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STP: Govt. to suspend penalty clause for existing apartments 15.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Rule to be applicable only to apartment complexes with over 50 units built after January 2016
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BJP to protest against STP norm for apartments 13.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
To hold a dharna in Freedom Park on Saturday
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BWSSB will spare most apartments from fine for not possessing OC 12.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The BWSSB would ask for Occupancy Certificate to residences with five kitchens and commercial areas with more than 300 square metres, sparing a large number of flats from penalty. The Board has been charging a fine on those flats that obtain water connection without producing OC. With the penalty hurting a large number of residents, the issue was raised at a special council meeting of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to which BWSSB Chairman Tushar Girinath was invited. "According to Karnataka Municipal Act, we are supposed to give OCs for residential spaces with more than five kitchens, irrespective of the floor on which they are located," BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said. "OCs is given for commercial spaces when they are bigger than 300 sq meters." Following the clarification, Girinath assured that the BWSSB will seek OCs only for those residential and commercial spaces falling within the mentioned stipulation and will not penalize other flats and apartment complexes. However, at ...
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Mayor told to get STP rule withdrawn 11.12.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) came under attack from the members of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for the second time in as many months. At the monthly council meeting on Monday, members cutting across party lines criticised the BWSSB for making the installation of sewage treatment plants (STPs) mandatory for existing apartment complexes with more than 50 units built prior to February 2016 and 20 units for those built post that period. In November, members criticised the BWSSB for penalising its consumers who failed to produce the building occupancy certificate (OC). On Monday, the members urged Mayor R Sampath Raj to get the BWSSB to withdraw its mandatory order on the STPs. Apartment dwellers are protesting against the boards decision claiming that the older apartment complexes do not have proper infrastructure to install the STPs. They also said that sewage lines have been connected to the internal drainage system. The opposition party leaders complained that the ...
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Yet another protest against sewage plants 9.12.2017 deccanherald.com
The members of Federation of Apartment Associations Bengaluru (FAAB) have organised a silent march on December 16, against the imposition of retrospective Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) in apartments by the BWSSB. More than 500 residents from 218 apartment associations under the federation are expected to participate in the rally from Town Hall to Freedom Park. "We are against the retrospective imposition of STPs in apartments which can be a threat to the buildings and moreover, the National Green Tribunal never ordered to include STPs in old apartments," said S Shivakumar, general secretary, FAAB. Shivakumar also said that most of these old apartment complexes have their sewage lines connected to the existing underground drain and it is the responsibility of the BWSSB to maintain the system. "Among the existing STPs that are maintained by BWSSB, all of them are situated near lakes and they are letting out the treated water into the water body. The water is supposed to be used only for industrial and ...
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Janaspandana comes to Rajajinagar 6.12.2017 deccanherald.com
If you are a resident of Rajajinagar and are facing with any kind of civic problems, voice out your problems to the officials at Janaspandana-Citizens for change programme. The programme will be held at Rajarajeshwari Kalyana Mantapa (near RTO office) on December 16 at 10 am. S Suresh Kumar, Rajajinagar MLA, and officials from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM), Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) and police department are participating in the event. Citizens can air problems regarding drinking water, garbage segregation, road safety, problems related to parks and playgrounds etc. Those interested to participate in the event, kindly register your name online at janaspandana@printersmysore.co.in or at #PVJanaspandana on Twitter. You can also register on December 16 from 9 am. For more details, contact 9448701058 from 9 am to 5 ...
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10k apartment dwellers in Bengaluru protest against mandatory STP rule 2.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
More than 8,000-10,000 residents from various apartments across the city on Saturday morning came together to protest against the rule making it mandatory for the apartments with more than 50 units to install Sewage Treatment Plants (STP). The rally was organised by Bangalore Apartment Federation (BAF), a federation of hundreds of apartments in Bengaluru. A long human chain was formed by the apartment dwellers of 173 apartment complexes in the city. "The older apartments do not have the design or strength to install STPs. Moreover, all these are already connected to the internal sewage system. Why are we being harassed to install STPs now? It is the job of the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) to maintain the internal sewage system right," said Srikant Narasimhan, general secretary, Bangalore Apartments Federation. He also said that the civic agencies should engage with the people and the residents of the city to find solutions for these problems. BWSSB has issued notices to 1,043 ...
