Thursday, October 27, 2005
Heavy rains and Thunderstrom expected to hit bangalore
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Helplines : Emergency contact number (Bangalore)
Heavy rains have created havoc in bangalore since Sat (22-Oct-2005) , on 25-Oct it almost rained the entire day which had deep impact on traffic , most of the schools and offices were closed early and everyone were asked to leave and reach home soon, few areas like Housr road, HSR layout and marathally were flooded with water . Most places which were badly affected were the once which had lakes near by , these lakes started overflowing causing trouble to people, the KR Puram lake, Vurthur Lake were overflowing. State government has setup a commitee to help public. Following are few useful helplines.
BMP Control Room : 2222-1188
BMP (South) : 26566362
BMP (West) : 23341692
BMP (East) : 22975803
Fire Services : 101
Traffic Police : 102
Police : 100
Ambulance : 103
Sanjeevini Ambulance and Emergency services : 1062
Power Supply Issues
Toll Free numbers : 12600 OR 1917
BESCOM landline : 22287118 OR 22287119
Cell : 9844244638
Please fell free to add other number which might help
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Monday, October 24, 2005
Karnataka Transport Department Website ( RTO )
What you can get here:
- Forms for applying Driving License, Vechile registration etc
- Can check the fee/charges for various services
- Help Desk/Public Grievances : To complain or get help ( It has address and phone number)
- Email for sending feedback
And much more
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Sunday, October 09, 2005
Bangalore,Then and Now
My Mind: Over flowing traffic, poor drainage system, corrupt system, pot holed infrastructure,insufficient public transport and lot more
Me: Yes I am wondering what's wrong with my garden city
My Mind: Well, explosive growth: with this comes
- More population
- More Migrations
- More two/fur wheelers
With all the above growing at abnormal levels, the city is not well placed to accept all these changes.
Me: But why government is not doing any thing about all this
My Mind: Which Government, State or Central ? Each one has it's own style of working and almost always central and state are out of sync :(
Me: What's the problem now!
My Mind: With this growth, Govt is never prepared and it is always working in a late and re-active mode, so a small issue today which goes un-noticed, becomes a huge problem after few days/months
Me: What can we do, how can we help
My Mind: That's tough, but we should have small groups in every locality which helps itself , like getting the roads/drains cleaned, rather than always waiting for the Govt to do it. From the Govt perspective I would suggest to privatize BWSSB,KEB (now BESCOM) and most of the public facing companies to give maximum benefit to the public and to the Govt (trying to do this has its own issues).
Me: Why is traffic so congested ?
My Mind: I think most of the traffic related problem is due to people than the roads, people hardly/rarely follow traffic rules, every one seems to be in a hurry, not respecting other time or the basic traffic rules.
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Thursday, October 06, 2005
Me and My MInd
What I feel is every human has a great friend,adviser,philosopher within and it's their own mind. There are great conversations which happen between me and my mind, hope these conversations will be of some use to some one who may read this.
The views are my own and has nothing to do with any one else (other than my mind)
The Journey Begins .........