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Barely 10mm of rain could submerge 7 Bengaluru localities 23.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Three agencies dither over revival of Bellandur Lake 23.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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'Palike ex-boss behind illegal hoarding scam' 23.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Polluting apartments around Bellandur Lake to face music 23.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Parked out of basements 22.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Maximise every inch of commercial space. Say goodbye to building bye-laws. Making a mockery of existing laws, shops have occupied basements across the city, shifting parking spaces to the road. Can a city with its roads traffic-clogged beyond redemption afford this deed by design? In Jayanagar, Gandhinagar, Koramangala or Indiranagar, the violations are damningly out in the open. Yet, the civic agencies turn a blind eye. Does that indicate a nexus, a well-oiled machinery that involves builders, business interests, corporators and the bureaucracy? As motorists spend hours trapped in traffic chaos, the parked vehicles remain the source of many such congestions. If the Namma Metro pillars have eaten up a big chunk of the road width, these illegal parking slots have made it even tougher to get past those streets. Violation by design Typically, buildings designed as commercial complexes do provide a basement free of any structures. But once the necessary approvals are obtained, the shops emerge later, ...
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Parked out of basements 22.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Maximise every inch of commercial space. Say goodbye to building bye-laws. Making a mockery of existing laws, shops have occupied basements across the city, shifting parking spaces to the road. Can a city with its roads traffic-clogged beyond redemption afford this deed by design? In Jayanagar, Gandhinagar, Koramangala or Indiranagar, the violations are damningly out in the open. Yet, the civic agencies turn a blind eye. Does that indicate a nexus, a well-oiled machinery that involves builders, business interests, corporators and the bureaucracy? As motorists spend hours trapped in traffic chaos, the parked vehicles remain the source of many such congestions. If the Namma Metro pillars have eaten up a big chunk of the road width, these illegal parking slots have made it even tougher to get past those streets. Violation by design Typically, buildings designed as commercial complexes do provide a basement free of any structures. But once the necessary approvals are obtained, the shops emerge later, ...
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Three more parking lots in central business district 22.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The BBMP will shortly construct three multi-storeyed buildings in the city's Central Business District (CBD) for vehicular parking. Congestion on roads will reduce once the buildings are functional as they accommodate large vehicles, said HomeMinister GParameshwara."Besides, the Bengaluru police have taken up a drive to clear unclaimed vehicles parked in front of police stations. The police have already auctioned over 8,000 vehicles so far," he told DH. The police, he said, are required to obtain permission from the court and auction the vehicles. "Most vehicles will be auctioned shortly based on the court's permission," the minister added. Unclaimed vehicles and those seized after accidents are parked right in front of traffic police stations, clogging roads. There was a proposal to identity four big venues in the city to park the seized and unclaimed vehicles when K JGeorge was HomeMinister. However, the idea did not materialise. In the past, police made an unsuccessful attempt to keep the unclaimed ...
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B K Chandrashekar for committee to monitor NGT orders on Bellandur lake 22.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Former Congress minister BK Chandrashekar has suggested that a group be formed to look into the implementation of the National Green Tribunal's directions on Bellandur lake and identify the glitches in the functioning of the civic bodies over the last 15 years. Speaking to reporters here on Saturday, Chandrashekar sought the setting up of an independent group. "The group should comprise members from the bureaucracy and should be headed by a former bureaucrat. It should also have members from IIT and representatives from the NGOs," he said. The group will examine files pertaining to the Bangalore Development Authority, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike and the Pollution Control Board. It will submit a report to the chief minister regarding lapses in the functioning of these bodies and hold the authorities concerned responsible. Clarifying that he was not voicing the opinion of his party, Chandrashekar said that it was necessary to find who had the decision-making powers and who had escaped. With regards ...
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Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to aid revival of Kalena Agrahara lake 22.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industries Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday announced that Kalena Agrahara lake off Bannerghatta Road will be restored by March 2018 under local area development (MP-LAD) funds. A part of the cost will be shared by the state government. The Rajya Sabha MP, however, sought to avoid controversy by stating that her role was limited to the development project and does not include reclaiming the encroached land in keeping with the National Green Tribunal orders. "I am not here to remove encroachment. I am here to make sure that the plan to develop the lake becomes a reality," she said. The small lake is choking with sewage and may soon suffer the same fate as that of Bellandur lake and others in the city. BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad said more than two acres of the 7.5-acre lake land has been encroached upon by several buildings. "According to the official files, the roads abutting the lake, the compound wall of an apartment and many houses fall within the lake ...
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Wait for Kodigehalli underpass goes on 22.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The inordinate delay in the completion of the Kodigehalli underpass has upset a section of citizens living in Byatarayanapura Assembly constituency. The underpass work had started three years ago and was supposed to have been completed by now but due to land acquisition issues, the work came to a grinding halt. However, there was some silver lining. During 'Janaspandana - Citizens for Change' organised by Deccan Herald and Prajavani at Sahakarnagar on Saturday, Agriculture Minister and Byatarayanapura MLA Krishna Byre Gowda assured the residents that work has resumed and would be completed shortly. He was responding to a question raised by B N S Sharma of Virupakshapura regarding the delay in completion of the Kodigehalli underpass, which led to chaotic traffic and obstructed the city bus services in their area. Byre Gowda said, "I admit that the delay has caused a lot of inconvenience to the people and the work has to be speeded up but you must know the challenges associated with the work." He ...
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'Constituency tops in segregating waste' 22.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda on Saturday said Byatarayanapura tops in terms of segregating waste at source.

Addressing people during 'Janaspandana - Citizens for Change', Byre Gowda quoted Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu as saying that Bengaluru is the only metropolitan city where maximum segregation of waste is happening.

