Uniform roadwidth. Cobbled stone road with geometrical patterns. Once a dirty street with garbage and flooding potholed streets, Church Street is getting transformed into a pedestrian’s dream-street. How did this happen?
In fourteen years, this Bengaluru-based NGO has transformed the lives of children from underprivileged sections learning in government schools, to help them pursue a better life with better education and jobs.
Bengaluru needs to pay attention to the design of the land – the topography, groundwater recharging capacity, design of the raja kaluves.. and find a way to store water or recharge groundwater, to help mitigate floods.
A developed city is not a place where the poor have cars, but where the rich use public transportation. For this to happen, BMTC must look beyond its own flattering ridership statistics, and try to improve user convenience.
From forming a human chain to stop ‘steel flyover’ to Beku-BeDa Santhe a year later, Citizens for Bengaluru has come a long way, learning the ropes of dealing with government. Citizen participation is no longer an aberration but now a norm.