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The wait for metro rail in the country's IT hub Bangalore is finally over! Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath inaugurated the service which will open to public from 4 p.m. Thursday. The Metro service will run between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, several state ministers, senior Bharatiya Janata Party ...
Nice Road from Bannerghatta Road to Kanakapura Road
Indian toll-road builder IRB Infrastructure Developers plans to renew its focus on road projects and has dropped plans to foray into power, while its cement plans are on hold, a top official told Reuters on Monday.
"...There is a lot of orderbook build-up happening on the road-side itself. So we want to keep focused on highway ...
Work on the monorail project for Bangalore is slated to begin in January and expected to be completed in three years thereafter, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa said in Bangalore on Tuesday.
Speaking in the Legislative Assembly during question hour, he said the detailed project report on the monorail would be ready by this month-end.
The now-on, now-off High Speed Rail Link (HSRL) project connecting the city to the Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) is finally gathering momentum.
The Bangalore Airport Rail Link Ltd (BARL), a special purpose vehicle created by the government to see its implementation, will kickstart the project with land acquisition this month. BARL is all ...
It's yet another feather in Bangalore's cap. This will be the only city
in the country where the Metro train will stop at a swanky commercial
tower with a spacious parking basement for cars, close to a huge mall.
Sampige Road station at Malleswaram will be the only station of the 33
elevated ones under Metro's phase I (to ...
While Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa did not deliver a Bangalore package aimed at upcoming BBMP elections, the 2010-11 state Budget has promised a substantial boost to the IT capital’s infrastructure development.
A sum of Rs 18,872 crore figures as a three-year plan for improving Bangalore’s transport systems, but the specifics are ...
To clear or not to clear. That is the BBMP's dilemma as it views a report on encroachment over 8 acres around Yediyur lake in Jayanagar VI Block.
This issue has cropped up time and again, and though the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) submitted three reports to BMP (the erstwhile BBMP), no action has been initiated. Most often, the ...
Though the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike’s move to introduce Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) have not yielded the desired results, the civic authority is striving to popularise the scheme all the same.
Before launching road widening projects in various parts of the city, the civic authority promised TDR in lieu of monetary ...
BBMP commenced work on a signal-free corridor to ease traffic flow, from the Karnataka Soap factory upto Okalipuram junction at a cost of Rs 125 crore on Wednesday.
The Rajajinagar corridor project, to be taken up in two phases, is designed from Vivekananda College junction via 10th cross road, Navarang junction, Bridgestone junction, III block ...
After Kolkata and Hyderabad, it's namma Bangalore's turn. Work on the much-awaited steel bridge at Minerva circle is likely to begin
in three months. The 2-km elevated stretch connecting the junction to Hudson circle will help avoid seven signals!
What's better, it can be dismantled and shifted. It is expected to be a relief from the ...
When Sundar V bought a flat in Surabhi Apartments on Bannerghetta Road in Bilekahalli, one of the big attractions was the quick access
to the main road. Now, he regrets that decision. For the past year, that accessibility has been a distant memory, thanks to a storm water drain being built in front of the apartment. And he's not alone.
The 5 New layouts proposed by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) around the City has generated tremendous interest among the public. The objections to the proposal too are pretty high.
With the final notification for the Kempegowda Layout all set to be out within the next one month and four more layouts in the pipeline, the sites up for ...
Karnataka is focusing big on infrastructure development, if the plans and projects in the pipeline are anything to go by. According to V Madhu, principal secretary – Infrastructure Development Department, Karnataka Government, there are 224 projects worth Rs 1.38 lakh crore under various stages of planning and progress in the public-private ...
The Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) will take up new projects under the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode valued at Rs 31,248 crore, reports Financial Express.
According to the report, around 62 projects are on anvil. The most ambitious of these projects are five expressways -- the Mohali-Phagwara Expressway at Rs 2,500 crore, ...
The Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises Ltd (NICE) has won a legal battle against the state government in the Karnataka High Court. The HC on Thursday nullified the notification of the state government directing NICE to construct a peripheral road across the Gottigere lake by erecting pillars.
