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People's problems 18.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Letters of grievances are pouring in and we are doing our best to accommodate as many as possible. Readers may write in to highlight civic problems affecting their locality and we will help address them in an interactive and effective manner. Grievances and issues related to public utility agencies such as Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (Bescom) would be highlighted in the weekly column. The writeups, which could be accompanied by photographs highlighting the problems, will be published on Mondays. Mail your grievances to: peoplesproblems @deccanherald.co.in Monsoon blues Areas provided with box-type drains apart from underground drains are unable to handle the high volume of rooftop rainwater flowing into them. They can adopt percolating pits within the box-type drains. The BBMP and the BWSSB should ensure providing percolating pits every 15 ...
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BJP MLAs seek drinking water works 14.6.2017 deccanherald.com
BJP MLAs from Bengaluru on Wednesday demanded that the government take up both drinking water and underground drainage projects in the erstwhile 110 village areas of the BBMP simultaneously.

In Legislative Assembly, Arvind Limbavali said that both the projects involve digging of roads and footpaths.
Repeated digging of roads and footpaths can be avoided if the projects are taken up simultaneously. But the government has now taken up only the drinking water project, he added.

Satish Reddy said underground drainage project taken up in the erstwhile CMC areas of the BBMP are still incomplete.

The Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has delayed implementing the project. As a result, sewage water is flowing into lakes in many places, he charged.
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Janaspandana comes to Shivajinagar 13.6.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The residents of Shivajinagar Assembly constituency will get an opportunity to get their grievances addressed at 'Janaspandana - Citizens for Change', organised jointly by Deccan Herald and its sister publication Prajavani on June 17. The event will be held at Guru Nanak Bhavan, Millers Tank Bund Road, Vasanthnagar at 10.30 am. Minister for Urban Development, Haj, Minority Welfare and Wakfs, Roshan Baig and corporators of wards under Shivajinagar Assembly constituency along with officers from various government agencies like Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), Bescom and police will listen to civic woes of citizens and help them address them instantly. The programme is part of the DH and Prajavani initiative to connect with the citizens of Bengaluru to solve their civic woes ranging from waste disposal, streetlights, stray dog menace, roads, drains, water and sewerage, electricity, health, public transport services, footpaths, parks, playgrounds, ...
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People's problems.... 11.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Traffic congestion It takes 15 minutes to travel from CNR Rao Circle (IISc Circle) to Sadashivanagar police station — a distance of just one kilometre. Manpower and precious fuel suffer a loss considering that thousands of commuters pass through this stretch. I request the traffic police to consult the experts to ease congestion at this point. George Fernandez Grace Villa, Gangamma Temple Road, Jalahalli ******************************************************************************* Why negotiate with traffic offenders? In many cases of blatant traffic violation, police seem to start a 'negotiation' with the offender. This only gives the impression that police are being lenient and corrupt. It is high-time our under-staffed traffic police became strict in enforcing the law to safeguard the interests of other road users. Nipping a petty offender in the bud will go a long way in setting a welcome precedent and creating a safe and responsible traffic environment. Francis Xavier, No 5, Muniga Layout, ...
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New apartments with 20 or more units must have STPs 9.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
New apartments with 20 or more units must have STPs
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STPs mandatory for only new residential apartments with 20 units or more: George 9.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
STPs mandatory for only new residential apartments with 20 units or more: George
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No sewerage cess if old apartments instal STPs 8.6.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Bengaluru Development Minister K J George on Thursday said the government will waive  sewerage cess on old residential apartment complexes in the city if they set up their own sewerage treatment plants. Replying to JD(S) member R Chowda Reddy in the Legislative Council, he said STPs are mandatory for all new apartments. Those constructed after February 25 last year, have been given time till December this year to set up STPs. Sewerage cess will be waived for those constructed before February 25 last year, if they set up STPs, he added. The Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board is currentl
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City fails to harness rain water even amidst crisis 8.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Only half of the 1,39,049 properties are complying with the rule on rainwater harvesting
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Water project for villages added to BBMP to start in July 7.6.2017 Deccan Herald - City
BWSSB's water supply project in Dasarahalli, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bommanahalli, Mahadevapura and Yelahanka zones of the BBMP is all set to start in the first week of July. Kemparamaiah, engineer-in-chief, BWSSB, told DH on Wednesday that tenders for laying pipes have been awarded to five firms — L&T, Indian Engineering, SMC Infrastructure, IHP and Lakshmi Civil Engineering. These firms have been given specifications of the material and the action plan. BWSSB estimates that about 3,000 km of pipelines would be laid in the 110 villages added to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) about 11 years ago. At present, the survey for laying the pipes is under way. Kemparamaiah said, "The project will take 24 months to complete." BWSSB had been reluctant to take up the water supply and sewerage work in the newly added areas of the BBMP. It restricted its operations in the core areas of BBMP comprising East, West and South Zones for want of funds. Following allocation of funds worth Rs 1,800 crore, ...
