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A sure-shot way to get people segregate waste? 21.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
As part of a pilot, pourakarmikas take picture of the waste and rate it using an app
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Hospitals run out of beds as dengue cases rise 20.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Bengaluru witnessed around 3,500 cases of dengue since January till date, this year. The overall number of confirmed cases of dengue in the state is 8,860. But the increase in the number of dengue cases in Bengaluru is because of more reporting of cases, claim BBMP officials. "Bengaluru has more number of cases as its population is high and more private hospitals are reporting the cases compared to last year," said Dr Lokesh M N, chief health officer, BBMP. He said BBMP was receiving reports of confirmed cases from around 600 private hospitals, laboratories and nursing homes. The previous years, it did not have any report from private hospitals. Dr Prakash Kumar, deputy director, National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), said the number of dengue cases was higher than the previous year. It was around 6,500 from January to December 2016, while there is an increase of 2,360 cases till August this year. "People are storing water in their houses due to water shortage this year. This is a ...
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24/7 monsoon camps mooted in low-lying neighbourhoods 20.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) has resumed talks with the state government to set up emergency centres in all low-lying areas. The proposal is not new. It was taking shape when Arvind Jadhav was chief secretary. But after a change of guard, the file went into cold storage. The cell plans to team up with Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike "as civic officials know the areas well and have a local network." The idea is to be ready for action round the clock, especially during the monsoon, in all low-lying areas. The moment an automated alert is received at the centre, the attendant makes announcements on loud speakers, warning citizens of imminent rain. "We also plan mock drills with a siren to wake up people and evacuate them to safer places," he said. Bengaluru has 174 flood-prone low-lying areas, according to the BBMP and the disaster monitoring cell. "Since we get area-wise rainfall alerts from our hydrological models, we can run camps and set up mechanisms to warn ...
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Mobile apps to cut delays, send out disaster alerts 20.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The authorities are banking on mobile apps, now in the making, to send out alerts ahead of extreme natural events. DH reported on Sunday how the city had no system in place to alert citizens when a natural disaster is imminent. The downpour in Bengaluru on Tuesday made it the wettest day in 127 years. It was also the highest for August since 1890. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Cell and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) are convinced apps can help them reach citizens directly. "We have tied up with engineering students from M S Ramaiah College to develop an app to give real-time alerts," said G S Srinivas Reddy, director, KSNDMC. Work began three months ago. It will take three more months to complete the development. Testing will call for more time, he told DH. Under the present system, alerts go to decision makers and not to people living in danger zones. The arrangement is bureaucratic, Reddy admitted, adding that people could register ...
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No system in place to alert Bengaluru to disasters 19.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Worldwide, alerts go out ahead of extreme natural events. So why were citizens not alerted to the deluge in the city earlier this week? The simple answer: Bengaluru has no system in place to send out disaster alerts to people. In the early hours of Independence Day, Bengaluru received 128.7 mm of rainfall. In just a few hours, the city was flooded. And in that short, intense spell, the rainfall had exceeded the highest for August in recorded history. Records exist for 127 years, since 1890. Many government and municipal institutions are mandated with monitoring and preparing for natural disasters. What were they doing on August 15 then? Task force exists Bengaluru has a dedicated monsoon force called Be-Ready Bangalore Group. Few outside official circles have heard of it. The group meets every fortnight to take stock and plan ahead, and comprises heads of various civic agencies under the urban development department. It is headed by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). "We have members from the ...
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BBMP blunder caused flooding in ST Bed Layout, ministers admit 19.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Negligence on the part of BBMP officials caused flooding in ST Bed Layout in Koramangala, southeast Bengaluru, following heavy rainfall on the morning of August 15, the state government admitted on Saturday. Bengaluru Development Minister K J George, Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy and Mayor G Padmavathi went around rain-affected localities on Saturday to assess the damage and interact with the affected residents. They all conceded that the civic body is responsible for the deluge. BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said: "A portion of the retention wall of the stormwater drain (SWD) was kept open as silt was being removed when it started to rain heavily around the midnight of August 14. The inundation and seepage of sewage water into homes could have been avoided had we taken proper measures." George promised to take "proper measures" to avoid recurrence of the problem. "I have instructed the engineer concerned to complete the work on the four SWDs in this area in 20 days, he said while announcing ...
