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Category: Bengaluru transport
Last updated: May 25 2017 15:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Infrastructure: Giant strides 25.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB Features
From Bharatmala to Sethu Bharatam, from highways to expressways and from Chardham to Kailash Mansarovar - giant strides to overhaul India's infrastructure are underway.
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Six of a marriage party including bride, killed in road accident 25.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
A Private Bus rammed into a tempo and six of a wedding party, including the bride were killed. About 25 passengers were injured in the accident that happened on Thursday on National Highway 66 in Anantwadi of Bhatkal.
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High-intensity rainfall exposes loopholes in B'luru infrastructure 25.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Sweltering under the blazing sun, Bengalureans were fervently hoping for some respite in the form of pre-monsoon showers last week. But, when the sky opened up on May 20, and the city received an initial burst of 30mm rainfall in as many minutes, Bengaluru was left with waterlogged streets and more than 100 dead trees -a clear indication of its ill-preparedness to deal with the monsoon.
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A sea odyssey 24.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Weekend travel has become a way of life for many of us. Every time we wish to do something new and different. A bunch of friends and I were seeking the same when we decided to set out to Mangaluru to watch seabirds. This type of birding in the open sea is called pelagic birding. How did we go? We started from Bengaluru on a Saturday at 8 am, hit Highway 275 and reached Mangaluru around 6 pm, taking a break for lunch near Madikeri. What did we do? On Sunday, at the first break of light, we sailed our first few kilometres bearing all the 'ups and downs' that the sea had to offer. The view from the fishing boat was breathtaking; our eyes could see nothing but the blue ocean till the horizon where the sun was rising. It was a unique experience for all of us to see the sunrise from a boat! As we sailed into the ocean, after eating our packed 'chapatis' on the boat, our expert pelagic birder looked through his binoculars and identified a black dot in the sky as the 'Greater crested tern'. Carefully balancing ...
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Breaking the language barrier 24.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
This photograph was taken in 1975 on the occasion of the first anniversary of our community welfare club, 'Suvarna Sadana'. The first time I came to Bengaluru, I was greeted at the Cantonment Railway Station in 1954. The initial days in Bangalore were intolerable. I hail from a remote village near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu and had left behind my family and friends to start life anew in my marital home. I was stuck in a foreign land, with people who spoke an incomprehensible language. I was unable to initiate conversations and make friends as language was a barrier. But I was determined to learn Kannada so I soon picked up words like 'havudu', 'illa', 'hogu', 'banni' and purchased a book called 'Learn Kannada in 30 Days'. I once noticed a large vacant ground opposite my house where young boys played 'kabaddi'. To keep myself entertained, I decided to form a small ring tennis club there. The late Anasuya Devi was appointed the president and I, the secretary. During our meetings, I would begin addressing the ...
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Belur woman's heart beats in 62-yr-old patient 24.5.2017 deccanherald.com
A heart was transplanted into a 62-year-old woman at Narayana Hrudayalaya on Hosur Road after a green corridor was created to transport the organ from Sheshadripuram. A 12-member medical team was on its toes on Wednesday at Narayana Hrudayalaya to receive the live heart. At around 5.15 pm, the ambulance left Apollo Hospital in Sheshadripuram with the heart accompanied by Bengaluru traffic police vehicles. Within 25 minutes, they covered a 29-kilometre stretch to reach Narayana Health City. The recipient, a retired private sector employee from Bengaluru, was suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy for the past four years. She was advised a heart transplant six months ago by Dr Bagirath Raghuraman, senior consultant, interventional cardiologist from Narayana Health City. Monitoring agency She had registered with Jeevasarthakathe (formerly known as ZCCK), which is appointed to monitor the implementation of the transplantation of human organs. After three months of her registration, on Wednesday, her blood ...
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An experience to remember 24.5.2017 Hindu: Home
Rereeti, an outfit that works with museums, tells us how it can intervene to bring more people to these places
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One year later, BMTC's updated ITS continues to disappoint 24.5.2017 Citizen Matters

After an year of its launch, BMTC’s ITS system continues to be bug-ridden and not-so-useful. Shouldn’t the BMTC redeem itself by fixing the app and making it functional?

