User: technagara Topic: BangaloreDomains
Category: Environment
Last updated: Oct 20 2017 15:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Namma Metro chugs into 7th year of operation 20.10.2017 deccanherald.com
The Bengaluru Metro, better known as Namma Metro, is celebrating its seventh birthday today. From being a proposal of the DMRC to get a high-speed transit line for Bengaluru in 2003 to helping cut down travel time and cost for many Bengalureans today, the Metro has come a long way. Mired in delays, debates over feasibility and a very long battle with the rocky terrain of Bengaluru which obstructed constructed time and time again, the Metro today carries up to and even more than 3 lakh passengers a day across both Purple and Green Lines. Even today, however, the Metro faces countless challenges, both from within and outside its operation. Earlier this year, the Metro staff went to strike over a spat with police officials. Later, some Kannada activists began an all-out brawl to remove Hindi imposition from the stations, and have largely succeeded in their task and now, activists and BMRCL at loggerheads over shifting of the Cantonment station in the Gottgere-Nagawara line. It has been a long road to ...
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Encroachments shrink Hoodi, Sadaramangala lakes to death 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Plaster of Paris Ganesha idols and heaps of garbage dumped in Sadaramangala Lake, KR Puram, have remain uncleared, painting a sorry picture of the waterbody. Hoodi Lake, which is situated nearby, is also in shambles. The two lakes have shrunk drastically over the years. Hoodi lake, at one point in time, spanned 15.10 acres. The catchment area of these lakes was encroached upon by builders even as officials looked the other way. About 1.29 acres of Hoodi lake has been encroached upon by the government itself to build roads and burial grounds. Seema Garg, CEO, Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority, said officials involved in the encroachment do not take the permission of the Authority before going ahead with the projects. She said now that it has been brought to their notice, they will take action. Operators of private water tankers used to draw water from the lake illegally and supply it to the city. But this has been stopped now, said Balachandran P, a resident. Sadaramangala Lake, which ...
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The chips are not down for these trees 19.10.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Mature sandalwood trees in Bengaluru to have anti-theft sensors to alert guards
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Proposals to improve rail infrastructure in north Kerala 19.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Realignment of proposed Nilambur-Nanjangund rail line mooted
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Death metal, the French way 19.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Get set to head bang with Bordeaux band Gorod which will perform in the city this weekend
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This Deepavali, let’s do away with whataboutery on crackers 18.10.2017 Citizen Matters
Sale of crackers has declined this year in Bengaluru. What could be the reason? How do crackers affect people and environment, and why people advocate against crackers? »
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Rains expose Bengaluru’s poor infrastructure 17.10.2017 BusinessLine - News
With record rains in Bengaluru in October, it is not only the city’s crumbling infrastructure that is making news, but also its IT/ITeS corridors.Rains on Sunday and Monday have exposed areas along t...
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Mitigating rain and floods in Bengaluru needs holistic approach 17.10.2017 Citizen Matters
Bengaluru needs to pay attention to the design of the land - the topography, groundwater recharging capacity, design of the raja kaluves.. and find a way to store water or recharge groundwater, to help mitigate floods. ...
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Traffic jams greet office-goers, students 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Traffic snarls were witnessed on several arterial roads of Bengaluru on Monday morning with normal life being affected as members of the public had a tough time travelling on flooded roads.

After continuous rain from the past few days, the waterlogged roads and slow-moving traffic were reported from Ecospace near the Outer Ring Road, Mysuru Road, Queen's Junction, Hennur Main Road, JC Road, Hudson Circle, City Market, Central Silk Board Junction, BTM 29th Main Junction, ITPL Main Road, Wilson Garden 10th Cross towards NIMHANS, Hebbal Circle flyover from Kempapura Junction on Ballari Road, Tumakuru Road and Nagavara.

Students and office-goers also had a tough time reaching their destination as roads were inundated with water.

