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Congress-JD(S) alliance in BBMP council under strain? 18.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
The ruling alliance of the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) council could be under strain. Accusing the Congress of looting money in the civic body, J...
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Change approach to fix road-flooding, say experts 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Stumped by Monday nights torrential downpour that trapped thousands in flooded roads and layouts, Bengalureans are scared of a repeat disaster. Old, quickfix solutions will not save the city from another catastrophic crisis, warn urban environment architects. They have now offered an alternative agenda, a total overhaul of the citys flood management system. Moving away from what they call Business As Usual models, environment architect Mohan Rao and civic evangelist V Ravichander have suggested alternatives to tackle flooding of road networks, inundation and pollution of lakes and more. Flooding of roads Re-linking fragmented storm water drains (SWDs) and clearing them have been the standard response by BBMP to tackle road-flooding so far. But this has not worked because longer duration rainfall generates very high intensity of water, much beyond the designed capacity of SWDs. The alternative: Adaptive designs for traffic islands and medians to perform functions of swales apart from increasing the ...
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Panel mooted for conserving heritage structures 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The state government has proposed a Heritage Conservation Committee to ensure protection of heritage buildings in Bengaluru, a move conservationists are cheering. The proposal is part of the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Common Building Bye-Laws 2017, which the state government is finalising. The 13-member committee, proposed to be headed by the BBMP commissioner, will be tasked with identifying and listing out heritage sites, structures and precincts (area) that need conservation, regulation and management. More importantly, the committee will vet all projects that may impact a heritage structure. The committee will also have structural engineers, architects, historians, artists, a representative of the Indian Heritage Cities Network among others. "If the regulation was in effect, the Murphy Town library would not have been razed," Town and Country Planning director L Shashikumar said. The 104-year-old library was demolished recently to make way for an Indira Canteen. "These regulations will help ...
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JD(S) may snap ties with Cong in Palike, hints HDK 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday said the party will soon take a call on whether or not it should continue its alliance with the Congress in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Council, ahead of the Mayoral election next month. "I will soon meet our party corporators and take a decision," Kumaraswamy told reporters, while dropping hints that his party is not keen on continuing the alliance. The Congress cannot hold the reins of administration in BBMP council without the support of the JD(S). Though the BJP is the single largest party, it does not have the numerical strength to take control of the council. "All decisions are taken by Bengaluru City Development Minister K J George and other Congress MLAs. The standing committees don't have any power. They don't get any files and no project comes to them for approval. This is nothing but a loot. That's why Bengaluru has become like this," Kumaraswamy said. The Siddaramaiah government may be the last Congress government in ...
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BBMP goes for fresh tenders for SWD remodelling 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has called for re-tender and remodelling of storm water drains at Hebbal Valley in the wake of a contractor submitting forged "work done certificate" and audit report. Though BBMP cancelled the tender, it has neither taken steps to blacklist the contractor nor ordered an investigation. In the first tender, BBMP had approved the Rs 55-crore worth tender for Hebbal Valley (Package-2) in favour of Tam Tam Pedda Guruva Reddy, a contractor. One of the conditions in the tender notification was that the bidder should have a turnover of more than Rs 30 crore and work-done certificate. Reddy submitted the certificate, claiming to have conducted work at Field Irrigation Canal Division-7 at Bheemarayanagudi for the Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigama Ltd. Upon enquiry, it was found that FIC Division-7 was renamed FIC Division-4 and transferred to the Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigama Ltd (KBJNL). Chief Engineer KBJNL also gave a reply to an NGO, which raised an objection to issuance ...
