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Fix My Street: 2,500 plaints in 3 days 16.12.2017
Bengaluru: Just four days after the launch of the mobile phone application, Fix My Street, by the BBMP to address civic issues, over 2,500 complaints have been registered till Friday.  The app was launched on December 11 and saw more than 5,000 downloads on Android and IOS systems. Complaints related to streetlights not functioning, garbage dumping, no pourakarmikas to collect garbage from the doorstep, dumping of constructional debris and water and drainage problems topped the list of complaints. Mayor Sampath Raj told Deccan Chronicle, "Highest complaints through the app have been received from Mahadevapura which is around 550. We have also been receiving complaints about water or drain problem and these are being forwarded to the BWSSB." He said, "We will create more awareness among the people about the Fix My Street app and also people who do not use apps can always register a complaint at our control room and ward level offices. For now, we have received a good response ...
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Bhendi Bazaar: A model makeover 15.12.2017 DNA: Opinion
Bohri Mohalla is a nugget of heritage and culture nestled in the crowded market area of Bhendi Bazaar. If you have ever visited this neighbourhood and not devoured the succulent kebabs and tikkas of Haji Tikka Corner, your trip to this part of the city would be considered incomplete. Established in 1989, it is currently owned by Abdul Samad Qureshi, who is suffering a customer loss of nearly 50 per cent, thanks to the redevelopment project. Bhendi Bazaar, spread over a 16.5-acre land comprising more than 250 buildings, is undergoing one of the biggest redevelopment projects in India. The project which is being carried out by Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust (SBUT) has divided Bhendi Bazaar in nine clusters. Located in the heart of south Mumbai, Bhendi Bazaar is a shopper’s paradise. From carpets to hardware and antique pieces, the place has something to offer everyone. For the less-initiated, the Bhendibazaar gharana is one of the vocal gharanas of Indian classical music, which originated in Bhendi Bazaar ...
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No sewage treatment plants for old apartments in Bengaluru 15.12.2017
BENGALURU: In a move which could provide relief to thousands of flat dwellers, the BWSSB on Thursday withdrew its retrospective rule for installation of sewage treatment plant (STP) in old apartment complexes. BWSSB had initially made it mandatory to install STPs in apartment complexes with 20 or more flats. Following an uproar, it amended the rule in April and increased it to 50 or more flats. However those residing in older apartment complexes opposed the retrospective rule citing lack of space and the huge costs involved. They wanted the BWSSB to drop the rule. The issue also became the main topic for discussion at the special council meet at the BBMP recently with corporators cutting across party lines demanding water board to drop this retrospective rule. BBMP Mayor Sampath Raj too said that any rule should not burden citizens. In a meeting chaired by Bengaluru Development Minister K. J. George and Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy, the water board suspended the retrospective rule with immediate ...
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BJP to protest against STP norm for apartments 13.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
To hold a dharna in Freedom Park on Saturday
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Corporators quiz BWSSB chief over STP rules, Cauvery water 13.12.2017
BENGALURU: Cutting across party affiliations, corporators targeted BWSSB Chairman Tushar Girinath and the latter had to face a barrage of questions. Their main question was on the retrospective Sewage Treatment Plant for apartment complexes with 50 or more flats.   Members registered their opposition to the proposal and demanded that BWSSB should take back the retrospective clause.  Former chairman of taxation and finance Gunashekar questioned, "Of the total 1300-1400 MLD water supplied to the city, more than 30-40 percent gets leaked. Has the board reduced this percentage, if so what is the progress." Further, he questioned if it is possible for the BWSSB to supply water 24x7. BJP leader and leader of the opposition at BBMP Padmanabha Reddy sought to know the status of Yethinahole project and wanted to know when will 110 villages get Cauvery water. BWSSB also came under fire for digging up newly-laid roads. In his reply to the questions raised by corporators, Tushar Girinath ...
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DJB notices to govt depts over due bills 13.12.2017 Hindu: News
Water connections of 1,011 consumers who owe a total of ₹4,180.52 crore in pending bills could be cut if the dues are not cleared soon as the Delhi Jal Board has started to issue notices this week.On...
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Cleaning Yamuna: NGT asks DJB for Phase II plan 13.12.2017 Hindu: News
The National Green Tribunal (NGT), on Tuesday, directed the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to submit its action plan with respect to Phase II of the Yamuna clea...
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Give info on Phase-II of Yamuna cleaning by tomorrow: NGT to DJB 12.12.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
The green panel had said that pollution in the Yamuna was of serious concern as it was highly contaminated by industrial effluents and sewage.
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Drop retrospective STP rule: Opposition leader Padmanabha Reddy 12.12.2017
BENGALURU: BWSSB's retrospective rule mandating sewage treatment plants (STPs) for apartments with 50 and above units should be withdrawn immediately, demanded BBMP leader of opposition Padmanabha Reddy. At a special council meeting on Monday, Reddy demanded said, "Many realtors have built apartments and already washed their hands of them. If a new rule is imposed on installing STPs in existing apartments, where will they install it? The rule should be taken back." He alleged that it was implemented without consulting apartment owners. He said, "The BWSSB had made rainwater harvesting mandatory, while it could not install a device at its own building." He blamed the BWSSB for flooding in the city recently. "BWSSB water lines pass through storm water drains and they hampered the desilting process as some pipes broke while removing the silt from storm water drains," he said. LED streetlights in 8 months  BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad said that all ...
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NGT slaps Rs 10-lakh fine on Solan-based hotel 12.12.2017 The Tribune
New Delhi, December 11 The National Green Tribunal has ordered demolition of an illegally constructed portion of a hotel in Solan and imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh for causing environmental pollution and degrading the ecology. The green panel noted that Hotel Barog Heights has built up structures, which were partially unauthorised and illegal and was running its business without obtaining due permission from the Pollution Control Board from April 1, 2012, to date. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the hotel to demolish the unauthorised structure within four weeks and pay a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for causing irretrievable damage to the ecology to the Pollution Control Board within two weeks. “Nothing has been placed on record which shows that the applicant is not an environment offender. There is no evidence to show as to how such a big hotel is dealing with its waste and is treating the sewage generated. The sewage treatment plant (STP) is not of the requisite capacity ...
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Ensure proper sewage connections for toilets, LG tells civic bodies 12.12.2017 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 11