"In Bengaluru, our Assembly constituency stands on top. More than 50% of the waste generated here is segregated. We also top in producing raw material for organic compost from wet waste generated in our area," said Byre Gowda.

He urged his electorate to help BBMP in achieving 100% waste segregation in his Assembly constituency.

"Segregated waste generates employment to many. Waste is wealth. Ragpickers earn from this. The compost generated from waste helps farmers grow produce organically," the minister said.
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8 units polluting Bellandur Lake but no effluent plant in place yet 22.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The National Green Tribunal's directive to immediately shut down all industrial units around Bellandur Lake has left the micro and small industries operating there for years in despair.
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Karnataka hockey stadium gets new turf, new name 22.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Karnataka hockey stadium gets new turf, new name
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CCTV cameras around Bellandur lake 21.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The BBMPbegan work on installing surveillance cameras around Bellandur lake on Friday, two days after the National Green Tribunal cracked the whip on its clean-up. The cameras will help catch and penalise those who dump garbage and construction debris in the 900-acre water body. At a meeting on Friday, Chief Secretary Subhash Chandra Khuntia ordered the BBMP to fix the cameras right away. He also ordered immediate action against encroachments on the lake. Khuntia directed officials from the Urban Development Department, BBMP, Bangalore Development Authority, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority to show results within two weeks. The tribunal has sought an action-taken report by then. Seven cameras will be installed now, and the number could go up. "We are installing one camera near the Yemalur gate, and two in a field nearby. Two of these are 360-degree high resolution ones, and the third a fixed one," ...
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Promises unkept, another run to save Vibhutipura lake tomorrow 21.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Despite persistent efforts by hundreds of residents around it, the 45-acre Vibhutipura lake near HAL has been pushed to its deathbed. Desperate to save the water body from land sharks and spur the government to act on its promises, a Run4Lake is now organised on April 21 (Sunday). The lakes challenges are mounting: Incomplete fencing by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), unregulated inflow of untreated sewage through multiple inlets, indiscriminate dumping of debris and solid waste along its boundary. In February 2013, after much persuasion by citizens, the BDA had been entrusted with the development work. The objective was clear: To save whatever was left of the heavily encroached lake, fence it, stop sewage inflow, deweed and develop an ecosystem around. As the government agencies floundered, residents kept up the momentum. To interact with the agencies and involve volunteers and Residents' Welfare Associations (RWAs) in the rejuvenation efforts, they formed a trust, VIKAS (Vibhutipura Kere ...
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KAS officer Mathai says seniors harassing him 21.4.2017 deccanherald.com
KASofficer KMathai has written to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah stating that he is being harassed by his senior officers and that an "independent accountability commission" be constituted to enquire into the same.

In his letter, Mathai, who is serving as an administrative officer in Sakala Mission, has stated that during his tenure as assistant commissioner (advertisement), BBMP, he had brought to light revenue loss to the extent of Rs 2,000 crore to the civic agency in 2015. Similarly, he had exposed revenue loss to the extent of Rs 300 crore to Mandya UrbanDevelopment Authority in 2014.

However, instead of appreciating his "hard work," Mathai stated that he had been continously subjected to harassment leading to agony.

The letter states that he had been issued 27 transfer orders in the past nine years. His "waiting period salary" had not been paid for the past two years.
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Green watchdog swings into action to clean Bengaluru lake 21.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) swung into action to clean the Bellandur lake in the city, two days after the National Green Tribunal ordered closure of the polluting industrial units around it in two weeks, said an official on Friday.
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'Vicinity' problem may hinder closing of industries around Bellandur lake 21.4.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Shutting down industries that let out untreated effluents into drains leading to the Bellandur lake might not happen in a hurry. Reason: Lack of clarity on the extent of the lake's catchment area.Hundreds of small-scale industrial units linked to garments, laundry, dyeing, leather tanning and automobile maintenance have sprung up around the lake. Many, it is suspected, discharge their chemical-rich waste water into stormwater drains that directly flow into the lake. But if the lake receives 447 Million Litres Daily (MLD) of untreated sewage, shouldn't the scope of the National Green Tribunal (
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HC stays proceedings against 2 retd BWSSB engineers 20.4.2017 deccanherald.com
The high court on Thursday stayed the lower court proceedings against two retired BWSSB engineers S Krishnappa and N Narasimha Murthy booked for failing to control pollution in the city's lakes.

The pollution control board (KSPCB) had initiated criminal proceedings against the engineers who had failed to control the flow of sewage water into Madiwala and Arakere lakes.

KSPCB had filed a complaint under the provisions of Water Act, 1974, where the board has contended that the sewage was allowed to flow into the stormwater drain (SWD), which ultimately reached the lakes and polluted them. The petitioners said sewage water flowed into the lake through SWD which are controlled by BBMP. They said sewage flows from 110 villages where BWSSB's infrastructure is not present.
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Get grievances redressed at Janaspandana 20.4.2017 deccanherald.com
Citizens often complaining about their voices not being heard may not get the appropriate forum to air their woes. But here is an opportunity for the residents of Byatarayanapura Assembly constituency to highlight woes in their area and get them redressed. Deccan Herald and Prajavani are holding 'Janaspandana - Citizens for Change' programme at the amphitheatre in Sahakaranagar, behind Balamuri Ganapathi temple, at 10 am on Saturday, April 22. Agriculture Minister and local MLA Krishna Byregowda, corporators, officers from various government agencies such as Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, Bangalore Development Authority, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Bescom and police will attend the event. The event will cover Jakkur, Thanisandra, Byatarayanapura, Kodigehalli, Vidyaranyapura, Doddabommasandra and Kuvempunagar wards of the BBMP. 'Janaspandana - Citizens for Change' held at various places in the past brought relief to thousands of people as their grievances were addressed instantly. ...
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