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Old 9th September 2008, 17:34   #31
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Hahaha, it is 9 % normally and 12 % for a second vehicle. If one cannot even pay 3% more tax, one cannot be expected to buy a second car and maintain it. It is, afterall, a one time measure.

The law is being enforced from atleast a year. It is not exactly second car, even a first bike was slapped with 12 % life tax as the RTA records show a tractor in the same name.

There are many loopholes, and dealers themselves suggest you how to skip this if you bargain right.

And dont mistake it as an effort to contain the number of vehicles. It is plain and simple revenue raising route.

Also, the RTAs in AP are all connected. You cannot escape by registering in another district. If that could be the case, one need not even go outside Hyderabad. Hyderabad has four zonal RTAs and a Central one and RR district has several more.

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Also, the RTAs in AP are all connected. You cannot escape by registering in another district. If that could be the case, one need not even go outside Hyderabad. Hyderabad has four zonal RTAs and a Central one and RR district has several more.
I thought it was a problem in hyderabad how does it matter if i have 1 car or 10 cars in my village which has never seen a traffic jam till date.
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No, i mean it will pinch them & make them think if they really need it. I am not a socialist, but just don't want the american culture of each member in a family owning a car. I like the singapore way where the public transport is so much better & affordable than the private transport.
I have only one answer to such a socialistic scheme. Welcome to USSR!!!

But on a serious note: If the government would upgrade our infrastructure to a world class level, very few people would want to take a car to work. Look at how many vehicles have gone off the road in Delhi after the metro. I wonder why each city in India cant have a metro.
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Default Agenda ABIDe - ‘Big 10’ to city’s rescue

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Sights, sounds and smells from Bangalore: Agenda ABIDe - ?Big 10? to city?s rescue

An advisory body appointed to find solutions to Bengaluru’s myriad problems has recommended that the IT hub’s 10 major arterial roads — the Big Ten — be converted to six lanes and free of signals.
Participants at the quarterly review meeting of Agenda for Bengaluru Infrastructure Development (ABIDe) held on Thursday which went on for a fractious and heated four hours, took far reaching decisions that will transform road infrastructure, traffic integration and transport in this city of 8 million. Sources, who attended the meeting told Deccan Chronicle that 10 road corridors — Hosur Road, Sarjapur Road, HAL Airport Road, Old Madras Road, Bellary Road, Magadi Road, Tumkur Road, Mysore Road, Kana kapura Road and Bannerghatta Road — will see a complete makeover.

“We have studied the 10 roads and identified the bottlenecks. We will construct underpasses, roundabouts, turns in T-junctions, footpaths and widen the existing four-lane roads to six,” the sources added. “Roads will go up to the nearest towns such as Whitefield on Old Madras Road, Electronic City on Hosur Road, Kengeri on Mysore Road. A Big Ten Bus Service will also operate on point-to-point basis,” sources added.

The Big Ten bus services will be supplemented with Namma Bengaluru Hover Service which is a hop-on, hop-off services which run clockwise and anti-clock wise around the central business district.

“The price of this services will be around Rs 5 and it will take off on January 27th,” he said. BIA CONNECTIVITY The ABIDe meeting saw heated discussions on connectivity to Bengaluru International Airport.

“The South-Western Railway has a line running almost upto BIA after Yelahanka. The gap is 6 km, so we suggested that buses ply from the railway station to BIA. Railways must increase frequency of trains, start two more routes from eastern and western parts of the city,” the source said.

Single roads will be converted to four lanes. On the eastern sector the route will be: Whitefield, Old Madras Road, Budigere, Bengaluru International Airport and from Western side, Nelamangala, Hesarghatta, BIA. Work will be taken up immediately by the public works department. NO FINAL TAKE ON HSRL The fiasco involving High Speed Rail Link continues with no final decision yet. “The ABIDe members are seeking explanation from authorities on the economic and user viability,” the source said. OTHER DECISIONS Apartment association and commercial building managements will be penalised if they don’t provide parking for visitors’ vehicles. “Vehicles parked on roads take up space. Checking is being carried out at malls, hotels, post Mumbai terror attacks. Because of this, vehicles are piling up on the road,” the source added.

All major malls and commercial buildings which attract high density traffic on to roads could put up ramps on the road to inside the premises.

Convener of ABIDe and parliamentarian Rajeev Chandrashekar said: “All stake holders BBMP, BDA, BWSSB, BMRC, BTP, BMTC among others made presentations on the work progress. We achieved 70 percent of work allocated. All the initiatives suggested in previous ABIDe meetings have been met 100 per cent. We have chalked out a core plan, a blueprint for the city. We suggested new legislation for Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike and will campaign for direct election for Bengaluru Mayor. All these deliberations have been put on bengaluruvedike.org.”
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