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Last updated: Dec 07 2016 10:00 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Plastic ban: fine on shops in Ulsoor mall 20.5.2016 Hindu: Cities
Continuing their crackdown on the use of plastic bags, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike officials paid a visit to shops in Lido Mall and the Big Bazaar supermarket in Ulsoor on Thursday. They seized...
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Mayor to carry shovel, spade in car during monsoon 19.5.2016 deccanherald.com
"I will now travel with shovel, spade and crowbar in my car. In case of rain related eventuality, I will ask my staff to get down to work instead of depending on BBMP," an infuriated Mayor B N Manjunath Reddy summed up the rain preparedness of the BBMP on Thursday during an inspection of rain-hit areas. Reddy took along with him the BBMP officials of the departments concerned and grilled them for flooding at places such as Palace Road, Ballari Road and Vittal Mallya Road. He got his gunmen remove silt from the drain at many places. He told the officials that till the monsoon is over, he would go on city rounds and take stringent action against callous officials. Mayor expressed dissatisfaction over the silt accumulated in the side drains despite repeated instructions to clear them. "Due to clogged drains, many roads are resembling ponds. You have not learnt lessons from the past," Reddy said. He instructed them to ensure that no flooding takes place in future and potholes do not surface during ...
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Uncleared garbage may worsen health woes during rains 19.5.2016 deccanherald.com
Ahead of the monsoon, heaps of garbage which lay uncleared in various areas and stench emanating from them has worried Bengalureans of a possible epidemic once it rains. Leachate oozing from garbage piles, all pervading stench and spread of diseases are a few things Jai Kumar, a resident of Basavanagar dreads this monsoon. The reason is the piled up garbage at BEML Road-Basavanagar stretch. "The garbage collection is irregular. I do not know what will happen if case of a heavy downpour and the Palike does not take immediate measures," he remarked. Harilakshmi theatre near Wilson Garden that has turned into a dumpyard and a breeding ground for mosquitoes is another place that is giving sleepless nights to local residents. Mahesh T S of Hemmigepura said that since Pourakarmikas do not visit his area for lifting the waste from households, some residents are dumping garbage at vacant plots. The stench becomes inevitable whenever it rains. "Along with the stench, the leachate flows onto roadside drains and ...
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It is too little, too late by Palike authorities 19.5.2016 deccanherald.com
Wednesday's heavy downpour was only a prelude to the monsoon, which brought the city to its knees in many localities. The misery that the people faced has raised questions over the preparedness of the civic agencies to tackle the rain woes. A day after the chief minister gave a dressing down to the Palike officials for the poor condition of roads and inadequate rain preparedness, the BBMP came out with a press release detailing a slew of measures. It said it has set up control rooms, including 61 temporary ones in low-lying areas, deployed Prahari vehicles with sufficient number of men and machines and special teams of forest department to remove uprooted trees and fallen branches. Yet, there was waterlogging at 35 prominent places on Thursday, including TenderSURE roads. Mahalakshmi Parthasarathi, secretary of the Citizens' Action Forum, said the Palike has not learnt any lessons from the past. She said the Bannerghatta Road was chock-a-block due to flooding. "There is no footpath all along the ...
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Multi-agency group to handle rain eventualities 19.5.2016 deccanherald.com
Senior officials from various departments came together on Thursday and decided to set up a Multiple Agency Co-ordination Centre at the Traffic Management Centre (TMC) on Infantry Road to effectively handle the ensuing monsoon in the city. The meeting was held a day after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah pulled up the officials of the BBMP and directed them to be fully prepared to handle to the monsoons. The meeting primarily discussed measures for better coordination among various agencies to make city free from inundation and traffic jams during rains. The co-ordination centre will have a representative each from BBMP, BWSSB, Bescom, transport department, law and order and traffic wings of the city police. They will all sit at the control room of the TMC and monitor the situation across the city whenever it rains. The coordination team will get to know what is happening in which part of the city. A senior police officer told Deccan Herald that this kind of an exercise was being carried out for the first ...
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PIL filed against Mathai's transfer 19.5.2016 deccanherald.com
A PIL has been filed before the High Court questioning the transfer of K Mathai who was working as the assistant commissioner (advertisement) in the BBMP.

The petitioner N P Amruthesh, an advocate, has sought directions to the state government to quash the transfer order dated April 27, 2016 by which Mathai was shunted out to the Upper Krishna project.

The petitioner has contended that Mathai was doing a good job and had earned revenue for the BBMP. He had come up with several plans to boost the revenue of the Palike.