Lt Governor Anil Baijal today directed the three municipal corporations to ensure proper lighting arrangement in and around all toilets complexes and public parks in the capital.

The civic bodies must see that the sewage connections in toilets are properly maintained, said the LG during a review meeting of sanitation, redevelopment of markets and beautification works undertaken by the municipal bodies.

As regards use of toilets in restaurants (including petrol pumps), it was informed that all toilet facilities have been made available free of charge for women and children. The LG was informed about the steps taken for proper lighting in and around the toilets complexes.

The three municipal commissioners assured the LG that efforts are being made to ensure that all toilets complexes have proper lights. It was desired that weekly progress report will be sent to the Pr. Secretary (Urban Development) in this respect.

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Judiciary doing local bodies' statutory duty as they don't: HC 11.12.2017 PTI: All news
Judiciary doing local bodies' statutory duty as they don't: HC
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Project undertaken by BRIMSTOWAD to stop water-logging: More underground drains soon in Hindmata area 11.12.2017 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Govt to lay water pipelines in all illegal colonies 11.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, December 10 Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today promised that his government will lay water pipelines, build sewerage system and roads in all unauthorised colonies of the Capital in the next two years. Kejriwal lashed out at the rival BJP and the Congress accusing them of doing "vote-bank" politics and giving excuse of inadequacy of funds for unfinished development projects before elections. "Feel ashamed about what the parties (Congress and the BJP) have done over the past 70 years for the unauthorised colonies in the capital. Till date all parties have only done politics with them.... We have prepared the blueprint for various development projects in all unauthorised colonies in the city and in the next two years we will lay sewerage system and construct roads in all such colonies across the city," the Chief Minister was addressing people after inaugurating around 250 development projects in unauthorised colonies across the Mundka Assembly constituency this ...
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Gear up, this may be your last chance to get a BDA site 11.12.2017 Hindu: News
BDA all set to invite applications for 5,000 sites in Phase II in Kempegowda Layout
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Koramangala: Roads dug up, repair in limbo 11.12.2017
BENGALURU: The entire stretch of street near Koramangala Club at 6th Block and the adjoining footpath have been dug up for the past few months, causing hardships to motorists and pedestrians.  While speaking with a few pedestrians, the general complaint was that the area is frequently caught up in traffic jams as there is hardly any place left for the vehicles to pass due to the debris. In order to construct manholes, the BWSSB has dug up the entire stretch of the road. It is also a busy commercial area with lots of eateries and shops.  Sadiq, a daily commuter, was angry at the civic agencies for prolonging the work, which was causing havoc to motorists taking the route.  The dust that emanates from the debris makes it impossible for me to sit at the restaurants.  How can one breathe? The corporator seems to be in a slumber. They are seen only during elections    —  Saurav Ranjan,      resident He said, "I frequently take this route ...
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Mothe’s water woes to end soon? 11.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Officials say Godavari water will be diverted to CM’s adopted village in 15 days
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Arrears over Rs 3,000 crore: Clear dues or we’ll cut water supply, DJB warns govt depts 10.12.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Basic civic issues haunt VOC Nagar 9.12.2017
Chennai: Dr Radhakrishnan Nagar (RK Nagar) has been in the spotlight since 2015 as it was former CM Jayalalithaa's constituency but as many as 5,000 families in VOC Nagar in the area have been battling hordes of civic issues for more than 30 years. Inadequate drinking water supply has been one of the major issues. A water tank, which was built for the purpose to cater to people living in the slum, is in shambles and repeated appeals have gone in vain. "We are forced to shell out money each day to buy water despite of this provision. We nicknamed the tank as "Torch Light" because the only purpose it serves is that of a source of light at night," said M. Sekar, a local CPI(M) functionary, and a resident of VOC Nagar. He further added that stormwater drain work has been abandoned in the area leading to waterlogging during rains. This also increased the incidence of diseases during rainy season, the residents claim. Another issue plaguing the area is the stench from the ...
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What do residents think on cleanliness? BMC to conduct survey soon 8.12.2017 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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