Public Projects & Professional Management…

– While checking the BIAL’s progress status from their site, which looks pretty impressive.

The Terminal building : At the terminal building almost 55% of the roof elements have been placed. Water proofing of the roof elements and front glass fa├žade structural works have commenced. The installation of roof glazing and laying of the granite flooring on the fist floor is progressing well. Major structural concreting works in the terminal building are nearing completion. Mechanical and electrical works within the building are in progress.

Air traffic control (ATC) tower & technical block : The construction work of the top cabin at the ATC tower is in progress. The height of the Air traffic control tower (ATC) tower is now 52 meters. The total height of the tower including the top cabin will be a total of 65 meters when complete. Other installation works such as electrical, fire fighting, plumbing and sanitation is in progress and it is nearly 70% complete.

Runway, apron and taxiway : The runway will have a length of 4000 meters and a width of 40 meters. At present, the main asphalt paving works is under progress. The cable laying for the airfield lights at the runway is in progress. At the Taxiway, laying of the asphalt layer has commenced. At the Apron area, laying of the final top pavement quality concrete layer continued. The concreting works of the foundation for three passenger boarding bridge out of nine was completed. The concrete lining of the airside storm water drain continues to progress.

Courtesy BIAL website..

Most important fact that I notice was such a comprehensive, categorical information and systematic approach the professional way!! I hope all public projects in India should take this as an example and keep their information up-to-date, systematic and most importantly customer oriented….

7 Comments so far

  1. Ravi (unregistered) on March 12th, 2007 @ 11:04 am

    Very much true. BDA/BBMP…etc should take a note. Most of the sites have Bangalore map so old that you cannot find Jayanagar in it :-).

  2. silkboard (unregistered) on March 12th, 2007 @ 12:29 pm

    This isn’t a public project Rajesh, so the dynamics are different. That is perhaps why BIAL seems more proactive about giving out information than other RTI complaint public bodies.

    I remember that some survey a few months ago said that Karnataka bodies scored poorly on RTI compliance.

  3. Rajesh (unregistered) on March 12th, 2007 @ 12:35 pm

    Yes SB, i know, BIAL is independent of our government miseries. I have just written to the KA information commissioner that their link on about PIO list itself is not attached to proper document and there is no way to find our the all the PIO’s there.

  4. tarlesubba (unregistered) on March 12th, 2007 @ 7:23 pm

    dangi, nice post. is another impressive site. Its UI is sarkaari but the content is good and more importantly it has regular pertinent updates.
    i first swooned when they put Justice Shivasankara Bhat’s report online. Then they topped it by putting up detailed CAD drawings of land plans.
    if you like these types of things these are all must reads.

    people/projects that have skeletons will not be so open. NICE is an example of that. ditto BDA/BMP especially their tenders and projects pages. worst is MUDA. all gloss no stuff.

    contrast that to
    ravi checkout hdmc’s maps…
    nalli pipu also you can see.

  5. Rajesh (unregistered) on March 13th, 2007 @ 12:19 pm

    Thanks TB…

  6. silkboard (unregistered) on March 13th, 2007 @ 9:32 pm

    Right said Tarle. I like BBMP site and look fwd to their updates.

  7. silkboard (unregistered) on March 13th, 2007 @ 10:12 pm

    mistyped there, meant BMRC, not BBMP. BMRC is a much younger body, so is BIAL – may be that explains their enthusiasm.

    BBMP site did become better after they went with egov, but still not seeing as frequent updates. I am waiting for their grievance redressal module to come online. They said Sep 2006, hopefully soon!

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