Brigade road pipeline digs into customer turnout

Several stores at Brigade road, one of the busiest areas of the cities, are seeing a drop in sales due to BBMP construction work. Tasmia Ansari | February 23, 2021 Bangalore: The ongoing work of laying pipelines at Brigade Road, Bangalore in order to turn the city into a Smart City has negatively impacted the […]

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Road construction gathers dust

Road construction under the Smart Cities Mission has made life difficult for commuters and local business owners. Rourkela: The ongoing construction on the two-lane Panposh Road and the Link road (Civil Township Bypass) has led to a one-way movement, resulting in traffic on that one lane and dust everywhere.  Kanta Devi (name changed), a local […]

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High salinity in groundwater proving costly for residents

Sewage and industrial waste flowing into Vrishabhavathi in the city is haunting the villagers near Bidadi. Clogged plumbing, ruined water heaters add to the woes of health problems such as skin rashes and hair fall. Ramanagara: High saline and mineral content in groundwater is clogging plumbing and harming household appliances such as solar water heaters […]

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Ghaziabad Covid impact: Plastic consumption surges

Since March 2020, the use of plastic goods has increased due to the onset of the pandemic. Ghaziabad, where plastic has been banned, has seen a rise in plastic waste from different sources, according to the Nagar Nigam authorities. Ghaziabad: Plastic consumption has seen an uprise since the Covid-19 outbreak in the city, particularly since […]

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Anti-pollution masks for traffic cops are of no use

Situation dire for traffic cops as nine out of sixteen air quality monitoring stations across the city have unsafe recorded PM 2.5 particulate matter. By Arghyadeep Dutta The on-duty traffic police personnel are refusing to use anti-pollution masks provided by the Bengaluru Traffic Police Department because of the allegedly inferior quality of the mask. These […]

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Alarming Heat Wave Effect in the City

Increasing infrastructural and construction projects around Bengaluru cause a rise in temperature. The city of Bengaluru is experiencing disturbances in the weather pattern due to the rise of construction, resulting in an unpredictable heat wave. In recent years, the city has witnessed a massive growth in its infrastructure. Development always has a negative as well […]

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Bengaluru City Promotes Electronic Vehicles

Electronic vehicles awareness program to curb air pollution. By Esther Esha Bengaluru, Nov. 23, 2018. The Transport Department of Bangalore is celebrating the Annual Pollution Awareness Month which is held every year throughout Karnataka in November. This is a special program to educate children and brings awareness regarding air pollution. Om Kareshwari, The Joint Commissioner […]

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Bengaluru’s Air Quality Index Causing Health Hazards

The AQI of the city is rising rapidly, which in turn is increasing respiratory diseases.  The increasing Air Quality Index (AQI) in the city of Bangalore has given rise to a number of health problems like asthma, tuberculosis and cardiovascular diseases. From March to May 2018, the AQI increased from 101 to 128 in Yelahanka, […]

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