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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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PM Modi blaming others to hide his govt.'s failures: Congress 20.10.2017 New Kerala: India News
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Oct. 20 : Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of backing away from responsibilities by shifting blame and slamming Opposition at every failure of the ruling dispensation at the Centre.
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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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‘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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Bengaluru: Court commissioners, lawyers heckled, attacked on visit to illegal slaughterhouses 18.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
Police have confirmed the attack and said they are investigating the case.
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DSS protests for basic facilities for slum dwellers 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Members of the Karnataka Dalit Sangharsha Samithi staged a protest against the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Monday, urging the civic body to provide proper infrastructure to slum dwellers. The members of the association said that there are around 2,000 slums in Bengaluru but even basic infrastructure is not provided. "The state and the Union governments talk about Swachh Bharath programme and other activities. But this has only been on paper. This is not being implemented," said Siddapura Manjunath, district chief secretary. "We do not have basic facilities, no proper toilets. All we are asking for are basic facilities. It is disturbing to know about the wall collapse and rain-related deaths in the city. Our situation is no different," echoed the members. Around 60 people had gathered at the BBMP headquarters for the protest. Mayor's assurance The protest was called off after Mayor R Sampath Raj addressed them and assured them that all their problems will be resolved in a day or two by ...
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BBMP to launch 'Fix my Street' app for civic problems 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Here is good news for the residents of Bengaluru who wish to fix their street problems. A new app called 'Fix My Street' which helps the citizens to connect with the ward engineers will be launched soon. All they have to do is install the app and send a picture of the problem - be it pothole, uncleared garbage or anything civic issue and the respective ward engineers who are on the app and will resolve the issue within a week's deadline. The app being developed by the funds allotted by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, will be launched on October 25. "If you find any kind of problem in a particular street, related to potholes or bad condition of roads, all you have to do is click a picture and send an SMS to the engineer on the app. The concerned engineer will address the issue within seven days," said BBMP mayor Sampath Raj. 'Don't be confused' He also said that the people should not confuse this with the existing pothole problems. "We will be able to complete filling all potholes in the city by October ...
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BMRDA launches social media centre 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Bengaluru Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (BMRDA) launched a social media centre on Monday to cater to people's problems posted on social media sites and reply to their grievances. The centre was inaugurated by Bengaluru Development and Town Planning Minister K J George, who would directly supervise the complaints and grievances posted by the public. Members of the public can share their grievances on Twitter or Facebook handles of the department to register their complaints regarding civic problems. The complaints registered would be forwarded to the respective civic agency in the same format. In case there is a delay in resolving the complaint, the same would be updated to the complainant. A nodal officer from each civic agency will be appointed to look into the grievances and work actively. Twitter, Facebook ...
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‘I’m happy with the way Republic TV has grown’ 16.10.2017 HBL: Companies
The media has to be financially viable in order to be able to pay the bills and to sustain itself, says Rajeev Chandrasekhar
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The story of a layout in Bengaluru becoming Swachh Ooru 16.10.2017 Citizen Matters
It's not an easy achievement to get people to segregate their waste, but relentless efforts by volunteers and penalising by BBMP have helped achieve it in HSR Layout in Bengaluru. ...
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Girl drowns as it pours in B’luru 16.10.2017 DNA: Popular News
A 16-year-old girl drowned in an overflowing drain on Sunday, taking the death toll from rain- related incidents in the city to 10. The incident happened at Krishnappa Garden here. Narasamma had gone to attend nature’s call when she accidentally slipped into the drain. Her body was later recovered at some distance from the slum where her family resides. The family hailed from a northern district of Karnataka and they worked as construction labourers in the city. Meanwhile, the city civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike along with the National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force fished out the body of 22-year-old Pushpa from a storm-water drain at Kumbalgodu on Sunday morning. Pushpa and her mother Ningamma were washed away in the storm water drain following heavy rains in the city on Friday night. Officials involved in search operations said efforts were on to recover Ningamma’s body. The 10 deaths in the past 15 days in mishaps due to potholes and incessant rains have ...
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Highway to hell? Yamuna Expressway becomes one of the deadliest motorways in India 16.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
Over 1,600 deaths have been reported on the Yamuna Expressway in 2016, a rate that has gone up 100 per cent since 2014. Over-speeding, drunk driving are the main causes of these fatal accidents.
