Bangalore Metro authority to issue land acquisition notices
April 17, 2019

In a bid to acquire land for the K R Puram-Kempegowda International Airport Metro corridor, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) will soon issue notifications to the owners of properties whose land is to be acquired. The decision comes following a combined survey of such properties conducted by the Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board, the Land Acquisitions cell of the BMRCL and the State government. In January, 2019, the State cabinet had given the nod to the new alignment of the metro corridor between K R Puram and the airport via Nagawara and Hebbal at an estimated cost of…

Bangalore: BMRCL initiates land acquisition for ORR metro corridor
April 16, 2019

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has recently initiated the process of acquiring land for Namma Metro’s Outer Ring Road (ORR) line which is a 17 km-long stretch running between Silk Road and KR Puram. Consequently, the State government has issued notification pertinent to land and property acquisition for the same. As per the estimates, the corporation requires 39, 300 sq m of land to complete the project. The cost of completion has been estimated to be around Rs 4, 200 crore. As per the authorities, difficulty in taking the possession of land had proved to be a major…

Intra-city road projects to augment connectivity to Bangalore airport
April 13, 2019

To improve the connectivity to Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), the Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) has planned to construct two four-lane flyovers and grade roads that will connect Bellary Road (NH 44) to the airport terminal. The total length of the flyovers and grade roads will be 210 meters. The construction work will come up closest to the trumpet interchange on NH 44. The Authority will also undertake the development of two road over-bridges (ROB) above the railway line and NH 44 at the interchange and will widen the two-vehicular underpasses on the flyover loop roads as part of the…

Karnataka RERA: List of approved projects and agents
April 8, 2019

After Maharashtra, Karnataka is the second most active state in the implementation of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) rules. The Karnataka government had launched an online portal for registration and filing complaints under RERA, and a regulatory authority for smooth execution of rules in the State. RERA approved projects in BangaloreRERA approved projects in Bangalore EastRERA approved projects in Bangalore WestRERA approved projects in Bangalore NorthRERA approved projects in Bangalore South Karnataka RERA: Approved Projects and Agents Registered Projects 2519 Registered Agents 1342 Complaints Resolved 777   As per the latest information (as on April 08, 2019)…

Namma metro receives land from NHAI
April 7, 2019

The National Highways Authority of India has transferred 1.05 lakh sq m of land along the Bellary Road (NH 44) to Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) to accelerate the execution of the metro link  from KR Puram to Kempegowda International Airport (KIA). On Bellary Road, plans are to develop a metro alignment parallel to the elevated road from Esteem Mall. A total of 17 locations have been identified, of these, 10 will be between KR Puram and Hebbal at locations such as Horamavu, HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar, HBR Layout, and Nagawara. Alongside, the authority has also planned a road-cum-metro flyover after…

Namma Metro: BMRCL removes Kasturinagar from the airport line
April 6, 2019

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) removed Kasturinagar from the proposed airport metro link. The 33.4 km stretch would now comprise 17 stations between KR Puram and Kempegowda International Airport (KIA). As per the earlier plan, Kasturinagar was planned to be the second station after KR Puram. However, it has now been scrapped owing to land shortage in the area. Also, a lesser number of stations helps the metro to operate at a higher speed, avers a senior official from BMRCL. Of the total, 16 stations will be elevated, and two stations at KIA will be underground. Key micro-markets that…

Bangalore: KR Market to be revamped in two years
April 5, 2019

The Bengaluru Smart City Limited (BSCL) is planning to redevelop Krishnarajendra (KR) Market. The redevelopment project is expected to be completed in the next two years at an estimated cost of Rs 50 crore. The special purpose vehicle (SPV) is going to give a shopping mall-like makeover to the market. The decision was taken after the Karnataka High Court's order to provide adequate fire safety measures in KR Market. Post the HC order, the civic body commenced encroachment-removal drive in the area. N Manjunatha Prasad, Commissioner, BBMP, has shared that the redevelopment project will provide ample facilities, including an exclusive…

Bangalore: Kodigehalli underpass opened for public use
April 4, 2019

Commencement of Kodigehalli underpass is expected to ease commutation for residents of Vidyaranyapura, Sahakara Nagar, Kodigehalli, Thindlu and Virupakshapura. The opening of the underpass will reduce the travel time between Vidyaranyapura main road and Kodigehalli by at least 30 minutes. The corridor was under construction for the past four years. Commuters have hailed the development, stating that the road next to the bridge is still narrow and some work at the underpass is pending. Earlier, people commuting between Vidyaranyapura main road and Kodigehalli had to wait for hours to cross the road. The 700 m-long bridge was proposed in 2013…

Namma Metro lines dropped for elevated corridor project
April 4, 2019

The construction of a 17.1 km East-West corridor 2, connecting Richmond Circle to Varthur will hamper the 21 km-long Namma Metro Phase 3 stretch proposed by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL). The Hoskerehalli-Marathahalli metro line was designed to cater mainly to the areas adjoining Old Airport Road. As of now, none of the Metro lines or suburban railways passes through this highly congested stretch. The engineering consultancy firm, RITES took nine months to prepare the pre-feasibility study for the proposed corridors. A Detailed Project Report (DPR) was completed in 18 months. The pod taxi project, which was proposed…

