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Centre sitting on JnNURM projects mooted for Bengaluru, Mysuru 28.1.2015 deccanherald.com
Major infrastructure projects proposed by Karnataka under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) for Bengaluru and Mysuru since March 2014 have either been rejected or stalled by the Centre. The Union Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has either not sanctioned or withheld approval for as many as 26 projects worth Rs 5,800.39 crore submitted by the State government under the JnNURM transition phase, according to officials in the Urban Development Department. Some of the major projects which have not been sanctioned or are pending with the MoUD include the much-hyped steel elevated bridge from Minerva Circle to Hudson Circle, construction of an elevated corridor from Ejipura main road to Koramangala, construction of an eight-lane corridor between Okalipuram junction and Fountain Circle near Bengaluru City railway station and construction of four railway underbridges along Mysuru ring road. According to UDD officials, the elevated road from Minerva Junction to Hudson Circle has not ...
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'Transformers not congesting footpath' 28.1.2015 deccanherald.com
The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) has submitted to the High Court that the transformers installed on footpaths in the City were not congesting the pavements. In an affidavit filed in the court in two separate petitions - one by Jennifer Pinto, a City-based social worker and another by G R Mohan, an advocate, - the escom has said that there was sufficient space on the footpath when the transformers were installed. It has blamed the Palike for reducing the width of the footpath. "After the road widening undertaken by BBMP for smooth flow of traffic, the footpath space has reduced considerably and hence the footpaths are not encroached upon by Bescom. The Distribution Transformer Centres (DTCs) are properly fenced and danger boards are put up,"the affidavit says. Chief Engineer (Electricity), Bangalore Metropolitan Area Zone, Bescom, in his affidavit, has stated that the possibility of accidents due to the transformers, was not on account of the lapses on the part of Bescom. The company has ...
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Furore at Palike meeting over 'ad mafia' 28.1.2015 deccanherald.com
Corporators on Tuesday charged BBMP Commissioner M Lakshminarayana with 'abetting, encouraging and shielding' corrupt officials in the advertisement section. Lakshminarayana drew the ire of corporators during the BBMP Council meeting as his response to a question on unauthorised advertisements in the City failed to satisfy them. To a starred question by BJP corporator from Kacharakanahalli ward, Padmanabha Reddy, BBMP officials gave a written reply that there were 2,044 authorised hoardings in 2009-10, which have now increased to 2,261, while the number of unauthorised hoardings is only 1,360. Reddy termed the figures as ridiculous. He sought to know the action taken on a 38-hour video on illegal hoardings submitted by ruling party leader in the Palike Council N R Ramesh (BJP)to the BBMP commissioner and Mayor two years ago. The commissioner said, "I have directed my officials to watch the video. Our advertisement revenue is less, but we did book some cases regarding unauthorised hoardings." Peeved with ...
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24 confirmed H1N1 cases in Karnataka 28.1.2015 Hindu: Bangalore
Fifteen of these cases have been reported in BBMP limits
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Transformer deadline not practical: Bescom 28.1.2015 TOI: Bangalore Times
Bescom has told the high court that a timeline cannot be fixed to clear transformers from footpaths across the ...
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BESCOM Promises to Redesign Transformers 28.1.2015 newindianexpress.com
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BBMP Axe Hangs Over Ad Hoardings 28.1.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Using tricolour where images of gods fail! 27.1.2015 Citizen Matters

Will tricolour deter people from dumping waste in vacant plots? Josephine Joseph tries a unique method to stop people from dumping.

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Sankey lake walkers make plaint against Palike 27.1.2015 deccanherald.com
Walkers at the Sankey lake have filed a complaint with the Upa Lokayukta against the BBMP officials for failing to reopen the western side tank bund gate of the park. The gate was closed for reconstruction of the retaining wall and other civil works around two years ago. The complaint states the western tank bund portion of the lake was closed for the work about a year ago. For about a few months construction activities were going on. However, for the last nine months the work has been totally abandoned. "After the workers stopped coming to the site, the gate which was closed has been left unattended. The electricity was disconnected in view of the work and the stretch is dark since street light is also turned off," the complaint says, adding that there had been several instances of suicide at the spot. 'No display boards' "There is no display board on the nature of civil work that was proposed and no information either about the contractor or the contract period or the funds. The BBMP has neither taken ...
