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Check the waste collection microplan for your ward here 25.5.2017 Citizen Matters

List of wardwise microplan / autoblock data for Bengaluru.

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Not enough funds to clean Bellandur lake 25.5.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Not enough funds to clean Bellandur lake
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'Harassed' KAS officer complains to Lokayukta against top officials 24.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
In a first, a KAS officer has filed a complaint with the Lokayukta against four IAS officers alleging harassment. K Mathai, an under secretary, presently serving as administrative officer, Sakala Mission, has filed a complaint against IAS officers and requested the Lokayukta to recommend the state government to introduce a strong Accountability Act. In his complaint, Mathai stated that three 'false and baseless' departmental enquiries (DE) were initiated against him since 2012 during the period of the then Principal Secretary Ashok Kumar Manoli (now retired). Based on the documents submitted by Mathai, the then Revenue Minister V Srinivas Prasad ordered closure of the DEs. "After Srinivas Prasad joined BJP, the last proposal for DE was re-opened only to further harass me. There seems to be no end to intentional harassment of junior officers by senior officers," Mathai stated in the complaint. The proposal to initiate the third DE is pending for the last five years without any action being taken either to ...
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To regain peace and quiet, Jayanagar residents force showroom to follow rules 24.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
With the civic body unable to prevent commercial activities in residential areas, a residents' welfare association in Jayanagar swung into action and ensured that five commercial establishments in the neighbourhood followed zoning regulations. Encouraged by the result, First-block Organisation of Residents for Clean Environment (FORCE), is now going after at least 50 such commercial buildings which have violated zonal regulations laid down in the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act-1977. Following unrelenting pressure from FORCE, the BBMP directed Fab India showroom to use the ground floor for parking vehicles and shift the showroom to the first floor. In the Fab India case, members of FORCE had petitioned the BBMP citing a high court order. The order, passed on February 19, 2014, said no commercial buildings should come up in residential areas where the width of the road is 40 feet or less. The office-bearers of FORCE were instrumental in approaching the high court against the rapid commercialisation ...
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BBMP to replace all fluorescent street lights with LED bulbs 24.5.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will tie up with Philips India to replace all fluorescent streetlights with LED bulbs to save power. On Wednesday, Philips India executives gave a power point presentation to Mayor G Padmavathi, floor leader of the BBMP council Mohammad Rizwan Navab, corporators, Palike's engineer-in-chief M R Venkatesh and other senior BBMP officials on the benefits of LED bulbs. The Palike is inclined to assign the project to Philips India though modalities are yet to be worked out. Mayor G Padmavathi told reporters after the meeting that the Palike has decided to replace all conventional street lights with LED bulbs but has not decided on the agency to do the job. She explained that the Palike had invited some firms to install LED bulbs but most of these firms were using foreign made bulbs which were not of standard quality. "Finally, Philips India gave an impressive presentation that seemed promising," said the Mayor. The Palike is contemplating on three options to ...
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Rampant encroachment at Varthur lake, say residents 24.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Dumping of garbage and construction debris continues unabated on the banks and catchment area of Varthur lake, according to locals and members of Whitefield Rising. They point out that even after clear directions from Chief Secretary Subhash C Khuntia and Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development Department (UDD), Mahendra Jain to civic agencies to prevent dumping and take action against offenders, nothing has changed. "People are dumping construction material on the catchment of Varthur lake, Varthur Kodi and near Belegere road. Many squatters are also using the area near Munekolala as an open toilet. All illegal activities happen uninterrupted at night as there are no cameras," said Munikumar, a local from Varthur. The locals also point out that Tuburahalli road has become a mess because of dumping, especially after heavy rain over the past few days. The flow of water into the drain has also been blocked. Shivanna, another local from Varthur, said that though BDA officials are custodians of ...
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7.5 lakh property owners pay tax, rebate period ends on May 30 24.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has said that as on Wednesday (May 24) as many as 7.5 lakh property owners have paid property tax and availed 5% rebate facility. The civic body has called upon citizens to make use of the rebate period before it ends on May 30. Total number of properties in city is around 19 lakh.
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Monsoon at doorstep, but drains, manholes clogged 24.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
The monsoon is knocking on the door and Bengaluru's lack of preparedness for it is thoroughly exposed, particularly after last Saturday's squall that uprooted 117 trees and claimed a life.
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Heritage, trees and the ABC programme in limbo 24.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
... as Government Veterinary Hospital on Queens Road makes way for new multi-storey facility
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Mega projects planned, but funding not in place 24.5.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
No public consultations were held before the projects were selected
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Civic workers plan strike 23.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Civic workers across Karnataka have threatened to go on strike starting Thursday in protest against the non-fulfilment of promises made by the government and ignoring their demands.

