White-topping half done, roads congested

Reconstruction of concrete roads at a standstill after GOK’s probe Arghyadeep Dutta The reconstruction of the 1.8-kilometre long Subedhar Chatram Road has been halted by the Government of Karnataka following multiple complaints about the misuse of funds in Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the white-topping project. This has caused congestion on this road that […]

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Traffic policemen forced to work in shabby kiosks

Traffic police kiosks across Bangalore have leaky roofs and broken facades. Policemen work in them without lights or fans. By Shalu Chowrasia Traffic policemen continue to work in unmaintained kiosks. They are provided with umbrellas and raincoats to continue working when it rains, as the roofs of the kiosks leak. A traffic policeman on Infantry […]

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Millets—Magic grains of yesteryear, nutri-cereals of today

Exclusive millet-based restaurants have been gaining ground in the city in the last 2-3 years, pushing further the growth in the production of millets. By Riya Sharma Millet-based restaurants have been springing up in Bengaluru in the last two to three years bringing back the long-forgotten food. Millets are now being considered the food of […]

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On a fast track to death

People in Hampi Nagar routinely crossing over railway tracks around the Krishnadevaraya Halt railway station By Niket Nishant The residents of Hampi Nagar in Vijayanagar continue to cross railway tracks illegally, despite the Railways’ crackdown on unmanned level crossings (ULCs). The fracture in the wall separating the tracks from the road has allowed the residents […]

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Fire Extinguishers missing in BMTC Buses

About 25 per cent of Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses do not have fire extinguishers despite two fire incidents this year. By Shalu Chowrasia, Lives of daily bus commuters are at risk as 1620 BMTC buses do not have fire extinguishers installed. Dharini, a frequent traveller says “It is the duty of the BMTC […]

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Jaywalkers risking lives by jumping over dividers

Pedestrians risk their lives while illegally crossing the broken Gubbi Thotadappa Road divider. Arghyadeep Dutta Chetan, a student, who travels from Ullal to Government Polytechnic College in Whitefield, has to cross the Gubbi ThotadappaRoad (GT Road) by jumping over the broken road divider. Risking his life daily, Chetan is fortunate that he has not met […]

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Nagavarapalya Road is an obstacle race track

Shopkeepers deny any encroachment, but commuters complain of traffic woes. Yashasvini Razdan Commuters face heavy traffic on the narrow Nagavarapalya Main Road due to makeshift sheds and extended shop areas by shopkeepers on that road. Sampada, a school teacher, leaves for work at 7.10 a.m. Her school starts at 8.00 am and in an ideal […]

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