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Citizens air needs, complaints at Sante, seek fair play 15.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Citizens' participation in governance took another step forward at the Beku Beda Sante on Sunday as NGOs, resident welfare associations and even passersby walked in to show their concern for the city. As speakers on the stage highlighted various issues, including garbage, floods and bad roads, six-year-old children to teenagers engaged with them by pinning their views onto a notice board using red ribbons for their objections and green ones to put forward demands. "We need good roads in Rajajingar, not potholes. Small roads need light and space for bicycles," wrote 14-year-old Ashwini S. The Sante was an effort by organisations like Citizens for Bengaluru and Namma Bengaluru Foundation and others to keep alive the culture of public participation, which started as a protest against the plan to fell trees for a steel flyover. On a makeshift stage, activists of various organisations spoke out against the government's tendency to ignore the public while planning projects and making policies. Theatreperson ...
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Santosh Hegde sees 'sinister' design in new steel flyovers 15.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Former Lokayukta Justice (retd) Santosh N Hegde said there was something "sinister" in the state governments proposal to build two new steel flyovers. Speaking to about 500 people who had gathered to celebrate the first anniversary of the successful SteelFlyoverBeda protest, he said steel flyovers had been declared unscientific but the government was creating them here. "When economists say steel bridge is not economically viable, when environmentalists say steel bridges will increase the temperature, we are building them in our city that saw temperature rising to 40 degrees Celsius last year," he said. Stressing the need to fight to protect the city, Justice Hegde said: "Throughout the globe, they are dismantling steel bridges. They (the government) heeded the pressure from people and abandoned the steel bridge. Now, they are thinking of two more steel bridges. We have to check how right the government is." He urged people not to differentiate between parties when it comes to the fight for justice. ...
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Bengaluru rains: 16-year-old girl drowns in drain, toll mounts to 10 15.10.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The family hailed from a northern district of Karnataka and they worked as construction labourers in the city
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Bengaluru records highest rainfall in 115 years; death toll mounts to 10 15.10.2017 Zee News : States
As the city reels under an incessant downpour, the Indian Meteorological Department on Saturday recorded the highest rainfall in at least 115 years with the death toll mounting to 10.
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Bengaluru rains: Girl drowns in drain, toll mounts to 10 15.10.2017 deccanherald.com
A 16-year-old girl drowned in an overflowing drain today, taking the death toll from rain- related incidents in the city to 10. The incident happened at Krishnappa Garden here. Narasamma had gone to attend natures call and she accidentally slipped into the drain. Her body was later recovered at some distance from the slum where her family resides. The family hailed from a northern district of Karnataka and they worked as construction labourers in the city. Meanwhile, the city civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike along with the National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force fished out the body of 22-year-old Pushpa from a storm-water drain at Kumbalgodu this morning. Pushpa and her mother Ningamma were washed away in the storm water drain following heavy rains in the city on Friday night. Officials involved in search operations said efforts were on to recover Ningammas body. The 10 deaths in the past 15 days in mishaps due to potholes and incessant rains have triggered a ...
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Bengaluru’s Beku Beda Santhe kicks off 15.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
The Beku Beda Santhe, an event that aims to bring together those who have been fighting for various civic issues, got off to a grand start on Sunday.Hundreds of residents turned up for the event, wh...
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White-topping as pothole killer? 15.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
Devastated by record rains, the city’s tattered roads have trapped Bengalureans in a twister of commute woes. In its frantic search for a late remedy, the government has a cure: White-topping, a massive, expensive project covering 29 roads dubbed as a final farewell to potholes. But does the civic agencies’ pathetic record in road works give public confidence?A massive Rs 972.69 crore in two packages to cover six junctions and the roads. The project is huge by all accounts. Promised are pothole-free roads that last 20-30 years. “Long life, low maintenance cost, low lifecycle cost, improv
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Not a fool-proof solution, say citizens 14.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Twenty-nine pothole-infested Bengaluru roads may get white-topped over the next 11 months. Crores of rupees are sanctioned for the deed. However, the citys road-users feel the money pumped into the project will not help the water-logged roads. Common concerns of most residents are quality of roads, maintenance after white-topping and a holistic approach to solving the drainage issue across the city. Citizens believe that white-topping is not exactly the right approach to eradicate the pothole issue from its root. "The whole white-topping idea is fine, but the civic authorities are not looking at the root cause of the whole problem. It must go beyond just fixing the potholes," says Shahasan Noushad, a city-based R&D engineer. His concern: "They will white-top the roads and believe it is it. But what will happen three months down the line? Are they ensuring regular maintenance for the same? The city would not have reached this condition if we had not waited for the potholes to turn into craters." Noushad ...
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