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10k apartment dwellers protest against mandatory STP rule 2.12.2017 Deccan Herald - News
More than 8,000-10,000 residents from various apartments across the city on Saturday morning came together to protest against the rule making it mandatory for the apartments with more than 50 units to install Sewage Treatment Plants (STP). The rally was organised by Bangalore Apartment Federation (BAF), a federation of hundreds of apartments in Bengaluru. A long human chain was formed by the apartment dwellers of 173 apartment complexes in the city. "The older apartments do not have the design or strength to install STPs. Moreover, all these are already connected to the internal sewage system. Why are we being harassed to install STPs now? It is the job of the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) to maintain the internal sewage system right," said Srikant Narasimhan, general secretary, Bangalore Apartments Federation. He also said that the civic agencies should engage with the people and the residents of the city to find solutions for these problems. BWSSB has issued notices to 1,043 ...
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Apartments must instal STPs by Dec 31 or pay 25% fine: BWSSB 1.12.2017 deccanherald.com
Apartment complexes with 50 or more flats will be fined 25% of the water bill if they fail to instal sewage treatment plants by December 31. The penalty will be 50% if they do not instal STPs even after three months. BWSSB Chairman, Tushar Girinath, said notices had been issued to 1,043 apartment complexes to set up STPs, but most them had not fallen in line. The Bangalore Apartments Federation is protesting against the BWSSB decision on Saturday. Another senior official of the BWSSB said: "People bother only after we penalise them. But this is the only way this issue can be set right." Meanwhile, the board has clarified that people living in multi-storeyed buildings (ground plus two) that do not have occupancy certificates (OCs) must pay 50% of the monthly water bill as fine. Municipal corporation guidelines mandate OCs for multi-storeyed buildings. "Issuing OCs is the BBMPs job. We are just doing our job," the official said. The issue was raised at the BBMP councils monthly meeting on November ...
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How Mayor can help Bengaluru with clean water and lakes 1.12.2017 Citizen Matters
Most STPs in Bengaluru are dysfunctional due to many reasons including use of inappropriate technology, incorrect design, faulty engineering, poor operation and maintenance. »
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Pipeline to Kolar chokes Varthur Lake 30.11.2017 deccanherald.com
Tons of debris and mud dumped right inside the canal linking Bellandur with Varthur lakes are a clear violation of the National Green Tribunal (NGT)s 75m buffer zone restrictions. But they have an official sanction: The Minor Irrigation departments pipeline project to take treated water from the city to Kolar. In Bellandur Ammanikere, adjacent to the new BWSSB Sewage Treatment Plants (STP), the dumping has reduced the canal to a narrow strip. Truckloads of debris and mud are being unloaded deep inside the canal boundary. While no attempt is made to clear the existing encroachments, the pipeline project could end up threatening the very existence of Varthur lake, warn lake experts. The project was conceived in 2015 to use Bengalurus treated sewage water to recharge the groundwater level in Kolar. The plan is to send the water to 121 parched tanks in Kolar and five in Chikkaballapur for agricultural use. Construction work had begun in July 2016, and the project is expected to be completed in 2018. The ...
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George goes out on 'inspection' to campaign subtly 30.11.2017 deccanherald.com
A subtle political campaign was conducted by Bengaluru Development and Town Planning Minister K J George in the name of inspection of rain affected areas on Thursday. As the state assembly elections are nearing, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) seems to have left no stone turned to lure voters through their campaigns disguised in the name of inspection. George undertook the inspection of rain affected areas in Bommanahalli zone. He was accompanied with Mayor R Sampath Raj, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad and all other senior officials from BBMP, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), and Bangalore Electricity Supply company (BESCom). As all officers had come in their own cars, it resulted in a serpentine traffic jam on the narrow roads of the Bommanahalli zone. There were about 60 cars blocking the path. The Minister was welcomed by bursting fire crackers and ...
