Platforms of 3 railway stations have no CCTV coverage

Cameras needed at places with more footfalls: SWR Three railway stations in Bengaluru – Majestic, Whitefield and Baiyapanahalli – are yet to get CCTV cameras despite the government sanctioning Rs 500 crore for installing cameras at 983 stations under the Nirbhaya Fund. The Observer found one camera each at the entrance and exit of the Majestic railway station – the […]

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Citizens let down as distress number 112 doesn’t work

Karnataka cities not integrated with it yet: Cops The universal emergency number, 112, is useless during emergencies because calls to it get disconnected. Police say Karnataka’s cities have not been integrated with the new number. The number was introduced in November 2019 to replace emergency helpline numbers like 100 for police, 101 for fire brigade, […]

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Students of Sagar village suffer without electricity

Both schools there do not have enough teachers The Higher Primary Government School-Urdu Medium in Sagar, Shahpur taluk, has run without electricity for the past seven months. Despite a complaint by the headmaster to the gram panchayat, no action has been taken. Laxman Narayankar, headmaster and Kannada teacher at the school, said: “Education is very […]

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Societal norms keep women from doing night duty

Safety is a big issue, they say Women working in factories are happy with the Karnataka government’s announcement that they can work in the night shift, but are not ready to do so because of societal norms. The Observer noticed many women working in garment and footwear factories in the industrial areas of Peenya and […]

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50 more railway stations to get baby-feeding centres

A baby-feeding centre has been opened at the Majestic railway station’s AC waiting room. Covered with thick curtains, the centre has two wooden stools for lactating women to sit comfortably and feed their children. “We have installed the Corner Baby-feeding Centre as a pilot project at the Majestic station. We will soon implement such centres […]

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Cycle lanes are used as parking lots and to drive other vehicles

BBMP is likely to shelve the failed project #CycleToWorkFridays movement has gained a lot of positive response but cyclists complain it is risky to ride cycles as there are no dedicated lanes. Also, people do not know about cycle lanes as two-wheelers and four-wheelers use them. “I have been using a cycle for the past […]

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Women entrepreneurs’ chutzpah acknowledged

“The journey of an entrepreneur is long and they need the fuel of encouragement along with assurance and guidance which the government is ready to provide,” said B.S.Yediyurrapa, Chief Minister at the celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day held at Sir.M.V.Auditorium organized by Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) and Government of Karnataka. […]

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Women think driving heavy vehicles is tough

They choose to be conductors Under the Nirbhaya scheme, BMTC had announced more women would be trained to drive heavy passenger vehicles, but presently the corporation has only one woman driver. BMTC PRO Deepak N informed The Observer that there arent many women drivers because driving a bus is considered tough. There are six or […]

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Koramangala residents want Metro, BMRCL says not possible

Citizens say that a metro line is needed to decongest the area Residents of Koramangala want the Ejipura-Koramangala elevated corridor replaced with the Metro line from Baiyappanahalli to Silk Board to decongest the area. But officials say it is not possible to do so. “We’re trying to connect all the possible places in the city […]

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