User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Air Quality
Last updated: Jun 22 2017 10:01 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Foul air from graphite plant makes life difficult for residents 22.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Foul air from graphite plant makes life difficult for residents
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President unveils Bengaluru Metro Rail's first phase 17.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Bengaluru on Saturday became the second after Delhi to have a Metro network running across the city with President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday inaugurating the completed first phase.
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Prez flags off Metro link to south Bengaluru 17.6.2017 deccanherald.com
The first phase of Bangalore Metro today marked its completion with President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurating the 11.3 km stretch Metro Green Line here. The Metro line from Mantri Square Sampige Road Station to Yelachenahalli commissioned today has four km underground and 7.3 km elevated, and consists of 10 metro stations and will provide connectivity between North and South Bengaluru. With the commissioning of 11.3 km stretch, Bangalore Metro Rail Project, also known as Namma Metro, has a track length of 42.3 km with 40 stations in two corridors, namely East-West and North-South Corridor for Phase-I. The East-West corridor has 18.1 km and 17 stations, while the North-South corridor has 24.2 Km and 24 stations. Citys Majestic or Nada Prabhu Kempegowda Station, which is the interchange, is said to be Asias biggest station of its kind. The total cost of the first phase of Bangalore Metro Rail Project is Rs 13,845.01 crore and is expected to meet the ridership of five lakh passenger per day in the days to ...
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Mukherjee dedicates Bengaluru Metro to nation 17.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Bengaluru on Saturday became the second city after Delhi to have a full-fledged Metro network in all the four directions, with President Pranab Mukherjee dedicating the last section of the first phase to the nation.
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Pranab Mukherjee dedicates Bengaluru Metro to nation 17.6.2017 Zee News : States
Bengaluru on Saturday became the second city after Delhi to have a full-fledged Metro network in all the four directions, with President Pranab Mukherjee dedicating the last section of the first phase to the nation.
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Congestion at busy traffic junctions throws up ozone threat 13.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Congestion at busy traffic junctions throws up ozone threat
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Congestion at junctions throws up ozone threat 13.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Congestion at junctions throws up ozone threat
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Young technovators invent device to measure air quality anywhere 12.6.2017 deccanherald.com
While 12-year-olds in Bengaluru spend their free time playing games and catching up on the latest movies, a group of four young innovators has invented a portable device that can measure the air quality of a place with the click of a button. AirEye is an air quality monitoring device that measures the quality of air through the sensors attached to it. It displays the pollutants in the air on a small LCD screen attached to it. The screen changes colour based on the intensity of the pollutants present in the air and rates them as good or bad. For example, the screen turns light green if the air quality is good and turns deep red if the quality is very bad. It also stores this information in the form of a text file for future reference. Amulya Doss, Amisha Pai, Arnav Mayur and Sreysht Prakash from the National Academy For Learning (NAFL) came up with the idea as they wanted to make a positive change by providing solutions to pressing issues. "We wanted to do our bit for the environment. There are a lot of ...
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Sharing is the new fad: App cabs ride high on pool 12.6.2017 TOI: Home
Whether it’s for environmental concerns or affordability, carpooling culture seems to be finally taking off in India. On World Environment Day, June 5, Ola announced that its shared mobility offering, Ola Share, had registered a 500% growth in the past year.
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Green tribunal slams govt for Varthur foam 31.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday pulled up the Karnataka government for toxic foam spilling onto the road from Varthur lake in Bengaluru. When a lawyer brought to its notice media reports about the foam, the green bench, headed by tribunal chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, said, "What is this going on? How are you getting so much of foam? Why can't you remove the factor which generates foam? There are traffic jams which further lead to air pollution." When an advocate representing the government said it would look into the problem and apprise the tribunal at the next hearing, the bench said, "First, you put your lakes on fire and now cause traffic jams. You can't do this. Look into this matter and resolve it." The foam had enveloped roads along the lake, a lawyer said. Heavy showers last week got Varthur lake foaming again. With toxic foam spilling onto Whitefield Main Road, motorists had a tough time negotiating traffic. Bellandur pollutants The NGT also refused to give relief to automobile ...
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Foam spilling out of Varthur lake: NGT pulls up Karnataka Government (Video) 31.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday pulled up the Karnataka government and its civic authorities over foam spilling over into the streets in Bengaluru near the Varthur lake, causing massive traffic jams in the city. Taking note of the foam spilling out of the lake, the green bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said "What is this going on? How are you getting so much of foam? Why cant you remove the factor which generates foam? There are traffic jams which further leads to air pollution". "First you put your lakes on fire and now cause traffic jam. You cant do this. Look into this matter and resolve it," Swatanter Kumar said. The Karnataka Government advocate said the issues will be looked into and will appraise the matter to the bench during next hearing. The bench observations came after a lawyer informed the bench that foams were being formed in the Varthur Lake in the Whitefield area of Bengaluru once again after heavy pre- monsoon showers hit the city. The foam from the ...
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Proposal to restrict entry of vehicles to Cubbon Park 23.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Taking note of increased movement of vehicles at Cubbon Park, the Horticulture Department has chalked out a proposal to restrict the vehicles at some entry points to the park.

