User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Air Quality
Last updated: Dec 19 2014 05:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Two-wheelers in cities will have to be BS-IV ready 19.12.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
All new two-wheelers sold in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad and over a dozen other cities after April 1, 2017 will have to comply with Bharat Stage-IV fuel ...
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Scientists Creating Database on City's Water Resources 15.12.2014 newindianexpress.com
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High time we go green 11.12.2014 Deccan Herald - Supplements
A well-designed green building will save money and create a healthier environment for the people who are residing or working there. It gives improved air quality, natural daylight and thermal comfort. The idea behind it is that the entire building should breathe. In a city like Bengaluru, growing at an astronomical pace, the concept of green building is, sadly, still a new chapter. Saving water, energy and building material can reduce or eliminate adverse impact of the buildings on environment and for the occupants. For any green building following three 'R's are a must: *Rapidly renewable material like bamboo, fly ash and the like. *Recycled materials, reused building materials. *Regionally-sourced materials such as clay, bricks and granite. This apart, compulsory adoption of rain water harvest system in every building and using recycled water are also part of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification programme. Many buildings, both commercial and residential, are using various ...
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‘Value Forest Ecosystems for Better Planning’ 10.12.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Vehicles older than 15 years banned in Delhi 28.11.2014 deccanherald.com
Dismayed at increasing air pollution in the national capital, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has held that all vehicles which are more than 15 years old would not be permitted to ply on the city roads. A bench, headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, directed that wherever such vehicles of this age are noticed, the authorities concerned shall take appropriate steps in accordance with law including seizure of the vehicles. "It is undisputed and in fact unquestionable that the air pollution of NCT, Delhi, is getting worse with each passing day. It not only projects the very dismayed state of affairs existing with clear indication that worst is likely to follow... All vehicles, diesel or petrol, which are more than 15 years old shall not be permitted to ply on the roads...This direction would be applicable to all vehicles without exception i.e. two wheelers, three wheelers, four wheelers, light vehicles and heavy vehicles irrespective of whether commercial or otherwise," the bench said. There ...
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‘Car boom shows transport planning failed’ 26.11.2014 TOI: Delhi Times
The central government may be left with no option but to introduce penal provisions, including levying congestion tax, if the traffic gridlock on roads grows further or continues like as it is ...
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Govt can consider imposition of congestion tax if traffic on roads does not ease 26.11.2014 India News, Latest News in India, Live News India, India Breaking News - Times of India
Government may be left with no option but to introduce penal provisions including levying congestion tax, if the traffic gridlock on Indian roads grows further or continues like as it is ...
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'COPD is Now a Common Ailment' 24.11.2014 newindianexpress.com
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BBMP Picks Three Roads to Develop as Model 21.11.2014 newindianexpress.com
The stress will be on safety aspects, durability, proper signages and better footpaths
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City's indoor air highly polluted too: Survey 17.11.2014 deccanherald.com
A recent survey by two private firms has shown that indoor air pollution too is a matter of concern in the City, along with outdoor pollution and its hazards. However, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB)does not survey and regulate indoor pollution calling it a localised issue. Recently, Eureka Forbes and Brandscapes conducted a survey involving 213 households in Bengaluru and found that most people were oblivious of indoor pollution being detrimental to health. Forty-two per cent of the respondents are said to have agreed that indoor air too was polluted and of this, 80 per cent believed that outdoor air was more damaging. The study also showed that at least one in a family in 29 per cent of the houses surveyed was ill because of indoor pollution. They were either children below five years old or men and women aged above 60. Further, 55 per cent of the respondents suffered eye irritations, 49 per cent complained of nose irritation and 47 per cent had issues pertaining to asthma. Air ...
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Marcopolo buses to go off roads soon 16.11.2014 Star of Mysore
Marcopolo buses to go off roads soon
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Umashree's car driver booked 13.11.2014 deccanherald.com
The Transport department on Wednesday registered a case against the car driver of Minister for Women and Child Welfare Umashree as he failed to produce the emission certificate.

The Transport Department officials conducted a special drive in the City to keep tabs on air pollution. Around 500 vehicles were checked including the car belonging to the minister.

Nearly 100 vehicle owners failed to provide the certificate and they will have to pay a fine of Rs 1,000 each, if they fail to submit the valid certificates within a week.
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Youngsters concerned over rising accidents, air quality 12.11.2014 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, Nov 12 : Over 90 percent youngsters in the country's top five metropolitan cities are concerned about the rising road accidents and air pollution levels in their cities, a survey revealed Wednesday.
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Youngsters concerned over rising accidents, air quality 12.11.2014 All News-IANS Stories
Over 90 percent youngsters in the country's top five metropolitan cities are concerned about the rising road accidents and air pollution levels in their cities, a survey revealed Wednesday.
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Youngsters concerned over rising accidents, air quality 12.11.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
Over 90 percent youngsters in the country's top five metropolitan cities are concerned about the rising road accidents and air pollution levels in their cities, a survey revealed Wednesday.
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Upcoming IT zone hots up Nandi realty 10.11.2014 TOI: Cities
Between Karahalli and Majjigehosahalli lie Belmont and Belle Vue. Xanadu is next door to Chikkasagarahalli, there’s Hillsborough and Canterbury ...
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BBMP Gets 15 Days to Present 'Model Road' 8.11.2014 The New Indian Express - Karnataka - http://newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/
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Bus service on new route 6.11.2014 deccanherald.com
To mark the 58th Bus Day on Wednesday, the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) introduced a new bus service on route no 335-S from Rajarajeshwarinagar BEML 5th Phase to Kadugodi. The bus is routed via Rajarajeshwarinagar temple, Nayandahalli, Attiguppe, Vijayanagar TTMC, Kempegowda Bus Station, Corporation, MG Road, Domlur, HAL, Marathahalli, Sathyasai Hospital and ITPL with five schedules a day. The Bus Day was held in Vijayanagar and the guests were actor Dhananjaya and his team of upcoming film "Mamu Tea Angadi," BMTC Managing Director Ekroop Caur, Minister of Transport Ramalingareddy, MLA M Krishnappa all travelled in bus to encourage public to use the services. BMTC is on the verge of successfully completing five years of Bus Day. It has contributed to reducing air pollution, traffic congestion and diesel consumption, said Dr Caur. To mark the day, an additional 1, 500 general shift schedules, over their usual 6,338 schedules and 79,414 trips, were operated to meet extra ...
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BMTC celebrates 58th edition of Bus Day on November 5th 5.11.2014 Citizen Matters

On the 58th edition of Bus Day, BMTC extends the schedule of 1,500 shifts to 10 pm and introduces a new route from Rajarajeshwarinagar to Kadugodi.

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Change in air quality prompts KSPCB to upgrade monitoring 2.11.2014 deccanherald.com
Apart from monitoring the standard air pollutants in the atmosphere, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) will soon start monitoring more harmful chemicals. KSPCB presently monitors sulphur dioxide, suspended particulate matter, repairable suspended particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide. But now, as per the recent announcement by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the KSPCB will measure more air pollutants such as Ozone and Benzene. "There is a need to measure more pollutants because times have changed. What we measure now was relevant 10 years ago. Bangalore is now an IT City. This means that there are more number of people residing here, thus there are more number of vehicles on the roads. Therefore, more burnt and unburnt fuel is released. ...Fuel combustion and construction industries are a major worry for Bangaloreans. There is also more e-waste and garbage generated. Ten years ago, all this was not relevant and chimney pollution was considered as pollution. Now, things have ...
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