User: shreyas Topic: BBMP
Category: BBMP
Last updated: Dec 17 2017 02:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 23,734    
Invisible public toilets 16.12.2017 deccanherald.com
A wannabe world city that wears its tech tag with enormous pride has barely 475 public toilet complexes to serve a population exceeding 1.1 crore! If men struggle in this inglorious mess, imagine the plight of Bengalurus women in their teeming millions. To spot a public toilet complex even in the citys relatively better equipped Central Business District (CBD) is a tough task. In their frantic search for a safe, clean, well-maintained public toilet, women often fail. Is this how a city with smart city ambitions rides its Swachh Bharat dream? Big gaps in last-mile connectivity between mass transport options and office / home inevitably mean long walks for women. To answer natures call, the only option would be to step into a restaurant or a private facility, which could be tough. Daily struggle Shwetha Rao, a senior manager of a private firm, had experienced it first hand on a shopping visit to Gandhinagar. "There was absolutely no sign of a public toilet. The restaurants were crowded. It was a ...
Also found in: [+]
BBMP vows to close unlicensed pubs in Indiranagar 16.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Pubs and bars operating without trade licences at residential areas in Indiranagar will be evicted soon. The BBMP has directed its officials in the east zone to slap notices on commercial establishments functioning in residential areas, many of which operate openly or without name boards. With the BBMP struggling to implement the high court direction to clear commercial activities from residential areas, its joint commissioner, east zone, Dr Ashok on Saturday met residents of Indiranagar at Mayo Hall. He directed Dr Siddappaji, health officer (east), and Sanamitra, medical officer of health, CV Raman Nagar, to slap notices on the illegal establishments disturbing the residents. Dr Ashok said he would go on an inspection in Indiranagar on December 22 and will immediately close bars and pubs functioning in residential blocks without a trade licence. The joint commissioner will also see if the shops had violated the building code or fire safety norms. "The officials assured us of immediate action against ...
Also found in: [+]
Politics in flood compensation? 16.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Several households claim they have been deprived of compensation while local MLA terms it ‘political gimmick’
Also found in: [+]
Residents protest against illegal eateries, pub 16.12.2017 BusinessLine - Indira Balaji
They meet BBMP official and seek time-bound action
Also found in: [+]
‘Sanjay Memorial skywalk’ likely to be a reality soon 16.12.2017 Hindu: Home
Residents of Bellandur had formed a human chain on December 6 to highlight their demand for a skywalk after a 19-year-old security guard was hit by a car
Also found in: [+]
Dug-up road, open drain put students at risk 16.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Nearly a month after a portion of the 3rd cross road at NGEF Layout in Kasturi Nagar (next to Presidency School) was dug up for repair work related to the storm-water drain, hundreds of children have...
Also found in: [+]
Techies' solution for ORR traffic chaos may produce one more flyover 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The increasing nightmare of traffic snarls on the Outer Ring Road, especially along the stretch connecting the Hebbal flyover and Horamavu, may be eased with a touch of innovation from the tech community. But their idea of adding one more layer to the already confusing labyrinth of flyovers in the area has triggered some concerns. Consultants from Embassy Tech Village have proposed an extra ramp to link Nagawara and Veeranapallya flyovers, with an extension to the Manyata Tech Park. The Embassy Group has agreed to sponsor the project. On Friday, the consultants made a presentation to Bengaluru Development Minister K J George, Mayor Sampath Raj, Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development, Mahendra Jain and BBMP Commissioner Manjunath Prasad. "We have obtained an in-principle approval from BBMP," said Rajendra Prasad, a director with the Embassy Group, who was part of Fridays meeting. "We will get the go-ahead after submitting the details and the drawings to the BBMP and the BMRCL. We will be spending ...
Also found in: [+]
STP battle leaves officials in a bind 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Confusion reigns among officials a day after the government said it would relax rules making sewage treatment plants compulsory for apartment complexes. Minister K J George announced the suspension of the penalty clause on Thursday, but officials said they would have to follow contrary instructions from the National Green Tribunal. George, who handles the Bengaluru development and town planning portfolios, said contentious rules on STPs would be amended soon, and the BBMP would pass a resolution adopting them. Following a hue and cry over retrospective implementation of the STP rule, George said it would only be implemented prospectively. Older apartments, represented by the Bangalore Apartments Federation (BAF), had taken to the streets to oppose mandatory STPs for them. Apartment complexes with 20 houses or less, which have already linked their sewers to underground drainage, are exempted from installing compulsory STPs, George said. About 50+ blocks Reiterating what DH reported on December 14, BWSSB ...
Also found in: [+]
Deep in debt, BBMP may miss municipal bond bus 15.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
The civic body has a loan burden of ₹1,348 crore; Union Minister says he is ‘disappointed’ that the city could not raise money on its own
Also found in: [+]
Soil testing underway for BBMP's 2nd longest flyover 14.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Work on BBMPs second-longest flyover on the Koramangala 100 ft road has progressed, with the soil testing underway. The flyover between Kendriya Sadan Junction and Ejipura Main Road-Inner Ring Road junction is next to only the Balagangadharanatha Swami Flyover on Mysore Road. Running for a distance of 2.4 km, it will be built at a cost of Rs 203 crore. The project is funded under the Chief Ministers City Development Plan and the contract is with the Simplex Infrastructure Private Limited. "The soil testing at the depth of 20 metres will be completed at Kendriya Sadana and Ejipura Main Road. With 62 pillars, the soil testing will be done at four spots for each pillar. The testing work will take a month after which the civil work on the pillars will begin," said K T Nagaraj, the BBMP Chief Engineer for Road and Infrastructure (Planning). The pillars will be built using precasting technology, he said. "We have identified the place for casting yard. The parts will be cast and assembled at the spot. The ...
