Voter turnout in Bengaluru lower than in 2014 elections, High Court upholds state government’s decision to increase minimum wages in 34 industries, properties being acquired for Metro ORR line – read more on what happened in Bengaluru over the past week
If more than 50 trees are to be axed for any project, authorities have to consult the public first, as per law. But how do authorities manage to avoid public consultations even when they axe hundreds of trees for mega projects?
Hundreds of trees in Bengaluru are being felled for Metro rail, but compensatory saplings are often planted outside the city, or maybe never. Officials do not keep track of the saplings or ensure their survival either
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.
The Bengaluru Civic Fest will be held on the 14th of February. It will see civil society organisations and groups discuss their work, government agencies communicate their work with citizens and school children discuss their participation in local governance.
The public said there was no mention of elevated corridors in the master plan. The Bengaluru Development Authority figured out a way to set it right, and how! Seeking public comments isn’t the real aim of displaying master plan.
Two thirds of Bengaluru’s population needs reliable transport, and public transport is not enough right now. The city sees thousands of new vehicles added every month. The city needs good public transport, and quickly.
New saplings planted after cutting a fully grown tree will not compensate for the lost greenery easily. Transplantation is an option many environmentalists are looking at, to help retain the trees. What are the merits of tree transplantation?
Hydrocarbons are on their way out and solar or electrical vehicles will become the order of the day, says former Transport Commissioner and director at the KSRTC. But for that, Bangalore needs an urgent change in mindset and policy.