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Fewer crackers, but smog-like cover over Bengaluru 21.10.2017 Hindu: News
Common complaint was of firecrackers being burst well beyond the 10 p.m. deadline
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Government needs to focus on Bengaluru’s infrastructure requirements 21.10.2017 Hindu: News
The heavy rains in Bengaluru during the end of the southwest monsoon, which stretched for an extended period and way beyond the normal schedule, have caused untold suffering to the people, and the on...
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Bengaluru to go vertical with 900 high-rises 20.10.2017 deccanherald.com
With land availability shrinking, Bengaluru is embracing vertical development and going the Mumbai way. About 900 high-rise buildings are set to come up in the city, more than the number that came up in the last four years, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) statistics show. Vertical growth became imminent in 2006, when the civic body started issuing Transfer of Development Rights (TDR), granting permission for additional built-up area in return for plot portions taken up for public projects. Four-fifths of the TDRs issued to landowners were transferred to real estate developers. The BDA has also given a push for vertical development in its 2007-15 Comprehensive Development Plan by increasing the floor-area ratio. This allows for the use of more space on a plot for construction. Since last year Vertical development has picked up pace in the past year. Between 2014 and 2017 (numbers available for this year not complete), the civic body granted 706 occupancy certificates to highrises, including ...
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Faster building plan OK for sites in BDA, BMICAPA layouts 20.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Soon, getting a building plan approval from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for properties in BDA-approved layouts will be easier, with the newly revamped online system of Building Plan Approval and Management System (BPAMS). Hitherto, one had to visit the BBMP office and follow a manual procedure to get an approved building plan. Although one can upload the plan online for approval, one still has to visit the office to receive the approval from the officials since there is no online gateway. "All these issues are being resolved in the new plan," said H N Raghu, additional director, town planning, BBMP. The software is being upgraded with the help of Softeck Engineers Pvt Ltd. Under the upgraded BPAMS, the civic body has categorised the plan approval system on the basis of risk-based classification: very low risk, low risk, moderate risk and high risk. So far, there were only three categories, namely low risk, moderate risk and high risk. The addition of another category of very low risk has ...
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Karnataka Minister conducts night inspection of road works in Bengaluru 20.10.2017 New Kerala: India News
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Oct 20 : Karnataka Minister for Bengaluru Development and Town Planning K J George conducted an inspection in Bengaluru on Thursday night to oversee the progress of road works.
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George inspects pothole work at night 20.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Bangalore Development Minister K J George toured several parts of the city on Thursday night to inspect the BBMPs work in filling up the potholes in the city.

George visited many locations where the python machine was being used to fill up potholes along with Mayor R Sampath Raj and other BBMP officials. George has tweeted and shared these photos.

Due to the incessant rains in the last few weeks the roads in the city were flooded and one had to search for the road a foot underneath the water. Potholes claimed five lives.