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Palike seals community hall for hosting events illegally 27.1.2015 deccanherald.com
Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials have sealed off the Vardhaman Sthanakavasi party hall for "hosting commercial events without a trade licence" on Poornachandra Tejasvi Road in Hanumanthanagar. The hall managers rented out the space yet again for an event despite the Palike prohibition of the same in the absence of a trade licence. Action was initiated for the second time within a month, based on a complaint by the Mount Joy Residents' Welfare Association secretary Ravishankar and office-bearer Arthur Solomon. According to Ravishankar, the building plan was sanctioned in 1997 for a party hall with a basement for car parking without kitchen or dining hall, meant only for community purposes. There was no mention of commercial activities, but the managers of the hall grossly misused it by renting it out commercially for parties and other events outside the community without obtaining a trade licence. In September last when the noise from these commercial events became unbearable, ...
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Uncertainty over BBMP elections 27.1.2015 Hindu: Cities
Though the term of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) council draws to a close in three months, the spectre of uncertainty shrouds the election for the new council.The Committee f...
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No Response from Palike on Waste Solution: IISc Team 27.1.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Don’t Delay Polls Over BBMP Division: Forum 27.1.2015 newindianexpress.com
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BBMP Gears Up to Tackle Illegal Flex, Banner Issue 27.1.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Silt continues to deposit in Ulsoor Lake, citizens complain against authorities 27.1.2015 DNA: Bangalore
Silt continues to deposit in Ulsoor Lake, citizens complain against authorities
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EP Campus 26.1.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
EP Campus
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Palike to instal CCTV cameras in its schools 26.1.2015 deccanherald.com
The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is finally gearing up to improve safety and security at its schools and colleges, by installing closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras. The Palike is currently undertaking a survey of its educational institutions for the execution of the project. There are a total of 89 nurseries, 13 primary schools, 32 high schools, 13 pre-university colleges and four degree colleges maintained and run by the civic agency. According to the members of BBMP Standing Committee on Education, the cameras would be fixed within a month. The Committee members said the cameras would be installed at all the educational institutions run by it, at an estimated cost of Rs 80 lakh. Video surveillance cameras would be put up, mandatorily, at the entrance and at each corridor on the school premises, they added. BBMP Education Officer, Hanumantharaju said they had floated the tender a month ago, however, the stringent conditions of the tender have kept most of the bidders away from ...
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Draft of school fee structure policy yet to be finalised 26.1.2015 Hindu: Bangalore
Many schools have completed admissions for next academic year
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Automated, multi-level parking system planned in City 26.1.2015 deccanherald.com
The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike is aiming to introduce a new parking policy in three months' time, which entails construction of multi-level parking spaces across the City. The policy proposes to introduce automated and multi-level parking systems across the City, which would cost the civic agency not less than Rs 200 crore, a senior BBMP official told Deccan Herald. "A major hindrance in implementing the project is shortage of funds. We can expect only a part of the amount from the State government. We have to either depend on loans or take the help of the Centre," he added. BBMP spokesperson S S Khandre, however, said the civic agency would not spend much as private contactors were investing in the project. Palike Commissioner M Lakshminarayana said the BBMP had floated tenders worth Rs 150 crore for various works that would be taken up under the proposed policy. "The automated parking system will be similar to the one on Brigade Road," Lakshminarayana added. Focus on CBD The main idea of ...
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Two years after RTI plea, Palike clueless on number of telecom towers 26.1.2015 deccanherald.com
After repeated protests by the public against the telecom towers coming up in their neighbourhood without seeking their consent, the State government has finally prepared a draft byelaw as part of its telecom policy. In response to a two-year-old RTI application, BBMP came out with information that the government had prepared a draft byelaw for telecom towers, optical fibre cables and installation of other basic infrastructure. However, even after two years, BBMP continues to state that it does not have information on the exact number of telecom towers in its jurisdiction, although it is the local governing body of the core area of the haphazardly growing City. The reason cited by the BBMP was that the telecom firms were not required to seek its permission to instal telecom towers even on residential buildings. The RTI application was filed on January 24, 2013, seeking information about the number of telecom towers in the City, mechanism to check radiation, restrictions to put up towers and the agency to ...
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