User: rohan Topic: Greater Bangalore
Category: Greater Bangalore
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Bengaluru Buzz: Zonal budgets for BBMP? | Major reduction in traffic fines unlikely | Modified PRR approved…and more 21.9.2019 Citizen Matters
Instead of having a single budget for all of BBMP, there could be separate budgets for the city's eight zones, BBMP Commissioner B H Anil Kumar has proposed. Read more on news from the city this week, in our roundup
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Two minutes from Ejipura signal to ORR? Not yet.. 18.9.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
A 3-km road from Ejipura signal to Agara would drastically reduce traffic jams in Koramangala. But this project has been delayed for years because the state government blundered in acquiring land from the Defence Ministry
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Am I paying taxes to get killed? 17.9.2019 Citizen Matters
Bengaluru is beset with rotting garbage, killer potholes and increasing dengue cases. Yet the BBMP is planning a steep hike in property taxes. So should we pay?
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Decentralisation in BBMP: Zonal matters assigned to Additional/Special Commissioners 16.9.2019 Citizen Matters
From now, the BBMP Commissioner will not be responsible for approving proposals of individual zones. Instead Additional/Special Commissioners will be responsible for two zones each
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Bengaluru Buzz: BBMP’s new plan to restore dug roads | Traffic fines may be reduced | Ultimatum to restaurants on plastic use 15.9.2019 Citizen Matters
BBMP will mandate agencies that dig up roads, to pay a security deposit that covers 100 percent of the road restoration cost. Also from now, BBMP - not the agencies - will restore the dug roads. Read more on this, and other news from the city over the past week, in our roundup
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Bengaluru Buzz: BBMP stops counting potholes | Traffic cops round-the-clock at CBD | Tree park near Turahalli forest 8.9.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
As the amended Motor Vehicles Act comes into effect, the city police is gearing up for better enforcement, especially in the CBD area. Read more on what else happened in the city over the past week, in our roundup
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Revenue, environment or aesthetics: What should decide Bengaluru’s ad hoarding policy? 4.9.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
A debate has been raging on whether outdoor ads should be permitted in Bengaluru. Can the city bear the revenue loss from hoardings? What about plastic waste from hoardings, or Bengalureans' wish for a clear view of the city's skyline?
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Advertisement hoardings: What BBMP Council wants vs what the state govt insists on 3.9.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Last year, BBMP Council passed draft 'bye-laws' that ban ad hoardings in the city. But the state government recently framed its own 'Rules' that allow hoardings. How do these laws differ? Once either of these laws are approved, how would it affect the city?
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Watch: An ‘astronaut’ negotiates potholes in Bengaluru as though they are craters on a planet 3.9.2019 Scroll.in
Social media users cannot stop laughing, agreeing, and sharing.
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Classic case of state poking its nose into BBMP: Will Bengaluru have advertisement hoardings? 2.9.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
The High Court has upheld BBMP's new bye-laws that ban hoardings in Bengaluru. But the state government is reluctant to accept the order. Does this mean Bengaluru will have hoardings again? And why is the state government poking its nose into BBMP's affairs at all?
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Bengaluru Buzz: Air purifiers to be installed at traffic junctions | No funds for Indira canteens | BU campus to be geo-tagged…and more 31.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Around 500 air purifiers will be installed at traffic-heavy junctions in Bengaluru, in an attempt to reduce vehicular pollution. In other news, BBMP engineers may be held accountable for potholes, and the funding for Indira canteens may dry up. Read more in our weekly news roundup
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Cong pet project Indira Canteens on the verge of closure 28.8.2019 The Assam Tribune
Cong pet project Indira Canteens on the verge of closure
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Faulty streetlights in your neighbourhood? Here’s how to do a ‘streetlight survey’ and get BBMP to act 25.8.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Recently, the residents of Vasanth Nagar surveyed all 439 streetlights in their neighbourhood, and identified faulty lights. Once they presented their data, BBMP was forced to start repair works. Here's how you too can do a streetlight survey, and get BBMP to act
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Bengaluru Buzz: Residents around Bellahalli landfill protest | Slump in Ganesha idol sales | Flooding in Panathur 24.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Around Thursday, garbage started piling up in Bengaluru, as the residents around Bellahalli landfill prevented the city's waste from being dumped there. Read more on this, and other news from the city, in our weekly roundup
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How Bengaluru is targeting 100% segregation of waste by December 2019: BBMP’s new SWM bye-laws 23.8.2019 Citizen Matters
With its new draft bye-laws on solid waste management (SWM), BBMP is aiming for 100% waste segregation and minimal use of landfills. The bye-laws mandate waste segregation into eight streams, steep penalties for offenders, and greater role for ward committees in SWM
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Vasanth Nagar citizens survey 439 streetlights; get BBMP to fix missing and defective lights 21.8.2019 Citizen Matters
When Vasanth Nagar residents couldn't get BBMP to fix damaged and missing streetlights in their neighbourhood, they undertook a 'streetlight survey'. Armed with solid data, they've got BBMP to start works. Around half the defective streetlights here have already been fixed
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2 km drive takes more than an hour – why Bellandur citizens are protesting tomorrow 19.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Bellandur residents are staging a peaceful protest and forming a human chain on August 20th to highlight traffic congestion and pollution in and around their community.
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Why Koramangala looks like a war zone: Five ongoing projects in 4 sq km 19.8.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
With five major infrastructure projects, and several smaller ones, Koramangala resembles a massive construction site these days. Neither the hapless residents nor the authorities are clear about the details of these projects, or why they are needed at all
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Bengaluru Buzz: Over 500 new dengue cases in four days | HC order to restore 19 lakes | Suicide rates spiking…and more 17.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Huge spike in dengue cases, High Court orders state government to create artificial lakes if it can't restore encroached ones, BBMP to map vulnerable structures - read more on what happened in the city this week
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Bengaluru Buzz: Flood alert in city | RWAs to prevent idol immersion in lakes | Toilets near Metro stations 11.8.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Flood warning issued in 80 localities in Bengaluru, RWA members asked to guard lakes during Ganesha Chaturthi, lack of state ministers delay Metro land acquisition - catch up on news from the city last week
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