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Neighbours of leaning house demand strict action against owner 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Neighbours of the leaning building near JJ Church in Ejipura 14th Cross on Thursday demanded the arrest of its owner Ramesh and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) official who allowed him to build five floors. Ramesh had approval to build only two floors. Since Ramesh did not turn up even on Thursday, the neighbours expressed their ire against him. "Strict action needs to be taken against Ramesh who has caused trouble to the neighbours by violating building norms," urged the residents. As a precaution, BBMP officials evacuated the neighbours temporarily. "The firemen evacuated us in a hurry on Wednesday. The building has been leaning towards the house which we had taken on rent. There are many valuables in the house besides clothes and furniture. Nobody has provided us an alternative accommodation," said Syyed Pasha, a neighbour. Pasha is living with his relatives for now. "I work as an autorickshaw driver. I could not go to work since Wednesday since my house was damaged. My wife has been ...
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Sewage water seeps into houses in Dollar Colony 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Three storm water drains (SWD) had breached leading the sewage water to seep into the houses near Bannerghatta Road in Dollars Colony. The house of former BBMP commissioner Siddaiah was also not deprived of this menace. After the heavy rainfall on Monday midnight, the breach in the storm water drain had led to the overflow of the sewage water causing waterlogging in this posh colony. Narayan N, a local resident, said, " The encroachment of Vaishnavi Apartment on the SWD has led to this menace. About 20-30 houses in the street have been affected. It is a risk to peoples health." Narayan also charged that none of the BBMP officials responded to the issue despite several complaints. However, Prakash, SWD, Dollars Colony, BBMP, said that they had constructed the SWD on the next day itself. "We have built the SWD on the very next day of the rain. But it is true that the apartment has encroached the SWD. We are working towards clearing some space," said Prakash. Meanwhile, Siddaiah said, "This was Ningayanna ...
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Indira Canteen: Kitchen that cooks 1,440 idlis in 20 minutes 17.8.2017 TOI: Cities
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Bengaluru: Under-construction building tilts, to be razed 17.8.2017 TOI: Cities
The tilting 21-metre under-construction building is being demolished by the BBMP. In a blatant violation of the building plan, the property owner had added an extra floor which has put extra weight on the pillars.
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Free but delayed dinner on day one of Indira Canteen 17.8.2017 Hindu: Home
But the people’s verdict: food is delicious, like a home-cooked meal
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Residents live in constant fear of water-borne diseases 17.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
With sump water getting contaminated in Koramangala and other parts of the city, including Wilson Garden and HSR Layout, residents and health officials are on high alert to prevent the spread of water...
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‘Illegal’ five-storey building in Ejipura tilts as pillars buckle 17.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Residents in the vicinity evacuated
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With only 6 kitchens, BBMP struggles to fill plates at 101 canteens 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Although 101 canteens was inaugurated in the city, only 87 canteens could serve the food on time on Wednesday evening. With just six kitchens operational, BBMP struggled to deliver the food on schedule. It was only in the evening that the remaining 100 canteens were inaugurated, after the morning function at Kanakanapalya. But due to rain and lack of sufficient kitchens, the caterers found it difficult to deliver the food on time. "As many as 87 canteens could serve people on time. But the food was delayed in the remaining 14 canteens due to the downpour, traffic and long distance from the kitchens," said Manoj Rajan, special commissioner, Indira Canteen. "This is the first day and things will be in place after a few days," said a senior BBMP official. Although the canteens were supposed to be operational from 7.30 pm, food was not delivered till 8.30 pm in some places. The canteen at Basavanagudi saw more than 50 people waiting, but it was only after 8.30 pm that food was distributed. The canteen at ...
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Confusion reigns supreme at inaugural ceremony 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Confusion reigned supreme at the inaugural ceremony of Indira Canteen at Kanakanapalya. Many senior Congmen and VVIP pass-holders were forced to sit among the public as many local residents and politicians of lesser stature had occupied seats marked for VVIPs.

