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seat at the table

A Seat at the Table

An Honest Reflection This  Republic Day we noticed that those champions that have labored over community upliftment are being recognized in so many different ways everywhere. Media recognition, Chief Guests at various functions, Conducting waste management sessions or Solar Energy sessions, our people are everywhere. Many are happily utilizing the holiday to “work”. So what […]

Roads of Whitefield

Road Relief

For 2+ years now, a few people like Anu Parekh & Arvind Keerthi, have worked hard to see how they could move the government machinery into improving the infrastructure here in and around Mahadevpura and neighbouring areas. Then when things got really bad, the public stood up to protest and how! 10,000 people came together […]

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 […]

Wanted-update on road works

Many people are currently volunteering to monitor progress. Some updates. 1. Hope Farm to Kodi -DBM layer was done sometime ago. Manholes kept 40mm above for pending BC layer. Will be done in November-December after footpath/OFC ducting work. 2. Kodi to Kundalahalli – Backfilling and Asphalting of BWSSB Sewage Line trenches has started. Will be […]

KH

How Kundanahalli happened

18 months ago Anjali requested that BBMP please cover the drains at Kundanahalli. But the Signal Free corridor was to come so it was deemed “wasted effort”. Having been frustrated with the lack of progress she partnered with a company and Nitesh Shah to build a temp bus stop and also managed to persuade BBMP […]

Changing Face of Brookefields

Changing Face of Brookefields by Pravir Bagrodia Bengaluru, 10-Jul-2015: Whitefield in the nineties encompassed Inner Circle, Outer Circle, Borewell Road, ECC Road, Immadihalli Road, besides the Main Road from Varthur Kodi to Hope Farm. Even when the term was stretched, it meant going to MVJ College, Ujjaval Vidyalaya, BSNL Complex or Whitefield Railway Station (technically […]

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”. […]

Share the road

Safe Street

When I first set step in Bangalore way back in 2003, on my way from the railway station to the HP guest house in HSR 6th stage (near silk board), my autodriver suddenly braked his auto in the middle of Koramangala traffic signal (where the Forum Mall is now situated), and ran away. It took […]