Waste management remains a problem in Bengaluru temples

Not all depend on BBMP to take trash away Only a few of the 40-odd Bengaluru temples that began segregating waste a few years ago are doing so now. T. Sundar, the head of management of Gali Anjaneya temple, Mysuru Road, said: “Disposing of waste was never a problem at our temple. Recently, we saw […]

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Slush-filled Carmelaram Road causes misery to residents

Residents say BBMP, MLA have not acted on their complaints Slush on Carmelaram Road is causing major inconvenience to residents. It has been in a bad condition for five months. Biju Kunikannan, a shopkeeper in the area, informed The Observer that often people have injured themselves while travelling through the route.  Yusuf Kunhimoosa, who has […]

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Pothole-riddled Lingarajapuram underpass is a pain for citizens

We’ll rebuild it  once tender is OK’d: BBMP The Lingarajapuram underpass is in dire need of attention. The road’s poor condition creates tension for people using it. The Lingarajapuram flyover connects to Fraser Town in one direction and HRBR Layout, HBR Layout and Airport Road in the other. Just below the flyover is the crossroads that […]

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Skywalk to ease Banashankari congestion remains on paper

BMRCL, BBMP speak in different voices  There has been no progress on a skywalk, proposed by the BMRCL, between the Banashankari Metro station and the BMTC bus terminus. BBMP maintains it has received no such plan from BMRCL. Srivas Raja Gopalan, public relations officer of BMRCL, informed The Observer: “BMRCL, along with the government and city-based […]

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There are 20 potholes on 350m stretch at Varthur Kodi Circle

Streetlights are missing; bikes ride on footpath The 350-metre  road at Varthur Kodi Circle, Whitefield, has more than 20 potholes and 10 hazardous obstructions. A major inconvenience to commuters, these have caused several accidents. Anjali Saini, a volunteer at Whitefield Rising, an organization that tries to make people aware of civic problems, said: “This road is a […]

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Stench from BBMP waste plant makes citizens’ life miserable

Protests, appeals to Palike have had no effect Residents of Lingadheeranahalli, a neighborhood in Banashankari 6th Stage, 4th Block, are troubled by a bad smell emanating from a waste-processing plant. Saroja G, a shopkeeper, informed The Observer: “The problem has been there for two years. Even after people held strikes and complained several times to the BBMP, […]

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Work on Suranjan Das Road underpass delayed because of heavy rain

Citizens agonize as only 40% of the work is over Work on the Suranjan Das Road underpass has been delayed due to heavy rain. One side of the underpass is to be ready within 40 days.  RNS Infrastructure Ltd was awarded the contract to build underpasses at Kundalahalli, Wind Tunnel Road and Suranjan Das Road as […]

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Despite complaints, Hennur Road flyover underpass is horrible

BBMP bothers only when polls are around There have been several accidents on the damaged Hennur Road underpass on Outer Ring Road, causing concern to riders of two-wheelers. Srinivas, a real estate contractor, informed The Observer: “Often, I have found it difficult to travel on this road.” The road urgently needs maintenance; otherwise, there will be […]

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Travelling on Thubarahalli roads poses challenge for citizens

2 persons died in accidents there in October Thubarahalli, a part of Bengaluru’s tech hub, has been facing traffic congestion and accidents, leaving commuters worried. The Observer found many potholes on the way to Thubarahalli main road from the Baiyappanahalli Metro station. The presence of potholes leads to traffic jams during peak hours, making it risky for […]

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BBMP draft rules make no difference, pourakarmikas still work on contract

Salary depends on seniority; males earn more Though the Karnataka government has issued draft rules to make pourakarmikas its permanent employees, they continue to work under a contract system.  Prameela G, who works on Commercial Street, informed The Observer: “We come here at 6 in the morning and work till 2.30 in the afternoon. We are […]

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