Few drivers heed ‘No Honking’ boards outside Metro stations

Many unaware that honking is punishable Loud honking still prevails outside Metro stations in Bengaluru despite ‘No Honking’ boards. Gehna Desai, 21, a college student in Bengaluru, used to go to the JP Nagar Metro station every day  to travel to her college.  A month ago,  she noticed a signage that said, ‘Metro Premises | […]

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Covid cases dip, masks on Metro premises & trains become rare

We have not eased curbs, says BMRCL  A crowd of commuters enters Namma Metro stations, many of them with either no masks or their masks hanging on their chins. Sanitizer and thermal screening stations at the entrances remain unused for the most part. Trains are so packed that there is hardly any space to move. But masks […]

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Despite Omicron, Bengalureans are not following Covid protocols

Citizens say govt must take action to avert 3rd wave People in Bengaluru continue to flout Covid rules despite the emergence of the Omicron variant. Sneha S, a Metro commuter, informed The Observer: I travel by Metro regularly and I can say this new variant has no effect on people as of now. Most of […]

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The grass is not yet green for Nandi Hills

People fear the new covid variant and increasing cases. Very few visitors for Nandi Hills, this season amid Omicron fear.  Will face another  period  of loss, say resort owners and travel agencies. R K Shree, the owner of R K Tours and Travels informed the Observer, “There have been many enquiries this week for Nandi Hills. […]

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Staycation a new trend among Bengalureans

It’s a safe home away from home they say Bengaluru residents prefer staycation over planned long-distance travel. Presha Malhotra, a Bengaluru resident, on being contacted by The Observer, said: “I prefer staycations because they are an easy way to travel, take a break without straying too far from home. It is like a safe home away from home with […]

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Floods leave travellers stranded on NH 16

Couple spends an entire day in their car Travellers were stranded on National Highway 16 as floods damaged big stretch of the road. Kirti Singh, 28, who was travelling from Jharkhand with her husband, informed The Observer: “My husband and I were stuck on NH 16 near a village called Manubola  in  AP’s Nellore district. […]

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With 1 crore vehicles, Bengaluru has high number of accidents

Recorded 646 deaths in 2020: NCRB Bengaluru ranks third among 53 big cities to have the highest number road accidents, data show. According to NCRB data, Chennai accounted for 4,389 accidents (9.2 percent) of the 47,289 road accidents in 2020 with 872 deaths; It was closely followed by Delhi, which had 4,028 (8.4 percent) cases […]

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NEP mandate on the medium of instruction worries some parents

Wonder how their children will cope when they are transferred every few yrs Kabir Rana (name changed), who serves in the Indian Air Force, wants to give his six-year-old child the best  education. Always on the move with his family due to his transferable job, he is worried about the long-term impact of the New […]

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WFH blurs distinction between professional and personal lives

Maintaining the balance has been tough for moms Anoop Rao, who works for a US-based bank, starts his work at 5:30 pm. His mind is clear, not clouded with the unpleasant honking of cars. He grabs a cup of coffee and secures a quiet corner in his apartment. He doesn’t have to make his way […]

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