BBMP construction halts morning run for essentials

The (in)-famous traffic of Bangalore continues during the morning hours before the curfew starts. This has become an inconvenience for some. Bangalore: The stretch of road between the Nagawara traffic signal till Ashwathnagar is the most difficult to navigate mainly because of the white topping work done on one half of the road, said Syed […]

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Still no takers for beds in covid care centers

Forty nine covid centres across eight zones, beds remain vacant Bengaluru: Only 31.02 percent of beds are occupied out of 1270 beds available in covid care centres, across eight zones in Bengaluru. Dr. Amulya TS, Nodal Officer at Karmikara Bhavana, Dasarahalli zone said only 21 beds out of 107 beds are occupied. She said, “We […]

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Nagarathpet case: BMTC drivers mistaken for BBMP Officials, sent notice

The incident came into light when a video of two officials beating up a boy for not taking the COVID-19 test went viral on Monday.  Bengaluru: The officials seen in the viral video of a boy being beaten up and forced to take a Covid-19 test are not Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials, but […]

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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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