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Congress-JD(S) alliance in BBMP council under strain? 18.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
The ruling alliance of the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) council could be under strain. Accusing the Congress of looting money in the civic body, J...
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Rahul Gandhi launches subsidised Indira Canteen 16.8.2017 deccanherald.com
All India Congress Committee vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday launched state government's flagship programme Indira Canteen, subsidised food outlets that provides breakfast at Rs 5 and lunch and dinner at Rs 10, at Kanakanapalya in Chickpet Assembly constituency. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had announced to open 198 canteens in all wards of the city. However, only 101 canteens started functioning on Wednesday as the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) faced hurdles at several wards after the residents and citizens groups raised objections for opening canteens at civic amenity sites. Lauding the state government's programme, AICC vice president said that Indira Canteen is designed to make sure not a single person goes hungry in the city. He added that the facility is another step towards 'food for all' commitment of Congress. Indira Canteen is targeted at the poor and daily wagers who cannot afford two meals a day, he said and asked the state government and the BBMP to maintain cleanliness ...
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Get your fill of fresh lunch and dinner at these 101 Indira Canteens from today 16.8.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
One of state government's most ambitious projects to serve affordable food will roll out on Wednesday with 101 Indira Canteens being inaugurated. The canteens will serve fresh hot lunch and dinner at Rs 10 and breakfast at Rs 5.
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Several trees uprooted 15.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Monday night's rain has taken a toll on more than 31 different varieties of trees. While nine trees were uprooted near Sarovar Apartment in Sarakki alone, six trees fell in Indiranagar. Apart from this, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has received calls from 45 different localities in Bengaluru regarding waterlogging. While there have not been serious problems, some places have reported damage, officials said. A 15-feet-high wall collapsed at S Cariappa Road near Yediyur lake, damaging three cars and an autorickshaw. BBMP joint commissioner Dr Ashok inspected the place and ordered the local engineer to rebuild the wall immediately. While a compound wall at Lalbagh main gate was damaged due to a tree fall, the wall of HAL's Helicopter division was reduced rubble. Meanwhile, fallen trees affected traffic in Indiranagar. The forest wing of the civic body helped in easing traffic by clearing the fallen trees. Four trees at Koramangala, two in Vignanapura, and one each in RT Nagar, Hebbal, JP Nagar, ...
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1,200 policepersons to be deployed for I-Day 14.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
34 contingents to present guard of honour to CM at Field Marshal Manekshaw Parade Ground
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Just 101 Indira Canteens to open on Aug 16 12.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Just 101 Indira Canteens will open on August 16 against the earlier target of 125. Besides, just 13 Indira kitchens will open against the target of 28. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had promised to open canteens in all the 198 wards on August 16. The target was revised to 125 as the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) struggled to find suitable places in many wards. The civic body aimed to open the remaining 73 subsidised eateries on October 2 — Gandhi Jayanti. Just 87 canteens have been built so far and 11 more will be ready in the next few days. The BBMP hopes to increase the figure to 101 by August 16. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will inaugurate the canteens. Mayor G Padmavathi has blamed the opposition BJP and restaurant owners for the delay in the ambitious project. "They (the Opposition and restaurant owners) have been obstructing the project. I have seen employees of some restaurants protesting against the canteens at several places," she told journalists on Saturday. Two firms ...
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101 Indira Canteens to be up and running from August 16 12.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Work on building around 24 canteens had to be called off after difficulties in getting land
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46 trees cut down on Old Airport Road 11.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Despite overwhelming opposition, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has overnight felled 46 trees on Old Airport Road and is preparing to cut down 60 more to build a signal-free corridor. Hundreds of concerned citizens led by Vinayaka Nagar Residents' Welfare Association and activists will form a human chain on Sunday. "We petitioned the BBMP commissioner and the mayor two weeks ago requesting them not to cut down the trees for the signal-free corridor. But 46 trees with huge canopy have been cut down at Isro junction. Our complaints to the BBMP's forest cell have also failed. We have been forced to take to the streets to protest against the murder of more trees," said Aravind, a member of the RWA . The residents said some of the trees that have been marked for felling in future have large trunks with the size ranging from 300 cm to 400 cm in diameter. "Most of these trees are as tall as 25 metres. How can they cut such huge trees," they asked. However, Assistant Conservator of Forests N ...
