Citizens for Bengaluru

Citizens for Bengaluru is a grassroots people's movement that originally came together to stop the VIP steel flyover (Octorber 2016) and promote public transport as the alternative to address two of our biggest problems: traffic and pollution.

We believe in ground action to put pressure on the decision makers and find creative ways to organize and mobilize public to make our voice heard.

Some of the events/campaigns over the last two years (not exhaustive list)

Oct 16th Human Chain #SteelFlyoverBeda 8000 people participated
Oct 20th-23rd Beda Ballot 42000 votes
Oct 23rd Public consultation with experts
Nov 6th Satyagraha #TenderCancelMaadi
Nov 20th Nama Gaagi Ulisi Art & Music
Dec 17th ChukuBukuBeku Rail yatra demanding suburban train service
Jan 1-16 Signature campaign, Corporator outreach, Sankranti Sante;
Jan 16th MoU signed for suburban train CfB submits petition to Suresh Prabhu. CM acknowledges and meets with CfB at the city station.
Feb 7th 2017 : CfB launches bus passenger survey at Shivaji Nagar bus station
Feb 11th 2017: More than 1000 thousand people join human chain to save the 112 trees on Jayamahal road
Feb 15th 2017, Karnataka State Cabinet approves suburban train project estimated at Rs 10,929 crores to be implemented in 2 phases.
June 2017 Bus Bhagya Beku campaign to increase bus fleet and reduce bus fares
October 2017 Beku Beda Santhe
Jan-April 2018 BengalurigeBeku Citizens' Manifesto for Karnataka Assembly Election more than 50 demands have been presented to all political parties. many of them made it to multiple party election manifestos
March 2018 Nadeyalu Bidi Right to Walk Pedestrian safety
August 2018 ModaluTrainBeku Campaign for Suburban Trains

Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) is a voluntary movement of, by, and for the people of Bengaluru. The movement is focused on improving the quality of life, for all, in the city.

Many infrastructure and public projects in the city are inadequately reviewed at the concept stage, poorly thought-out, planned and implemented, sometimes in haste. The outcome is that they end up not meeting their intended objectives, often worsen the original problem or create new ones in their place.

CfB believes this can be addressed by following due process, actively involving the public and consulting and leveraging the vast professional and living experience of the city’s citizenry.

“The Silent Majority” and the “Fifth Pillar of Democracy”