Traffic cops shun the government’s anti-pollution masks

They claim that they are not good and buy their own masks to protect themselves from dust and pollution. Despite high levels of air pollution, traffic constables in Bengaluru do not wear government-provided masks, saying they are not of good quality. “The mask that the government provided is not good. Many of us prefer to […]

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Yakshagana has become popular among children

Many young people watch and learn it. Especially, children said they love the vibrant colour dressings of the artists. Yakshagana, a traditional theatre form of Karnataka, is gaining popularity among children and youths. Children are keen on watching shows held at various places in Bengaluru. “Children and youngsters are very much interested in this art form. […]

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Disabled shun wheelchairs and ramps at BMTC stands

The disabled say they cannot use these ramps and wheelchairs without getting help from others and so they refuse to use them. The government may have provided facilities like wheelchairs and ramps for the disabled in buses and at bus stands, but they remain unused. Disabled passengers refuse to use them saying they are inconvenient. […]

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Despite govt restrictions, ride sharing thrives

Ola & Uber apps allow people to book these rides even as the Karnataka government has restricted these cab aggregators. Though the government of Karnataka has restricted ride sharing, cab aggregators Ola and Uber continue to allow people to book these. People prefer ride sharing because it is are cheaper than regular taxi or autorickshaw […]

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On weekends, Church Street Suffers 30-minute traffic jams

The narrow road of Church Street causes congestion due to parked vehicles and encroachments at the sides. Bengaluru:Traffic stands still on narrow Church Street for as long as 30 minutes during weekends.The reason: the no-parking zone teems with parked vehicles and street vendors. “There are a lot of shops, restaurants and pubs on this street.On […]

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Cheap helmets provide little protection to riders

Two wheeler riders in the city use cheap helmets for two reasons: because it’s compulsory and to escape from fine. Bengaluru:Thousands of two-wheeler riders in the city use low-quality helmets to escape being penalized by traffic police. These helmets, priced between Rs 100 and Rs 150,do not havethe ISI mark. “Motorcyclistswear helmets…to escape from police […]

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