High Court

Strengthening the BMPC

The Constitution’s 74th Amendment mandates cities to create a Metropolitan Planning Committee (MPC) – a statutory body responsible to undertake the planning function in a transparent and consultative manner. The Government of Karnataka under pressure from many, including MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar, and the Government of India created the MPC in…...

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Steel Flyover Beda

Majority of Bengalureans are saddened – not because the government is planning to implement yet another infrastructural project, but because the government has given a go ahead to a project that is neither citizen-driven nor plan-driven. The proposed steel flyover to be constructed from Basaveshwara Circle to Hebbal Flyover ignited…...

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Illegal commercialisation case

Despite the prohibition of granting licenses to commercial establishments in residential areas under the RMP – 2015, the BBMP has continued to permit the establishment of commercial concerns in certain areas of Bengaluru. One such occasion of granting license is that to the ‘Breakfast Club’ situated in Koramangala.  Namma Bengaluru…...

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BBMP finances: Seeking CAG audit

Continuing our fight against corruption and misappropriation of public funds from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Namma Bengaluru Foundation and Founder Trustee MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Karnataka High Court on December 19, 2015 seeking a direction for a time-bound audit by Comptroller and…...

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Open Drain PIL

Namma Bengaluru Foundation and Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MP, on October 9, 2014 filed a writ petition against the lack of accountability of various parastatal agencies that led to the death of nine-year-old Geetha Lakshmi in an uncovered storm water drain. The PIL has sought directions to the Urban Development Department and…...

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Public Land Encroachment PIL

Karnataka, especially Bengaluru, has faced the brunt of rampant land encroachments by erring building for years now. Taking note of this issue, Namma Bengaluru Foundation filed a public interest ligitation in the Karantaka High Court on March 28, 2013 against the State of Karnataka stating government’s inaction against the numerous land encroachments. Reason…...

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