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Category: Bengaluru planning
Last updated: Jan 19 2020 11:34 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Bengaluru Buzz: Double property tax for violations | FASTag ineffective at ECity flyover | App to donate to govt schools…and more 19.1.2020 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Double the property tax will now be applicable to buildings that have violated BBMP bylaws. Read more on this, and other news from the city over the past week, in our roundup
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Bengaluru Civic Body Installs Mirror Boards To Tackle Public Urination 16.1.2020 NDTV News - Latest
In a bid to promote cleanliness and to improve its ranking in the Swachh Survekshan 2020, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has installed mirror boards at several spots in the city.
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Bengaluru’s Mobility Plan: “Proposed cycling tracks are just 4% of what could be built” 14.1.2020 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
The Comprehensive Mobility Plan almost neglects cycling - it proposes just 174 km of cycling tracks while about 4000 km of tracks can be built. Bicycle sharing hubs also get little allocation in the plan
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Bengaluru Buzz: Greens oppose project in Hesaraghatta grasslands | Bollards again on bus lane | Govt apathy in child abuse cases..and more 11.1.2020 Citizen Matters
Environmentalists are protesting the state government's revived plan to build a film city, apparently on Hesaraghatta grasslands. Read more on what else happened in the city this week, in our roundup
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Bengaluru Buzz: Delay in setting up new landfill | Hoardings may be back soon | City gears up for Swachh Survekshan…and more 4.1.2020 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
State government has rejected the bidder BBMP chose for setting up a new landfill at Mittiganahalli. As the BBMP runs out of landfills to dump waste in, the garbage crisis may worsen. Read more on what else happened in the city this week, in our roundup
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Polluting and unviable: Five reasons Bengaluru’s Waste-to-Energy plants can fail 31.12.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
A resident of Electronic City where one of the Waste-to-Energy plants is slated to come up, analyses why BBMP's push for the plants is misguided
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Bengaluru Buzz: 3559 trees may be felled | New app for civic complaints | Foreigner Detention Centre from January…and more 28.12.2019 Citizen Matters
Thousands of trees to be felled for roads, government goes ahead with the NPR and Foreigner Detention Centre even as protests continue - read more on what else happened in the city over the past week, in our roundup
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How the upcoming Satellite Town Ring Road will affect lives and livelihoods around Bengaluru 26.12.2019 Citizen Matters
The proposed Satellite Town Ring Road (STRR) will connect 12 major towns outside Bengaluru. It will trigger rapid changes in peri-urban areas in terms of occupation, land use and so on
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Bengaluru Buzz: Anti-CAA protests | Mission to create mini-forests | CSR for lake revival…and more 22.12.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Arrests at CAA protests, citizen mission to plant a million trees, demand for Ambedkar Veedhi to be parking-free - read more on news over the past week in our roundup
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Why Bengaluru’s pothole victims should be compensated, and why they aren’t 22.12.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
As per a High Court order in July, BBMP has to compensate the victims of pothole accidents. But the Palike does not yet have a process or guidelines for giving compensation.
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Bengaluru Buzz: 75,000 illegal properties may be regularised | 16 minute savings from bus lane, claims BMTC | Metro timings extended..and more 16.12.2019 Citizen Matters
State government is mulling regularising some 75,000 unauthorised properties across BDA layouts. Read more on what else happened in the city over the past week, in our roundup
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Share your pothole woes, help hold BBMP accountable 13.12.2019 Citizen Matters
A PIL is ongoing in the High Court, that seeks to hold BBMP accountable for potholes. Send us details of potholes you know of, to help support this case
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Are ward committee meetings improving governance in Bengaluru? 13.12.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru's ward committee meetings are almost ineffective now due to low attendance, corporators refusing to share data, and so on. But there's a lot citizens can do to turn this around
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BBMP cannot fine apartments for lack of in-situ composting: Bangalore Apartments’ Federation 11.12.2019 Citizen Matters
Recently BBMP levied huge fines on apartments that did not compost their waste in situ. Bangalore Apartments' Federation (BAF) has condemned the move, saying SWM Rules don't mandate in situ composting at all
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Poor attendance, no accountability: Why Bengaluru’s ward committees aren’t yielding results 10.12.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
A year ago, ward committee meetings started in Bengaluru. Then why is it that citizens still don't have a say in the governance of their wards?
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Bengaluru Buzz: Low voter turnout in bypolls | Deaths from train accidents high | BBMP standing committee polls postponed..and more 7.12.2019 Citizen Matters
Low voter turnout in bypolls, high rates of train-related deaths in Bengaluru, BMTC runs 'Pink Sarathi' jeeps to help lone women travellers at night - read more on news from the city over the past week, in our roundup
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With over 14k cases, Karnataka tops dengue list in the country 6.12.2019 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
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Bengaluru’s pothole victims’ pain continues, no formal way yet to claim compensation 5.12.2019 Citizen Matters
Potholes have led to several accidents and deaths in Bengaluru. But compensation for victims have always been at the Mayor's discretion. Despite a HC order, BBMP has not yet set up a formal process for compensation
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Bengaluru Buzz: Drinking water contamination | Bus lane violators fined | Protest by Hulimavu flood-affected..and more 3.12.2019 Citizen Matters
After the recent BIS report, another study has found that drinking water in Bengaluru is severely contaminated. Read more on this and other news from the city over the past week, in our roundup
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“Why we should support enforcement of the amended Motor Vehicles Act” 30.11.2019 Citizen Matters
Last year, 684 people - mostly pedestrians and two-wheeler riders - were killed in road accidents in Bengaluru. Only high penalties can force drivers to follow rules and prevent such accidents
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