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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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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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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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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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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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No let-up in Bengaluru rain havoc, 5 more dead 14.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Five people, including two women, were killed and a dozen others injured since Friday as heavy monsoon rains continued to pound the city, wreaking havoc and flooding several localities, said a civic official on Saturday.
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Bengaluru floods: BJP, Congress trade blows over poor quality infrastructure that has resulted in 9 deaths 14.10.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
Karnataka minister KJ George and Bengaluru mayor Sampath Raj on Saturday visited water-logged areas to take stock of the floods that have brought the city to a standstill. Torrential rains on Saturday continued to lash Bengaluru where the body of a temple priest, which was washed away on Friday, was recovered while a mother-daughter duo, who were swept away, remained untraced, police said. Bengaluru: Minister KJ George and mayor Sampath Raj visited water logged areas to take stock of the situation, earlier today. pic.twitter.com/T5Pzfh02IB Nine deaths in the past 15 days due to potholes and rains drew sharp criticism from the opposition BJP, which alleged that chief minister Siddaramaiah has failed in his duty. Siddaramaiah, however, flayed the opposition for "politicising" the deaths. City civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) along with the National Disaster Rapid Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Rapid Force (SDRF) intensified the search operation and formed three teams. The priest of ...
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HC asks BBMP to get council OK for ward panel members 11.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The high court on Wednesday directed the BBMP to get the approval of the BBMP council on ward committee members before the next hearing. A division bench comprising Justice B S Patil and Justice B V Nagarathna, hearing a batch of petitions with regard to solid waste management, also directed BBMP to complete the verification of pourakarmikas in a month's time. The bench also sought a report on the status of the bio-mining work being carried out at Mavallipura landfill. The bench directed BBMP to complete these requirements by the next hearing on November 10. Kathayayini Chamaraj of Civic Bangalore submitted detailed objections to the ward committee members being appointed. The report found a violation in the appointment of 29 ward committee members from many wards. The violations include appointing family members, non-residents of wards, omitting resident welfare association representatives. Of the 500 applications sent to BBMP for ward committee members, all were rejected without any ...
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BBMP begins work on filling potholes; claims 30,000 fixed 11.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Wednesday claimed that it has fixed more than 50% of the potholes in the city. According to BBMP, there were 30,404 potholes in the city including those on arterial and sub-arterial roads of which it has fixed 16,663 within two days after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah set a 15-day deadline to fill all potholes. "We started the filling process in Nagawara, HBR Layout, Thippasandra, Maruthi Seva Nagar, Kacharakanahalli, RBI Layout, Ramanjaneya Nagar, Konanakunte, Anjanapura, Vasanthpura, and Hoysala Nagar," said Bengaluru Development Minister K J George. He also said workers were on the job despite rain. "Using the Python machine, we are filling potholes on 110 roads, extending 300 km. Roads have been damaged due to Metro Phase 2 work," added George. However, he said work will be completed in 15 days. Contracts have been given out to fill potholes on around 500 km length of roads. The civic body will asphalt these roads once the rain recedes. "We have been ...
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Did Congress just lose some Indira canteen points in Bengaluru’s rains? 10.10.2017 BusinessLine - National
Just when the ruling Congress thought it had figured out the way to win the urban voters’ hearts — through Indira Canteens — unprecedented, heavy rains during the last one month threw open a floodga...
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Karnataka CM sets 15-day deadline to fill potholes in Bengaluru 10.10.2017 Zee News : States
Siddaramaiah on Monday set a 15-day deadline to city civic body to fill about 15,000 potholes across Bengaluru.
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CM sets 15-day deadline to fill potholes in Bengaluru 9.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday set a 15-day deadline to city civic body to fill about 15,000 potholes across Bengaluru, battered by heavy rains during the monsoon season.
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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
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Can all potholes be filled in 15 days? 9.10.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
At least twice in the past two months, BBMP had promised to fill up potholes in 15 days
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Siddaramaiah asks civic officials to make Bengaluru pothole free in 15 days 9.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Facing heat over battered city roads becoming a nightmare for commuters claiming three lives in the past one week and leaving scores of others injured, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today directed the civic agency to make the city roads pothole free within a fortnight. Yesterday a woman, identified as Radha (47), lost her life when she was run over by a truck at Pantharapalya near Nayandahalli. She was riding pillion with her nephew Ravi Kumar (24) in a bike which skidded while negotiating a crater likepothole. The State government and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the city civic body, came under sharp criticism following the incident. Siddaramaiah today visited the spot where the accident took place. He was accompanied by Bengaluru Mayor S Sampath Raj and BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad. Speaking to reporters, Siddaramaiah said unprecedented rains this year had badly damaged the city roads. The Chief Minister said "This year we received rains like never before due to which ...
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Now, potholes to be fixed with cold mix 7.10.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
In the face of growing anger and incessant rain, BBMP changes strategy to fix potholes
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Potholes more than double to 33,621 since last week 6.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Continuous rain and increased moisture in the air have forced the BBMP to stop filling the city's numerous potholes, just three days after it resumed the work. The civic body claims it will repair the battered roads by October 15, though the number of potholes has more than doubled since last week. On Friday, the BBMP released the latest count of potholes in the city. There are 33,621 potholes now, up from around 15,000 last week and almost a four-fold increase from around 9,000 three weeks ago. The BBMP claims it has already filled 16,978 potholes. BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said the nature of bitumen and asphalt would not allow filling of potholes under wet conditions as the mixture could not bind the existing surface effectively. The BBMP will spend 10% of the funds allocated for developmental works to fill potholes in each ward. Old wards get Rs 2 crore and new ones Rs 3 crore for developmental works. Accordingly, a total of Rs 46.5 crore will be spent on filling potholes in 198 wards. To ...
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