User: technagara Topic: BangaloreAgencies
Category: Bbmp
Last updated: Oct 21 2017 03:40 IST RSS 2.0
 
1,561 to 1,580 of 21,951    
BBMP council meet: Opposition leaders fight it out 28.2.2017 Hindu: Cities
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike's monthly council meeting on Tuesday ended in chaos after leaders from the BJP and the Congress launched physical assault on each other. Some councillors suffer...
Also found in: [+]
HC notice on CA site 28.2.2017 Hindu: Cities
Petitioner seeks probe into construction of private building
Also found in: [+]
SWM cells in all Palike zones to fix trash problem 27.2.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is considering setting up Solid Waste Management cells in each of its zones to deal with the garbage problem. The matter may come up in the BBMP council meeting for approval on Tuesday. "Engineers overseeing civil works in their wards and divisions are entrusted with monitoring solid waste management. As a result, they are not able to focus on waste disposal," BBMP Commissioner NManjunath Prasad said in his note to the council seeking creation of SWM cells in each zone. The commissioner has recommended that the central technical cell have a chief engineer, three executive engineers, environment engineers, an accounts officer, two first-grade assistants, four second-grade assistants, a stenographer and six grade 4 employees. "At present, only half of the required workforce is available and vacancies should be filled at the earliest," he said. Appointment of marshals The Palike council is also likely to decide on appointing ex-servicemen as green volunteers ...
Also found in: [+]
Cubbon Park to bear brunt of Nrupatunga Road closure 27.2.2017 deccanherald.com
Cubbon Park walkers and motorists dread increased traffic snarls with the BBMP planning to divert traffic towards the State Central Library and Siddalingaiah Circle for the implementation of TenderSURE work on Nrupatunga Road. BBMP officials, on Monday said white topping of the road, which is part of the TenderSURE work, will begin in a day or two. "The white topping will be executed between the stretch of KR Circle and Police Corner at the end of Nrupatunga Road. Preparatory work is in full swing and we will install barricades to divert traffic before the work commences. Nrupatunga Road will be partially open only to heavy vehicles," said BBMP chief engineer K T Nagaraj. According to BBMP officials, light vehicles coming from Sheshadri Road (KR Circle) and Ambedkar Veedhi will have to reach Hudson Circle via Cubbon Park Road and the State Central Library. Similarly, vehicles from Hudson Circle heading towards Vidhana Soudha will have to use Siddalingaiah Circle on Kasturba Road, once the work ...
Also found in: [+]
'BBMP booty stashed in Tumakuru' 27.2.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Former chief minister BSYeddyurappa has said that the officials of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike have stashed their ill-gotten wealth in bank accounts in Tumakuru district.

Speaking to reporters here on Monday, he said that the officials of the Palike had swindled huge sums of money and he would soon make documents public to expose the scam. He said that the Congress had raked up Lahar Singh's diary in order to divert the attention from diary seized from the residence of MLCGovindaraju. He said that the probe into both the diaries could be entrusted to the CBI to know the truth. "If necessary, we will also meet the President and prime minister seeking a CBI probe," he said.
Also found in: [+]
‘Why does BBMP want to engage tax defaulters?’ 27.2.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Accounts Committee pulls up Engineering Department over tenders for advertising on skywalks
Also found in: [+]
Cabbies want to hold hunger strike at park, cops say no | Bengaluru News - Times of India 27.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Cabbies want to hold hunger strike at park, cops say no | Bengaluru News - Times of India
Also found in: [+]
Agencies play pass the parcel with Bengaluru’s lakes 27.2.2017 Hindu: Cities
Citing lack of funds, BBMP, BDA are loath to reviving 60 lakes
Also found in: [+]
Vehicles increase, but number of parking offence cases is down 27.2.2017 Hindu: News
Police attribute this to lack of adequate manpower to manage traffic in the city
Also found in: [+]
Wastepicker gets own vehicle for garbage collection 26.2.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Annamma R, who runs the BBMPdry waste collection centre at Kamakshipalya, has become the first woman wastepicker in the city to get her own vehicle for door-to-door collection of dry waste. She got a light goods truck for the purpose on Sunday. A member of Hasiru Dala organisation, 38-year-old Annamma got the vehicle with the help of S3IDF, an international nonprofit organisation. She also spent her savings to purchase the vehicle which cost Rs one lakh. She will now use the vehicle for waste collection in Kamakshipalya ward. "I noticed that trolleys used by wastepickers in my ward were unable to accommodate more quantity of dry waste at times as wet waste was also filled in these vehicles. Hence, I thought of purchasing a truck that could be used for collecting dry waste only," she said. Annamma has now decided to learn driving. A resident of Ullal, Annamma has been picking waste since her childhood. She says that she chose the profession since she had to take care of her siblings. "We are thankful to ...
Also found in: [+]
Mantri mall comes to life after 40 days 26.2.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Mantri Square mall on Sampige Road in northern Bengaluru's Malleswaram reopened on Sunday, 40 days after the BBMP had withdrawn its Occupancy Certificate (OC) and forced it to close. The mall came to life at 10 am, bringing relief to shopkeepers and shoppers alike. The management put up large hoardings and life-size cutout posters to herald the reopening of the mall and draw the public. The mall was closed on January 16 immediately after a balcony on the third floor gave away, leaving two female housekeepers injured. The BBMP restored the OC on Saturday after an expert committee declared the structure safe. M B Thippanna, additional director (town planning), BBMP, the convener and member secretary of the committee, said, "The mall is structurally safe and the management has agreed to our conditions such as annual submission of maintenance reports, usage of leak-proof technology, etc. It is up to structural engineers of the mall to follow the instructions and make sure such accidents do not ...
Also found in: [+]
BBMP firm on axing trees, says unhappy lot can file objections 26.2.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Officials in the Forest Cell of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), who are handling scores of emails and objections from people opposing the proposed axing of 112 trees for widening Jayamahal Road, have suggested that those who are unhappy with the move can register their complaints with tree officers. BBMP Deputy Conservator of Forests and Head of the Tree Committee Appu Rao told DH that in a span of 10 days they had received around 30,000 emails from Bengalureans on the proposal to cut trees to widen the 2.8-km road. "We are scrutinising the responses. But after a discussion with the BBMP commissioner, we (the BBMP officials) have decided that 70 trees have to be cut and 45 have to be translocated. There is no other choice as these trees are old and dangerous. If people are unhappy with the idea, they can approach the tree officers and file their objections," he said. According to rules under the amended Tree Act and the directions of the Karnataka High Court, the project will be scrutinised ...
Also found in: [+]
Shoppers, take note: Mantri mall to reopen today 26.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Shoppers, take note: Mantri mall to reopen today
Also found in: [+]
Calls for functional streelights intensify; BBMP to light city in a year 26.2.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Also found in: [+]
Tracking Budgets: How to track Bengaluru City Budgets 25.2.2017 Citizen Matters

