Lack of awareness still haunts ORR bus lane

Batchu Rushali The traffic police served notices to the commuters who wrongfully entered the bus-priority lane on the Outer Ring Road. Besides, civic groups also conducted awareness campaigns, in an attempt to clear the way for BMTC buses. With the intent to make public transport more useful and fast, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and […]

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Insufficient teachers: A common problem in Sandur Taluk

Schools in various villages of Sandur taluk face lack of teachers leading to lack of attention on the students and affecting their right of quality education. Batchu Rushali                       The government schools in Yeshwanthnagar, Ankammahal, Kalingere, Mallapuram and Kamthur do not have sufficient number of teachers. When the SoftCopy team talked to government school students in […]

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Kamthur Village without medical aid

Basic healthcare facilities remain a dream for the villagers of Kamthur. By Batchu Rushali Three villages in Devagiri Gram Panchayat including Kamthur have no hospitals, medical stores or Primary Health Centers (PHC). Villagers who do not work in the mining area have to travel to the Sandur taluk Government hospital which is about 20 kilometers […]

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No long rides in Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicle users face several challenges due to inadequate number of electric vehicle charging stations. Batchu Rushali E-vehicle owners complain of limited battery duration and lack of efficient e-vehicle charging stations for long distance. Several commuters believe that waiting for the vehicle to be charged is also a difficult task. “I regret buying an electric […]

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