User: technagara Topic: BangaloreAgencies
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Last updated: Nov 01 2014 11:46 IST RSS 2.0
 
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CM's Road Promise on a Rough Stretch 5.5.2014 newindianexpress.com
Of the 230 roads to be developed by June, work on 52 is yet to begin
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Development work on Cunningham Road affects commuters, traders 4.5.2014 Hindu: Cities
‘It is a nightmare to commute on this stretch’
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Lack of security cause for concern 4.5.2014 deccanherald.com
People in certain areas of North Bangalore which are now within BBMP as part of the incorporation of 110 villages into Bangalore's limits are fairly happy with the macro development that has taken place, in terms of road development, water supply and formation of layouts. But what is worrying residents is the lack of safety for women, lack of security against chain-snatching, attacks and assaults on women, especially late in the evening and at night. Mallige P P, a homemaker near Ullal, says nights are unsafe. "Women and children cannot walk in the evenings to the market place. There are people who stare at us, make comments or walk around the area. They are strangers. We wonder what work they have in the area.The Ullal main road is okay, but the crosses are the problem areas. The safety and security of Ullal area has to be improved." While Ullal was deserted about 10 years ago, it has now developed into a sort of hub for people around Bangalore University. While the main road developed, the interior ...
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Half-way development, garbage, drainage issues 4.5.2014 deccanherald.com
A few areas under the 110 villages in North Bangalore have issues of safety, but there are also civic concerns relating to drainage and garbage. S S Geetha from Malathhalli says there is no regular clearance of garbage which tends to accummulate. "When garbage is cleared, it is thrown into open sites. Collected garbage for long causes hygiene problems and creates a zone of filth. If workers are called to collect garbage, they ask for Rs 10 every day. " Mallige P P from Ullal says there has been a change in the overall development of the area, but with some glitches. "While the main roads are good, the cross roads have not been tarred. They have been dug for new pipes to be laid, but it has been a long time and there is no sign of the work happening soon," says Mallige. New layouts typically don't have drains built immediately. The roads are mud roads and sides of these roads are dug up to lay pipes. How fast this work will be complete depends on the interest shown by BBMP and BWSSB. As you go towards ...
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110 villages, 101 problems 4.5.2014 deccanherald.com
Un-tarred and bumpy, the country road lay there in rustic decay. On one side, the Varthur lake barely survived in its heavily encroached state. Towering apartment blocks rose in tandem, their skeletal structures in various stages of completion. Elsewhere, wilderness reigned. From a distance, the Balagere and Varthur villages beckoned. These were among the 110 villages swallowed by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in its steamrolling expansion of 2007. But seven years after the Palike expanded its limits, many of these areas are plagued by stifling issues of connectivity, water, sewage and other basic civic amenities. Villages that once proudly showcased their green signatures lay there gobbled up by the haphazard, bulldozing development brigade. Dusty, the roads were everywhere. For, there was no letup in the hurried movement of tankers ferrying water from the borewells dug across the Varthur lake bed, to the apartments and IT companies. The villages - Panathur, Balegere and ...
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Axe-happy BBMP Not Planted Saplings in a Year 3.5.2014 newindianexpress.com
The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), which promises to plant two saplings for every tree it cuts, has not planted a single sapling for over a year.
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Bangaloreans Devise Unique Leaf Disposal Method 3.5.2014 newindianexpress.com
There are many households where leaf-composting is already done. But we wanted to create a holistic system where we involve all the right people so that it is a community effort
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After BMTC, KSRTC to Hike Bus Fares 3.5.2014 newindianexpress.com
We have asked and will once again request the Chief Minister to exempt BMTC from paying tax as has been the practice for NEKRTC and NWKRTC— RAMALINGA REDDY, Transport Minister
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KSRTC fare hike likely 3.5.2014 deccanherald.com
Close on the heels of the hike in BMTC fares, people now need to prepare themselves for a similar hike in the State-run KSRTC. Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy has indicated that an eight per cent hike in KSRTC fares is on the cards and is likely to make an announcement in the next two-three days. In 2013, KSRTC fares were hiked by 10.5 per cent and even the North East Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC) and the North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) followed suit. Addressing a press conference on Friday, the minister said that the government is short of funds and already the BBMP, ESCOMs and the PWD have several loans to pay off, so immediate financial aid to the bus corporations cannot be expected, thereby necessitating the hike. Reddy also hinted at a hike in fares of all other state transport corporations, including NEKRTC and NWKRTC, in the next two-three days. Fares will be hiked by eight per cent for NEKRTC and NWKRTC, he added. The minister said that the KSRTC has ...