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No system in place to alert city to disasters 19.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Worldwide, alerts go out ahead of extreme natural events. So why were citizens not alerted to the deluge in the city earlier this week? The simple answer: Bengaluru has no system in place to send out disaster alerts to people. In the early hours of Independence Day, Bengaluru received 128.7 mm of rainfall. In just a few hours, the city was flooded. And in that short, intense spell, the rainfall had exceeded the highest for August in recorded history. Records exist for 127 years, since 1890. Many government and municipal institutions are mandated with monitoring and preparing for natural disasters. What were they doing on August 15 then? Task force exists Bengaluru has a dedicated monsoon force called Be-Ready Bangalore Group. Few outside official circles have heard of it. The group meets every fortnight to take stock and plan ahead, and comprises heads of various civic agencies under the urban development department. It is headed by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). "We have members from the ...
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George sets deadline for SWD work in S.T. Bed Layout 19.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
‘Complete dredging and repairs within 20 days’
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‘Strict quality control measures in place at Indira Canteens’ 19.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Amidst concerns about the quality of food served at the recently inaugurated Indira Canteens across the city, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner N. Manjunath Prasad on Friday said ...
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Notices to be issued to other ‘illegal’ buildings in Ejipura 19.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Structures around the building that has tilted are under the scanner
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Neighbours of Ejipura leaning house demand strict action against owner 18.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Neighbours of the leaning building near JJ Church in Ejipura 14th Cross on Thursday demanded the arrest of its owner Ramesh and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) official who allowed him to build five floors. Ramesh had approval to build only two floors. Since Ramesh did not turn up even on Thursday, the neighbours expressed their ire against him. "Strict action needs to be taken against Ramesh who has caused trouble to the neighbours by violating building norms," urged the residents. As a precaution, BBMP officials evacuated the neighbours temporarily. "The firemen evacuated us in a hurry on Wednesday. The building has been leaning towards the house which we had taken on rent. There are many valuables in the house besides clothes and furniture. Nobody has provided us an alternative accommodation," said Syed Pasha, a neighbour. Pasha is living with his relatives for now. "I work as an autorickshaw driver. I could not go to work since Wednesday as my house was damaged. My wife has been sick ...
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BBMP plans to increase capacity of Indira Canteens to meet demand 18.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
With more than 700 people turning up at each Indira Canteen, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is conducting a 'Dynamic Data Analysis' survey to ascertain the footfall in order to increase the capacity of the canteens. While it was expected that about 300-500 people would turn out, the increasing numbers have led to this survey. The BBMP is resorting to this move two days after the inauguration of Indira Canteens to fulfil the increasing demand in the city. A 15-day survey will reveal the number of canteens that are in demand. Each canteen has assigned to a senior health officer by BBMP who will perform as a nodal officer to look at the cleanliness and hygiene aspects along with keeping a track of the footfall. Ashok, Joint Commissioner of BBMP will keep a check on all nodal officers. Addressing the media, Mayor G Padmavathi said BBMP needs about 15 days to make sure everything falls into place. "Indira Canteen is a 3-day baby. We are working hard to make sure that there are no issues regarding ...
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Cong to wait and watch after JD(S) threatens to snap ties in BBMP 18.8.2017 Deccan Herald - State
The Congress has decided to wait-and-watch on a possible break in its alliance with the JD(S) in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Council ahead of the mayoral election. JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday said there were enough reasons for the party to sever ties with the Congress and a final call will be taken after meeting all the councillors of the party. "Let's wait and see what the JD(S) will do," Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president G Parameshwara said on Friday. The Congress will find it difficult to hold the reins of administration in the BBMP Council without the support of the JD(S). Although the BJP is the single largest party, it does not have the numerical strength to take control of the 260-member council, which includes city MLAs, MLCs and MPs with voting rights along with 198 elected corporators. Incumbent Mayor G Padmavathi of the Congress will finish her term in September. Meanwhile, seven JD(S) MLAs - B Z Zameer Ahmed Khan (Chamarajapet), N ...
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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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Change approach to fix road-flooding, say experts 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
Stumped by Monday nights torrential downpour that trapped thousands in flooded roads and layouts, Bengalureans are scared of a repeat disaster. Old, quickfix solutions will not save the city from another catastrophic crisis, warn urban environment architects. They have now offered an alternative agenda, a total overhaul of the citys flood management system. Moving away from what they call Business As Usual models, environment architect Mohan Rao and civic evangelist V Ravichander have suggested alternatives to tackle flooding of road networks, inundation and pollution of lakes and more. Flooding of roads Re-linking fragmented storm water drains (SWDs) and clearing them have been the standard response by BBMP to tackle road-flooding so far. But this has not worked because longer duration rainfall generates very high intensity of water, much beyond the designed capacity of SWDs. The alternative: Adaptive designs for traffic islands and medians to perform functions of swales apart from increasing the ...
