Fewer public toilets, Swachh less Bharat

Only 479 public toilets for over 85 lakh people in Silicon Valley, resulting in foul-smelling streets Nikita Arora A total number of 479 public toilets constructed by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), under the Swachh Bharat Mission fail to serve the population of Banglore. Lack of accessibility of public toilets has been troublesome for people […]

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Facing traffic violation fines, cab drivers blame companies

Cab drivers have been booked for more than 45,000 traffic violations in September 2019. They blame the intense pressure to complete more trips a day. Nikita Arora Cab drivers in the city are being regularly booked for traffic violations. They, however, feel that app-based cab companies are to blame since they put them under pressure […]

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Bike Taxis sing the Blues

Companies offering Bike Taxi services continue to wage a never-ending war with Karnataka Transport Department by offering services despite the government restricting their operations. By Nikita Arora Bike taxis in Bangalore continue to operate despite the government’s ban on their services in the city. The imposition placed in April has failed to affect the companies […]

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Homes and shops in a chaotic mix

HSR Layout residents complain of unchecked commercial activities in residential areas.   Nikita Arora   Residents of HSR Layout complain of disturbances, noise and parking problems which they say are due to the burgeoning commercial spaces in the area.   Though BBMP claims to have shut down 80 per cent of the commercial establishments, residents […]

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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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