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Mall report says Mantri Square is safe 18.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Mall report says Mantri Square is safe
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Realtors eyeing Vijayanagar’s dying lake, say residents 18.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Realtors eyeing Vijayanagar’s dying lake, say residents
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Lake blaze: civic bodies pass buck 17.2.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A day after a fire raged for four hours at Bengaluru's largest water body, civic agencies began pointing fingers at one another. A thick cloud of smoke rose from the 920-acre Bellandur lake as illegally dumped garbage erupted in flames on Thursday. On Friday, legislators and officials of the Bangalore Development Authority, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike and Karnataka State Pollution Control Board visited the spot. BDA officials blamed the BBMP for not stopping garbage dumping. "The BDA is the custodian of the lake, but it is the BBMP's job to protect it from garbage dumping," said Veersingh Nayak, BDA executive engineer, east zone. He said combustible chemicals had mixed with the garbage and sparked the conflagration. "This would not have happened had the BBMP taken action against those dumping garbage," he contended. BBMP officials in turn blamed the BDA. "How are we responsible when they are the custodians? If they could build a boundary wall with a mesh, there would be no dumping. They have no ...
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BBMP gets 13,610 emails against felling of trees on Jayamahal Road 17.2.2017 deccanherald.com
In an overwhelming response, the BBMP has received 13,610 emails against the felling of trees from Jayamahal Road, Mehkri Circle to Cantonment railway station. The BBMP had invited public objections to its proposal to cut 112 trees to widen the road. Deputy Conservator of Forest (BBMP) Appu Rao said that all emails were in opposition to the felling of trees. "We cannot go against the people's wish, but the project warrants their removal. There are more than 300 trees to be axed, but due to public outrage, we zeroed in on 112 trees," said Rao. In view of the protest, BBMP has decided to translocate nearly 40 trees. "There are certain parameters to translocate trees. They should not be more than 40 cm in diameter. Else, translocation will not be possible. Most of these trees are weak and can fall on people. We will have to run the risk of retaining these age old trees," said Rao. The translocation of the trees will be done by the BBMP's engineering wing, Rao ...
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BBMP messes up playground which needed no repair 17.2.2017 deccanherald.com
A perfectly fine playground in Koramangala has been dug up, its audience platform dismantled and existing grills around it have been replaced. The construction, which started a year ago, is far from complete. That is how the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is utilising funds it received under the state government's Nagarothana scheme to improve the civic infrastructure in the city. The problem is that for the past one year, local children have been forced to play on the streets or just stay indoors. Two more playgrounds in Koramangala are set to undergo similar 'upgrade' at Rs 2 crore. Though all the playgrounds should have been developed simultaneously, that's not happening. "There is no point arguing whether the playground needed any upgrade in the first place. Much of the work has already happened. All that we need now is that the playground should be ready at the earliest," said Jayaram Reddy, president, Koramangala 6th Block Residents' Welfare Association. The Palike had elaborate plans ...
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Work on reviving sick Bellandur lake to begin in three months 17.2.2017 deccanherald.com
Work on rejuvenation of Bellandur lake is likely to start in the next three months. MLA N A Haris, who is a member of the legislature panel on lake encroachment told Deccan Herald, "Within three months, work on improving the lake will start. Sewage treatment plants (STPs) will be set up. The boundary is also being fixed. The condition of the lake has not deteriorated suddenly but has happened over a period of four decades. Everybody should come together to save the lake." Haris is also the chairman of the legislature panel on STPs. KSPCB chairman Lakshman, BDA, BBMP and Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA) officials visited Bellandur lake on Friday to inspect the area that caught fire on Thursday. BDA engineer member Nayak said they have already called for expression of interest to start work on cleaning the lake, after which desilting will start. Lakshman said he had directed the BDA to start work in three months and not take eight months, as they have demanded. "Aerators will ...
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Bengaluru's Bellandur lake catches fire, thick smoke engulfs the area 17.2.2017 Rediff: News
The incident triggered panic among motorists on the busy Sarjapur main road.
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How much can the city earn? 17.2.2017 Hindu: Home
Economic Survey 2017 said 80% of the property tax potential remains untapped in Bengaluru. But authorities say ground realities are different from what a space imaging survey reveals. By M.A. Siraj
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Saving Bengaluru from a water crisis 17.2.2017 Hindu: Home
Builders, local bodies and urban experts must stop mindless exploitation of groundwater, and look at recycling options, feels hydro-geologist K.C. Subhash Chandra. By Ranjani Govind
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Bengaluru: Smoke engulfs Bellandur lake after garbage dump is set ablaze 17.2.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The lake has been in news for the last one year for spillover of froth and toxic fumes
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Fire, smoke engulfs Bellandur lake in Bengaluru | Bengaluru News - Times of India 17.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Fire, smoke engulfs Bellandur lake in Bengaluru | Bengaluru News - Times of India
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Bengaluru's Bellandur lake catches fire, toxic smoke chokes city 17.2.2017 Zee News : States
The Bellandur lake is the largest of the 262 lakes and tanks in Bengaluru.
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Fire engulfs Bellandur lake, this time from trash heap 16.2.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A fire broke out at Bellandur lake on Thursday, triggering panic among motorists on the busy Sarjapura Main Road. The flames raged for a while, and the area was enveloped by huge clouds of smoke. Fires are often sparked by deadly effluents in the lake, but this time, it was a pile of burning garbage that caused the scare. "Around 5.30 pm, smoke started billowing from the lake,'' Seema Sharma, who lives in the vicinity, told Deccan Herald. Garbage and debris are dumped in the lake every day, rued Seema, a member of the citizen group Kasamukta Bellandur. "Though we alert the BBMP official concerned, he says he is helpless. Today, someone was burning garbage and the fire went out of control,'' Seema said. Odette Katrak, another citizen, also blamed clandestine garbage dumping. "We hear tractors coming at night, and there is absolutely no one to stop them," she said. Karnataka State Pollution Control Board chairman Lakshman said he had issued notices to the BBMP, BWSSB and other agencies to stop the ...
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Over 850 objections, 1,200 signatures against cutting trees on Jayamahal Road 16.2.2017 Hindu: News
The mobile phones of civic officials have been ringing almost non-stop since the BBMP made the announcement
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Households mixing waste will be red marked 16.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Households mixing waste will be red marked
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Cause of concern 15.2.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Fluctuating temperatures and sudden seasonal shifts have become common in Bengaluru since the past couple of years. The increase in the population has increased the pollution levels in the city too. At a time when the planet is already in a bad shape, the BBMP is keen on widening the roads and building flyovers by planning to cut down 112 trees on Jayamahal road. This is for the purpose of the construction of the proposed steel flyover between Basaveshwara Circle and Hebbal. The BBMP offered the public to raise their objections, if any, on this move. This has been an issue of concern among people and is creating a stir with many opposing the step. Mohit Srivastava, a volunteer with 'SayTrees', says, "This is obviously not the right thing to do and ideally the authorities will have better knowledge about the impact of this move on the environment. Since the development of the city cannot be controlled, at any point, it should be made sure to raise the same number of trees that are cut down or even more to ...
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New skywalk at NR Square likely to be shifted 15.2.2017 deccanherald.com
Even as the skywalk at NRSquare near BBMP head office is yet to be thrown open for public, it is likely that the facility would be shifted to some other place if the state government clears the proposal to constr-uct a steel flyover from Minerva Circle to Hudson Circle. Palike sources said Pioneer Publicity Corporation Limited is constructing the skywalk on Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) basis. It will own the skywalk on lease for 20 years and pay Rs 16 lakh as annual licence fee and ground rent to the BBMP for utilising its land for building the facility. The skywalk near the BBMP head office was much needed for pedestrian safety given the high traffic density there. However, Palike officials are apprehensive that it would obstruct the proposed steel flyover from Minerva Circle to Hudson Circle. The BBMP Council had passed a resolution in May 2016 to build the four-lane steel flyover. Since there was lukewarm response for the tender, the Palike decided to assign the work to Bridge and Roof Limited ...
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HC refuses to stay SWD tender 15.2.2017 deccanherald.com
The High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday refused to grant stay on the global tender floated for construction of stormwater drains (SWDs) across the city.

