Bangalore flyovers are the new dumping ground

The underside of the Kasturinagar flyover stinks as waste continues to be dumped on a regular basis.  By Archita Chakraborty                                                                    Bangalore Huge piles of garbage and debrisrots under the Benniganahalli flyover (popularly known as Kasturinagar flyover) causing bad smell and pollution. Residents of Kasturinagar have time and again complained to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) […]

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Construction materials take over footpath, pedestrians take the road

Construction materials for commercial buildings lying on pavements in Jayanagar are forcing pedestrians to walk on the roads. Also, ongoing footpath construction on many roads adds to the plight of common man. By Vivek Kumar M  “It is difficult to walk on footpaths. Firstly, the footpaths aren’t constructed properly and on several roads construction work […]

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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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Coconuts trash quarry, disposal plant lies underutilized

Coconut waste, which is classified as dry waste, continues to find its way in landfills along with other wet waste due to inadequate disposal plants. By Yashasvini Razdan The technology for proper disposal of coconut husks has still not managed to establish its roots in the city, even after five years of the launch of […]

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MR. MOM

Bangalore is taking baby steps in shattering the status quo by installing diaper changing stations in public places and helping hands-on fathers take up the role of the full-fledged active parent. By Riya Sharma Public spaces in Bangalore are being upgraded to facilitate diaper changing stations in men’s restrooms to provide a family-friendly environment and […]

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Ashok Nagar gasps for air amid choking congestion

Several new buildings, especially commercial spaces, are coming up without the setbacks of appropriate dimensions, despite already existing congestion. By Niket Nishant Despite the infamous congestion in Bengaluru, many buildings without the stipulated setbacks are coming up in the city, especially in the excessively commercialised areas of Mahatma Gandhi Road and Church Street in Ashok […]

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