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Tambaram is fast becoming a major hub in Chennai. This has been possible due to the fast development of suburbs of the city. The IT industry has been one of the major contributors to this growth since majority of the IT companies are situated in the southern part of the city.
Both Chennai and Bangalore are major IT hubs in our country. The number of people traveling between these two stations has increased by many times in the recent past. A new train service between the two places would be of great relief for those who are not able to travel due to unavailability of seats.
The Central railway station is very far off from the suburbs. Those working in IT companies and those staying in the suburbs are finding it increasingly difficult to board the trains from the Central railway station. This is because they have to travel all the way to Park station, which is very far from Tambaram, and then go to the Central station by walk or an auto. Having a train service between Tambaram and Bangalore, via Kancheepuram, Arakkonam, would be a great relief.
The distance between Tambaram and Park station, by suburb trains, is approx 27 kms, while the distance between Chennai Central and Arakkonam is roughly 68 kms. The distance between Tambaram and Arakkonam, via Kancheepuram, is roughly 93 kms, which is close to the total distance traveled by the commuters in the existing setup. In fact, the distance is comparatively lesser and is more comfortable, owing to the fact that in the existing system, the commuters cannot go directly to Chennai Central from Tambaram by train.
Another advantage in introducing this service is a fact that Kancheepuram is a tourist centre and this service would greatly help the people traveling from Bangalore. The tourist attraction of Kancheepuram would really help the railways to generate significant revenue.
This service would help to relieve congestion in the Central railway station since a major part of the traffic is diverted to Tambaram. Futher, introducing such a service would not have major requirements on the infrastructure front, since there is already an existing BG link between Tambaram and Arakkonam, via Kancheepuram.
Rahul Dravid has been DROPPED from the Indian team.
He is said to have been rested but I doubt this. If he was, then he would have been practicing along with his team mates ahead of the pakistan series and not playing Ranji matches.
There is no evidence to suggest that Rahul had lack of form. He was one of the top run getters in England.
There are other players in the Indian team who are not performing any better. In fact some of them like Harbhajan, Zaheer and Agarkar for instance haven't been performing from time immemorial.
Rail Connectivity between Bangalore (Garden City, IT City) and Coimbatore (Manchester of Southern India, Textile City).
This is to bring to your notice that the commuter usage on the Bangalore-Coimbatore segment has grown four folds in the past few years. We do not have any direct trains from Bangalore to Coimbatore and vice versa which makes it very difficult for commuters.
We are looking forward for a railway initiative to start services between the two cities which once complete, citizens who have been facing lot of difficulties in traveling to and fro would benefit greatly in terms of saving a lot of time and getting a hassle free travel.
Many people originating from Coimbatore have settled in Bangalore be it for professional, business or educational reasons and this service of introducing super fast trains between the two junctions would bring relief and would save all of them a lot of trouble.
My petition asks that the railway authorities look into this seriously and introduce the services as soon as possible.
1) Currently there is no direct train which starts from Bangalore (Origin) and goes to Coimbatore as the End Destination.
2) Either train starts from a different City or just passes through the City which means not always anybody gets ticket for the same easily because of heavy rush.
3) Lots of people travel every week, every day and there is no proper train connecting the two destinations.
4) Train should start and stop between these stations.
5) Lots of Private bus transports are available with VOLVO, AC SLEEPER, AIRBUS etc with lots of travel by people but train service is still a dream as getting tickets are not easy since train just passes through these destinations.
6) Bangalore is one of the Biggest IT Cities and Coimbatore is also developing as one of the Tier2 IT City, lots of travel between the 2 cities for Work, Education related, Business travel, Vacation related travels, yet no proper trains available.
7) Lots of new private bus companies start their service between these cities every now and then.
8) Rail Connectivity would be a good option for the mass public and could generate good revenue to the Indian/Southern Railway.
1. For Instance few major Private Bus Players like CONTI Travels has approx 6 buses/day, KPN has approx 8 buses/day both side and recently ABT Travels (formerly ABT Parcel Service) are plying with VOLVO, AC Sleeper Bus, and Air Bus etc with exhorbant prices.
2. During festival and other long weekend and Vacation
times the tickets are being sold in Black market and also all the private Bus players are coming up with Special Buses between Coimbatore and Bangalore (Afternoon and Night times).
3. Further every 15minutes there are buses which are going to Salem from Bangalore and also from Coimbatore to Salem which could tell approx the no. of people traveling in Bus everyday.
4. There are intermediate stations connecting Bangalore and Coimbatore which also has lot of people traveling between these cities viz Salem, Erode(Dyeing Industry), Tiruppur(Garment Export City) which has lots of Business travelers.
5. Flight service between Bangalore and Coimbatore has been increased these days with Air Deccan, Kingfisher joining with Jet Airways and Indian which had only the lone flier Jet Airways connecting Bangalore-Coimbatore which speaks about the Volume of travel increase between these cities.
WARNING: DISTURBING PICTURES
This is a very disturbing and scary thing happening in the IT city of India, Bangalore. There is a huge stray dog population in India and because of the governments callous attitude, it has been allowed to spiral out of control. This has led to the increase in rabid dog bites, people dying and ill treatment of the animals.
Recently due to the complete ignorance of the city's corporation and the corrupt bodies, illegal meat shops have sprung up, door-to-door garbage collection has stopped and dogs have increased in number. These dogs in packs attack humans in the battle for food as poverty crosses path with these desperate and hungry animals. Two children have been killed by these dogs.