At present, the vehicles have access to the park from a total of seven sides. If the departments proposal is approved, then the movement of vehicles will be banned at Hudson Circle, Bal Bhavan and K R Market.

"There is dense traffic movement from Karnataka High Court towards UB City and from UB City to MS Building. However, it is difficult to find an alternative if these two routes are closed to traffic," a department official said.

The officials said that the vehicular pollution increased in the last three months due to Nrupatunga Road development works undertaken by BBMP. Some birds have died due to increase in pollution level, they added.

Department commissioner P C Ray said the final decision in this regard will be taken by the Police Department.

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Privatisation, India style 8.5.2017 Rediff: Business
Over the years India's governments have turned several public goods into private ones, says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan.
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At health festival, experts debate ways to battle fever 5.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Waterbody to come alive with biodiversity park 2.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Work on creating the city's first biodiversity park at Madiwala lake is on track as 70% of the territorial work has been completed. Desilting of the lake and setting up a sewage treatment plant (STP) are the only pending works. Based on the recommendation of the Knowledge Commission, Prof C R Babu of Delhi University is creating the Madiwala biodiversity park on the lines of the Yamuna Biodiversity Park, Delhi. The work began in September 2016. "Nearly 70% of the territorial work of the park is completed. The idea is to bring back flora and fauna to the concrete jungle, reduce air pollution and recharge groundwater. We are trying to create a mini-forest on the lines of Bannerghatta here," Prof Babu told DH during his visit to the lake on Tuesday. The Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA) is helping in reviving the water body and creating the bio-diversity park. The park includes a lake, water catchment area, butterfly park, five-km walkway, birding area, orchidarium, cycad ...
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Shape up or ship out: BRO, other laggards to be told 2.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Government organisations engaged in road construction, including the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), have been warned their projects will be taken away from them if they are not completed on schedule, a senior minister has said.
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Kenstar to make foray into air purifier market 1.5.2017 Hindu: Home
Pollution in metros fuel demand
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A step towards sustainability 30.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.' This quote by R Buckminster Fuller was the motivating force behind the genesis of 'Graviky Labs', a sustainability startup that captures air pollution and recycles it into inks. "We fuse disciplines, technologies and design thinking to build high-impact deployable systems, products and visions. 'Graviky' is a spinoff from MIT Media Lab. Our present focus is to reinterpret the environment conversation through the fusion of science and art and develop technologies which have a net-positive impact on our environment," says Nikhil, one of the team members in Bengaluru. He is accompanied by Nitesh, Anirudh and Nisheeth. Explaining the idea of the venture, he says, "Air pollution includes the fine black particles, chiefly composed of carbon, produced by incomplete combustion of fossil fuels. The common trait of soot particles is that they are extremely tiny, about 1/30 the ...
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Finding a solution for Bengaluru's garbage problem 30.4.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
Due to Hasiru Dala, waste pickers have found dignity in their work
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Bengaluru airport gets green certificate for reducing carbon emissions 25.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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