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Ragpickers to collect, segregate dry waste 3.5.2014 deccanherald.com
The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) appears to have found a way of resolving the City's garbage problem. Under a new project, Samartha', it will rope in ragpickers to collect and segregate dry waste. The project has been launched on a pilot basis, and the Palike has joined hands with nine non-governmental organisations. It's a special project of the Central government with funds of Rs one crore, the project director, Ramachandra, told Deccan Herald. The Palike will not only mobilise the ragpickers but also form their 12 groups, of six to seven members each, to collect the garbage. "It will take a year. The groups will be formed in all eight zones of the BBMP," Ramachandra added. Win-win situation The project will help the BBMP as well as the ragpickers. "While the Palike will be able to collect and segregate dry waste, the ragpickers will get an increased and steady income," he said. The participating NGOs will pick and train the scrap dealers in collecting the garbage using scientific ...
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Park turns into dumping yard in Nagarabhavi 3.5.2014 deccanherald.com
The park at Nagarabhavi 2nd Stage 11th Block, which is the only such park of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), lies in a dilapidated condition. Adding to its woes is encroachment, which has kept people away from it for at least a month now. A BBMP board put up inside the park advises people to 'conserve greenery to protect biodiversity'. The board, however, is damaged and even dumped in a corner, away from the visitors. Inside the park, the walking track has been completely filled with mud. The centre of the 'greenery' is filled with crushed stones, cement and other construction material. As a result, the one-acre park has not seen visitors since March 27, with the regular strollers too preferring to stay away from the track. Members of the Nagarabhavi Nagarikara Vedike say that some people had on March 27 cut the trees in the park, dug up about a quarter area of the park and dumped the construction debris there. They added that the same persons had, about eight years ago, built a temple that ...
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ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ತಲೆ ಎತ್ತಿದೆ ವಾಟರ್‌ ಮಾಫಿಯಾ..! 2.5.2014 Thats Kannada
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು, ಮೇ.2:ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿಸಿಲಿನ ತಾಪಕ್ಕೆ ಜನ ತತ್ತರಿಸಿ ಹೋಗುತ್ತಿದ್ದರೆ, ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ಕಡೆ ಕುಡಿಯುವ ನೀರಿನ ಅಭಾವದಿಂದಾಗಿ ಜನ ಸಂಕಷ್ಟಕ್ಕೆ ಸಿಲುಕಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಈ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳ ನಡುವೆ ನಗರದಲ್ಲಿ ವಾಟರ್‌ ಮಾಫಿಯಾ ತಲೆಯೆತ್ತಿದೆ. ಬಿಬಿಎಂಪಿ ಮತ್ತು ಜಲಮಂಡಳಿ ಕುಡಿಯುವ ನೀರಿನ ಅಭಾವವಿರುವ ಸ್ಥಳಗಳಿಗೆ ಟ್ಯಾಂಕರ್‌ಗಳ ಮೂಲಕ ನೀರು ಸರಬರಾಜು ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಖಾಸಗಿ ಟ್ಯಾಂಕರ್‌ಗಳ ಮೂಲಕ ನೀರು ವಿತರಣೆ
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Bescom to outsource ‘preventive’ maintenance of equipment 2.5.2014 Hindu: News
Tender to be granted by May-end
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Rallies, protests, celebration mark May Day in B'lore 2.5.2014 deccanherald.com
While workers rallied in many parts of the City demanding better working conditions on May Day, the day was also marked with fun-filled events and celebrations, which came as a welcome departure from the daily grind. The City witnessed the coming together of over 3,000 unorganised sector workers, including contract workers like BBMP Pourakarmikas, State government, computer operators, private industry workers, PSU workers, among others, who joined hands under the aegis of the All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU) on Thursday, demanding living wages with a basic salary of Rs 15,000. Also, street vendors called for the implementation of the National Street Vendors Law and took part in a rally from the Freedom Park to Town Hall. The All India Trade Union Congress, Bangalore, organised a procession of workers, which saw huge participation from both, the organised and the unorganised sectors. The procession began from Malleswaram Circle and proceeded to the Telugu Vignana Samithi premises. On the ...