Also found in: [+]
Land norms for PU colleges to be relaxed 14.12.2017 Hindu: News
Draft notification on easing rules sent to Law Department
Also found in: [+]
New Year celebrations on Church Street likely to be a muted affair 14.12.2017 Hindu: News
Work on revamping road likely to take another 5 to 6 months
Also found in: [+]
As dust level rises, so does demand for mechanical sweepers from residents 14.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Nine machines not enough; BBMP faces stiff opposition in its quest to procure more
Also found in: [+]
Trees cut in Rajarajeshwarinagar, residents file complaint 13.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The residents of Rajarajeshwari Nagar have filed a complaint with the local police against the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for illegally cutting trees on Tuesday. The BBMP forest cell is haphazardly issuing notices to cut down the trees in the locality. To stop this the complaint has been filed, the residents said. "A tree was cut yesterday (Tuesday) claiming that it was posing a threat to the pedestrians. But it would have been enough had they cut a few branches on the top. However, the entire tree was axed," said Joe Hoover, a nearby resident. "This is not the first time that they are indulging in such activities. They have marked another tree to raze it down. The forest officer Bhanu Prakash, deputy forest range officer and the BBMP are very lenient when it comes to giving permission to chop trees. We have lost 40 and odd trees just for lame reasons," he added. Sometimes, they cut the trees just to give a better visibility to commercial shops covered with tree branches. This is certainly ...
Also found in: [+]
Janaspandana in Rajajinagar on Saturday 12.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Residents of Rajajinagar Assembly constituency can air their problems at Janaspandana - Citizens for Change, the civic grievance redress platform provided by DH and Prajavani, December 16. The programme will be held at Rajarajeshwari Kalyana Mantapa near the RTO office in Rajajinagar 2nd Block. MLA S Suresh Kumar, along with officers from the BBMP, Bescom, the BWSSB and the police will take part. Residents can air grievances on waste segregation, bad roads, streetlights, maintenance of parks and playgrounds, etc. Those interested can register at the venue from 9 am onwards on December 16. The programme will start at 10 am. You can also register online by writing to janaspandana@printersmysore. co.in or #PVJanaspandana on Twitter. For details, call 9448701058 (between 9 am to 5 pm). DH News ...
Also found in: [+]
BWSSB will spare most apartments from fine for not possessing OC 12.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The BWSSB would ask for Occupancy Certificate to residences with five kitchens and commercial areas with more than 300 square metres, sparing a large number of flats from penalty. The Board has been charging a fine on those flats that obtain water connection without producing OC. With the penalty hurting a large number of residents, the issue was raised at a special council meeting of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to which BWSSB Chairman Tushar Girinath was invited. "According to Karnataka Municipal Act, we are supposed to give OCs for residential spaces with more than five kitchens, irrespective of the floor on which they are located," BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said. "OCs is given for commercial spaces when they are bigger than 300 sq meters." Following the clarification, Girinath assured that the BWSSB will seek OCs only for those residential and commercial spaces falling within the mentioned stipulation and will not penalize other flats and apartment complexes. However, at ...
Also found in: [+]
Pavements eaten up by food joints 12.12.2017 Hindu: News
Pedestrians are finding it difficult to deal with the menace of eateries eating into pavements
Also found in: [+]
Set for a short ride home 12.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Ever watched The Jetsons and wondered how you could get into one of those pod taxis and swoosh to your destination? This could soon be a reality in Bengaluru because the BBMP has planned to introduce the Personal Rapid Transit System (pod taxi service) near the Metro Stations and bus stations (in selected stretches). With dug-up roads and traffic snarls becoming a part of ones routine, this proposal is being welcomed by citizens. Despite limited feeder bus services from Metro stations and connecting buses from bus stations, these pod taxis could be a blessing in disguise for those who depend on public transport, vouches Usha Iyengar, a teacher and resident of Kengeri. "Imagine a break from commuting on bad roads, blaring horns and road rage? What more could you ask for? A pod taxi service at places like Silk Board junction or in Whitefield would cut down on so many hours of travel time," she says. Usha points out that once such a service is introduced, it should be available every three to five ...
Also found in: [+]
Paresh Mesta death: BJP urges Karnataka Guv to intervene, Siddaramaiah says... 12.12.2017 DNA: Bangalore
Paresh Mesta death: BJP urges Karnataka Guv to intervene, Siddaramaiah says...
Also found in: [+]
DH 2017: Bengaluru! you're at POINT BLANK: The fall and the rise of the city 12.12.2017 deccanherald.com
6. "Do bans really work?" ask people on the street There have been arguments in favour of keeping highways free from the pub menace. A regular, heavy drinker would keep stock in his or her vehicle, but it is better not to attract an occasional drinker towards liquor with an outlet on the way. 7. Wrong parking, overspeeding, the nightmares Many areas in the city have turned accident-prone zones due, primarily, to a large number of private buses violating traffic rules. The police list out common complaints against private buses: Wrong parking, stopping buses on roads to pick up passengers, overspeeding, signal-jumping, pick-up point on congested roads, competing with rival operators and government buses, besides overloading. 8. African students, bridging divides Trapped in the cross-fire of cultural divisions, are African students in Bengaluru getting stereotyped? Are local communities who complain about the misdeeds of a few students unfairly branded as racist? Or is there a genuine chance for consensus, ...
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 23,734