According to the petitioner, the BBMP has not followed the circulars issued by the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (DPAR) while transferring Mathai.
A division bench comprising Justice S Abdul Nazeer and Justice G Narendar posted the matter after vacation.

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Students float online petition for skywalk at Marathahalli 19.5.2016 deccanherald.com
Students of New Horizon College of Engineering (NHCE) on Outer Ring Road in Marathahalli have demanded a skywalk at the location to avoid the hazards of speeding vehicles. The students have floated an online petition to draw the attention of government officials to the pathetic state of the junction. Rohit Mulay, a student who took the initiative to put up the petition on change.org, with the support of his college mates and management, said a skywalk is essential in front of the college as the junction is proving dangerous for pedestrians. "There is always a risk of someone getting hit by fast-moving vehicles, and it is not at all safe to cross the road in front of the college where there are no traffic signal lights," he said. "We have to cross the roads to reach the bus stops located on both the ends of the ORR (outer ring road). There is a zebra crossing on one side of the road but it is located away from the bus stop and hence, of no use to students." Seema Ibrahim, a first-year BE student, said, "I ...
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Despite HC order, transformers remain on footpaths in city 19.5.2016 deccanherald.com
It has been almost two years since the High Court directed Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (Bescom) to clear all the transformers from the city's footpaths. However, the two agencies seem to have done precious little to implement the court's direction. For, transformers and dangling cables continue to pose a serious threat to pedestrians in most parts of the city. Varun Rangarajan, a resident of Whitefield who recently took a stroll from R Narayanapura to Varthur old airport road, close to Waterwoods apartment, vowed never to take that route again. Reason: Huge metal rods protruding on to the pavement at a few points, wires hanging out from transformers and power transmission lines at shoulder level. "Walking is a basic human activity and it is unfortunate we can't even walk safely in the city. It is a failure of both the Bescom and the civic agency. They have not been able to provide even basic infrastructure," Rangarajan added. Transformers are ...
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How BBMP tried & failed to build a theatre on a school playground 19.5.2016 deccanherald.com
Cobblestones, kerbstones and concrete bricks dumped all over the Yelachenahalli Model Government School playground in Sarakki, south Bengaluru, stand testimony to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) engineers' elaborate plans to siphon off Rs 1.11 crore of taxpayers' money. The engineers had planned a 'ranga mandira' (theatre), walkway and side drains at the place without even informing the Department of Public Instruction which owns the playground. The school principal and the department woke up only after local residents raised an alarm and sought details of the work order and the relevant permission. Following pressure from local residents, school principal Ravi Kumar "informed" the jurisdictional Kumaraswamy Layout police about "trespassing by unknown people". But instead of taking action, the police gave a quiet burial to the BBMP engineers' attempt to usurp the playground and siphon off public money. For the time being, the BBMP has dropped the plan but hasn't bothered to remove the ...
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FIRs against 40 firms for disfiguring public places 19.5.2016 TOI: Cities
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Time to plant trees; How to get your Occupancy Certificate; How Bengaluru can create a new river 19.5.2016 Citizen Matters

Is this the right time to plant trees in Bengaluru? How was waste managed at the TCS World 10K? Is it possible to create a new river in Bengaluru? All this and more in this week's edition of Bengaluru This Week.

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The way ahead... 19.5.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
The way ahead...
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Plastic ban: raid on 3 malls 19.5.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Plastic ban: raid on 3 malls
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Vidhana Soudha gives a royal snub to waste segregation rule 19.5.2016 newindianexpress.com
The bulk generator does not segregate its waste, despite an HC directive to that effect.
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Will it rain dogs in Bengaluru? 19.5.2016 newindianexpress.com
The recent ban on Catch-Neuter-Vaccinate-Release procedure has brought sterilisation of strays to a standstill.
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The way ahead... 19.5.2016 Hindu: Bangalore
A frustrated Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike is now moving ahead to eliminate contractors all together and deal directly with pourakarmikas and self- help groups (SHG) of women for garbage collecti...
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Plastic ban: raid on 3 malls 19.5.2016 Hindu: Bangalore
1,800 kg of plastic seized, fines amounted to Rs. 10 lakh
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Cool weather for the next few days 19.5.2016 Hindu: Bangalore
But the rain led to traffic gridlocks in several areas
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Siddaramaiah chides Palike over monsoon preparedness 19.5.2016 Hindu: Bangalore
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah gave a dressing down to the BBMP on Wednesday due to the condition of the road on the stretch from Bangalore University to Sirsi Circle.At meeting in his home office Krishn...
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BBMP looks to eliminate contractors 19.5.2016 Hindu: Bangalore
To hand over garbage collection and disposal to pourakarmikas and self-help groups
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