After starting to use BMTC buses, one of our federation members, Jayvant Anantpur, wrote a nice article why we should still use BMTC instead of our personal vehicles in Bangalore. Read on... I agree that we should try to use BMTC as much...
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Mar 11 2011
Blog: Forward Bellandur
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The 2nd ORRCA Marathon is to be held on March 19th. The event will be flagged off by Minister R Ashoka, ACP (Traffic) Praveen Sood and BMTC MD Zameer Pasha at 8.15 am at RMZ Ecospace visitor parking area on Outer Ring Road. BMTC has arranged for...
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Feb 16 2011
Blog: Forward Bellandur
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Last Sunday, residents of apartments in Bellandur demonstrated against construction trucks using their road. The tipper trucks that run from behind the RMZ Ecospace (on Outer Ring Road) to Sarjapur Road via Oceanus Triton and Total Mall, are serious...
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Feb 02 2011
Blog: Forward Bellandur
When I was 5 I had requested my father (ofcourse through Home Minister, my mom) for a bicycle. My father said NO with a reason 'I may end up in unnecessary accidents'. I did fasting for 1 full day (I know Gandhian way when I was 5 ;-) ) for pressurizing...
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Jan 26 2011
Blog: Forward Bellandur
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So many stories are being captured by our enthusiastic residents after Kaikondrahalli Lake was rejuvenated. One such success story is 'increase of bio-diversity'. Manjunath Prabhu, a resident of the nearby Sobha Apartments is an enthusiastic bird...
Jan 13 2011
Blog: Forward Bellandur
In response to the mugging incidents on the Outer ring road, the police have sent this information to the Outer Ring Road Companies Association (ORRCA). Excerpts from the mail. With reference to recent mugging incidents that are reporting...
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Jan 12 2011
Blog: Forward Bellandur
The Outer Ring Road-Sarjapur Road saw mugging incidents in mid 2010. Later the HSR Police nabbed some culprits. These incidents have again started in the area. Here are some incidents that happened. Note: some have been verified and some not...
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Oct 21 2010
Blog: Forward Bellandur
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Most of us know how difficult it is to work with government officials to get the works done. And works related to a social cause will take more time, energy and patience. But the following report makes all citizens to feel happy and ready to shower...
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Sep 21 2010
Blog: Forward Bellandur
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Shramdan on Ambalipura (lower) lake bed started at around 9:45 am on Sunday, September 19th. Residents from our Bellandur ward started coming to the lake bund from 9 am. First to arrive at lake was special invitee Dr Ashwin Mahesh, Ramesh Sivaram...
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Sep 06 2010
ON THE HIGHWAY
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It's a lesson learnt, to not stop at secluded places on a highway, that too past midnight. Satheesh Amilineni narrates how he avoided what could have possibly ended up in he being mugged.
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Aug 23 2010
Blog: Forward Bellandur
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Note from Ramesh Sivaram: Yesterday, some of the long time residents of Sarjapur Road, Lakshmish and Rajgopal of Swami Vivekanada Sevaabivruddi Samaste, a local NGO based in Kaikondrahalli, and Rajeev Manikoth, another long time resident from nearby...