User: meerak Topic: special-topics
Category: bellandur
Last updated: Oct 19 2017 23:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 6,919    
Columbia Asia keen to partner startups 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Business
Healthcare company Columbia Asia Hospitals is looking at collaboration with healthcare startups. Dr Nandakumar Jairam, CEO, Chairman and Group Medical Director, Columbia Asia Hospitals, said they are open to a symbiotic association which will help them create a niche in the industry. "However, we are yet to embark on a serious journey with someone as passionate about healthcare," he added. The Columbia Asia Group is owned by more than 150 private equity companies, fund management organisations and individual investors. Its first hospital in the country started in 2005 in Hebbal, Bengaluru, and it is all set to open sixth one in Karnataka. "We will be opening our new hospital, located at the Iblur junction, soon. We are awaiting a few approvals, post which we will be open to the neighbourhood and also for people coming from other states and countries," Jairam said. The Sarjapur Road hospital is said to be the biggest hospital within the Columbia Asia group. "It has 206 in-patient beds and a covered space ...
Also found in: [+]
GST, online marketplaces dim traditional Deepavali shopping 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The last-minute Deepavali shopping spree, in its traditional sense, was lacklustre this year thanks to Goods and Services Tax (GST) on products and the irresistable discounts and offers that online shopping sites have announced for the festival. Though enthusiastic shoppers thronged the city's sweet, clothing, jewellery and other outlets, the shop owners reported an actual slump in sales. Despite the shopping festival of lights being dimmer this season, glittering malls and traditional festive shopping districts like M G Road, Brigade Road, Commercial Street, Jayanagar 4th Block, Malleswaram, Rajajinagar, Marathahalli ORR, Koramangala, Indiranagar, Banashankari and JP Nagar drew thousands who came to shop there. At Kanti Sweets, a popular outlet on Sampige Road, Malleswaram, employees said business was duller this year compared to the previous one, when they served customers who queued up for their sweets. Rajasekhar, an employee, said that this year's Deepavali orders had decreased ...
Also found in: [+]
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...
Also found in: [+]
Traffic jams greet office-goers, students 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Traffic snarls were witnessed on several arterial roads of Bengaluru on Monday morning with normal life being affected as members of the public had a tough time travelling on flooded roads.

After continuous rain from the past few days, the waterlogged roads and slow-moving traffic were reported from Ecospace near the Outer Ring Road, Mysuru Road, Queen's Junction, Hennur Main Road, JC Road, Hudson Circle, City Market, Central Silk Board Junction, BTM 29th Main Junction, ITPL Main Road, Wilson Garden 10th Cross towards NIMHANS, Hebbal Circle flyover from Kempapura Junction on Ballari Road, Tumakuru Road and Nagavara.

Students and office-goers also had a tough time reaching their destination as roads were inundated with water.

Also found in: [+]
Post office PSKs soon to speed up issue of passports 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Here is a breather for all those who have spent long hours at the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) for your application to be processed. Soon Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) will be set up in various parts of the Karnataka. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is implementing the project in three phases. The idea is to decongest PSKs and ensure citizens get passports faster. "In the first phase, they will come up in Davangere, Belagavi, Mysuru and Hassan. Successful trials have been conducted in Mysuru. Once POPSKs are operational, citizens need not visit PSKs," Bharat Kumar Kuthati, Regional Passport Officer, told DH. The Lalbagh Road PSK is the largest in Karnataka, handling 1,700 applications a day. The Devarabeesanahalli PSK on Marathahalli Outer Ring Road follows, handing 860 applications. The next is Hubballi PSK with 560, followed by Mangaluru (540) while Passport Seva Lahgu Kendra in Kalaburgi handles 160 applications and Mysuru POPSK attends to 130 applications. The staff at the PSKs are ...
Also found in: [+]
Gridlock on potholed ORR makes commuting a nightmare 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Waterlogged roads, traffic snarls and potholes have turned the Ecospace service road on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) Bellandur into a living hell. The road which is home to a host of IT biggies, MNCs and many upscale city residential clusters is a nightmare for motorists, pedestrians and residents alike. Incessant rains over the last few days caused the Savalkere Lake to overflow onto Ecospace road. Police were seen struggling to handle traffic from late in the night until the early hours of Monday. Savalkere Lake near the Ecospace service road overflowed and water gushed on to the ORR causing waterlogging at the tech park RMZ Ecospace on the arterial road. Savalkere is one of the largest lakes in the city. According to local residents, most part of the lake is encroached upon by illegal builders, causing blockages and silting of rajakaluves (stormwater drains). There are five lakes around Sarjapur. If one lake overflows, the water should flow through the drain to another lake. The water overflowing in ...
Also found in: [+]
IndiGo forays into regional markets 16.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Low-cost carrier IndiGo on Monday announced its foray into regional markets and the airline will begin ATR - short-haul regional airliner - operations between cities on its existing network of Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Madurai and Nagpur and two new tier-II cities -Tirupati and Rajahmundry.
Also found in: [+]
Rain, overflowing lake hit traffic on ecospace service road 16.10.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The ecospace service road, off Outer Ring Road (ORR) near Bellandur, has proved to be a nightmare for residents in the area.

Waterlogging during rain, potholes and traffic snarls have become major causes for concern in the area. The service road is home to a large number of companies. It is a residential area too.

Continuous rains over the past few days and the overflowing Saul Lake have often led to flooding on the road. The commuting experience is not likely to improve any time soon.

