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Building a safe city on firm ground 23.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
The resilience of a city invariably depends on how well it has been planned and built. The floods of 2015 brought to the fore the need for better urban planning. On the occasion of Madras Week, here’s a look at how the city can fortify itself against calamities
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Sewer deaths: CM tells DJB to go for mechanical switch 23.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Case of murder if sanitation worker dies while cleaning sewers: Minister 22.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A case of murder will be registered against a private property owner if a sanitation worker dies while cleaning sewers or septic tank, Delhi Water Minister Rajender Pal Gautam said on Tuesday.
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NGT gives Karnataka 10 days to submit plan on reviving Bellandur lake 22.8.2017 Hindu: News
Expressing displeasure with the way the State government has handled the rejuvenation of Bellandur lake, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has given the authorities 10 days to provide a concrete actio...
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One murky situation, many questionable ‘solutions’ 22.8.2017 Hindu: Home
From bacteria to microbes, the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has been presented with a number of solutions to a problem it doesn’t seem to quite understand.Recently, Raaginni Jaain from the Mu...
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BMTF starts encroachment drive 22.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) started its encroachment removal drive on Tuesday in areas which were most affected by rain last week. BMTF officials visited parts of Koramangala, Shantin...
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Sewer deaths: Delhi High Court summons civic bodies' heads 22.8.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Following the recent death of as many as 10 sanitation workers due to toxic fumes from the sewers, the Delhi High Court on Monday directed the heads of all civic bodies in the national Capital to be present before it on September 18, to explain how such an activity was going on despite being prohibited under the law. A Bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Sunil Gaur was informed by amicus curiae Sanjay Poddar that in little over a month, 10 sanitation workers have died while cleaning sewers in the national Capital without any protective gear or safety measures in place. All of them had suffocated to death due to the toxic fumes in the sewer lines. The court, thereafter, sought the presence of the Commissioners of the three municipal corporations, heads of Delhi Jal Board (DJB), Public Works Department (PWD), Delhi Cantonment Board, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), and the Divisional Railway Manager of Northern Railway. It directed the Delhi government to immediately pay a compensation of Rs 10 ...
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Mechanise sewer, drain cleaning: L-G to officials 22.8.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal on Monday directed officials of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and the three municipal corporations to mechanise the entire process of sewer and drain cleaning within the next 15 days. The move comes in the backdrop of death of 10 sanitation workers within two months, while cleaning drains and sewers manually. Baijal chaired a high-level meeting with officials of DJB, north, south, and east MCDs, and the PWD. The meeting was also attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Health Minister Satyendra Jain, and Water Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam, among others. The L-G asked DJB CEO Keshav Chandra to prepare a regime or a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for cases requiring emergency manual intervention, as per law, within a week's time. "The SOP will be applied to all, including private contractors, group housing society, malls, etc,"read a statement released by the L-G office. He further said the liability of the employer does not get diluted and asked the government ...
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L-G tells govt to mechanise cleaning of sewers, drains 22.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Asks authorities to come up with plan in 15 days
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Design change for Vellara Road metro station? 22.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The entry/exit point planned near government hospital has been dropped for now
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Committees to probe college appointments 22.8.2017 TOI: Patna
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A green festival for a cause 22.8.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The Namma Bengaluru Habba saw nearly a lakh people in attendance
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Delhi government imposes blanket ban on manual cleaning of sewers 21.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Monday announced a blanket ban on manual cleaning of sewers and warned that anyone found violating the rule will be booked under culpable homicide.
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Sewer workers' deaths: Delhi HC summons civic bodies' heads 21.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Metro rail corridor-II beset with issues 21.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Work comes to a grinding halt at Imlibun with officials stating that alternative alignment is not possible
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Another worker dies cleaning city drains; 10th death in 35 days 21.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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We haven’t been New Yorked yet, thank you Minister 21.8.2017 Hindu: Columns
I think we should stop complaining. Traffic, potholes, flyovers and live-unders, water shortages, power outages should no longer be part of our conversations. We are blessed. We are better off than th...
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Pedestrian safety to get a leg up 21.8.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Highways department plans to build foot overbridges as subway projects get bogged down by delay
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PWD officials admit lapse led to death, vow action 20.8.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Bellandur lake: NGT summons top Karnataka officers over toxic foam 20.8.2017 News
Thick clouds of white smoke persisted for several days in and around the lake after a fire
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