Bengaluru Buzz: Budget for flyovers, BMTC smart cards and Metro plans

News that you need to know about BDA, BWSSB, BMRCL, BBMP and other agencies from Bengaluru.

Elevated roads, transport authority and soapnut-based detergent industry: Six elevated corridors have hit the headlines once again, with the H D Kumaraswamy-led Co-alition government affirming the commitment to this decades-old plan in the state Budget presented on July 5. Other decisions include a 100-crore aid for BMTC, and formation of Integrated Road Transport Authority (IRTA).
Source: Deccan Herald

BBMP discusses lake encroachments and waste management: The BBMP council meeting held on June 28 discussed the necessity of buffer zone for lakes to construct buildings, which is contrary to the NGT’s order in 2014 on no construction zone within 75 metres of water bodies. Mayor Sampath Raj also suggested an exclusive Chief Engineer to handle the filling and maintenance of potholes and solid waste.

Source: Deccan Herald

Bellandur lake’s maintenance up for grabs, BDA moves Army: The BDA wrote to the Army Major General at the ASC Centre requesting the armed forces to take up the job of cleaning Bellandur lake. BDA also wrote to the State government asking them to hand over Bellandur lake to the BBMP or BWSSB.

Source: Deccan Herald/ The Hindu

100 charging stations for E-vehicles: Transport Commissioner Naveen Raj Singh has drafted a plan to push the public towards using electric vehicles. Hundred charging points identified so far have been kept confidential by the Transport Department.

Source: Deccan Herald

Mayor inspects TenderSURE roads and steel flyover, sets deadlines: Mayor Sampath Raj inspected the proposed steel-flyover beginning at Shivananda Circle running across Hare Krishna Road on July 2, and announced that pending construction work will take eight months to complete. The project that was initially put on hold by the PIL filed by disgruntled residents is estimated to increase the flyover’s length by 167 metres. Other BBMP officials accompanied the Mayor while inspecting roads in Gandhinagar, and vouched to finish work by September 2019.

Source: The Times of India

BMRCL gets new chief: IAS officer Ajay Seth has been appointed to the post of Managing Director (MD) of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL). He will be simultaneously holding the position of Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare. Seth is succeeding Mahendra Jain who was concurrently the Additional Chief Secretary of Urban Development last year. The State also got a new Chief Secretary. T M Vijay Bhaskar took the charge from Ratna Prabha.

Source: The Hindu

BMTC aims to go cashless in three months: The dream of having a single mobility card to travel by metros and buses is yet to achieve fruition as the BMRCL has not sent the required inscription, and security keys to integrate access to both services. As a first step, semi-closed loop-cards are going to be introduced within three next months to facilitate cashless transactions, and ease the pace of commute for busy Bengalureans.

Source: The Times of India

Vegetable prices soar: The price of beans, capsicum, carrots and radish has doubled in July when compared to the prices in June. At present, 1 kg of beans costs Rs 100, 1 kg of capsicum costs Rs 85, and the price of drumstick has doubled from Rs 32 in June to Rs 60 in July.

Source: The Hindu

 

 

 

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