Speaking to DH, Abhishek Goyal, DCP (traffic, East), said "There is a huge traffic jam near ecospace.
There is one-foot-deep water on the road. The traffic police are working to control the situation. I request commuters to avoid the Outer Ring Road till the situation becomes normal."
Also found in: [+]
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. ...
Also found in: [+]
Apartment complex with 600 homes flooded 16.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Residents of Kendriya Vihar forced to remain indoors for the past five days
Also found in: [+]
No end to rain woes for city; roads waterlogged, homes flooded 15.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Overnight rain continued to wreak havoc in the city again. Five people were killed till Sunday and rain created havoc, leaving many areas inundated and roads waterlogged. There were also incidents of tree fall and traffic snarls on major city roads. Several localities were flooded, crippling normal life in the city. Water entered several houses in Bommasandra, Hongasandra, BTM Layout, HSR Layout, Yelahanka and other low lying areas. People pump out water Kendriya Vihar apartments at Kogilu Cross near Yelahanka was flooded. Water gushed into the parking area and into a few houses, where residents were seen pumping out water. More than 50 vehicles in the basement of the apartment were submerged. Vehicles struggled to pass the flooded outer ring road in Bellandur. Some vehicles broke down, holding up traffic. A BMTC bus broke down on the waterlogged outer ring road near Ecospace and more than 20 passengers were rescued by BBMP personnel. According to the BBMP control room, tree falls were reported behind ...
Also found in: [+]
Copious rain exposes poor sewer network 14.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Incessant, copious rain coupled with an inadequate and crumbling drainage network has turned Bengaluru into a messy sight. Waterlogging in low-lying areas and rainwater gushing into homes have made the lives of residents in many localities miserable. The century-old underground drainage network seems to have finally given away. Unable to withstand the current capacity, manholes and sewer lines are gushing and foul water is forming puddles. Manholes in HSR Layout Sectors 6 and 7, Shanthinagar, Wilson Garden, Shivajinagar, MG Road and Cunningham Road have been overflowing and have not been addressed by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) even a month after they were brought to its notice by the public. The stretch from Shanthinagar bus stand towards the Richmond Circle flyover is the best example. Road users, especially two-wheeler riders, suffer every day. The manhole water flows down the road and since the sewage lines are blocked, the road gets flooded. "You can literally see water ...
Also found in: [+]
In troubled waters... 13.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
If you are riding or driving through the streets of Koramangala, you might catch a glimpse of a yellow raft sailing peacefully in the middle of the city. Yes, you read that right! It is not an impossible sight to see a raft among motor vehicles anymore. Bengalureans are grappling with the unprecedented rains that lead to flooding of not just the streets but also people's homes. Low-lying areas like Koramangala, especially the 4th block, are the worst hit. "Living in these areas has become a nightmare for many of us," says Pratheek Ponnappa, a software professional who is a resident of S T Bed layout, Koramangala. "I work in Bellandur which is about seven kilometres from Koramangala. It usually takes about 20 minutes of travel. However when it is raining, it takes one-and-a-half hours for the commute. Because of the unpredictable rains, I have changed my work timing to avoid the heavy rains in the evenings," he says. He points out that after the heavy showers on August 15, the owner and the association ...
Also found in: [+]
What BMTC must focus on replacing personal transport in Bengaluru 13.10.2017 Citizen Matters
A developed city is not a place where the poor have cars, but where the rich use public transportation. For this to happen, BMTC must look beyond its own flattering ridership statistics, and try to improve user convenience. »
Also found in: [+]
Evening showers flood city roads 11.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Waterlogging continued to haunt Bengalureans with the city receiving 18.2 mm of rain (till 8.30 pm) on Wednesday. There were reports of waterlogging from Koramangala, Gandhinagar, Kempapura in Hebbal, Vasanth Nagar, Cantonment station, Chalukya Hotel and Chickpet. Some roads in these areas were under two feet of water. Showers held up traffic in several parts of the city. There was slow-moving traffic at Mehkri Circle, Hulimavu Junction, Kempapura Junction, Silk Board Junction, on Sarjapur Road and T Chowdiah Road. Shreeranjini G N, a resident of Chamarajpet, said that she had had wait for almost an hour to pass through the Silk Board Junction. "This not new. But, waiting amidst heavy rain is painful. Commuting in the city has become a punishment these days," she said. Mayor R Sampath Raj said that the BBMP has deputed workers to help people pump out water from their premises. However, the residents of Koramangala said that they did not come across any such worker in their area. According to the India ...
Also found in: [+]
Zoomcar launches 'PEDL' cycle sharing service; to enable 10,000 cycles by 2017 end 11.10.2017 New Kerala: Business India
New Delhi , Oct. 11 : Self-drive car sharing platform Zoomcar on Wednesday announced the launch of PEDL, a technology-enabled cycle sharing service.
Also found in: [+]
Potholes: Race against time to meet CM’s 15-day deadline 11.10.2017 Hindu: News
Citizens stress upon tackling the cause behind flooding instead
Also found in: [+]
Naidu inaugurates Marriott hotel 10.10.2017 Hindu: News
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated AP’s first hotel from the Marriott group, Fairfield by Marriott here on Monday. Located at R&B Junction on the National Highway, the hotel is develo...
Also found in: [+]
Resident gets no response from BBMP on Mysuru Road 9.10.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Had alerted the civic authority a fortnight ago about the condition of the roads
Also found in: [+]
Preserving the city’s history etched in stone 9.10.2017 Hindu: Home
A citizens-driven exhibition of inscription stones is to be held on November 14 at Venkatappa Gallery
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 6,919