Senior Congress leader and MP Oscar Fernandes was seen sitting among members of the public. Bengaluru Development Minister K J George brought him to the dais after someone brought to his notice.

Before the start of inaugural ceremony, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad was stopped by the Special Protection Group (SPG) quoting security reasons in the wake of AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi's visit.

Prasad, who wanted to inspect the Kanakanapalya canteen before Rahul Gandhi's arrival, was prevented from entering the canteen. Minister George came to his rescue. The minister explained to the SPG officers that Prasad was the BBMP Commissioner and that they could let them inside the canteen.
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Rahul pays Rs 10 for 'vangibath' 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was served vangibath and curd rice after he inaugurated the Indira Canteen on Wednesday.

Although the food was supplied free of cost on the launch day, Rahul insisted on paying for the lunch.

Mayor G Padmavathi and Bengaluru Development Minister K J George accompanied Rahul for the lunch. He said, "The quality of the food is good. It should be maintained like this consistently."


When he asked about the mechanism of maintaining the cleanliness at the canteen, George explained the Standard Operating Procedure that is followed, where a weekly report on cleanliness and hygiene is submitted to BBMP officials.
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Rahul Gandhi launches subsidised Indira Canteen 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
All India Congress Committee vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday launched state government's flagship programme Indira Canteen, subsidised food outlets that provides breakfast at Rs 5 and lunch and dinner at Rs 10, at Kanakanapalya in Chickpet Assembly constituency. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had announced to open 198 canteens in all wards of the city. However, only 101 canteens started functioning on Wednesday as the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) faced hurdles at several wards after the residents and citizens groups raised objections for opening canteens at civic amenity sites. Lauding the state government's programme, AICC vice president said that Indira Canteen is designed to make sure not a single person goes hungry in the city. He added that the facility is another step towards 'food for all' commitment of Congress. Indira Canteen is targeted at the poor and daily wagers who cannot afford two meals a day, he said and asked the state government and the BBMP to maintain cleanliness ...
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Health hazards during water logging 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The heavy downpour on Tuesday has made the city prone to an epidemic outbreak. According to doctors, the overflow of the drains would leave rodents and dirt near the premises of the houses. Diseases like typhoid, cholera, fever among others are common during the time. Experts in the city have asked people to take precautionary measures to avoid infections and communicable diseases that may occur during the time of water logging. "Although mosquito larva gets washed away, there are chances that drinking water may get mixed with contaminated water, especially if the pipes have leaked. People should drink water after boiling and cooling it," said Dr Lokesh M N, Chief Health Officer, BBMP. Rashes on skin may also occur due to contact with contaminated water, doctors cautioned asking people to have a bath if they come in contact with stench or contaminated water. They also advised people to eat hot food and properly preserved food to avoid infection. They said that people should keep their houses and its ...
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Tilting building poses threat to neighbours, to be razed 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
An illegally constructed five-storey building in a bylane of Ejipura tilted dangerously on Wednesday, after the heavy downpour on Tuesday, forcing the neighbours to vacate their homes. The family living in the house adjacent to the tilted building woke up to the sound of tiles falling on their roof around 3 am. Chetan, one of the neighbours said many of them came running outside their homes hearing someone screaming, "The building is falling on the roof." "We had just moved into the area. Now we are scared to live here, said Shruthi, who moved to Ejipura three months ago. Residents said the building was built without a proper foundation. Srinivasa Reddy, assistant executive engineer, BBMP confirmed the apprehensions of neighbours. "The building, which rests on a 20X40 feet site, was not build with the required depth, so when it rained, it sank into the mud," the BBMP engineers said. Mathew, who stays nearby, said the whole building was completed in just six months, without letting the concrete to set ...
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Residents stranded as sudden rain lashes city 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Residents were caught unawares by the downpour in the city on Wednesday evening. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the city received 25.8 mm rainfall, HAL airport recorded trace rainfall and Kempegowda International Airport received 18.8 mm. It started raining at 8 pm and continued till 8.45 pm.

In just 45 minutes of rainfall, flooding and traffic jams were reported in most of the central business district areas. Traffic policemen were seen clearing the overflowing sewage at Shivananda Circle. A tree was uprooted here and BBMP authorities got it cleared to make way for traffic.

Flooding was also reported near Chinnaswamy Stadium on MG Road. Waterlogging and snail-paced traffic was reported also at Kamakshipalya, Majestic and surrounding areas. The IMD has forecast rain coupled with thundershowers for the next two days.
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BDA, NGV encroaching drains in Koramangala, survey maps show 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Stormwater drains in Koramangala, an affluent neighbourhood that was marooned in the heavy rainfall on Independence Day, have been encroached by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and the Karnataka Housing Board's National Games Village (NGV), survey maps reveal. The two agencies have encroached at least 5.24 acres of rajakaluves in Koramangala, according to survey maps made public by the Survey Settlements and Land Records department. The NGV side of Koramangala was flooded along with adjoining localities such as ST Bed Layout, Koramangala 4th and 6th Blocks and Ejipura — all thanks to 130 mm rainfall the city received in just four hours on August 15. The largest extent of drain encroachment in Koramangala is on survey number 106, where KHB National Games Village has encroached 1.11 acres of a drain that apparently leads to the Agara lake, according to the maps DH analysed. The encroachment includes a road, a building and a park. A BDA building has encroached 30 guntas of a drain in survey ...
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