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Times of India - Bangalore, 11 March, 2014   That master plans for Bangalore are just decorative documents with little relevance or people connect, was highlighted by speakers at a conclave held in the city on Monday.   Damning previous comprehensive development plans (CDPs) drawn up by the BDA, PN Sreenivasachari, principal secretary of the transport department, said: "There is no idea who's consulting whom before the master plans are made. These just become gazette orders decorating government offices. Have any of these CDPs indicated that land earmarked for a particular plan is required or will enhance the utility of the land? Little or none," he said.   Sreenivasachari was speaking at the inaugural session of a two-day conclave-Connect Karo, organized by Embarq India on Monday. Embarq is a World Resources Institute's centre that works towards sustainable transport in world cities. Land use planning, transit-oriented development and solutions for mobility were some... Read More
Press Release - Bangalore, 10 March, 2014   EMBARQ India's two day annual conference, is taking place in Bangalore on March 10 and 11.   The second edition of CONNECTKaro, got off to an exciting start today. Held at the ITC Gardenia, CONNECTKaro, is EMBARQ India’s annual conference on sustainable transportation. This edition of CONNECTKaro is being organised in association with the Directorate of Urban Land Transportation (DULT), Government of Karnataka. Day one was attended by over 200 people and many more joined the sessions online.   Madhav Pai, Director of EMBARQ India began the opening session on “Sustainable Transport Trends & Opportunities for Indian Cities” by laying out the framework for the broad focus areas of CONNECTKaro. These were: sustainable bus transport, transit oriented development, road safety, active commuting and living and leveraging private sector capacity. Mr Pai said that the challenge in India, with its burgeoning urban... Read More

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