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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Number of pillion riders not wearing helmets shoots up

People unaware about the which rule came in September 2016  Cases of pillion riders not wearing helmets are increasing drastically in Bengaluru. Though the wearing of helmet by pillion riders was made compulsory from September 1, 2016, people still don’t wear them, many carrying them around their elbows. The number of cases registered for the offense […]

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Campaign cuts decibel levels in Cubbon Park

The success of an awareness campaign in Cubbon Park seems to show that Bengaluru has the potential to be free of noise pollution, activists say. The campaign was carried out earlier this month to make the park honking-free. Rajkumar Dugar, convener of Citizens for Citizens, who was a part of the campaign, informed The Observer […]

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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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Post-pandemic, few customers visit Avenue Road bookstalls

Sales have gone down by 70%, say owners Sellers of second-hand books on Avenue Road have suffered a huge drop in sales post-Covid, forcing many to shut down their businesses. Online book platforms have curbed physical sales at bookshops.  These bookstores were a favourite among students. More than 300 books shops sell second-hand books. Academic and competitive […]

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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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Prices of vegetables, pulses surge because of unseasonal rains; roadside eateries hit

Profits have dived as prices of veggies skyrocket The business of roadside eateries has been adversely affected by the rise in prices of vegetables and pulses after unseasonal rain destroyed crops. Raju Rajanna, owner of Kolimani Family Restaurant, near the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway, informed The Observer the prices of the vegetables and pulses have increased by […]

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Students, govt bus corporations blame each other for accidents

‘Make campus of BU a no-go area for buses’ By Yukta Mudgal In October 2022, two persons died in accidents involving buses of state-run corporations. An MSc student died nearly two weeks after she was run over while she was trying to board a BMTC bus. Another woman died after being hit by a KSRTC […]

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