An elevated corridor will only decrease the sustainability of the transport system and overall livability of the city. But a mass rapid public transport scenario like a metro on the same corridor will help the city achieve the right modal share balance.
In an era where the tax is based on the price of the car and not other parameters, vehicle area tax can be a tool to help the government generate more revenue and disincentivise big cars to help reduce congestion.
Years of follow ups have not been able to help the KCDC plant in HSR Layout function scientifically, and residents are bearing the brunt. A residents welfare association has recently filed a writ petition in the High Court demanding the closure of the plant.
Retrofitting old two-stroke autos with an electric engine could be a noiseless, non-polluting solution to air pollution. However, government subsidies are not yet being offered to those looking to go electric.
There are less expensive fixes available for the Hebbal traffic mess, which can make the steel flyover unnecessary, according to Naresh Narasimhan. He thinks metro line to airport is the best fix for the problem.
An umbrella of hot air over the built-up area of the city is an ‘urban heat-island’. There are many processes contributing to the temperature —air pollutants, vehicular movements, loss of tree cover and more. Steel flyover could be one of them.
Channeling of Bengaluru’s waste water into parched tanks of Kolar was a step to ensure the district got enough water to use in agriculture. However water standards need to be maintained in a project which will be huge and continuous.
Pedestrians on Sarjapur Road look danger in the eye when they walk on the unpaved sides of the busy main road. Bengaluru Traffic Police are trying to help, but more work needs to be done before people can walk without fear.