The notification was issued during the ...
A year behind schedule, the city’s flagship “Namma Metro” project is slowly gathering pace to meet its operational deadline of December 2010 / January 2011. Cutting through the bustling commercial and residential neighbourhoods of the city, covering a total distance of 33 kms across a North-South and East-West corridor, the ...
The groundwater scenario in the central business district
surrounding Majestic area is set to change permanently once Bangalore
Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) completes tunnelling work for the
North-South and East-West corridors.
While the groundwater levels may not appreciably alter in 13 of the
27 wards of erstwhile Bangalore ...
Enough is enough, reply residents of Kadirenahalli. Construction of
Puttenahalli-Kadirenahalli underpass which started on May 16, 2008,
seems to be going on endlessely. The result: a concrete mess.
The misery that usually accompanies an urban infrastructure project has just been prolonged for the residents of Kadirenahalli indefinitely.
The city will get bigger with the government bringing under BBMP areas along the national highway to the Bengaluru International
This is primarily to facilitate the High Speed Rail Link (HSRL), which is being taken up under the Mysore Tramway Act instead of the Railways Act. This is because the criteria demand that the project fall under ...
A fresh legal battle is brewing in the contentious Bangalore Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) Project as some of the landowners have now sought a compensation amounting to over Rs. 120 crore from top bureaucrats for “fraudulently” acquiring their land.
As many as 12 landowners from Chikkathoguru village have issued legal notices ...
These layouts are located between Varthur and Gunjur of Bangalore East taluk.
The State cabinet, on Saturday, gave its approval for creation of three new layouts by Bangalore Development Authority.
The new layouts are KC Reddy layout, S Nijalingappa layout and D Devraj Urs layout.
These layouts are located between Varthur and Gunjur of Bangalore ...
Hoping to overcome decline in its revenue generation impacted by recession, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Wednesday increased its outlay by Rs 1,327.64 crore to Rs. 4,246.35 crore, the highest so far, in the Budget 2009-10 while giving priority for development of road-related infrastructure.
The Budget states that earnings in ...
The wait is finally over. With phase one almost complete, Freedom Park on Seshadri Road was inaugrated yesterday by senior BJP leader L K Advani.
The 21-acre Central Jail campus, once a dark mystery to the world, is now a befitting monumental park spread over 16 acres.
What’s at the park?
There is an all-new entry, with the old entrance, ...
The state has finally succeeded in getting an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).
The Central government has agreed to sanction one IIT to the state in the 2009-10 plans.
In a recent meeting with the Planning Commission, the state secretary for higher education had raised the issue. After an hour-long discussion, the Planning Commission agreed ...
In order to conserve water and ensure ground water recharge, the Karnataka government on Tuesday announced that buildings, constructed in the city from now on, will have to compulsorily adopt rain water harvesting facility
The state cabinet at its meeting held here on Tuesday decided to amend section 72 A of the Bangalore Water Supply & ...
BBMP Commissioner S Subramanya hit the bull’s eye two months ago when remarked that “Only god can save the city’s pedestrians”. Saturday morning provided a bitter testimony to this gruesome fact. A bit too bitter, perhaps. The badly-maintained roads and broken pavements can send a chill down anyone’s spine even ...
After Satyam Computer Services Ltd chairman Ramalinga Raju admitted to a fraud of Rs 7,000 crore by him, the consequences
are likely to hit the infrastructure development sector in Karnataka.The revelation has made the state government to sit up because Maytas Infra Pvt Ltd -- a company promoted by Satyam -- has been involved in some key ...
Here’s some scintillating news that’s sure to cheer Bangaloreans as they welcome 2009. The city will soon be home to India’s tallest tower. The Karnataka government proposes to construct a 100-storey trade centre on the lines of New York’s erstwhile World Trade Center. Proposed locations are either the Race Course or the ...
Since past few months there is a demolition drive going on in the 'Standard Brick Factory', for those who don't know this, this is a very old pre-independence Brick Factory, Locals say that it was visited once by Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, located right in the Entrance of Yelahanka and at the junction of ...