Category Archives: Bengaluru Metro Impacts

Protecting the fundamental and democratic rights of the congregation of All Saints Church

All Saints Church is a living heritage of Bangalore, and this year marks the initiation of its 150th year celebrations. The Church is an architectural marvel and is surrounded by lush greenery constituted of rich biodiversity and trees, some of which are almost 200 years old. Over 1000 families celebrate mass every week in this campus as they have been… Read more »

Appeal to shift Bangalore Metro’s Vellara Station to save All Saints Church & protect Fundamental Right to Pray

An unprecedented act that will be historically cherished as a progressive step to uphold unity in diversity  All Saints Church is a living religious and cultural heritage of Bengaluru and has been designated for statutory protection in the metropolis’ draft master plan.  This November the All Saints Church congregation is preparing to celebrate the church’s 150th anniversary.  (See its history:… Read more »

Bengaluru marches to save All Saints Church from Metro mess

Bangalore Metro is proposing to dump its tunnelling equipment in the Sacred Grove of All Saints Church. This will destroy its sacred grove, permanently. And can destabilise and destroy the church as well. It is being done wholly illegally and blatant violation of High Court orders. Come join the Rally to protest this abuse of power and save a sacred… Read more »

How To Understand And Comment On The Revised Draft Masterplan (RMP) 2031 For Bengaluru

An ESG “How to do it?” Workshop initiative 16 December 2017 ; Time: 4 pm to 6.30 pm (followed by the screening of a documentary: Our Metropolis) ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, 1575, Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070 Downloads: “How to do it?” Workshop Concept “How to do it?”: RMP 2031 ESG Workshop Poster 16122017 How to plan… Read more »

State Of Environmental Decision-Making In India

A workshop for Practitioners 23 April 2017 ; Time: 8.00 AM ; Venue: ESG Workshop Space, #1575, Intermediate Ring Road, Banashankari II Stage, Bangalore 560070 (abutting ESG office) Downloads: State_Environmental_Decision_Making_India_Workshop_Invitation_Apr_2017                                         Environmental, Social Justice and Governance Initiatives         … Read more »

Bangalore Metro’s Efforts To Secure Ritual Clearance For Felling 300 Trees Fails: Legally Infirm Public Hearing Called By BBMP Tree Officer Cancelled

Its NOT only about trees. It’s about upholding the Honour of the Court, about making Democracy work 24 November 2015 Downloads: Joint Representation to put Bangalore Metro on Legal Track A battery of senior officials of the Bangalore Metro came to a Public Hearing called by Mr. Ranganathaswamy, Asst Conservator of Forests (Bangalore South) and Tree Officer of Bruhat Bengaluru… Read more »

The Future Of Tree Protection In Karnataka

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A Talk by Mr. Brijesh Kumar, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests, BBMP 15 April 2014 ; Time: 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm ; Venue: Xavier Hall, St. Joseph’s Post Graduate Centre, Langford Road, Bangalore Downloads: ESG_Tree_Act_Talk_Invitation_15042014.pdf  Environment Support Group and Department of Environmental Science, St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore invite you to a talk on The Future of Tree Protection in… Read more »