Dec 19 2016
DUMP ON FIRE
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V K Srivatsa
Continuous garbage dumping and fires on BDA land create grave health hazard for residents of Ward 198 in Anjanapura, but who's listening?
Dec 16 2016
APARTMENT SWM INITIATIVES
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Anandhi Balaji
Sobha Quartz resident Anandhi Balaji recounts her experience in leading the community on the way to a more responsible and environment-friendly holistic lifestyle.
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 09 2016
DECENTRALISED SEWAGE TREATMENT AND REUSE - I
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Pradeep Kuttuva, Sharachchandra Lele , and Nakul Heble
Following BWSSB's 2016 regulation mandating all apartment complexes with more than 20 units to install their own STPs, a study finds many challenges before the ones already in place.
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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 29 2016
PLASTIC LITERACY
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Raghu Varma
While the ubiquitous ‘carry-bag’ is at the receiving end of most citizen-centric moves against plastic usage, Raghu Varma draws attention to the many other buying choices we need to reconsider.
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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 23 2016
DRINKING WATER SHORTAGE IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
No funds will be allocated for water supply plans in 110 villages added to BBMP in 2008, until BWSSB shows permanent water source. This means the city needs to work on a sustainable water source.
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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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Nov 07 2016
REAL ESTATE SCAMS IN BANGALORE
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Soumya Nayak
What happens when the developer cheats the home buyers by taking their life savings and not completing residential projects on time? In a rare case, buyers fight back and bring the developer to justice.
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Nov 03 2016
REAL ESTATE IN BANGALORE
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Soumya Nayak
A saga of how buyers fell into a pre-launch booking trap and ended up paying far more than the offer price. Part I of the story.
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Oct 31 2016
PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS IN GOVERNMENT PROJECTS
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Vivek Vaidyanathan
Could systemic public engagement prevent imbroglios of the kind created by the Bengaluru steel flyover proposal? What steps and caveats would be necessary for that?
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Oct 28 2016
GARBAGE FIRES AT BASAPURA
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Aditya V Potapragada
Tired of having to constantly breathe in toxic fumes from the garbage dump fires in his neighbourhood, a school student takes up his pen to write to the authorities.
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Oct 26 2016
GARBAGE ON FIRE
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Gaurav Behere
Residents of Basapura suffer from persistent cough and breathing issues as garbage dumped in the immediate vicinity of apartments and offices is burnt day in day out.
Oct 25 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
Metro has sought public input on which of the different lines - existing as well as proposed - should be extended to the airport. I'm sure many people will give their input, but there are two other aspects to look at. (1) We should conduct extensive...
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 24 2016
WASTE DUMP FIRE
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Seema Sharma
Rubber, plastic and mixed waste continues to burn over three days off Outer Ring Road. As Bellandur burns, why is the government fiddling?
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?
 
 

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