Crores of cigarette butts litter the city

The NGT had issued directives for cigarette butt disposal a year ago, but nothing has been done. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) still does not have a separate disposal system for cigarette butts, a year after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to lay down guidelines to do […]

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Building work breaks patients’ calm

Patients are struggling to recover from covid, and the ongoing construction of houses in their neighbourhood isn’t helping. Sonepat: The lockdown might have kept you from going outside but it doesn’t keep a house from being built. It’s been more than two months since construction of several houses started in Sector-12, Sonepat — before the […]

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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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Bangalore traffic cops struggle to breathe easy

More city traffic policemen suffer from respiratory problems and lung functions says study by the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences.  Bengaluru: Loud noises, sunlight and heat, work-related stress, dazzling high beams are some of the problems Sudhir (name changed), a traffic police constable, faces on a daily basis. “All, not only me, traffic police people […]

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Silence, Residential zones stay awake with noise

Eight out of the 10 noise monitoring stations spread across Bangalore recorded decibel levels above the permissible limit. Bengaluru: The constant honking at a traffic jam, sounds of modified bike silencers, commotion of jackhammers and cranes working round the clock. All of this keeps the city awake as noise pollution levels stay constantly above 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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