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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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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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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A place to post, sell, buy, blog

From handicrafts to cakes and fashion, the Instagram market hardly lacks anything Social media play an important role in the lives of many. Previously, Facebook was widely used, then came WhatsApp, and finally Instagram stepped into the scene. The Instagram trend initially was just to follow popular people and get updates on their lives. Lay […]

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Scarcity of parking space has made motorists’ life difficult

Only 1,300 4-wheeler slots added in 3 yrs The lack of parking spaces in Bengaluru has become a headache for car owners and drivers, especially in busy areas. Latest BBMP data show car parking areas have space for only 2,670 four-wheelers, an addition of just 1,300 in three years. Manu H.S., a cab driver working for […]

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Most visitors to Yeshwantpur stn fail to buy platform tickets

It’s difficult to convince them, say officials Staff at the Yeshwantpur railway station collect a penalty of up to Rs 50,000 daily from people who don’t buy platform tickets.  “People lack common sense. Despite (us) creating awareness in all possible ways, commuters choose to be this way. Collecting penalty from them almost feels like an […]

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Citizens disappointed over delay in Whitefield Metro

Metro was supposed to make many lives easier. Commuters are disappointed because the trial run of the Baiyappanahalli-to-Whitefield Metro line, set for September, has been postponed due to the recent floods in Bengaluru. M Padmaraju, Public Information Officer of the Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL), said: “By September, the BMRCL hoped to begin the […]

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Delivery agents were hit hard when Yulu pulled bikes during pandemic

Yulu has gone through a financial crises The suspension of Yulu bike service during the pandemic led to many users losing their jobs. The company’s net worth declined by 35.16 per cent. Yulu bikes are often used by delivery workers of Zepto, Swiggy and other delivery companies. Most of these delivery persons lost their jobs […]

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Drunken travel on Metro trains leaves passengers queasy

Staff at stations lack checking equipment. Several people drink and travel on the Metro on a daily basis violation of the rules drafted by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) Officials at BMRCL believe drunk people invade other travellers’ privacy and disrupt their peace. “We are against letting drunk people use the Metro. Our rules […]

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