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike had floated tenders for constructing SWDs for a length of 113 km at a cost of Rs 800 crore. The work was proposed to be executed in six packages. The BBMPContractors' Association had moved the court claiming that the Palike had restricted the number of packages which otherwise could have allowed more contractors to work on the project. Justice ASBopanna refused to stay the tender process.
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Air your civic woes at Janaspandana on Feb 18 15.2.2017 deccanherald.com
The residents of Vijayanagar Assembly constituency can air their grievances at 'Janaspandana - Citizens for Change' organised by Deccan Herald and Prajavani on Saturday (February 18).

The event will be held at Sri Chandrashekhar Azad Playground, Near Hampinagar Bus Stand, Hampinagar, Vijayanagar, from 9 am to 1 pm. The programme will give citizens an opportunity to speak to their elected representatives and officials from civic agencies such as Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), Bescom and the police. The programme is part of Deccan Herald and Prajavani's initiative to connect with the citizens of Bengaluru to solve their civic woes.

People willing to air their grievances should register their names at the reception counter from 8.30 am.

They can also email their complaints to janaspandana@printersmysore.co.in or call 9449673067, 9964291108, 080-25880199 between 9 am and 5 pm.
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Improve water supply, maximise tax collection, panel tells Palike 15.2.2017 deccanherald.com
The Fourth Finance Commission has made a slew of suggestions to improve the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP) financial health. At a meeting on Wednesday at the Palike head office, chairperson of the commission C G Chinnaswamy suggested that the BBMP focus on the water supply before the advent of summer and improve the depleting groundwater table. He suggested that the Palike draw an elaborate action plan for reviving and protecting stormwater drains, canals and lakes. Chinnaswamy pointed out that property tax is a major source of revenue for the BBMP. There are 25 lakh properties in the city but only 11 lakh are being taxed. He said the BBMP should tally its records with the Bescom and BWSSB to identify the exact number of properties. There should also be a special drive to identify and register all shops and commercial establishments operating in the city to increase the revenue through trade licences, said Chinnaswamy. For that, the BBMP should strengthen issuance of trade licence ...
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