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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Manufacturers neglect up-cycling initiative of disposable pouches

Open disposal of soiled sanitary napkins and diapers is a cause for concern as manufacturers fail to provide disposable pouches. Apoorva GS Manufacturers of sanitary napkins and diapers are not providing necessary disposal pouches with their products. They cite stiff competition with cheaper Chinese alternatives as the reason. Koshi Singh, CEO of Ribcon Industries Pvt. […]

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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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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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No users of high-tech e-toilets

Lack of maintenance and public awareness adds to the dismal state of e-toilets across Bangalore City. By Shalu Chowrasia Public is avoiding using e-toilets installed by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) because of lack of maintenance and proper hygiene. Passers-by prefer open urination over using an e-toilet. Ashish Kumar, a local of KR Puram said […]

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Shuchi pads stuck in distribution system

School girls do not regularly receive sanitary pads under the Shuchi Scheme because of lack of appropriate distribution system.   By Apoorva GS Shuchi sanitary pads lie undistributed in PHCs as no distribution channel has been planned for this year. Nine months have passed and government has not yet finalised the tender for distribution this […]

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Basement encroachments beset the city

Basement parking spaces of buildings and hospitals are converted into shops, restaurants and other commercial establishments, without trade licenses.  By Manasvi Gupta  Illegal commercial establishments in basements of residential buildings, pubs and hospitals are still operating despite being issued notices. Complaints have fallen on deaf ears of the authorities. BBMP issued notices earlier this year, […]

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