Bangalore: Water board reduces Cauvery water supply
April 3, 2019

In order to promote rainwater harvesting mechanism in the city, the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) had decided to mandate installation of rainwater harvesting system for all residential properties built on a plot measuring 1,200 sq ft after August 2009. All properties developed on the plot covering 2,400 sq ft were also asked to install a water harvesting system. However, most of the owners of such properties did not comply with the norms laid down by the board. Considering the ignorance, the water board has decided to reduce the supply of Cauvery water to the properties in the…

Property tax in Bangalore to remain unchanged until next fiscal
April 2, 2019

Due to the persistent delay in taking the decision pertinent to hike in property tax, several property owners in Bangalore have successfully escaped the additional payment for the fiscal year, 2019-20.  Citing model code of conduct as the major reason behind the delay, Mayor, Gangambike Mallikarjun, shares that though Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) wants to increase the property tax, the decision had to be postponed. However, as per the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act 1976, the corporation can revise property tax every three years, up to a maximum of 30 percent for residential and non-residential properties. A proposal regarding the…

Bangalore: SC relieves homeowners from NGT buffer zone bind
March 25, 2019

The Apex court has recently quashed the order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) pertinent to the expansion of the buffer zone around lakes and storm water drains. The said move provides major relief to the homeowners of nearly 35,000 flats across the city. In a recent move, the Commissioner of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has issued a directive to the officials of town planning department along with the chief engineers and the joint commissioners to maintain the previous buffer zone requirements. Reportedly, the width of the buffer zones had been increased from 30 m to 75 m in…

Namma Metro: Authority acquires land for Metro Phase 2 depots
March 24, 2019

The much-delayed 72 km Namma Metro Phase 2 regained momentum with Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) acquiring land for depots at Hebbagodi (39.3 acres) on RV Road-Bommasanadra Line. Land acquisition for depots at Anjanapura (8.9 acres) on Yelachenahalli-Anjanapura Line and Challaghatta (38.9 acres) on Mysore-Kengeri line will also be completed in a month. Until now, land for Kothanur depot has been acquired. However, notifications for Anjanapura and Challaghatta have been issued to the State government. Land procurement for the planned depot at Whitefield (44.8 acres) on the Byappanahalli-Whitefield line will also take two months since the Authority is awaiting clearance…

Bangalore: Widened stretch on Sarjapur Road to open soon
March 23, 2019

The widening of 2.5 km stretch between Wipro Campus and Carmelaram Junction on the Sarjapur Road will be available for public use by the month end. The ongoing project includes widening of the busy stretch from 60 ft to 100 ft to ensure a hassle-free travelling experience along the major technological hub in the city. Nandeesh JR, Executive Engineer, road-widening project, BBMP, avers, “The shifting of utility along the Wipro Campus and Carmelaram Junction is already completed, however, BBMP has to finish the asphalting work on the marginally acquired space along the stretch. Once the asphalting is completed, a major…

Bangalore: State approves smart parking project
March 22, 2019

With an intent to address the woes related to parking spaces in the city, the State has recently given its nod to the smart parking project by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). As per the sources, the said project will facilitate the motorists by informing them about the availability of parking slots. This will be done with the help of installed sensors along 85 roads across the city. Over 13,000 parking slots to accommodate 3,600 four-wheelers and 10,000 two-wheelers will be developed in the times to come. The chosen roads for the projects are all in the Central Business District…

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SOBHA Limited bags Best Residential Project award
March 22, 2019

One of the leading realty companies of India, Sobha Limited has recently been conferred with the Best Residential Project award in the luxury segment during the 13th CNBC Awaaz Real estate awards 2018-2019. The company bagged the award for International City-its villa project in Gurgaon. Comprising of presidential villas, duplex villas, and super luxury row houses, International City is a low-density villa community located in proximity to Indira Gandhi international airport. Sprawled over 150 acres of land, the project is also close to Sectors 106, 109, and 108 in Gurgaon.

Karnataka government proposes elevated corridor
March 13, 2019

An elevated corridor has recently been proposed by the Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL) in Bangalore. The Corporation has invited proposals from consultants for construction of the said corridor which will be in addition to the first phase comprising of 88 km network of elevated corridors. As reported, tenders for the same were floated by the Corporation in March. The new corridor will be a 10 km long stretch from Hudson Circle to Sumanahalli (Magadi Road), passing through Sheshadri Road, Okalipuram, Rajajinagar entrance, Vijayanagar entrance, and the Outer Ring Road junction. As reported, the corridor will comprise of four…

Bangalore: Tannery Road widening project finally gets going
March 13, 2019

As a good news to the commuters in East Bangalore, the long pending widening work of the Tannery Road has finally begun with the demolition of government buildings. Two members of the Legislative Assembly and six corporators have undertaken the widening work with appreciation from residents and social activists. The total cost of the project, which involves widening of the road from the erstwhile 40 ft to 80 ft, is estimated to be Rs 30.9 crore. The project is likely to be completed in the next 18 months, shares Sampathraj, Former Mayor and Corporator of Devara Jeevanahalli ward. The municipal…

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