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Jun 20 2016
ERADICATING BENGALURU'S BLACKSPOTS
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Sandya Narayanan
Bengaluru did not have public bins, and bins have been a bone of contention among solid waste management enthusiasts working to solve the problem. Are bins the only solution for black spot problem? Or is there any alternative?
Jun 17 2016
PROBLEM AT AADHAR REGISTRATION CENTRES
Kalyani
Can there be some help for old and handicapped people in Aadhar centres? Can these enrollment centres be equipped with more staff and infrastructure?
Jun 15 2016
DECODING ILLEGAL ADVERTISING IN BANGALORE
Akshatha M
Why is BBMP unable to remove the illegal hoardings, at the same time not able to make any money from them? Is there anything that can be done to solve the problem? Last part of the series.
Jun 15 2016
SMART' TRANSPORT BY BMTC
News Desk
After the half-baked Intelligent Transport System that is not really helping any commuter, BMTC is now onto Smart Cards—that have been launched even before the pilot.
Jun 09 2016
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
A dry for years lake finally looks like a proper water body. Ever since we took up the cause of Puttenahalli Lake over seven years ago, this had been one of our goals - to see the entire lake bed submerged. 20th May 2014 6th June...
Jun 08 2016
BBMP'S B KHATHA
U Vishwanath Rao
There are instances of BBMP issuing B khatha to flats without valid reasons, thereby harassing the innocent buyer, says Vishwanatha Rao.
Jun 07 2016
RAIN HELPLINES FOR BANGALORE
News Desk
onsoon is gaining strength in Bengaluru. Here's where you need to get help if your area is flooded/ if rain is affecting life.
Jun 02 2016
ILLEGAL HOARDINGS IN BANGALORE
News Desk
BBMP's last Assistant Commissioner for Advertising K Mathai had submitted a series of reports on illegal hoardings in BBMP, to the Commissioner. Here are the first four reports.
Jun 01 2016
DECODING ILLEGAL ADVERTISING IN BANGALORE
Akshatha M
BBMP has no uniform policy for removal of hoardings. The terms and conditions are different each time, which is why the removal of illegal hoardings has become impossible. Here's the story on the enforcement mafia.
May 28 2016
METROPOLITAN PLANNING COMMITTEE NEEDED AT BMRDA LEVEL
Rejeet Mathews and V Ravichandar
Bengaluru has a planning committee now, but is it enough to plan only BDA level, when the boundaries of the city are growing much beyond BDA level? Here’s an analysis on why we need Metropolitan Planning Committee (MPC) at Bengaluru Metropolitan Regional Development Authority scale.
May 27 2016
MANAGING LAKES AND STORM WATER DRAINS
Srinivas Alavilli
It’s that time of the year when the city will receive rains. Roads will flood while lakes will remain parched. Can we catch the rain and send it to lakes?
May 24 2016
DECODING ILLEGAL ADVERTISING IN BANGALORE
Akshatha M
They are everywhere: On buildings, storm water drains, skywalks and parks. But no one knows the numbers, and no one knows how to stop them from coming up, or make money out of them. What’s going on behind the scenes?
May 17 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
What is an Occupancy Certificate? A  certificate  of  occupancy  is a document issued by a local government agency or building department certifying a building’s compliance with applicable building codes and other laws...
May 13 2016
Blog: I Change Indira Nagar
Monday, May 9th brought us a surprise - the Commissioner for SWM Bangalore, Subodh Yadav was coming to Ward 80 for an interaction with RWA’s, residents and civic officials. I say surprise, because we were told at 7.30 am on Monday that we...
May 12 2016
BANKGROUND ON VISION GROUPS FOR BENGALURU
Akshatha M
Bengaluru has seen many vision groups in the past. A brief history of such groups and task forces, in the background of Bengaluru Blue Print Action Group that was constituted recently.
May 11 2016
PLASTIC BAN IMPLEMENTATION IN BANGALORE
News Desk
BBMP has put its foot down to make the implementation of plastic ban a success. However, ward level citizen volunteers are an essential ingredient in the success of plastic ban and scientific waste management.
May 10 2016
FATAL ACCIDENTS ON NICE ROAD
Vasanth Ramu
The road that's supposed to bypass Bangalore traffic has become a death trap with unregulated traffic. Government needs to take note, says a citizen.
May 10 2016
OPEN LETTER TO POLITICIANS OF BENGALURU
Kavitha Reddy
Politicians are responsible for visual pollution in the form of posters, banners and billboards in the city of Bengaluru.The city needs a break from ‘political litter’, argues Kavitha Reddy.
May 10 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
Dear members of civil society, who are the members of the newly formed Bangalore Blueprint Action Group, I am writing to you today because, like you, I care about Namma Bengaluru and I want its governance to improve. And I believe every one of...
May 05 2016
DURGA ALARM HOPES TO MAKE BUSES SAFER FOR WOMEN
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Meenakshi Giridhar
In early 2015, a safety alarm that allowed women notify fellow commuters about harassment was piloted in five BMTC buses in 2015. Since then, it has been waiting for a go-ahead from BMTC to install it in other vehicles. Here's why.
May 05 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
The morning of April 23rd saw around 25 residents of Mahadevapura Zone coming together in support of the anti-plastic ban. Volunteers of Whitefield Rising visited dozens of shops on Borewell Road, creating awareness about plastic and Styrofoam menace...
May 03 2016
PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT
S Srinivasan
Property tax payment data base doesn't seem to be updated. This is affecting the taxpayers adversely.
Apr 28 2016
GETTING BBMP KHATA WITHOUT BRIBE
Ramanathan Chellappan
Multiple calls and visits to BBMP offices, tackling multiple subtle and direct demands for bribe, this group of citizens finally got the khata without paying bribe.
Apr 26 2016
Ashwin Mahesh
BBMP, BDA, BESCOM, BWSSB, and other organisations should stop the practice of accepting deposits and payments from developers on behalf of home owners. Instead, they should set up a system by which the home owners can directly make the payments themselves...
Apr 12 2016
SEGREGATION AT SOURCE A FAILURE IN BBMP LIMITS
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Akshatha M
The BBMP is continuing to hunt for landfills and build systems for processing mixed waste, while there is a court order asking BBMP to minimise mixed waste and landfills. Is this a case fit for contempt of court?
Apr 11 2016
WASTE SEGREGATION UPDATES
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Akshatha M
BBMP has often said citizens not segregating waste will be fined. But is there a strict penalty policy and process? Coming up: Yet another garbage timebomb waiting to explode.
 
 

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