Save Nanda Road

I thought I would post about this after something tangible started happening…but am slowly realizing that there are not going to be overnight miracles on the path to saving the trees of our city.

We walked down Nanda Road, amazed at the green cover which farsighted administrators had given us in the past, and appalled by the plans to axe the trees for the upcoming Metro…a plan that has been sanctioned without any reference to the citizens of Bangalore.

As a symbol of the lovely avenues that Bangalore has been famous for in the past, and being too late to save Race Course Road, and many others, we have taken up the cause of Nanda ( a k a Rashtriya Vidyalaya or R.V. Road). Please visit

the wiki that we have started

and even adding your name to the wiki would be a token of your support.

We do want our city to progress. We DO need more pubic transport….but not at the cost of the trees, of the cyclists, of the pedestrians, of the aeshtetics, the green cover, and the beauty. Help us!

5 Comments so far

  1. Rajeev (unregistered) on October 19th, 2007 @ 2:26 pm

    ur doing a noble job Deepa.
    I am really glad someone took the initiative of this project!
    I have some unforgettable memories here!
    great job

    peace & love
    Jeevy


  2. shande (unregistered) on October 19th, 2007 @ 4:50 pm

    A city can’t be a ‘Global City’ without valuing its environment. Trees at Nanda road should be saved at any cost.


  3. tarlesubba (unregistered) on October 19th, 2007 @ 8:05 pm

    great initiative. these things take time and a lot of patience. good luck.


  4. NParry (unregistered) on October 19th, 2007 @ 8:50 pm

    Great article and great effort! On the lighter side, I think there’s a Freudian slip — the last paragraph says something about DO need …..transport!!!


  5. Smitha (unregistered) on October 20th, 2007 @ 8:03 am

    Deepa, Do tell us what needs to be done to SAve nanade road. – We are ready to go all out to save Nanda Talkies road.



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