Many angry protests were held in the city protesting BBMPs inefficiency in filling up potholes.
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Rera-K to assess projects on ground 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The Real Estate Regulatory Authority Karnataka (Rera-K) will assess all ongoing real estate projects in the city and take suitable action against defaulters. "In the last three months, we have received 1,600 applications, which include three from Karnataka Housing Board and around 14 from Bangalore Development Authority (BDA)," said Priya Vinoth, Rera-K Secretary. Another official seeking anonymity said: "After processing all applications, we will assess the projects on the ground and verify whether they have applied to Rera or not. It does not matter whether it is a government body, a non-profit organisation or any other agency, all infrastructure and development projects have to register. We will soon start the process of assessing each project. The exercise will also help us check the ground status of all projects and know if they are complying with the deadlines." Rera is being taken seriously in other states, but that does not seem to be the case in Karnataka, especially Bengaluru, which is a hub of ...
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Man posing as journalist held for drug peddling 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
A fake journalist is among two suspected drug peddlers arrested by the police in Southeast Bengaluru's Koramangala. Rs 3 lakh worth of hashish (charas) is reported to have been seized from them. Rakesh (26) and Amul Hasan (23), both from Mangaluru, were arrested during a police raid at 20th Main, 7th Block, near the BBMP park, in Koramangala. Police said the duo was trying to peddle drugs to employees of a private company. One kilogram of hashish, Rs 3,200 in cash and three mobile phones were seized from them. Police also found the identity card of a media house called 'All India News 24x7' from Hasan who claimed to be a reporter with it. As per the ID, the news agency does intelligence, investigation, sting and right to information (RTI) operations, and sought information and other assistance from law-enforcement agencies. Police have established that the news agency does not exist and are investigating who made the identity card. Although Hasan studied journalism, he doesn't work for any media ...
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George meets SWM expert panel 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
In order to draft a sustainable waste management strategy for the city, the expert committee on solid waste management (SWM) has placed a few requests before Bengaluru Development and Town Planning Minister K J George and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad. George and Manjunath Prasad held a meeting with the expert committee members here on Thursday. Among the many requests, the expert committee has asked the civic body to have a dedicated cell for SWM within BBMP to deal with the issues pertaining to solid waste. The existing cell, has not being been effectively institutionalised the SWM experts opined. Besides this, the experts raised the issue of a direct payment system of salaries to pourakarmikas. "The list of pourakarmikas who come under this system should include only sweepers and not helpers or supervisors," reads the suggestion. The list also suggests introduction of mechanical sweeping machines monitored by third party supervisors. In reply, BBMP ...
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Garbage contractor assaults, flashes at women seeking dues 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Three women pourakarmikas were assaulted with iron rods and 37 others sexually harassed by a garbage contractor last week, it has now come to light. Their crime? Demanding their salaries. The workers had complained to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahangara Palike (BBMP) that Nagesh Kumar, KR Puram garbage contractor, had not paid them their dues. When Nagesh Kumar came to know of the complaint on October 12, he threatened the workers and abused them in lewd language. "You salary is in my pants, come and take it!" he said, and flashed at the women, according to Maithri, a representative of the BBMP Guttige Pourakarmika Sangha. When the women narrated their ordeal, office-bearers of the association convinced them to lodge a complaint with the social welfare department and the police. When Nagesh Kumar got to know about the complaint, he took some men along and attacked three of the women workers with an iron rod on Thursday. He is now absconding, police said. Initially, the police refused to register a case ...
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Half of the potholes filled: mayor 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
As the deadline for filling up of potholes is fast approaching, Mayor R Sampath Raj said that around 50% of the potholes have been filled. "Around 8,000 of the 16,000-odd potholes have been filled," said Sampath Raj. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had set a deadline of 15 days to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad and Sampath Raj to fill potholes in the city. Some statistics also said there were 30,000 potholes in the city. After facing flak from motorists and residents about the bad roads riddled with killer potholes, the BBMP has for the first time put up names of contractors on its website. "We have also posted the history of the condition of roads on our website which shows which contractor was in charge during which period," said BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad. Apart from this, the website has also been updated with an image gallery of all roads where potholes have been filled. Bengaluru Development and Town Planning Minister KJ George along with Bruhat ...
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Parking slots may be reserved for women on Church Street 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike is considering designated parking for women on Church Street. "It is difficult for them to find slots on such a busy road. We are planning to reserve parking for them, as also for the physically challenged," mayor Sampath Raj, who visited Church Street on Thursday, said. Officials will discuss the proposal with the traffic police and BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad, he told reporters. The first phase of TenderSURE work on Church Street, from Brigade Road to Adiga's and covering about 750 metres, will be done by November 15. "The remaining 310 metres will be completed by December," Sampath Raj said. The Rs 8-crore road improvement project provides underground ducts for all utilities, which means no digging when a repair is called for. TenderSURE work began in February and was to be done by August. "The work underground took more time than expected." "Also, it has been continuously raining since August," Sampath Raj said, explaining the delay. The footpaths are ...
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‘Pothole filling is an exercise in futility’ 19.10.2017 Hindu: News
Residents complain that construction debris or gravel is dumped into potholes and not even compacted
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Congress looting money for Gujarat, Himachal polls: Kumaraswamy 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday charged the ruling Congress of mobilising funds for the upcoming elections to Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assemblies by “looting tax-payers’ money in the state.Speaking to reporters, Kumaraswamy said that the government has been looting money through bloated estimates of various infrastructure projects planned to be taken up in the BBMP limits. Blacklisted contractors have been awarded projects, he charged.He said that the government had adopted a similar modus operandi during the Uttar Pradesh elections, where funds were raised for t
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Keep city clean: BBMP 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has requested Bengalureans to use fewer crackers on Deepavali to keep the city will be clean and also air and sound pollution can be reduced. Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said, "Lighting crackers, especially high-decibel ones, will create sound and noise pollution. It also creates a disaster in the city. The crackers will also produce garbage. Hence, we request the people not to burst many crackers this Deepavali." "We have taken steps to collect and dispose of the garbage created by crackers and other festival waste. Most of the crackers waste will be accumulated in the drainage and roads where the rainwater will not flow smoothly, this will create a lot of waterlogging on the roads," he added. Pet care advisory The BBMP has also released a reminder that fireworks can cause stress and in severe cases, death to domestic and wild animals. To help pets stay safe, theuy can be kept in a safe and secure place with people they trust. The BBMP has suggested to use cotton ...
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BJP to protest if ACB fails to file FIR against CM 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
BJP leader B J Puttaswamy on Tuesday threatened to stage a protest in front of the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) office if it fails to file an FIR against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in connection with the denotification of BDA land near Hebbal.

Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru on Tuesday, MLC Puttaswamy said that if ACB fails to file the FIRs against Siddaramaiah, then the party would drag the agency to court. The denotification pertains to 6.26 acres of prime land at Bhoopasandra near Hebbal, he added.

Puttaswamy also demanded that the government should constitute a legal team headed by former Lokayukta Santhosh Hegde to scrutinise the charges. He said that he had submitted documents pertaining to both cases to the Chief Minister's Office.

He demanded that Siddaramaiah should step down if the illegalities were proven by the legal team. In case the documents failed to substantiate the charges levelled by him, Puttaswamy said he would hang himself.
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Congress looting money for Guj, HP polls: HDK 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday charged the ruling Congress of mobilising funds for the upcoming elections to Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assemblies by "looting tax-payers' money in the state. Speaking to reporters, Kumaraswamy said that the government has been looting money through bloated estimates of various infrastructure projects planned to be taken up in the BBMP limits. Blacklisted contractors have been awarded projects, he charged. He said that the government had adopted a similar modus operandi during the Uttar Pradesh elections, where funds were raised for the party by enhancing the estimate of two major works -- construction of retaining walls and removal of silt from stormwater drains. The Rs 800 crore project was awarded to six blacklisted contractors at an enhanced estimate of 22%, he alleged. Seeking a fair probe into the issue, Kumaraswamy also demanded Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's clarification on the issue. The JD(S) leader also said that there were similar ...
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Rains expose Bengaluru’s poor infrastructure 17.10.2017 BusinessLine - News
With record rains in Bengaluru in October, it is not only the city’s crumbling infrastructure that is making news, but also its IT/ITeS corridors.Rains on Sunday and Monday have exposed areas along t...
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Tilting 2-storey building gives anxious moments to residents 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A single-storey building situated near a rajakaluve (large stormwater drain) in Yeshwantpur was tilting dangerously, leaving its occupants scared on Monday night. The building, situated in B Krishnamurthy Nagar near LN Colony, has been demolished by the Palike authorities after evacuating its occupants. Residents in the neighbouring buildings were also anxious that the tilting structure may come down anytime, endangering their buildings. There was one family of four residing on the first floor. The ground floor had a flour mill and a ration shop. Owner of the building Chikkaramanna had rented out the building to one Chinnaswamy and his family. Alert resident Chinnaswamy's daughter Priyanka had gone to a photocopy shop and was returning home at around 9.30 pm when she heard a rattling sound from the building. She alerted her family members, who ran down to the ground for safety. The family and the neighbours kept gazing at the building in the fear that it would come crashing down. The police and the Fire ...
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Puttaswamy threatens stir if ACB fails to file FIR against CM 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - State
BJP leader BJ Puttaswamy on Tuesday threatened to stage a dharna in front of the office of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) if it fails to file an FIR against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in connection with the denotification of 6.26 acres of BDA land near Hebbal in Bengaluru.

Puttaswamy, who is the state BJP Other Backward Classes (OBC) wing president, had accused the chief minister of being directly responsible for the denotification of land, the current market value of which is estimated at Rs 300 crore.

Puttaswamy said he will wait for one week. If the ACB does not file the FIR by then, he will launch a dharna. He also said he will file a case in court.
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