Metro to reach Sarjapur Road!

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Metro on Sarjapur Road, in some years

Namma Metro

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has begun the spadework for a 133-km Phase III.  Engineering consultancy firm RITES is preparing a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the 33-km line from Central Silk Board to Hebbal, one of the five routes proposed under the new phase. The Central Silk Board – Hebbal line will cover vast stretches of the ORR, linking areas such as Sarjapur road, Marathahalli and Mahadevapura. The four other routes:
* Nagawara – Kempegowda International Airport (KIA): 25-km line
* Hosakerehalli and Outer Ring Road near Marathahalli through Old Airport road (23 km);
* Sarjapur Layout (station, Carmelaram) and Yelahanka (station, Kogilu Road Cross) (35-km)
* Nice Ring Road to Toll Gate via Magadi Road.

Incidentally, Carmelaram railway station is also to be upgraded.

Clean Haralur Campaign
As part of the “Kasa Muktha Bellandur” campaign, SWM volunteers reached out to the neighbouring Haralur village residents with an awareness event on waste segregation on 23rd February. Key SWM volunteer Lailtha says that they were glad to see everyone’s willingness to segregate and to improve their surroundings.  Kids of Haralur village were instrumental in the success of the event.

The volunteers educated them about the segergation process. With their infectious enthusiasm and positive energy, the kids went to each street with the placards and helped spread the message to the entire village. The drive was a success. But in order to continue seeing results on the ground, one needs regular services for waste pick up by BBMP and active participation from villagers.

BBMP played a key role in making this event possible by providing manpower and required equipment for cleaning up the place. As the village had many black spots, they could finish only 60% of the planned work on the day of clean up. Rest of the cleaning should be done by the end of this week.

Haralur clean up event proved that change is possible by working together in a non-political manner. Active citizen participation will help reinforce the accountability of public servants and political leaders. Special thanks to Mr.Ramakanth of SWMRT and Dr. Shanthi for their untiring support!

SWM awareness drive in Haralur Village

Please visit Harlur Road park

The Harlur Road park is now getting back to shape, thanks to followup of a few Raindrops and Springfields residents. The contractor had not been maintaining the park and the motor was in disrepair. Labour has been appointed now to clean and water. If you notice that work is not being done properly, please complain to Horticultural AEE Nagappa (Ph: 9480684025). Please visit the park often! That’s the best way to ensure parks are maintained well.

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