A quick glance at the BBMP budgets of the recent past show over-estimated revenues - check them out and learn how keep track of city budgets using our Open City platform. BBMP has just set up an online budget feedback form , but before you communicate...
Also found in: [+]
At the mercy of the tankers 25.2.2017 Deccan Herald - News
It is still February but the blistering sun has left Bengalureans deeply worried about the impending water crisis in the next three to four months. While most areas in core Bengaluru get Cauvery water, the situation is grim in the newly added 110 villages. These villages do not come under the purview of Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), which has expertise in handling the water distribution system and sewerage network. Eventually, the citizens are left at the mercy of BBMP and the corporators, who call the shots in their respective wards. Cauvery water has not reached most parts of these 110 villages. Borewells could be their saviour, but overdoing it has already depleted the water table in these villages. This year, BBMP has reserved Rs 40 crore for water supply, digging new borewells and repairing the old ones. BBMP commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad says, "Understanding the gravity of the situation, we have reserved Rs 40 crore. We will make sure that people do not suffer for want of ...
Also found in: [+]
At the mercy of the tankers 25.2.2017 Deccan Herald - News
It is still February but the blistering sun has left Bengalureans deeply worried about the impending water crisis in the next three to four months. While most areas in core Bengaluru get Cauvery water, the situation is grim in the newly added 110 villages. These villages do not come under the purview of Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), which has expertise in handling the water distribution system and sewerage network. Eventually, the citizens are left at the mercy of BBMP and the corporators, who call the shots in their respective wards. Cauvery water has not reached most parts of these 110 villages. Borewells could be their saviour, but overdoing it has already depleted the water table in these villages. This year, BBMP has reserved Rs 40 crore for water supply, digging new borewells and repairing the old ones. BBMP commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad says, "Understanding the gravity of the situation, we have reserved Rs 40 crore. We will make sure that people do not suffer for want of ...
Also found in: [+]
Borewells, sink no more 25.2.2017 Deccan Herald - News
When the water table has depleted dangerously to 1,500 ft and deeper, does the proposal to sink more borewells make any sense? The priority should be on recharging acquifiers, not exploiting them. Cornered by the impending water crisis in Bengaluru this summer, shaken by the dried up reservoirs, the government has scrambled up a solution: Go underground! Yes, they are talking about borewells again. So what if the water table has depleted beyond redemption. Unprecedented in scale, the water shortage this year is bound to affect everyone in myriad ways. But scientists, water experts and long-time Bengalureans are unanimous in their views: Borewells just cannot be a solution. Last month, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had articulated the solution clearly. New borewells had to be dug by March. For years, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and its corporators had done so in wards across Bengaluru. Despite warnings from several quarters, excessive drilling of borewells has gone unchecked. The water ...
Also found in: [+]
Borewells, sink no more 25.2.2017 Deccan Herald - News
When the water table has depleted dangerously to 1,500 ft and deeper, does the proposal to sink more borewells make any sense? The priority should be on recharging acquifiers, not exploiting them. Cornered by the impending water crisis in Bengaluru this summer, shaken by the dried up reservoirs, the government has scrambled up a solution: Go underground! Yes, they are talking about borewells again. So what if the water table has depleted beyond redemption. Unprecedented in scale, the water shortage this year is bound to affect everyone in myriad ways. But scientists, water experts and long-time Bengalureans are unanimous in their views: Borewells just cannot be a solution. Last month, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had articulated the solution clearly. New borewells had to be dug by March. For years, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and its corporators had done so in wards across Bengaluru. Despite warnings from several quarters, excessive drilling of borewells has gone unchecked. The water ...
Also found in: [+]
Mantri Square mall cleared of violations, allowed to reopen 25.2.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Mantri Square Mall on Sampige Road in Malleswaram, which was shut down for more than a month, is likely to open on Sunday as the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has restored the occupancy certificate (OC) of the building. The mall was shut down and its OC withdrawn after a parapet wall on the third floor collapsed, injuring two people on January 16. M B Thippanna, joint director of BBMP's town planning division, said, "We have restored the OC. The builder can open the mall anytime, even tomorrow." While restoring the OC on Saturday, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad put 12 conditions. The builder will have to take remedial measures as mentioned in the expert committee report. The damaged portion of the roof slab in the service balcony at terrace level should be cleared and the rectification work should be undertaken under the supervision of experts. The maintenance of the building should be carried out annually and its report should be maintained and communicated to the BBMP ...
Also found in: [+]
1,561 to 1,580 of 21,951