The government had promised to regularise the services of civic workers working on contract basis and pay them revised salaries.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Karnataka Pourakarmika Mahasangha president Narayan said, "The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has not paid the revised monthly salary of Rs 14,740 for the past three months to civic workers. The court order against hiring civic workers on contract has not been followed yet."
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Rescuers cover 35 km of drain in search of missing man 23.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The BBMP on Tuesday intensified its search operation for the missing excavator operator Shantha Kumar by roping in more than 350 people. He was swept away in a stormwater drain near Kurubarahalli during a heavy downpour on May 20. With Shantha Kumar remaining untraceable even after three days, chances of his survival are bleak. Around 60 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (STRF) and Fire and Emergency Services personnel continued their search. They were assisted by many BBMP gangmen. They travelled around 35 km all along the stormwater drain from Kurubarahalli but in vain. Mayor G Padmavathi too visited the spot with senior Palike officials to oversee the rescue operation, which started on Tuesday at 7 am and went on for 12 hours. The Mayor told reporters that the NDRF and SDRF personnel left no stone unturned to trace the missing person. "These personnel covered a very long distance but the man was not found anywhere. It seems he might have been trapped under the ...
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Palike plans pod cars to cut pressure on city's roads, experts sceptical 23.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The BBMP has embarked on an ambitious project of starting pod taxi services in the city to ease traffic. The Palike has floated global tenders for it. BBMP commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad is confident that this project would give relief from traffic jams and will compliment the Metro services. He said, "Minister K J George and Mayor G Padmavathi have directed speeding up the Pod Taxi project. We have called for global tenders. We will start the project in six to eight months." He explained that five routes have been identified in the initial phase. The project will be started in Indiranagar and Whitefield on a trial basis. After seeing the pros and cons, the Palike will implement it in other parts of the city. The pillars for the Pod Taxis will be built on the median of the roads. The BBMP is in touch with companies from the United States and New Zealand for the project. The commissioner said the Pod Taxis have been successful in Mexico and other developed nations. "This is one of the best projects to ...
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Proposal to restrict entry of vehicles to Cubbon Park 23.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Taking note of increased movement of vehicles at Cubbon Park, the Horticulture Department has chalked out a proposal to restrict the vehicles at some entry points to the park.

At present, the vehicles have access to the park from a total of seven sides. If the departments proposal is approved, then the movement of vehicles will be banned at Hudson Circle, Bal Bhavan and K R Market.

"There is dense traffic movement from Karnataka High Court towards UB City and from UB City to MS Building. However, it is difficult to find an alternative if these two routes are closed to traffic," a department official said.

The officials said that the vehicular pollution increased in the last three months due to Nrupatunga Road development works undertaken by BBMP. Some birds have died due to increase in pollution level, they added.

Department commissioner P C Ray said the final decision in this regard will be taken by the Police Department.

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Search for missing mason continues 23.5.2017 Hindu: Home
Was washed away during heavy rain on Saturday night
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BBMP commissioner cancels officers' leave 23.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
In a bid to ensure that officials are always on hand to deal with unforeseen disasters such as the one the city witnessed on Saturday, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) commissioner N Manjunath Prasad on Monday issued an order cancelling leave for officers and engineers in the Palike.
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Gusty winds, heavy rain batter Bengaluru again 23.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Heavy rain accompanied by gusty winds returned to Bengaluru late Monday night, raising fears of another overnight nightmare. Four trees were uprooted within half an hour of the rain.
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Computer operators, who handle BBMP salary slips, deprived of pay cheques 23.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Bengaluru to launch pilot on pod transport 23.5.2017 Hindu: News
The city will soon see a pilot project on the ambitious pod transport method, which is being aggressively pushed by the State government. According to City Development Minister K.J. George, the decisi...
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BBMP needs Rs 4 cr to run 9 sweeping machines for 5 yrs 22.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The cost of maintaining and operating the nine sweeping machines that Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike procured on Monday, will be almost three times the cost of the machines. The machines comprising eight big ones (truck mounted) and a small one (self-propelled) were flagged off by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday in the presence of Mayor G Padmavathi and Palike commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad. Siddaramaiah told reporters the machines will help keep the city clean. Cameras and geo-positioning systems fitted on these vehicles enable tracking of their movement and gauge their performance. "Camera and GPS will bring in transparency in the functioning of these vehicles. Payments will be made based on their movement and performance," said the chief minister. These machines have been purchased from TPS Infrastructure Ltd. Each truck-mounted machine costs Rs 1.08 crore while the self-propelled machine costs Rs 47 lakh. The firm will maintain and operate these machines for five years. The maintenance ...
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