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People rally behind honest IAS officer transferred from BBMP 25.6.2016 Citizen Matters

IAS officials get transferred every now and then, and there is nothinng people can do about it. But it's different this time—people are rallying behind an officer, Subodh Yadav, who was working on setting right garbage problem in Bengaluru.

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Yeddyurappa says ‘no’ to BJP–JD(S) pact in BBMP 25.6.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Yeddyurappa says ‘no’ to BJP–JD(S) pact in BBMP
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Yeddyurappa says ‘no’ to BJP–JD(S) pact in BBMP 25.6.2016 Hindu: Cities
Bharatiya Janata Party State president B.S. Yeddyurappa on Friday said it would be wiser for the party not to have a tie-up with the Janata Dal (Secular) to wrest power in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanag...
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Govt. wants to repeal open spaces rule 25.6.2016 Hindu: Cities
However, the move has not gone down well with environmentalists
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Get off the metro, pedal to work on cycle 25.6.2016 Hindu: Cities
A pilot project is under way at Baiyappanahalli
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Set up BBMPOne centres at all asst revenue offices: B’luru devt minister 25.6.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Nowhere to run when it pours 25.6.2016 newindianexpress.com
Bus stops in the city lack shelters and seats. Commuters have no choice but to stand under trees
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Financial health of city's civic agencies precarious, says Janaagraha study 24.6.2016 deccanherald.com
The financial condition of Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) is in a "precarious condition'', says a study by Janaagraha, a non-government organisation. Releasing the fiscal data of the three agencies, Srikanth Viswanathan of Janaagraha said that while the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palikes financial management has been in focus over the last several years, other civic agencies had escaped attention. The BDA and the BWSSB have a huge gap between their estimated and actual budget whereas the BMTC performed fairly well. In 2011-12, the BDA had an estimated budget of Rs 5,074 crore whereas its actual expenditure was Rs 646 crore. A year after, the BDAs estimated budget was Rs 4,927 crore while the actual spending was just Rs 749 crore. The BDA later brought down its estimated budget to around Rs 2,000 crore although its expenditure remained between Rs 800 crore to Rs 900 crore. Data shows that the ...
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Rain compounds problem of uncleared garbage 24.6.2016 deccanherald.com
The heavy downpour in the city has left it stinking. Road users are forced to cover their noses, while crossing wet garbage piles. Deputy Mayor Hemalatha Gopalaiah blamed local residents for the mess. "People are protesting near garbage dumping yards and composting units. They are not allowing trucks to dump garbage, leading to waste mounds, especially in west Bengaluru. In case of other places, garbage should be collected at one point of every ward, for trucks to collect it. People have to co-operate," she said. But residents are not convinced. They point out that garbage is not stacked in just one area, but everywhere. "Rotting garbage mixed with rainwater is a common sight in most parts of the city, especially in central Bengaluru and newly added wards. The stink is unbearable," said Hemalatha R, a resident. These sites have become breeding ground for mosquitoes and also feeding spaces for street dogs. Rodents can be seen jumping over the piles. It poses health hazards to people, said Iqbal K, a ...
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BBMP takes up drive against open defecation 24.6.2016 deccanherald.com
The BBMP has taken the task of making the city 'Open Defecation Free' (ODF) as a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission. The civic body will soon announce the wards that have been complying with ODF parameters. BBMP Special Commissioner, Solid Waste Management (SWM), Subodh Yadav, said the parameters for a ward to be ODF are toilet facilities at educational institutions, functional toilets in households, construction of community toilets 500 metres away from areas devoid of toilets and public toilets within a kilometre of commercial complexes. "Some wards are already following the ODF parameters and in the month of July, we are expecting to announce those wards and issue ward-level certificate followed by verification by BBMP officials. The certificate would be issued by ward engineers and health engineers. We will declare all 198 wards ODF in a phased manner," Yadav added. BBMP officials said funds will be sought under the Swachh Bharat Mission and toilets would be built at places where there are no ...
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BBMP technical advisor says steel flyover overpriced 24.6.2016 deccanherald.com
How much does the controversial Chalukya Circle to Hebbal Steel Flyover actually cost? A key member of the BBMP Technical Advisory Committee has worked it out to be Rs 695.86 crore. But the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has estimated the project cost at Rs 1,350 crore. The width of the six-lane flyover is calculated as 24.20 metres. This includes three lanes of 11 metres in each direction, median of 1.20 m and two hand rails of 0.50 m each. To get the flyover's plan area of 1,61,140 sqm, the width is multiplied by the structure's total length of 6,700 m. The cost then works out to Rs 567.49 crore. The TAC member, RK Jaigopal added Rs 50 crore each for utility shifting and land acquisition, and another Rs 28.37 crore for preparation of a detailed project report (DPR) and supervision charges at five per cent. As if the projected cost is not already high, the lowest financial bidder for the tender to build the flyover has quoted 41% higher. This will inflate the cost by another Rs 550 ...
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George for BBMP-One to help taxpayers 24.6.2016 deccanherald.com
Bengaluru Development Minister K J George on Friday suggested setting up BBMP-One in all 64 Assistant Revenue Offices (ARO) on the lines of BangaloreOne to deal with property tax and other related matters. At a meeting with BBMP commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad and other officials, George said such a measure would help people to pay their tax more easily besides offering other services such as birth and death certificates. He also directed them to initiate people-friendly measures to simplify procedures with regard to plan sanctions for construction of buildings and create awareness about such measures among people. He said BBMP should ensure that such plans are given permission within 30 days so that people are not put to inconvenience. He instructed the commissioner to take up property identification database on a war footing. The commissioner explained that the BBMP had so far collected Rs 1,000 crore towards property tax and was expected to collect another Rs 300 crore to Rs 400 crore by ...
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Bengaluru this week: Few places for young athletes to train ; Footpaths or deathtraps?; Help for home buyers 24.6.2016 Citizen Matters

Dear Reader, Hello again from Citizen Matters team! We’re back with our newsletter, to bring you news and analysis from this week. Before you get into the main newsletter, do read this piece by a citizen activist and a...
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Will Bengaluru win the smart city battle? 24.6.2016 Citizen Matters

While everyone believed Bengaluru was out of the smart city race, the city has got a chance to vie for the tag by proposing area-based development. Citizen feedback has been solicited for the project.

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3 cases a day: It’s raining dengue, disease in Bengaluru 24.6.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
The city has seen 82 new dengue cases in the past 30 days, according to the daily status report of the health and family welfare department. From May 23 to June 22, the number shot up from 44 to 126. Across the state, 430 new positive cases were recorded in the same month.
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Caste survey report submission delayed yet again 24.6.2016 Hindu: Bangalore
The apathy shown by Bengalureans appears to be delaying the final compilation of the caste census, with 2,60,197 survey schedules from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits yet to reach the...
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BBMP begins survey of toilets in houses, public areas 24.6.2016 Hindu: Bangalore
The aim is to ensure that the city can be free of open defecation
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BWSSB, BDA score low in financial management; BMTC fares notch better 24.6.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
As far as financial management is concerned, Bengaluru's civic agencies are not up to the mark.
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Standardize 2 bins and 1 bag concept: HC 24.6.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
The Karnataka High Court on Thursday directed BBMP to standardize the '2 bin and 1 bag' concept for segregation of waste at source with some distinctive features to popularize it further.
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Don't move garbage out of Bengaluru, process it: HC to BBMP 24.6.2016 newindianexpress.com
The division bench asked the civil court to dispose the matter within a month and the BBMP to take all steps.
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