Jaywalking a menace on Outer Ring Road

Road barriers, more skywalks are the solution Jaywalking, or illegal crossing of roads, is a huge problem on Outer Ring Road (ORR) in Bengaluru. Pedestrians cross the road dangerously, putting in danger their lives and those of people travelling on the road. Jaywalking is common on ORR, especially near the Hebbal and Nagawara junctions. “Often […]

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Vehicle modifications cause noise pollution and accidents

Despite restrictions on vehicle alterations, several drivers in Bengaluru modify their vehicles and ride them. These vehicle modifications are responsible for road accidents and noise pollution. Despite restrictions on vehicle alterations, several drivers in Bengaluru modify their vehicles and ride them. These vehicle modifications are responsible for road accidents and noise pollution. Sajjan R, an […]

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Life savers are helpless due to traffic jams

Patients suffer as ambulances do not reach on time due to heavy traffic congestion across the city. Heavy traffic congestion in Bengaluru is preventing ambulances from reaching patients on time. Hareesh G, an ambulance driver, informed The Observer: “From 9am to noon and from 5pm to 7pm, we face the most traffic congestion. We try […]

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Dry and dead bamboo poses fire hazard in Cubbon Park.

Contractors not interested in purchasing it; they complain that it is of poor quality. Meghna Das Chowdhury The Karnataka horticulture department, which takes care of Cubbon Park, is unable to find contractors to buy dried bamboo, which can catch fire. The department has taken upon itself the job of cutting and clearing out the bamboo […]

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Govt ban fails to prevent home delivery of booze

Stores deliver alcohol to nearby areas without the notice of State Excise Department Despite a high court order and the excise department’s ban on home delivery of alcohol in Karnataka, liquor shop owners have found loopholes to continue it. The Observer contacted a few liquor shops in Kalyan Nagar, HSR Layout, BTM Layout, Panduranga Nagar […]

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Pigeon droppings at Metro stations can make you sick

People with low immunity are most vulnerable. Pigeon droppings cause secondary infections to those who are already ill. Commuters of Namma Metro have a reason to worry that they are not aware of: Pigeon droppings. They can cause up to 60 diseases. “Pigeon droppings will affect the passengers if they are not cleaned for a […]

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Loose cables and wires pose danger for citizens

Bescom says that putting those underground will help solve the problem and that will provide uninterrupted power supply Loose cables and wires are found in several areas across Bengaluru. Residents in areas such as Halasuru have complained about the hazards posed by them, particularly in the rainy season. Vinod, a resident of Halasuru, informed The […]

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