A New Application to Record Noise Level

The application will help the users to record the impact on them caused by noise pollution. Bengaluru, 19 Nov. 2018: With regards to the growing concern on noise level in the city due to various factors including traffic, pub noise, diwali crackers; Center for study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP)  has launched an application […]

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Absence of Panic Alarm Buttons

Women passengers are unsure about their safety in public transports. Bengaluru, Oct. 23, 2018: Of the 6,627 Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses in Bengaluru, only 150 buses are equipped with panic alarm buttons, as told by Meenakshi  Giridhar, an employee of Bengaluru-based NGO, Durga. The BMTC application has not been upgraded with the two […]

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No Fire Safety Norms for low-Rise Buildings, Safety Questions Remain

Eateries in the city are running their business without proper fire safety measures. Bengaluru, Sept. 18, 2018: In January 2018, a fire broke out in Kailash Bar and Restaurant in old Bengaluru, leaving five employees dead who were sleeping there. The bar had only one entrance point which was locked from the outside. Also, none […]

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The City of Bengaluru Struggles to Deal With Garbage

Mismanagement of garbage in the city is creating a nuisance for the people. Bengaluru, Sept. 11, 2018: A home to 8.5 million people, designated as the garden city and the IT hub is struggling to deal with its garbage. Sohil, a shopkeeper at Commercial Street said, “Garbage is dumped everyday on the empty plot just next […]

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