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BBMP's 'dig-it-forget-it' style leaves residents stranded 9.8.2017 deccanherald.com
It's literally a house arrest for about 40 -50 residents near Hosakerehalli Cross, courtesy apathy of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). The Palike, in its inimitable style, had dug up the earth at the busy junction off Ring Road to construct an underpass in September 2016, and forgot the project, leaving the residents to fend for themselves. An aggrieved resident, on the condition of anonymity, told DH, "The civic bodies have literally kept us under house arrest. We can't even take our vehicles out due to this mess. Forget vehicles, we can't go out of our houses because of the haphazard works by the agencies.'' The affected residents alleged that the Palike had marked at three to four spots at several houses for acquisition for the proposed underpass. "The markings to acquire the space for the underpass are done haphazardly. How can the markings be changed at their whims and fancies? They altered length and width time and again, another resident rued. When contacted, B S Prahlad, Chief ...
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Residents want monetary relief for land acquisition 9.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Residents who have lost their buildings and lands due to the widening of Sarjapur Road, are demanding monetary compensation from the BBMP instead of Transferable Development Rights (TDR). More than 150 residents and 300 commercial establishments are said to be suffering losses due to this. The residents are also angry that the civic body did not consult them before starting the project. B V Ramachandra Reddy, a resident said, "We have been owners of the land for decades. Losing houses to road widening is a nightmare. We are not against the project. We are just demanding a fair compensation." According to the law, the government is supposed to acquire land by paying the guidance value to the owner. "This is a clear violation of 'Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act' (LARR)," said Reddy. He also questioned the different stances taken by the state government. "Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) pays the guidance value for acquiring land. ...
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Palike removes cables on Cunningham Road 9.8.2017 Hindu: News
It expects to earn over ₹50 cr. once telecom firms use its services
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BBMP plans to build road on lake 9.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
The proposed road will be in clear violation of an NGT order that sets buffer zone around lakes at 75 m
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HC seeks details on selection of ward panel members 8.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Tuesday submitted the list of its ward committee members to the high court. The civic body, however, did not file an affidavit mentioning the details of the procedure adopted by it while selecting the ward committee members. A division bench, comprising Justice Jayant Patel and Justice S Sujatha, directed BBMP to file its affidavit in the next hearing on August 28. The bench directed BBMP to display a board with details, including the names and addresses of members of the ward committees. In another report, BBMP stated that it is verifying 32,000 pourakarmikas. To this report, the bench directed it to list the names of pourakarmikas who are on the payroll of the corporation and those deployed for duty in respective wards. The court also sought the details of contract pourakarmikas besides the names and the telephone numbers of garbage contractors. The bench set a two-week deadline to submit this report. The court also told the civic body to display the ...
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BBMP officials cut cables on Cunningham Road 8.8.2017 Hindu: News
Civic officials have finally started to crack the whip on cable operators routing cables on trees and poles on TenderSURE roads. On Tuesday, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials started...
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BBMP to use plastic-laced tar for roads 7.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike will blend 450 tonnes of plastic with tar and use it to asphalt roads in its southern zone. The civic body has assigned KK Plastic Waste Management, a firm located off Kanakapura Road near Anjanapura, to supply plastic.

"We had signed a memorandum of understanding with the company to supply plastic bags to us. The blending of plastic will not only give longevity to roads but also reduce plastic in the city," BBMP Chief Engineer (south zone) S Prabhakar said.

Ahmed Khan of KK Plastic said his firm had tied up with agents who collect plastic from ragpickers. "We have a network of ragpickers, apartments and schools from where we pick plastic. We pay these ragpickers between Rs 6 and Rs 8 for one kilogram of polythene bags," he said.

Khan said though blending plastic with tar increased the cost by about 2%, the road's longevity would increase two-fold. BBMP used plastic to asphalt roads for 10 years but stopped it two years.
