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#BusBhagyaBeku

Citizens demand REDUCTION in bus fares and MORE buses in Bengaluru  The #BusBhagyaBeku campaign by Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) received tremendous support yesterday where people congregated at Shanthinagar Bus Station with their demands. Many citizen groups like Whitefield Rising, KR Puram Rising, Citizens Action Forum and Bangalore Residents Association Confederation Ensemble participated. http://www.thehindu.com/…/team-busbhagy…/article17409602.ece http://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/…/articl…/57470276.cms Whitefield […]

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We ask the Transport Minister

Whitefield Rising met Bangalore’s Transport Minister, The Transport Commissioner and the MD of BMTC. While a large number of asks were possible, we narrowed it down to the basics. See the asks as well as the responses below. 1)BMTC Drivers to stop at Bus Stops and nowhere but the bus stops. Drivers don’t listen to […]

#savewhitefield

#SaveWhitefield

What a day! It was a treat to see people pouring out of streets and alleys to join the human chain, merge in seamlessly, bringing their own posters, chanting their own slogans, and through small acts of kindness, reinforcing each others’ faith in the compassion that is at the core of all of us. One […]

Whitefield’s wish list

RAIL Improve Suburban Rail services METRO Expedite Namma Metro extension BUS Improve BMTC services; connect ORR-IRR to Varthur Kodi Build bus bays at busy stops – like Marathahalli Bridge Split some bus stops – like Kundalahalli Gate (scope for three stops) Act against BMTC drivers who park and block shelters for long time AUTO Introduce metered auto-rickshaws […]

Nellurhalli Rises

Today we did one of the biggest spot fix. Nellurhalli Junction is full of potholes and we decided to fix it. Praveen Kumar traffic warden and resident of Nellurhalli requested support from Sumadhura infracon private limited for their support. They provided 10 round of cement debris, 15 labours, 1 JCB. Finally we accomplished “Mission impossible”. […]

WHY NOT EXPAND THE NORTHBOUND LANE AT GRAPHITE INDIA?

WHY NOT EXPAND THE NORTHBOUND LANE AT GRAPHITE INDIA? … and that is exactly what is now happening. Slowly, slowly. You would’ve noticed how the road “pinches in” at Graphite India junction, in the Northbound (HanumanTemple-to-Y-junction) direction. As a result, Northbound vehicles are stuck in by vehicles wanting to turn right, and vice-versa. There is […]

Whitefield Infra - Road works

Whitefield Infra – Road works

Whitefield Rising has laboured with the Government to bring as much attention to Whitefield as possible.  It means, understanding what we need, what works are already budgeted, what that budgeted work actually translates to, timelines, pushing for more work, questioning usage of funds etc etc etc. Over the last year, this group has quietly pieced together […]