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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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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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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Namma Metro To Get New Advertising Policy

After BBMP banned outdoor advertisements in the city, BMRCL plans to bring its own advertisement policy to increase its revenue. Vivek Kumar M   In a bid to increase its revenue, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) plans to bring in a ‘Metro Advertisement Policy’. BMRCL’s 2017-18 annual report shows that the city’s metro is […]

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BBMP to Discuss KR Market Plans Soon

The BBMP plans to talk to potential contractors for the redevelopment of the historic K R Market. By Ritam Chatterjee The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will meet prospective contractors to further plans to redevelop the historic Krishna Rajendra Market (K R Market). In July this year, the BBMP had floated tenders for the development […]

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PoP idols float despite government crackdown

Despite four years since the ban on PoP idols, they continue to pollute the city’s lakes. Savyata Mishra Despite repeated notices and imposition of penalty by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Pallike (BBMP) and the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), Plaster of Paris (PoP) Ganesha idols have made their way to people’s homes and the […]

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Homes and shops in a chaotic mix

HSR Layout residents complain of unchecked commercial activities in residential areas.   Nikita Arora   Residents of HSR Layout complain of disturbances, noise and parking problems which they say are due to the burgeoning commercial spaces in the area.   Though BBMP claims to have shut down 80 per cent of the commercial establishments, residents […]

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Potholes, slowing down the IT city.

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) assured potholes free roads in Bangalore city but the number of accidents tells a different story. By Yumna Ahmed Every day, potholes account for 20 to 30 cases of accidents in Bangalore. The city traffic police have identified 360 accidents in 2019 involving potholes. Potholes make commuting difficult and the […]

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Distant Healthcare, Distant Hope

Even as the country dreams of an Ayushmaan Bharat, people of Nellupuram slum are unable to access the facilities offered by Primary Healthcare Centres.  By Yashasvini Razdan The residents of Nellupuram slum lack access to basic healthcare facilities. The mobile urban health units, announced by former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in 2014, haven’t been brought into […]

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Merchants suffer as Cottonpet road construction deadline extended

Since the construction started in February, merchants are suffering more than 50 per cent of loss in their business per month. The project is scheduled to be completed by September, but construction has been irregular. By Vivek Madhu Merchants near Cottonpet main road are facing huge loss in their business due to the ongoing renovation […]

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