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Survey finds several species of flora, fauna in Kaikondrahalli lake 2.5.2014 deccanherald.com
The ongoing flora and fauna survey by green groups at Kaikondrahalli lake has led to the identification of a variety of new species. Around 43 species of birds, 26 species of reptiles and 3,000 plants comprising at least 33 varieties have been identified during the survey that started about seven months ago. Volunteers and local citizens were roped in to identify and list the various flora and fauna species. The survey was carried out by the Mahadevapura Parisara Samrakshane Mattu Abhivrudhi Samiti (MAPSAS) and the United Way of Bengaluru (UWBe), a volunteer-led non-profit body. The survey entailed taking pictures, noting down the day when the species was spotted and educating the community about them. Some of the bird species spotted were White-browed Wagtail, Greater Coucal, Red-wattled Lapwing, Pied Kingfisher. Exotic flora spotted include 'Jali Mara', 'Nerale Hannu', Singapore Cherry, Pink Lapacho and Wild Date Palm. Environment experts such as Gerry Martin, Lionel Sujay Vailshery, Harini Nagendra ...
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Traders firm, refuse to vacate Russell Market 2.5.2014 deccanherald.com
Say heritage building safe, unaffected by Feb 2012 fire; BBMP has not collected rent. The deadlock between the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Russell Market traders continues. While the BBMPhas been insisting that the traders vacate the market as experts have declared the heritage building unsafe after fire broke out in it in February 2012, traders urge the civic body to make public the report prepared by Civil-Aid Technoclinic Pvt Ltd, a forum that certifies buildings. The traders have questioned the veracity of the Civil-Aid report, which was prepared soon after the fire. Mohammed Idrees Choudhary, the general secretary of Russell Market Traders' Association, has asserted that the main building built in 1850 was not affected by the fire. "Only the open courtyard behind the main structure, where vegetable vendors were housed, had suffered as the pillars and moulding were damaged by about 30 per cent," he said. "But we roped in KK Infrastructure and got them repaired." Choudhary said the ...
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Sewage found in Arekere and other lakes 1.5.2014 Hindu: Home
Pollution control board officials inspect the water bodies
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Sewage found in three Bangalore lakes 1.5.2014 Hindu: Cities
Pollution control board officials inspect the water bodies
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Reporter’s diary 1.5.2014 Hindu: Cities
Election hangover Though polling has ended and the Election Commission has partially relaxed the model code of conduct in the State, Ministers appear to be still smarting under the...
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Property tax rebate till May 30 1.5.2014 deccanherald.com
The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has extended the deadline to obtain the five per cent concession on property tax till May 30.

BBMP Commissioner M Lakshminarayana took the decision to this effect on Wednesday, following demands from various quarters including Mayor B S Satyanarayana, Deputy Mayor Indira, Opposition leader Manjunath Raju and other senior corporators.

The tax collection was badly hit due to the Lok Sabha elections since the BBMP was the nodal agency to hold the polls and the Palike officers were engaged in poll duties. The tax collection every year during April was above Rs 200 crore mainly because the taxpayers rushed to avail themselves of five per cent concession.

This year, it remained below Rs 100 crore. Till April 25, the tax collection was hardly Rs 84 crore, which was a major loss to the financially ailing BBMP.
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