E-toilets: hiding in plain sight

People say e-toilets are not easy to locate and access. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) continues to invest in more electronic public toilets   despite the public’s unwillingness to use them. Nandeesha, executive engineer, BBMP, said, “We are opting for electronic public toilets for the places where we can’t build regular public ones. We are installing […]

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BBMP is acting like BJP’s puppet: Congress

Congress leader Ramalinga Reddy attacked the BJP over a range of issues related to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Bengaluru: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee’s (KPCC) working president Ramalinga Reddy accused the BBMP of unscientifically redrawing the wards in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He alleged that the BBMP is acting like a […]

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Varthur Lake: Digging up dirt and stench

Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) stopped the digging and the excavation of silt from Varthur lake due to rains. The digging up of the Varthur Lake to desilt has now been paused creating more problems for residents and local farmers. Dirty water and silt have created a stench in the area.    “We have started desilting […]

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BBMP not competent to maintain bird reserve, says HC

The PIL was filed by the Yelahanka Puttenahalli Lake and Bird Conservation (YPLBC) Trust in 2020. Karnataka High Court (HC) passed an order stating that the Bengaluru Bruhat Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is not competent and  has no authority to maintain, manage, and control Puttenahalli Bird Conservation Reserve (PBCR). The division bench comprising of the Chief […]

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Survey done but no action for dilapidated buildings

At least five buildings collapsed in Bangalore over a span of three weeks. Bengaluru Bruhat Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has not taken any action after conducting a survey in October to identify dilapidated buildings. The buildings in Bengaluru are collapsing because of improper implementation of National Building Code and BBMP Act of 2020 by BBMP, said […]

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Kadlekai vyaparis’ bullish this parishe

Kadlekai  Parishe expects heavy footfall and better business. Groundnut vendors at the Kadlekai Parishe hope to put the bad weather and Covid behind them with better profits this year. The parishe is being held after a gap of one year. Madayya, a groundnut vendor said that this year the produce has reduced due to heavy and […]

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Food truck owners wait for licenses

Food truck owners in Bengaluru are facing losses as well as trouble in getting proper licenses. Bengaluru: Despite the fact that the number of food trucks has decreased significantly, food truck owners continue to have trouble acquiring a license.  The number of food trucks in Bengaluru fell from 48 to five after the lockdown, said […]

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Absence of marshals makes citizens forget COVID norms

As the numbers of Covid-19 cases are dropping in the city, people are not wearing masks, nor are they maintaining social distance. Hardly any teams of marshals, home guards, and police were seen at Commercial Street in Bengaluru to keep an eye on people violating covid norms. Bengaluru city saw a steady fall in Covid-19 […]

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White-topped roads still a distant dream

White-topped roads last upto 25 years which is much longer than the black topped ones. The construction of white-topped roads is being delayed because there is no information on the condition of the utility lines below the surface. Despite promises by political parties in every election, white-topped roads remain a distant dream for Bengaluru. M. […]

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