Lost the playground, fear losing the school

The students of Featherlite Pottery Town Government school, who have lost their playground to the Metro, risk losing their school. By Yashasvini Razdan The teachers and students of the Featherlite Government School are suffering from migraines and experiencing breathing problems due to the construction of an underground metro station on the school playground. The work […]

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Inadequate toilets torment differently-abled commuters

Toilets for the disabled on BMTC bus-depots, Bangalore Railway Station and metro stations continue to be in a dismal state. By Shalu Chowrasia Bengaluru City is unable to provide toilets in public places which conform to accessibility standards for the disabled. Section 45 of the Right of Persons with Disability Act mandates that all existing […]

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First aid kits missing in BMTC buses

Several BMTC buses in Bangalore have empty first-aid kits which can be dangerous in the case of an emergency. By Batchu Rushali The widely used Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses lack the medical aid to deal with minor accidents and emergencies, which is putting the passengers’ lives at risk. The Central Motor Vehicles Act […]

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Cops want paid street-parking in city

Citizens divided – some apprehensive about the parking fees. Traffic police, however, feel the law could aid decongestion efforts. By Niket Nishant The traffic police in Bangalore are hoping for a speedy implementation of the Management and Maintenance of Parking Rules, a draft Bill that would make street-parking payable and aid decongestion efforts in the […]

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Landfill in the making opposite Mylasandra bus-stand

BBMP trucks and vehicles are dumping un-segregated waste in the land opposite Mylasandra bus stand on the Mysuru road. The dumping is in close proximity to the upcoming Kengeri Metro station. By Sheikh Saquib In clear violation of the Solid Waste Management guidelines, BBMP is dumping un-segregated waste near the upcoming Kengeri Metro station on […]

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Bengaluru anganwadis deprived of basic sanitation facilities

Only 85 per cent anganwadis in Bengaluru have usable toilets and proper sanitation facilities. Lack of space is a big problem.  By Manasvi Gupta The government is unable to achieve its target of making the city open defecation free by October 2, 2019. Department of Women and Child Development (DWCD) reports show that 344 out of […]

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A tight-rope walk along the ORR

With road for vehicles and footpaths for business, pedestrians at Outer Ring Road (ORR) at Banashankari have no place to walk. By Pradnya Desai Resellers of wooden demolition articles stretch about a kilometre of the Outer Ring Road in Banashankari near the Temple Ward leaving minimal space for pedestrians. The busy road causes difficulty for […]

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Fire still a threat in Russell Market

Lack of fire safety equipment prevents Russell Market from getting an NOC from the fire department. By Ishika Dangayach The Russell Market has not received a Non-Objectional certificate from the fire department even after a recent judgment by the Karnataka High Court. Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palikke (BBMP) Officer Mr. Venkesh N. said, “We will soon install […]

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