Mysuru Road is a nightmare for pedestrians, 2-wheeler riders

Potholed road is now slippery following rain People walking on Mysuru Road feel they will be blown away when heavy vehicles speed by them. As vulnerable as the pedestrians are riders of two-wheelers who struggle to not get hit by buses and trucks on  the road, now slippery following continuous rain. On Wednesday, a two-wheeler […]

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Two-wheeler riding on footpaths hassles pedestrians no end

It is both illegal and unsafe for  people on foot Bikers and cyclists illegally ride on footpaths in Seshadripuram, inconveniencing pedestrians. The Observer has  also noticed people riding cycles, bikes and scooters on the footpath adjacent to the JP Nagar Metro station. Devika Nayyar, a school student, informed The Observer: “Many times motorists come in full […]

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Dangling wires and cables agitate Bengalureans

They destroy the beauty of the place, say pedestrians By Tina Freese Loose hanging wires on the Infantry Road footpath are troubling pedestrians. They are demanding swift action from authorities. Rakesh Menon, 35, informed The Observer: “These wires have been here forever now. It is a nuisance to walk on this footpath. Firstly, it is broken […]

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Social Distancing norms flouted at KSR Railway Station testing centre

Not every passenger arriving at KSR is getting tested at the station Of all the passengers arriving at the KSR railway station, only some are getting tested. Umashankar P, one of the in-charge responsible for the testing informed The Observer: “We do everybody’s testing. Does not matter from where they come outside of Bengaluru or […]

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As vehicles stop on zebra crossings, citizens find it tough to cross roads

Law says vehicles are bound to stop before crossing Pedestrians in Bengaluru find it difficult to use zebra crossings because vehicles stop on them. Harshal Dalvi, a Dasarahalli resident, finds it hard to cross roads at junctions as vehicles stop exactly on the crossings. “Sometimes I get late for the office. It is rather inconvenient […]

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Long neglected road relaid for PM Modi’s visit in 4 days

However, nearby roads still riddled with potholes Within four days, the road stretching from Nagarbhavi Circle to Vrishabhavati Canal Bridge has become unrecognizable. Evenly coated with asphalt, the road looks new and untrodden. The reason: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bangalore University’s campus on December 6. Residents say the road was riddled with potholes just a few […]

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We are confident of fighting a third Covid wave, say hospitals

But lack clarity on how to treat Omicron variant In the wake of an increasing number of Covid cases in the state,hospitals in Bengaluru are confident of handling Covid-19 better than before if a third wave comes. Dr Dakshinamurti , a resident medical officer at Chinmaya Mission Hospital, informedThe Observer: “Most…hospitals are ready for a […]

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Want AC? Cabbies say sorry, govt. has asked us not to turn it on

We’ve issued no such order: BBMP Bengaluru’s cab drivers refuse to turn the air conditioner on when asked to during rides. They cite an official order, but the government says it has issued no such directive. Sunil Awasthi, an Uber driver, informed The Observer: “The state government has forbidden us from using the AC. I ask […]

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Only poor neighborhoods of Bengaluru reek of garbage

By Arshreet Singh Only 3 km separate the neighborhoods of Chickpet and D’Souza Layout. The difference in the amount of garbage on the streets of these neighborhoods is astonishing. While the streets of D’Souza Layout resemble those in a European village,  Chickpet’s streets are lined with heaps of garbage. A huge pile of garbage covering […]

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