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RWA protests setting up Indira Canteen in park 5.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The protest by the residents of Tata Nagar in Bengaluru North, opposing the construction of Indira Canteen at a park, continued on Saturday too. But the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is in no mood to relent. The BBMP is constructing the canteen on the site, originally allotted for the development of a park. The High Court of Karnataka has ordered on Thursday, directing the Palike not to build any canteens on parks or playgrounds. But the local body is going ahead with its plan to set up canteen citing that the land in question is an open space, the aggrieved residents complained. "The canteen is being built on a plot which is allotted for the development of a park. The canteen is coming up in the middle of Hiranandani Apartment and Aadhaar enrollment office. It is a political gimmick. The canteen is meant for the poor and how will they find poor people here," asked Renuka Gopinath, a member of JRD Tata Nagar Residents' Welfare Association. On the day one of the protest on Friday, about 25 ...
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Policymakers confused about common zone regulations 5.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The draft notification on zonal reclassification has created confusion among the policymakers too as they were not very sure how it will be applicable to Bengaluru. Even now, there are two sets of contradictory rules for Bengaluru - one, the Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act coupled with the Town and Country Planning Act and two, the Revised Master Plan, prepared by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA). The draft rule prepared by the Municipal Administration Department generalises all the cities. Existing rules say that no commercial activity should take place on roads with a width of 40 ft or less in residential areas. BaBMP was lenient towards the illegal shops in residential areas compelling residents to approach the Karnataka High Court and get a favourable judgement. The Palike continued to turn a blind eye towards shops in residential areas, forcing the residents' welfare associations to build pressure on the civic agency to initiate action against the violators. As the Palike commissioner ...
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Palike now plans to pay a bomb to buy pvt land for Indira Canteens 4.8.2017 deccanherald.com
In a desperate move, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will now consider buying private land at market price for constructing Indira Canteens in the city. The BBMP has so far identified around 16 places, including Mahadevapura, Doddan- ekkundi, Chikkalsandra among others for purchasing private land. The project, which involves building canteens in all 198 wards, is now finding it difficult to allot government land as the high court has directed BBMP not to build Indira Canteens in parks or playgrounds. The already cash-strapped civic body now plans to spend crores of rupees to buy land to implement Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's pet project — subsidised food for the poor — to woo voters. According to sources in BBMP, it requires around 1,600 sqft or 40"X40'' area to construct a canteen. Going by the guidance value (price of the property as fixed by the department of Stamps and Registration) of the land, it is estimated that around Rs 80 lakh will be spent on each plot of land for the ...
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No Indira Canteen in playgrounds, parks and on drains, BBMP tells HC 3.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
No Indira Canteen will come up on playgrounds, parks or stormwater drains, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) told the High Court of Karnataka on Thursday. The civic body's submissions came on a petition that has urged the court to restrain the BBMP from building the subsidised eateries on drains, parks and playgrounds. A division bench of Justice Jayant Patel and Justice S Sujatha asked the BBMP whether it is following the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) orders that prohibit all kinds of construction on buffer zones of lakes in the city. The civic body replied that it does have a provision to carry out construction on buffer zones "for public purpose" but only after getting the necessary permission from the competent authorities. The court disposed of the petition following the BBMP's submission. Suspension stayed The high court on Thursday granted stay on the suspension of Bengaluru South Tahsildar Shivakumar S M for not permitting BBMP to construct Indira Canteen at Hosakerehalli. A ...
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Protest forces BBMP to drop canteen on temple premises 1.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Giving in to the protest by the residents of Chamarajpet in southern Bengaluru, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Tuesday dropped the plan of constructing an Indira Canteen on the premises of the ancient Rameshwara temple in the locality. On Tuesday afternoon, the Palike started to rebuild the compound wall of the temple, which it had demolished for constructing the canteen. The civic body received flak from the local residents when it demolished the compound wall on Monday night as the temple holds a rich history of about 300 years. The residents continued their protest on Tuesday morning as well. The protest was withdrawn only after the former corporator of the area Chandrashekar, husband of present councillor Kokila Chandrashekar, came to the place and assured the residents that the compound wall will be rebuilt and the canteen will be relocated to some other place in the ward. Kokila said, "We were looking at two other places before finalising the Rameshwara temple premises. One place ...
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