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Pending projects leave city at risk 21.10.2017 Hindu: Chennai
Preparedness for northeast monsoon has been compromised by unfinished work
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Cleaning Ganga: Varanasi set to get new sewage treatment plants by March 20.10.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
These projects are at an advanced stage and will be commissioned before March 2018
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After cleaner ghats, Ganga at Varanasi to be pollution-free too 20.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB
All who have been enjoying cleaner ghats at Varanasi would also soon bask in the pollution-free waters of the Ganges flowing by the spiritual city.
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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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‘Prevent destruction of Krishna floodplains’ 19.10.2017 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
River crusader Vikram Soni asks NGT to act decisively before it is too late
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No improvement in traffic situation 19.10.2017 Hindu: Home
With potholes and waterlogging, the service lanes below the flyover in Porur seem to be undoing the good work
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New 'Smart City' hatches solutions to urban chaos 19.10.2017 All Economy & Policy Stories
Planners for new state capital envision drones, artificial intelligence to keep order and head off growth of slums
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After LED and e-cars, EESL sets benchmark rates in solar power 18.10.2017 News
Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), the joint venture under the power ministry to unlock and expand the market in this regard, has after programmes in LED and e-vehicles, branched out to the clean energy sector.It has procured indigenously made solar power panels at 30 cents/kwh capacity (Rs 20.63/kwh), cheaper than the current rate of good quality Chinese panels. It has procured 300 Mw of disaggregated solar power modules for use in multiple applications.It is procuring the panels from Adani Green Energy at the said bid, and from Bharat Heavy Electricals, Tata Power Solar and Central Electronics which agreed to meet the price. The company (it is a joint venture of a number of state-owned companies in the energy sector) said two programmes where these panels would be used have been standardised. One is for solar rooftops; it has agreed with the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to set up solar rooftops in the latter's area for up to 20 Mw. The other is with Maharashtra State ...
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Schools, colleges take to rainwater harvesting 17.10.2017 Hindu: News
HMWSSB expects commercial establishments to follow suit
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HRDCL gets four major stretches for development 17.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
The transfer will also result in transfer of the rights of way and income
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Rain slows Metro work on Electronics City line 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Rain has been hindering work on Namma Metro's RV Road-Bommasandra line that had gained pace after the main demolition work was completed two months ago. The second phase of the project will serve burgeoning IT corridor in the east (Byappanhalli-Whitefield) and the old IT hub in the south east. The 18.82 km metro line begins with a new station next to the existing RV Road station and terminates near the proposed peripheral ring road at Bommasandra. The line will also save lakhs of commuters who spend harrowing hours at the Silk Board Junction everyday. Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has divided the project into three packages of about 6.4 km to expedite the work. "Most of the demolition work on Hosur Road is done. We have started the work on drains. About one-km drain was built at the site of two stations. Since August, however, rain has been playing spoilsport. We rarely get a window of opportunity to carry out the work," a senior BMRCL official said. The BMRCL has entered into an ...
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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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Bengaluru rains break 115-year-old record, death toll reaches 10 16.10.2017 Zee News : States
The city has recorded nearly 1,620 mm of rainfall this year so far
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FIR against city builder over 'illegal' certificate 16.10.2017 DNA: Money
An FIR has been registered with the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) against one of Mumbai's top developers, two Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials, and others in connection with an Occupation Certificate. The Occupation Certificate (OC) to building number 6 in Raheja Green CHS, Borivli East, was issued after the developer allegedly submitted a false Drainage Completion Certificate to the civic body. However, the developer has refuted the allegation. The FIR includes names of developer Sandeep Raheja, Palm Grove Beach Hotels Pvt Ltd, executive engineer of building proposal department (R ward) AB Kulkarni, assistant engineer PT Vichare, and others. The FIR was registered following an order by Special Judge (anti-corruption) Dilip Gudhade. The allegation is that not only did the civic officials accept the DCC, but they also failed to conduct the mandatory inspection of the building required under Development Control Rules to verify and ascertain its compliance with the norms. The OC was granted ...
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117 missing links found in stormwater drain network 16.10.2017 Hindu: Home
With monsoon around the corner, threat of inundation looms
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No end to rain woes for city; roads waterlogged, homes flooded 15.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Overnight rain continued to wreak havoc in the city again. Five people were killed till Sunday and rain created havoc, leaving many areas inundated and roads waterlogged. There were also incidents of tree fall and traffic snarls on major city roads. Several localities were flooded, crippling normal life in the city. Water entered several houses in Bommasandra, Hongasandra, BTM Layout, HSR Layout, Yelahanka and other low lying areas. People pump out water Kendriya Vihar apartments at Kogilu Cross near Yelahanka was flooded. Water gushed into the parking area and into a few houses, where residents were seen pumping out water. More than 50 vehicles in the basement of the apartment were submerged. Vehicles struggled to pass the flooded outer ring road in Bellandur. Some vehicles broke down, holding up traffic. A BMTC bus broke down on the waterlogged outer ring road near Ecospace and more than 20 passengers were rescued by BBMP personnel. According to the BBMP control room, tree falls were reported behind ...
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Rain loss put at ₹6.05 cr. in Raichur district 15.10.2017 Hindu: National
Heavy downpour that lashed Raichur district in the last several days has caused extensive losses. Many streams experienced flooding. An unaccounted for number of trees and several electricity poles ha...
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Several dead as torrential rains continue to lash Bengaluru 15.10.2017 New Kerala: India News
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , October 15 : Several people have been reported dead as incessant rainfall continues to lash Bengaluru and other parts of south India.
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Not just humans, ocean critters also contribute to global warming – This is how 15.10.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
A detailed analysis showed that around 10 percent of total methane emissions from the Baltic Sea may be due to clams and worms.
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Five dead as torrential rains continue to lash Bengaluru 15.10.2017 Top Stories
The torrential rains over the past two months have made 2017 the wettest year for Bengaluru
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