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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 21 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
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News Desk
No-vote collections, viral video campaigns, rally, consultation and other elements have been planned by Citizens for Bengaluru team, to bring awareness among public on the steel flyover planned on Ballari Road.
Oct 21 2016
ILLEGAL ADVERTISEMENT HOARDINGS
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Akshatha M
In brazen defiance of law, advertisers put up illegal hoardings across the city, often multiple times after the authorities have torn them down. How will the BBMP deal with this menace?
Oct 19 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Day before yesterday (22nd June, 2016) my driving licence (along with many other cards and quite a lot of cash, but that's another story) was stolen. The website told me, I needed to get a notarised statement to the effect that I'd lost the licence...
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 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 13 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I am told that I can pay my BESCOM bill online, if I know my Customer ID or the Account ID, which, according to BESCOM, is printed on my bill.   <a href=" http://bescom.org/en/know-your-customer-id-or-account-id/">  here <...
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Oct 13 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
News Desk
Tender documents for BDA's proposed steel flyover from Chalukya Circle to Hebbal in Bengaluru. Source: Eprocurement website.
Oct 13 2016
STEEL FLYOVER CONTROVERSY
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Shree D N
The government not following the due process in the steel flyover issue has irked many public policy experts, while the Bengaluru Development Authority helped the controversy by hiding the information and refusing to share the data that was already in public domain.
Oct 11 2016
BELLANDUR CITIZEN DRIVE
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Meera Nair
Citizens of Bellandur get together to find a way to remove the huge advertisement displays that are not only unaesthetic, but also dangerous. Meera Nair describes the drive and the learning.
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Oct 10 2016
Blog: In Lighter Whine
A few months ago, on my other blog, I wrote a post about Donald Trump, making less-than-gentle fun of the man. At the time, he didn't seem like much of a threat. I was fairly confident that Donald Trump had about as much chance of becoming president...
Oct 05 2016
WATER SCARCITY SOLUTIONS
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Akshatha M
It has to be, ideally, a mix of both as recent deliberations at the water workshop co-organised by Citizen Matters revealed.
Oct 04 2016
CITY BUDGET
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Gayatri Nair
Send your budget requests on any civic issue through the MCMB budget bus, or one of their workshops or on ichangemycity.com - they will all be compiled and shared with the state and its agencies at a large event in December.
Sep 29 2016
BBMP MAYOR ELECTIONS
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Akshatha M
JD(S) corporator M Anand from Radhakrishna Temple ward was elected as the Deputy Mayor in the polls marked by controversy over the suspension of voting rights of Independent MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar and BJP's PC Mohan.
Sep 16 2016
BBMP COMMISSIONER'S INTERVIEW
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Cherry Agarwal
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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Sep 12 2016
FESTIVE SEASON & GARBAGE MANAGEMENT
News Desk
BBMP has teamed up with citizen volunteers to manage waste generated during festivals.
Sep 06 2016
ECO-FRIENDLY GANESHA FESTIVALS IN BENGALURU
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News Desk
Ganesha festival just got a bit more greener, with better awareness among communities in Bengaluru while more and more citizens went for ecofriendly Ganesha idols.
Sep 02 2016
CLEARING STORM WATER DRAINS WITH CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
Srinivas Alavilli
Here's how a team of citizens went about clearing the storm water drain in their layout - a seemingly impossible work that only municipal administration is supposed to do.
Sep 01 2016
TRAFFIC PLANS FOR BENGALURU
Akshatha M
The traffic coordination committee has provided suggestions like making the roads signal-free, new traffic circulation plans and synchronisation of signal lights.
Aug 25 2016
STORM WATER DRAIN ENCROACHMENT SAGA - PART III
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Akshatha M
BDA master plan is not based on state Revenue Department's maps. Result: BDA master plan cannot be a reference for nalas!
Aug 23 2016
STORM WATER DRAIN ENCROACHMENT SAGA - PART II
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Akshatha M
Land registrations take place without actual surveys, which makes it easy for anyone to register anything. Having Unique Property Ownership Records is a possible solution to the mess, but it's being opposed by the land mafia.
Aug 17 2016
DEMOLISHING STORM WATER DRAIN ENCROACHMENT
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Akshatha M
Much has been said about demolitions of storm water drain encroachments. But how can BBMP sanction building plans on storm water drains? The mystery decoded.
Aug 11 2016
PROBLEM SPOT MAPPING PROJECT
News Desk
Help the city administration pinpoint issues in the public streets and areas, by mapping them and presenting. Join this mapping project!
Aug 02 2016
74TH AMENDMENT - CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
News Desk
Here are the rules that are supposed to provide more power to citizens of Bengaluru in governance.
 
 

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