Now the government has resorted to the most inhuman methods of slaughtering these dogs and the pictures here are very DISTURBING. I am trying to organise a petition via email to send back to Bangalore and shame these acts as the citizens themselves are not bothered. If you are interested in signing this petition, please copy the paragraph below and forward to as many people as you know and sign your name at the end. I would really like to make the citizens and the corrupt officials accountable for what they have done.
I don't have financial means but I am hoping this would make a difference. Lets speak for those who can't speak for themselves, and lets speak for these dogs who are going through this cruelty for no fault of theirs.
Bangalore's Rs. 22,000 crore (US$ 47.2 billion) economy makes it a major economic centre in India. Indeed, Bangalore is India's fourth largest and fastest growing market.  Bangalore's per capita income of Rs. 2.9 lakh (US$ 6,460) is the highest for any Indian city.  As of 2001 Bangalore's share of Rs. 1660 crore (US$ 3.7 billion) in Foreign Direct Investment was the 3rd highest for an Indian city.
In the 1940s industrial visionaries such as Sir Mirza Ismail and Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya played an important role in the development of Bangalore's strong manufacturing and industrial base. Bangalore is headquarters to several public manufacturing heavy industries such as Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) and Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT).
In June 1972 the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was established under the Department of Space and headquartered in the city. Bangalore is called the Silicon Valley of India because of the large number of Information Technology companies located in the city which contribute 38% of India's Rs. 100,000 crore (US$ 22 billion) IT and software export market. Bangalore's IT industry is divided into three main "clusters" — Software Technology Parks of India, Bangalore (STPI); International Technology Park Ltd. (ITPL); and Electronics City. Infosys and Wipro, India's 2nd and 3rd largest software companies, have largest campus in Electronics City. As headquarters to 38% of global SEI-CMM Level 5 Companies, Bangalore's place in the global IT map is prominent.
The growth of Information Technology has presented the city with unique challenges. Ideological clashes between the city's IT moguls, who demand an addressal of the infrastructural problems of the city, and the traditionally bureaucratic state governments, whose electoral base is primarily rural Karnataka's agricultural workers, are aplenty. In July 2004 Wipro CEO Azim Premji threatened to pull his company out of the city, stating, "We do not see the situation (state of Bangalore's infrastructure) improving in the near future".
The Hosur Road, which connects Bangalore to the Electronics City, is a heavily congested road in the city. The road is also part of the National Highway (NH7) and therefore witnesses heavy truck traffic as well.
Biotechnology is a rapidly expanding field in the city. Bangalore accounts for 47% or 127 of the approximately 265 biotechnology companies in India. Biocon, headquartered in Bangalore, is the nation's leading biotechnology company and ranks 16th in the world in revenues. The Bangalore Stock Exchange is the largest in South India.
Chaning the Name
BANGALORE, India, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Kannada speakers in India's Karnataka state have renamed their capital and IT hub Bangalore as Bengalooru to carry the language's common "u" syllable.
The official name change coincides with the golden jubilee of the founding of southern Karnataka as a state.
State Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy said, "Bangalore and several other cities have Kannada names but they have been anglicized in usage. It has also become a topic of debate. On this happy occasion of the golden jubilee, I am glad to announce the change in names," reports the Press Trust of India.
Ten other cities in the state also were renamed, with some of them taking on the "u" ending monikers. Mysore, the state's second-largest city, became Mysooru, Tumkur Tumakuru, Chikamagalur Chikamagalooru, and Mangalore Mangalooru.
In the interest of General Public of Bangalore : IS RULE ONLY FOR THE POOR?
This is to bring to your notice that general public is harassed for paying a penalty amount for parking before and after Kentucky Restaurant ( a window outlet ) adjacent to Ramanshree Comforts, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Road, which is a no parking area (sign board is displayed). Where as the customers of the hotel have been allowed to park with no penalty amount and troubling other vehicles moving on the road.
We request you to bring to the notice of the right authority to take due action against this.
Look forward to read this in next daily issue,
The Honourable Chief Minister, Karnataka
Mr. SM Krishna
With the influx of a "mixed" population into Bangalore and other cities in Karnataka - in terms of ethnicity and culture, behavioural norms, financial status and so on - we find that public consciousness of hygiene and the laws of obscenity have become minimal. Everywhere, people (women and children especially) are forced to turn away in disgust and horror at the sight of men relieving themselves in full public view, oblivious to passers - by.
I suggest, Sir, that a stringent fine be levied on these offenders who not only offend our sensibilities but also spread infection and filth in our city. But that, of course, would mean that a law enforcement person (such as a more often than not absent policeman!) has to be available to redress the situation - or perhaps there should be an organization which one can phone so that those particular areas are policed more efficiently to guard against such offenses.
Unfortunately, it appears that our policemen are not trained to swoop down on these men, because they often look the other way even when aware of the offense. Spitting on the roads is another matter for concern - and it is ordinary citizens like us who often request people not to offend in such a manner. I have never seen a policeman stop this absolutely unclean habit. Are we going to be forever known as a nation who never progressed in these matters, Sir? Bangalore can never become a "Singapore" unless we transfer our very educated values of personal hygiene to our streets...
We look to you for authoritative control over these matters, Mr. Chief Minister - as an educated and responsible interpreter of State policy.
With Best Regards
BMP has cruelly killed over 25 lakh stray dogs from 1939 to 1999. Please do visit
http://www.geocities.com/savebangaloredogs/ for photos and more information.
These gruesome killings might be resumed if we don't act now.