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BWSSB flayed for penalising consumers not having OCs 29.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has come under criticism for penalising residential properties that do not have occupancy certificates (OCs). At the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) council meeting on Tuesday, members said the BWSSB was levying 50% penalty on the water bill on properties not having OCs issued by the BBMP. K Gopalaiah, the JD(S) legislator from Mahalakshmi Layout who is a member of the BBMP council, said the water board had issued a circular on March 3, 2016, stating that it will penalise properties without OCs. The BBMP commissioner, who is a member of the board, has not been informed, he added. According to Gopalaiah, the state government has issued a notification that it will supply 10,000 litres of free water to slum dwellers but officials were harassing people in the name of OCs. Mayor R Sampath Raj promised a special meeting to discuss the issue. BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad said he would write to the water board to amend the ...
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Oh, for a Mayor who can do this and more! 29.11.2017 Citizen Matters
Take heart Bengaluru! With citizens’ involvement and ideas, we will see a Mayor doing the right things, sooner than later. ...
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BWSSB plan to outsource upkeep of pump houses raises hackles 27.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) is quietly planning to "privatise or rather outsource" the maintenance of water pump houses that supply water to the city. It recently placed an advertisement in newspapers inviting tenders for the annual maintenance of Cauvery Water Supply Scheme Stages 1, 2, 3 pump houses at Thorekadanahalli (TK Halli). The operation and maintenance of these pump houses were under the control of the board until now. BWSSB engineers, however, insist that the tenders were invited only for repair, not maintenance. "This is the second time we have invited tenders as there were no bidders the first time we called them two months ago. The repair of nine pumps at TK Halli was done by many contractors who took it up as piecework (small work). Now, we want to assign the repair to one contractor for a year," said Venkatesh S V, executive engineer, Cauvery head works division, BWSSB. He denied that the board was planning to outsource the work. A former engineer, who had ...
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Dual piping and Linganmakki are BDA’s answer to meet water demand in 2031 27.11.2017 Hindu: Home
However, its plan does not mention Rain Water Harvesting, which is being seen as a major lacuna, while the BWSSB is aggressively pursuing the same
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TG Halli dam, built in 1933, to supply water to city again 23.11.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A British-era reservoir that once supplied water to Bengaluru is coming back to life, thanks to copious rainfall this monsoon. The Thippagondanahalli reservoir, on the citys northern outskirts, is just a few feet short of its maximum capacity of 72 feet. With the water level rising to 68.7 feet, the BWSSB is gearing up to resume supply to the city, stopped in 2012. TG Halli dam, as the reservoir is popularly called, was built in 1933 at the confluence of rivers Arkavathi and Kumudavathi. It was the first source of piped drinking water to Bengaluru, and was named Chamarajasagara, a name now almost forgotten. BWSSBs assistant engineer Ramakrishne Gowda S said the water level was just 42 feet four months ago. "It has received record rainfall after about 15 years. The sluice gates built during the British era are opened when the level goes beyond 74.6 feet," he added. That level was last breached in 1997-98, by his reckoning. The decision to resume supply from the dam was taken after the quality of water in ...
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Leopards spotted in TGR 21.11.2017 deccanherald.com
Leopards are the new guests at the Tippagondanahalli reservoir (TGR) area. The reservoir staff say that they spotted the wildcat on every alternate evening in the past 10 days. After the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) decided to resume water supply from the reservoir, the staff have taken up repair and maintenance work. Its during this time that they have spotted the leopards. One of the staff members said that he had seen the leopard many times during late evenings and there were cubs also with the wildcat. "I have spotted them many times in the past one week. But they have not attacked us till now. Although we dont work during the late evening, there are people who work round the clock to guard the dam and the filter house. There is always an element of fear," the worker said. Varun Kumar, range forest officer, Kaggalipura said he received phone calls from the BWSSB engineer about the presence of leopards. "Leopards are more scared than the humans when they come in conflict. There ...
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Jalamitra shows how to rejuvenate a lake in Bengaluru 21.11.2017 Citizen Matters
Jal Mitra celebrated its second year anniversary recently. A volunteer from this group actively involved in the preservation of Rachenahalli Lake, shares its road map on how you can save your local lakes. ...
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Sewerage network will have to take on extra load 15.11.2017 Hindu: Cities
Proposal for all households to get food waste crushers
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