Lack of Facilities delay housing for the EWS

Dearth of facilities in EWS quarters at Sarjapur has delayed housing to those evicted from Ejipura. By Pradnya Desai After years of staying in tin sheds on footpaths, those evicted from Ejipura, have been rehabilitated to Sarjapur without ensuring water or electricity connection. The residents receive electricity for only three hours a day and are […]

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Tataguni in need of a Midas touch

Dependence on water ATMs is causing Tataguni residents to hoard the new five-rupee gold-coloured coins. This has endangered potable water availability for many in the village. Pradnya Desai “25 Rupees,” said a fruit-seller to Rathna, who handed over Rs. 30 to the fruit-seller. The vendor gave back a five-rupee gold-coloured coin. As Rathna was about […]

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A tight-rope walk along the ORR

With road for vehicles and footpaths for business, pedestrians at Outer Ring Road (ORR) at Banashankari have no place to walk. By Pradnya Desai Resellers of wooden demolition articles stretch about a kilometre of the Outer Ring Road in Banashankari near the Temple Ward leaving minimal space for pedestrians. The busy road causes difficulty for […]

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Parched Kacharakanahalli Lake used as dumping zone

The erstwhile lush-green Kacharakanahalli Lake has become a go-to place for garbage dumping. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) trucks and bins occupy a portion of the lake-bed causing severe stench. Pradnya Desai Bengaluru The 57-acre Kacharakanahalli that belongs to Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) is turning into a junk-yard. The source of the garbage is debated. […]

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