BBMP fails to follow guidelines, expenses skyrocket

A CAG report says that BBMP could have saved Rs. 8.2 million by adding waste plastic mix to road construction. Bengaluru: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) had to shell out more than Rs. 8.2 million since the municipal body failed to follow through on compulsory guidelines laid down for road construction.  A Comptroller and […]

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Cremations queue up pressure on operators

The crematorium operators work non-stop, but the queue of ambulances outside these crematoriums does not cease. Bengaluru: The rising number of Covid-19 cases have burdened the crematorium workers in the city. They have seen six times the number of bodies than they used to before. Bengaluru has recorded 4,636 deaths (as of April 22, 2021) […]

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Ten years on, rag pickers still wait for identification

Ragpickers living near Vrishabhavathi River have not been recognized by BBMP yet. Bengaluru: Ragpickers living in tents near Vrishabhavathi River have lost hope in getting recognized by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Krishna, a rag picker, said that BBMP officials visited them, took pictures and videos pertaining to their problems. However, no help reached them. This […]

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Vegetable waste building its own road

For almost a year leftover vegetable waste has been fouling up the Kalasipalayam vegetable market area. Bengaluru: Rotten vegetable waste is not being cleaned up by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for the past few months in front of the Motinagar slum next to the Kalasipalayam vegetable market. People from the slum have complained to […]

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BBMP powerless to rid the city of hoardings, policy in limbo

Hoardings—both legal and illegal—still dot the city skyline, while the new advertising bylaws are yet to come into effect. Bengaluru: The pandemic may be subsiding, but the real disease plaguing the city—hoardings and distracting advertisements—may not go away anytime soon.  “They are not even different ads, just the same ones over and over again,” said […]

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