User: meerak Topic: Sanitation
Category: Sanitation :: Urban waste
Last updated: Jan 05 2018 06:47 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Skywalk set to obscure Gandhi statue, ruin MG Road's aesthetics 4.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
One of Bengalurus most valued heritage spaces, the Mahatma Gandhi Circle right opposite Cubbon Park is about to be destroyed by a monster integrated skywalk, a project destined to benefit only advertisers. Foundations for the project have already dug deep, sparking outrage among everyone who cares for the citys cherished green aesthetics. Once completed, the BBMP skywalk will completely obliterate the views of the famed Mahatma Gandhi and Queens statues and as experts put it, contribute to visual pollution of the entire green space anchored by Cubbon Park. The skywalk design, accessed from the Palike through a Right To Information (RTI) query, shows a foot overbridge taking off from the footpath just outside Gandhi park and crossing MG Road to land near St Marks Church. Another bridge heads towards the Chinnaswamy Stadium gate and crosses Queens Road to land near a corner of Cubbon Park. The structural blueprint was based on road and footpath alignments proposed by Infra Support Engineering Consultants ...
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NGT issues notice to real estate developer 4.1.2018 deccanherald.com
The National Green Tribunal on Thursday issued a notice to a property developer for raising constructions allegedly in the buffer zone of the Kaikondrahalli Lake near Sarjapur. The green bench, headed by acting chairman Justice U D Salvi, sought a response from the Bengaluru-based SJR Prime Corporation Pvt Ltd within six days, acting on a petition filed by advocate K S Ravi. The tribunal posted the matter for further consideration on January 10. The petitioner, represented by advocate P Ramaprasad, claimed that the constructions were raised in violation of the directions issued by the tribunal. He contended that the authorities, particularly the BBMP, Lake Development Authority, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Bangalore Development Authority and others have turned a blind eye to the illegalities resorted to by the developer. The applicant has sought direction from the tribunal to seal the multi-storey ...
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Smart Grid Project to rid Gurugram of diesel generators 4.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
With a view to ensuring 24x7 uninterrupted power supply to consumers and making Gurugram a diesel generator-free city, the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has launched a Smart Grid Project for the Millennium City, an official said on Thursday.
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'Environment Marshals' to check polluting activities 4.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Deployment of 'Environment Marshals' to check polluting activities and rationalisation of public transportation would be among the slew of measures taken to control pollution in the national capital region.
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Forget cabs and pedal to work: China's cycle sharing firm Ofo enters India 4.1.2018 All Companies Stories
The Alibaba-backed firm has signed an MoU with the Pune Municipal Corporation, which is working on a bicycle master plan for the city
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MoU signed between ofo, Pune Municipal Corporation 4.1.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Jan 4 (ANI-BusinessWire India): ofo, a station-free app based bike-sharing platform signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to support the Pune
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Rangghar gets model architectural monument tag 4.1.2018 The Assam Tribune
Rangghar gets model architectural monument tag
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Public can use toilets in petrol pumps 4.1.2018 Hindu: Home
In a bid to make available more public toilets to people so as to prevent open defecation on the roadside, the Tiruchi Corporation has directed owners of petrol pumps in the city to open up toilets i...
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Hyderabad gets its own ‘Art District’ 4.1.2018 Hindu: Home
MS Maqtha abutting Necklace Road station gets an aesthetic makeover
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AMTS seeks restriction on GSRTC buses in city 4.1.2018 DNA: India
The transport manager of Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service (AMTS), Arjav Shah, on Wednesday, moved his budget for the next fiscal year. The budget estimates Rs 508.17 crore. In a press conference, Shah spoke about the plans of city transport services and how to improve the services. The civic body is planning to ban entry of state transport service buses into city limits and rope in buses of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC). "This can help in many ways. More than 2000 buses of different state transport are entering and leaving the city on a regular basis. It causes heavy traffic snarls. We will rope in AMTS buses for Geeta Mandir or other depots," said Shah. "We are considering this move to reduce traffic burden and to ease air pollution as well. We will rope in more city transport buses for the public," added Shah. On an average 750 buses will run in 2018-19 daily on city streets, while average bus fleet will be of 816 buses expecting fleet utilization of 91.19 per cent. There will be 700 bus ...
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Compost units inaugurated at mall 4.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Municipal Commissioner M. Hari Narayanan inaugurated two compost-making machines, each of 800 litres capacity, at CMR Central on Wednesday.He also inaugurated glow-sign boards worth ₹ 20 lakh, contrib...
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Eight urban local bodies in district in cleanliness race 4.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Seven towns and Mysuru city in the Swachh survey line-up
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Leachate posing health hazards, says panel 4.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Leachate from the waste dumping site on the Brahmapuram campus of the Kochi Corporation is adding to the contamination of waterbodies and raising serious health concerns, said the expert panel of the ...
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SDMC toilets in slums to be open 24x7 4.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Plan awaits nod from authorities
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Aadhaar to check illegal autos in the city 3.1.2018 தி இந்து - முகப்பு
All drivers will have to renew their permits and get the new e-permits, which have security features to prevent duplication
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Beijing achieves air quality target for 2017 3.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Beijing achieved its air quality goal for 2017, reporting an average density of PM2.5 of 58 micrograms per cubic metre of air, authorities said on Wednesday.
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Japan's Rinni forays into Chinese market to fight against air pollution 3.1.2018 Sify Finance
[China], Jan.3 (ANI): Economic development in China led to social problems such as air pollution from exposure to atmospheric particulate matter.
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'BJP hasn't given up its Brahminical vision for India' 3.1.2018 Rediff: Interviews
'The Constitution, which talks about democracy and equality, is something that will be applied in this country, and not Manusmriti in which the RSS believes.'
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Murky waters 3.1.2018 FrontLine: Home
A special CAG audit report reveals the abysmal failure in the implementation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship river clean-up programme, Namami Gange. By AKSHAY DESHMANE
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NY resolution: Is health your top priority? 3.1.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
Work will never end, but one day our life will.
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