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BWSSB to set up sewage lines for toilets at Lalbagh, Cubbon Park 6.6.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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60 of 74 industries in Bellandur told to move 6.6.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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No end to fight against sewage in Puttenahalli lake 5.6.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Authorities recently laid underground drainage lines, but one runs through the lake bed
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Cubbon, Lalbagh loos on the verge of closure 4.6.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Hundreds of walkers and other visitors to Cubbon Park and Lalbagh may find it tough in the near future as the public toilets here, operated and maintained by a sponsor under the Swachh Bharat Mission, are on the verge of closure.
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‘Functional STPs by end of June’ 1.6.2017 Hindu: Cities
30 days for apartments around Subramanyapura lake to comply
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Growing reliance on tankers, borewells by apartments points to crisis situation 29.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Lake frothing goes from bad to worse 29.5.2017 Hindu: National
With rains lashing Bengaluru, inflow into lakes has increased leading to more volumes of froth
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Fresh froth in Varthur lake flies in the face of BDA 28.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The downpour over the last couple of days has laid bare the lack of measures to control the frothing in Varthur and Bellandur lakes and rejuvenating the water bodies. Residents of Whitefield and those around Varthur lake were shocked at the sight of froth flying out of the mesh put up by the lake custodian - Bangalore Development Authority (BDA). According to local residents, there is frothing even on the side of Varthur main road, where BWSSB has undertaken siphoning to control the frothing. The siphoning was introduced on March 29. But it has not been effective during the rain. The residents said they noticed the froth on Saturday itself. But on Sunday, it started flying out of the mesh. They accepted it was because of the downpour over the last couple of days and strong winds. But they demanded that the government control it as the monsoon was approaching. Pravir Bargodia, member of Whitefield Rising Group, said this was for the first time that the froth had spread up to Columbia Asia Hospital. It ...
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Now, Subramanyapura lake froths 27.5.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Reduced to a reservoir of sewage due to indiscriminate dumping of sewage and waste from the apartments, residential layouts and slums in the vicinity, Subramanyapura lake too started frothing after the pre-monsoon showers on Friday night. The residents in the vicinity woke up to a shocker on Saturday morning when they saw a pile of froth at the waste weir of Subramanyapura lake. Pradeep Rudrapatna, a resident, said, "The lake was in a good condition and the people used to swim there till 2009. But due to rampant encroachment and indiscriminate dumping of sewage, the lake gradually lost its character." Another resident, Ramamurthy, said, Subramanyapura lake is spread over six acres and six guntas. A slum has come up on the gomala land abutting the lake. Also, the unregulated sewage flow into the lake from the nearby apartments and residential layouts and the rampant dumping of waste have only made matter worse. The lake has to be revived at the earliest." Water samples Regional Environment Officer of ...
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Quantum of unaccounted for water has dropped in city, says CM 26.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday launched a free-water scheme for the urban poor offering them 10,000 litres of drinking water every month. The project would benefit 70,947 families living in the slums in the city. Addressing a gathering at the launch of the scheme at Srirampuram, Siddaramaiah outlined various pro-people measures that would improve the living standards of economically and socially weaker sections. Siddaramaiah said he would extend the benefit to the areas where SC/ST communities are living. "Potable water is the biggest problem confronted by people living in slums. We have decided to supply pure drinking water to these households. I have spoken about it to the BWSSB chairperson to chart out a plan," he said. The chief minister said the unaccounted for water in 2016 was about 50%, which has now reduced to 40%. After supplying free water to slums, the percentage of unaccounted for water will reduce to 39. Speaking on the occasion, Rajajinagar MLA S Suresh Kumar opined that the city ...
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Restore Bellandur, other lakes, reduce pressure on Cauvery 26.5.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
A lake catching fire is an epochal event. Bellandur made news in the BBC, CNN, France News, TokyoTV,The Guardian etc around the world. The last time a lake burned was in 1969 when Cuyahoga river joining Erie Lake near Cleveland, USA started burning from dumping of sewage and industrial pollutants. This compelled the Nixon administration to create the Environment Protection Agency in 1970 and Clean Water Act in 1972. Afterwards, no lake is burning in the US. In Karnataka, the BWSSB was established in 1964 and the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act and the Pollution Control Board came into existence in 1974. It speaks volumes of law-implementation the last 40 years when lakes of Bengaluru — the Land of a Thousand Tanks — have started supplying fire instead of water. Human excreta is a taboo subject and is coyly termed "night soil" because traditionally, it was manually collected in pots mixed with soil especially from rich people's homes, usually in the night. It has been used as ...
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