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Panel mooted for conserving heritage structures 17.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The state government has proposed a Heritage Conservation Committee to ensure protection of heritage buildings in Bengaluru, a move conservationists are cheering. The proposal is part of the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Common Building Bye-Laws 2017, which the state government is finalising. The 13-member committee, proposed to be headed by the BBMP commissioner, will be tasked with identifying and listing out heritage sites, structures and precincts (area) that need conservation, regulation and management. More importantly, the committee will vet all projects that may impact a heritage structure. The committee will also have structural engineers, architects, historians, artists, a representative of the Indian Heritage Cities Network among others. "If the regulation was in effect, the Murphy Town library would not have been razed," Town and Country Planning director L Shashikumar said. The 104-year-old library was demolished recently to make way for an Indira Canteen. "These regulations will help ...
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JD(S) may snap ties with Cong in Palike, hints HDK 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday said the party will soon take a call on whether or not it should continue its alliance with the Congress in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Council, ahead of the Mayoral election next month. "I will soon meet our party corporators and take a decision," Kumaraswamy told reporters, while dropping hints that his party is not keen on continuing the alliance. The Congress cannot hold the reins of administration in BBMP council without the support of the JD(S). Though the BJP is the single largest party, it does not have the numerical strength to take control of the council. "All decisions are taken by Bengaluru City Development Minister K J George and other Congress MLAs. The standing committees don't have any power. They don't get any files and no project comes to them for approval. This is nothing but a loot. That's why Bengaluru has become like this," Kumaraswamy said. The Siddaramaiah government may be the last Congress government in ...
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BBMP goes for fresh tenders for SWD remodelling 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has called for re-tender and remodelling of storm water drains at Hebbal Valley in the wake of a contractor submitting forged "work done certificate" and audit report. Though BBMP cancelled the tender, it has neither taken steps to blacklist the contractor nor ordered an investigation. In the first tender, BBMP had approved the Rs 55-crore worth tender for Hebbal Valley (Package-2) in favour of Tam Tam Pedda Guruva Reddy, a contractor. One of the conditions in the tender notification was that the bidder should have a turnover of more than Rs 30 crore and work-done certificate. Reddy submitted the certificate, claiming to have conducted work at Field Irrigation Canal Division-7 at Bheemarayanagudi for the Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigama Ltd. Upon enquiry, it was found that FIC Division-7 was renamed FIC Division-4 and transferred to the Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigama Ltd (KBJNL). Chief Engineer KBJNL also gave a reply to an NGO, which raised an objection to issuance ...
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Neighbours of leaning house demand strict action against owner 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Neighbours of the leaning building near JJ Church in Ejipura 14th Cross on Thursday demanded the arrest of its owner Ramesh and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) official who allowed him to build five floors. Ramesh had approval to build only two floors. Since Ramesh did not turn up even on Thursday, the neighbours expressed their ire against him. "Strict action needs to be taken against Ramesh who has caused trouble to the neighbours by violating building norms," urged the residents. As a precaution, BBMP officials evacuated the neighbours temporarily. "The firemen evacuated us in a hurry on Wednesday. The building has been leaning towards the house which we had taken on rent. There are many valuables in the house besides clothes and furniture. Nobody has provided us an alternative accommodation," said Syyed Pasha, a neighbour. Pasha is living with his relatives for now. "I work as an autorickshaw driver. I could not go to work since Wednesday since my house was damaged. My wife has been ...
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Sewage water seeps into houses in Dollar Colony 17.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Three storm water drains (SWD) had breached leading the sewage water to seep into the houses near Bannerghatta Road in Dollars Colony. The house of former BBMP commissioner Siddaiah was also not deprived of this menace. After the heavy rainfall on Monday midnight, the breach in the storm water drain had led to the overflow of the sewage water causing waterlogging in this posh colony. Narayan N, a local resident, said, " The encroachment of Vaishnavi Apartment on the SWD has led to this menace. About 20-30 houses in the street have been affected. It is a risk to peoples health." Narayan also charged that none of the BBMP officials responded to the issue despite several complaints. However, Prakash, SWD, Dollars Colony, BBMP, said that they had constructed the SWD on the next day itself. "We have built the SWD on the very next day of the rain. But it is true that the apartment has encroached the SWD. We are working towards clearing some space," said Prakash. Meanwhile, Siddaiah said, "This was Ningayanna ...
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