User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Air Quality
Last updated: Feb 09 2016 02:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Strict emission testing drives from Feb-end 8.2.2016 deccanherald.com
Intensive emission testing drives will be carried out across the City from this month-end in an effort to keep tabs on rising pollution levels. Random checks will be conducted by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) along with the Transport department and the Traffic Police department. Speaking to Deccan Herald, KSPCB chairman Lakshman said that in the wake of rising pollution levels, the board had decided to carry out a series of emission testing drives. All types of vehicles, including buses and trucks, will be subjected to checks. Apart from vehicles, emission testing centres will be under scrutiny because there are many cases where faulty certificates have been issued to polluting vehicles, he said. "Around 42 per cent of air pollution in Bengaluru is caused by the transport sector and a checking mechanism has to be introduced to curtail this. A fine amount will be finalised for penalisers and more emission testing centres will be set up. Also, mobile emission testing vehicles will ...
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Answer to traffic woes from investors' meet experiment? 8.2.2016 deccanherald.com
Cops engage pvt firm to study impact of 5-day vehicle ban Having experimented with several measures, including one-ways, to reduce traffic congestion in the City, the traffic police are now studying the impact of the recent five-day ban that was imposed on private buses and goods vehicles during the Invest Karnataka event. Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) M A Saleem told Deccan Herald that the department had engaged a private consultant to study the impact of this ban. "We are expecting a detailed report next week. This study would help us work on the future course of action, particularly to reduce traffic congestion," he said, and added that the study would also look at the extent of air pollution. Restricting small trucks? Asked if this meant there would be curbs on the entry of small trucks during peak hours into the City like it is being done for heavy goods vehicles, Transport Commissioner Rame Gowda said, "There are no plans to restrict the entry of light motor vehicles to the City. It ...
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Not Delhi, but Varanasi and Muzaffarpur the most polluted cities in India 6.2.2016 Zee News : Science and Technology
This is indeed a good news for the residents of the national capital.
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Steady rise in incidence of lung cancer 4.2.2016 Hindu: Bangalore
Dangerous mix of pollutants in air is increasing the risk of the disease
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Bengaluru Hospital Gives Traffic Cops 300 Masks on World Cancer Day 30.1.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Comm Street becomes Happy Street 30.1.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
Comm Street becomes Happy Street
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Centre seeks report from KSPCB on pollution in City 27.1.2016 deccanherald.com
In the wake of the increasing pollution levels in the City, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, has written to the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), seeking details of pollution levels and measures taken to contain it. The letter, dated January 22, was received by KSPCB on January 25. The letter has been sent in compliance with the National Green Tribunal order dated January 6. The letter, a copy of which is with Deccan Herald, states that the situation in major cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Patna, Lucknow, Allahabad, Kanpur, Varanasi, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar is being looked into and the governments of Gujarat, Bihar, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Jharkhand have been asked to file a comprehensive affidavit, stating steps taken for prevention and control of air pollution. Dust emissions Ambient air quality samples must be taken and analysis reports have to be ...
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Masks don’t shield us against foul air 27.1.2016 TOI: Cities
For Sarmila Karmakar, wearing a dupatta is not just a style statement; it comes handy as a protective gear whenever she steps ...
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Prioritise pollution control, govt told 26.1.2016 deccanherald.com
Karnataka High Court judge Justice N K Patil on Tuesday took note of the increasing water and air pollution and said that it should be the priority of the government to ensure clean drinking water and suitable air for the people. Speaking at a Republic Day celebration, he said that the government was lacking the will in this regard. It must constitute core committees at State, district and taluk level to monitor pollution. Clean air and drinking water is the birthright of every individual, he said. The event was organised by the Advocates Association, Bengaluru, the Bangalore Advocates Co-operative Society Limited and the Bangalore Advocates' Literary Union. Justice Patil said, "Even after six decades of becoming a republic, we are not in a position to provide unpolluted air, hygienic food, clean drinking water and electricity to all citizens. The problem of malnutrition is rampant among the weaker sections of the society." He said, "Every child born has the natural right to survive. It has the right to ...
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Panchkula MLA bats for auto drivers 22.1.2016 Chandigarh News, Chandigarh City News | Cities News - Times of India
Local MLA Gian Chand Gupta has written a letter Haryana governor Kaptan Singh Solanki demanding permission for auto-rickshaw owners of Panchkula to enter ...
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Silk Board Jn, Whitefield most polluted places in Bengaluru 22.1.2016 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
Silk Board junction and Whitefield are the most polluted areas in Ben galuru. Last year, the suspended particulate matter in the atmosphere in these areas rose by 213% and 203% respectively compared to ...
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Why restrict LPG autos to Chennai, court asks govt 22.1.2016 Chennai News, Tamil News, Chennai City News, Tamil Nadu News | TOI City News
The Madras high court has given four weeks to the Tamil Nadu government to undertake a survey of air pollution as per national ambient air quality standards, and take decision with regard to grant of permits to LPG-run autorickshaws of 3+1 seat capacity in areas other than ...
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Despite hostile weather, odd-even cut pollution: CSE 22.1.2016 TOI: Delhi Times
The Delhi government's odd-even scheme has been given a thumbs up by Centre for Science and Environment, a green think tank, which said it helped bring down air pollution levels in the city and reduce traffic ...
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SC catches Tulsi on wrong lane 22.1.2016 TOI: Delhi Times
After his much publicised cycle ride to Parliament and the Supreme Court to register his individual effort to help improve Delhi's air quality, senior advocate and Congress MP K T S Tulsi was on Thursday caught on the wrong ...
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Realtime air quality data to be collected in Goa capital 21.1.2016 TOI: Goa
Goa State Pollution Control Board will collect real time air quality data from Panaji city from April, a senior official said today.
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Delhi Metro to SC: Not possible to run more trains 21.1.2016 TOI: Home
Solicitor general Ranjit Kumar told the apex court bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice R Banumathi that having trains every 90 seconds instead of the existing 2.15 minutes would require massive investment in infrastructure.
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Current Affairs 24th December 2015 17.1.2016 Sify Finance
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Bengaluru has higher vehicular population than Delhi: Govt 15.1.2016 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
Bengaluru has higher vehicular population than Delhi: Govt
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10 things that can declutter the roads and make them safer 13.1.2016 Citizen Matters

In 2015, Bengaluru witnessed 4,828 accidents that claimed the lives of 714 people. What is causing these accidents, and how can we avoid them? Read on.

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Smoke 'Blackens' Bengalurean Hearts 13.1.2016 newindianexpress.com
KSPCB has released numbers that should jolt the city into action
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