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Overflowing sewers, dug-up roads a bane 24.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Playing outside is no longer fun for children of Saraipalya in northeast Bengaluru's Thanisandra after heavy showers on Saturday resulted in overflowing sewers and potholed roads. ​
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Bescom helpline got 27k calls on Monday 24.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Rain is not only wreaking havoc on Bengaluru's roads and drains. Saturday's squall uprooted electricity poles and tens of trees that snapped overhead transmission lines, leaving several parts of the city in the dark. ​
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Sana-di-ge, where Delhiite gets a taste of West Coast cuisine (Foodie Trail-Delhi) 24.5.2017 Cinema-Showbiz
Delhi is a melting pot of people from across the country but only in recent years have its residents become more experimental when it comes to food.
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Double-decker buses may return to city roads by year-end 24.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Woman, 13-yr-old son held for abduction of girl, 3 24.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Mega projects planned, but funding not in place 24.5.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
No public consultations were held before the projects were selected
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Rain lashes North, Central K'taka 23.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Heavy rain, accompanied by strong winds, thunder and lightning, lashed several parts of the state on Tuesday and brought respite to people from the heat wave. Shivamogga, Bhadravathi, Shikaripur, Hosanagar, Thirthahalli and Sagar received a good spell of rain about 40 minutes in the evening. The rain which started around 6.45 pm in Shivamogga continued for more than 30 minutes. Several roads in the city were waterlogged. The situation was similar in the other towns in the district. Motorists had a tough time negotating waterlogged roads. After a brief lull, it rained again in various parts of the district at night. Power supply was disrupted in some parts of the district. Meanwhile, heavy rain, accompanied by thunderstorms and strong winds, lashed Gadag town for half an hour after four days on Tuesday evening. The weather was cloudy for the last four days and the residents were fed up with the sweltering heat. The rain cooled the town. Mundargi, Mulgund and Nargund received rain for about 15 minutes. ...
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Desperate for a girl child, woman kidnaps female infant 23.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Desperate to have a baby girl, a 38-year-old woman and her 13-year-old son reportedly kidnapped a two-year-old female child found unattended at Arekempanahalli in Mavalli, south Bengaluru. But the woman, Fathima, panicked after learning that the jurisdictional Siddapura police were reviewing the CCTV footage to trace the child and that the baby's father had put up hundreds of posters all over the locality. The woman then left the child at a dargah in Madiwala and sent word to the baby's father through a bus driver. Fathima has two sons from her third husband but longed for a girl. Her younger son was pressuring her to get him a baby sister. Fathima frequently visited the daughter-in-law of her elder sister and would tell her how much she yearned for a baby girl. On April 29, Fathima and her son found a girl unattended at Arekempanahalli and kidnapped her. They brought the child — identified as Kubra — to their house in Shikaripalya, Electronics City. On April 30, Fathima went to ...
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A collar that saves strays from killer roads 23.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
It's not just pedestrians who are at risk on the city's roads. Stray dogs frequently get run over by speeding vehicles, especially at nights. A city-based organisation's unique initiative, however, aims to prevent over 8,400 stray dogs in the city from getting hit by vehicles on the roads. The 'Circle of Life' initiative by Sarvodaya Sevabhavi Samstha, is India's first mass campaign to fix reflective collars on to stray dogs. Besides preventing dogs from being knocked down, the collars will also reduce accidents caused by dogs crossing roads at night by 80%. "Most of the emergency calls we receive at our animal shelter are about animals getting injured in road accidents. Most of these accidents happen at night when drivers can't spot the dogs crossing the roads," said Dr Akshay Prakash, co-founder and trustee of Sarvodaya Sevabhavi Samstha. "Over 50% of the stray dogs brought to our centre for treatment are accident cases. These dogs either die due to severe injuries or suffer irreparable damage to ...
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Palike plans pod cars to cut pressure on city's roads, experts sceptical 23.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The BBMP has embarked on an ambitious project of starting pod taxi services in the city to ease traffic. The Palike has floated global tenders for it. BBMP commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad is confident that this project would give relief from traffic jams and will compliment the Metro services. He said, "Minister K J George and Mayor G Padmavathi have directed speeding up the Pod Taxi project. We have called for global tenders. We will start the project in six to eight months." He explained that five routes have been identified in the initial phase. The project will be started in Indiranagar and Whitefield on a trial basis. After seeing the pros and cons, the Palike will implement it in other parts of the city. The pillars for the Pod Taxis will be built on the median of the roads. The BBMP is in touch with companies from the United States and New Zealand for the project. The commissioner said the Pod Taxis have been successful in Mexico and other developed nations. "This is one of the best projects to ...
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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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The shorter the distance travelled, the more it costs... 23.5.2017 Citizen Matters

Manidip Mandal shows how it's more expensive to travel from Majestic (Kempegowda Bus Station) bus terminus to Hulimavu (15 km) than to travel from Mysuru to Bengaluru (148 km).     BMTC has become an exploitative and expensive...
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