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Post office PSKs soon to speed up issue of passports 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Here is a breather for all those who have spent long hours at the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) for your application to be processed. Soon Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) will be set up in various parts of the Karnataka. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is implementing the project in three phases. The idea is to decongest PSKs and ensure citizens get passports faster. "In the first phase, they will come up in Davangere, Belagavi, Mysuru and Hassan. Successful trials have been conducted in Mysuru. Once POPSKs are operational, citizens need not visit PSKs," Bharat Kumar Kuthati, Regional Passport Officer, told DH. The Lalbagh Road PSK is the largest in Karnataka, handling 1,700 applications a day. The Devarabeesanahalli PSK on Marathahalli Outer Ring Road follows, handing 860 applications. The next is Hubballi PSK with 560, followed by Mangaluru (540) while Passport Seva Lahgu Kendra in Kalaburgi handles 160 applications and Mysuru POPSK attends to 130 applications. The staff at the PSKs are ...
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CRS to inspect last bit of Mysuru-Bengaluru line doubling by Oct end 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Train travel between Bengaluru and Mysuru is all set to become smoother by December because South Western Railways has invited Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) to inspect the only remaining stretch of the second railway line. "We have submitted an application to CRS for the sanction and asked for an inspection of 1.5 km railway line near Srirangapatana. We have the inspection during the last week of October. The exact date of inspection will be decided by CRS," South Western Railway Chief Public Relations Officer E Vijaya told DH. CRS K A Manoharan said he was receiving related documents and the inspection would be conducted once "all the papers are ready". "It is a small but vital stretch as it involves doubling of the entire line. This will lead to an increase in line capacity. Also, there are two important bridges that are important from a safety point of view," he added. If all goes well, railways will get a green signal to run trains on the stretch within a week after inspection. About 20 trains ...
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Gridlock on potholed ORR makes commuting a nightmare 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Waterlogged roads, traffic snarls and potholes have turned the Ecospace service road on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) Bellandur into a living hell. The road which is home to a host of IT biggies, MNCs and many upscale city residential clusters is a nightmare for motorists, pedestrians and residents alike. Incessant rains over the last few days caused the Savalkere Lake to overflow onto Ecospace road. Police were seen struggling to handle traffic from late in the night until the early hours of Monday. Savalkere Lake near the Ecospace service road overflowed and water gushed on to the ORR causing waterlogging at the tech park RMZ Ecospace on the arterial road. Savalkere is one of the largest lakes in the city. According to local residents, most part of the lake is encroached upon by illegal builders, causing blockages and silting of rajakaluves (stormwater drains). There are five lakes around Sarjapur. If one lake overflows, the water should flow through the drain to another lake. The water overflowing in ...
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IndiGo forays into regional markets 16.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Low-cost carrier IndiGo on Monday announced its foray into regional markets and the airline will begin ATR - short-haul regional airliner - operations between cities on its existing network of Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Madurai and Nagpur and two new tier-II cities -Tirupati and Rajahmundry.
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India rise to 105th spot in FIFA ranking 16.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Indian football team rose two spots above to 105th position in the FIFA rankings released on Monday.
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Find your energy centre 16.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Stress at the workplace is a bigger problem than you might think, but here are people who took charge of their lives
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Rain, overflowing lake hit traffic on ecospace service road 16.10.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The ecospace service road, off Outer Ring Road (ORR) near Bellandur, has proved to be a nightmare for residents in the area.

Waterlogging during rain, potholes and traffic snarls have become major causes for concern in the area. The service road is home to a large number of companies. It is a residential area too.

Continuous rains over the past few days and the overflowing Saul Lake have often led to flooding on the road. The commuting experience is not likely to improve any time soon.

Speaking to DH, Abhishek Goyal, DCP (traffic, East), said "There is a huge traffic jam near ecospace.
There is one-foot-deep water on the road. The traffic police are working to control the situation. I request commuters to avoid the Outer Ring Road till the situation becomes normal."
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Indo-American DJ wants to turn 'KSHMR in Kashmir' a reality 16.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Indo-American DJ and record producer KSHMR, who is set for his maiden India tour starting here from October 20, is disappointed that his tour doesn't include a performance in Kashmir where his father is from. He hopes his dream to at least visit the valley comes true.
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The story of a layout in Bengaluru becoming Swachh Ooru 16.10.2017 Citizen Matters
It's not an easy achievement to get people to segregate their waste, but relentless efforts by volunteers and penalising by BBMP have helped achieve it in HSR Layout in Bengaluru. ...
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Bengaluru building collapse: 6 killed, Rs 5 lakh announced for kin of dead 16.10.2017 Latest News
At least 40 fire-fighters and NDRF personnel were carrying out rescue operations
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Girl drowns as it pours in B’luru 16.10.2017 DNA: Popular News
A 16-year-old girl drowned in an overflowing drain on Sunday, taking the death toll from rain- related incidents in the city to 10. The incident happened at Krishnappa Garden here. Narasamma had gone to attend nature’s call when she accidentally slipped into the drain. Her body was later recovered at some distance from the slum where her family resides. The family hailed from a northern district of Karnataka and they worked as construction labourers in the city. Meanwhile, the city civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike along with the National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force fished out the body of 22-year-old Pushpa from a storm-water drain at Kumbalgodu on Sunday morning. Pushpa and her mother Ningamma were washed away in the storm water drain following heavy rains in the city on Friday night. Officials involved in search operations said efforts were on to recover Ningamma’s body. The 10 deaths in the past 15 days in mishaps due to potholes and incessant rains have ...
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