Halted white-topping spells a pause to biz

BBMP has stopped work in Indiranagar due to Covid. Shop owners on 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, are distressed as BBMP has paused white-topping work due to the Covid situation, almost blocking entrances to their establishments.  “People are apprehensive to come to the shop not because of Covid, but because they have to carry their bikes… on their shoulders. […]

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Tedious document verification for Karanth Layout is a pain for villagers

They are unable to find papers for their homes Bengaluru: A tedious document-verification procedure for houses built on notified land for the construction of Dr. Shivaram Karanth Layout before August 2018 is proving to be a hassle for citizens. “We built our house in 2019. Now we do not have all the documents and are […]

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Their wait for govt-built houses is endless

Applicants aren’t informed why they didn’t get homes Bengaluru: Despite the several housing schemes announced for the poor in Karnataka by both the state and central government, many people still remain homeless. They complain they haven’t received any reply from the government even after applying for several times. “I have applied three times now, but […]

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Inefficiencies of BBMP to blame for its low ranking

Meddling by politicians and a poor property tax system are other issues. Financial, technological and planning inefficiencies are to be blamed for BBMP’s low ranking in the Municipal Performance Index report 2020. BBMP ranks 31st out of 51 municipalities.   According to the Municipal Performance Index report 2020, published by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs with the Institute for Competitiveness, […]

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Bengalureans spend 243 hrs extra in traffic every year, says report

Bengaluru: Bengaluru residents face regular traffic jams at Manyata Tech Park, Silk Board and Electronics City, leading to loss of manhours. According to the annual report 2020 released by the location technology firm TomTom, the city experiences the worst traffic congestions in India. Bengaluru is on top in traffic jams among 416 cities. TomTom research […]

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Bad speed breakers have Bengalureans worried

Indian Road Congress guidelines not being followed  Despite complaints over years, Bengalureans are still struggling with unmarked and poorly designed speed breakers. They want BBMP to take action to avoid more accidents. Poornesh N, a student of the RV College of Engineering, Mysuru Road, informed The Observer: “Unpainted speed breakers have been a major issue […]

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Auto drivers cut up as govt fails to help them

Autorickshaw drivers are facing a crisis as the government has failed to provide the financial support it had promised.  “We have to feed ourselves, take care of our families, and maintain our autos. What government are you talking about; we are our own government,” remarked Lokesh H, an autorickshaw driver.   The drivers are unhappy with the government’s attitude towards them. On March 3, they took out a rally from the […]

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