PMUY for about a quarter of BPL homes

One-fourth of people from rural areas in Karnataka are getting benefits of ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’ scheme. Ritam Chatterjee Around 24 per cent Below Poverty Line (BPL) householders of Karnataka are able to avail the benefits of ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Scheme’. The state currently ranks 14th out of 29 states across the country. At […]

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Public Hospitals, Yay or Nay?

Government hospitals in Bengaluru fail to give effective and timely treatment to patients due to lack of funds, resources and doctors. Yamini Chincholi Due to the lack of funds and resource availability in Government hospitals, patients choose to consult with private hospitals over public ones. At Primary Healthcare (PHC), Kanakamma (65) is getting treated for […]

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39 steps to catch the metro

Unused escalators at Vijayanagar and Hosahalli metro stations leave no option for aged and disabled commuters but to climb stairs. Shivani Verma Escalators have been installed at Vijayanagar and Hosahalli metro entrance gates, but have not yet started working. They were installed one and and six months ago respectively. Aged and disabled along with the […]

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More than 10% traffic signals don’t work

Non-functioning signals in the large junctions in the city cause unregulated traffic movement and threat to people’s lives. Savyata Mishra Traffic signals at various places in Bangalore are not functional. Due to this, commuters face confusion on the road increasing the chances of an accident. Out of the 350 traffic signals in Bangalore city, about […]

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Bike rental startups suffer as vehicles get towed

Number of bikes towed from ‘No Parking’ zones spikes in Bangalore, hampers business of bike rental companies Nikita Arora About three to five rental bikes are towed in Bangalore city every week because of being parked in ‘No Parking’ zones. These bikes are owned and regulated by the bike rental companies who pay a sum […]

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Parking woes hit K R Market’s daily life

Vendors and Pedestrians complain of inconvenience because of parked vehicles at the non-parking zone around K R Market. By Archita Chakraborty   Due to the vehicles being parked in unauthorized places, commuters complain that they are unable to walk freely on the roads. Even the shopkeepers complain about vehicles being parked. Fruit seller Abdulla said, […]

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Over 3L drivers fined for no uniform

Transport drivers ignoring the uniform law are in lakhs every year. Under Motor vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2019 the fine is to be increased. Labani Mahanandy   A large number of Bangalore transport drivers are violating the rule about wearing uniform on duty. Nearly four lakh drivers were fined for the uniform law violation last year.  […]

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BBMP Steps Up To Crackdown on Cattle Menace

BBMP Animal and Cattle control Wing will increase the number of cattle transporting vehicles and conduct daily rounds to impound cattle left by owners at KR Market and Kalasipalya bus stop. Neetu Saini   Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) animal and cattle control wing has decided to expand its budget and operating horizons by introducing […]

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No toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission in City

Bangalore has only 600 toilets for about 84 lakh people. No public toilets are built under the Swachh Bharat Mission in the past four years. Surbhi Shah Four years since the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, no funds have been allotted to the construction of public toilets in the city. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike […]

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