Dangling wires and cables agitate Bengalureans

They destroy the beauty of the place, say pedestrians By Tina Freese Loose hanging wires on the Infantry Road footpath are troubling pedestrians. They are demanding swift action from authorities. Rakesh Menon, 35, informed The Observer: “These wires have been here forever now. It is a nuisance to walk on this footpath. Firstly, it is broken […]

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Social Distancing norms flouted at KSR Railway Station testing centre

Not every passenger arriving at KSR is getting tested at the station Of all the passengers arriving at the KSR railway station, only some are getting tested. Umashankar P, one of the in-charge responsible for the testing informed The Observer: “We do everybody’s testing. Does not matter from where they come outside of Bengaluru or […]

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Long neglected road relaid for PM Modi’s visit in 4 days

However, nearby roads still riddled with potholes Within four days, the road stretching from Nagarbhavi Circle to Vrishabhavati Canal Bridge has become unrecognizable. Evenly coated with asphalt, the road looks new and untrodden. The reason: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bangalore University’s campus on December 6. Residents say the road was riddled with potholes just a few […]

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Only poor neighborhoods of Bengaluru reek of garbage

By Arshreet Singh Only 3 km separate the neighborhoods of Chickpet and D’Souza Layout. The difference in the amount of garbage on the streets of these neighborhoods is astonishing. While the streets of D’Souza Layout resemble those in a European village,  Chickpet’s streets are lined with heaps of garbage. A huge pile of garbage covering […]

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We’ve no time for wastewater surveillance for Covid: BBMP

Contradicts media reports saying it would do so The BBMP has said it has no time or knowledge to conduct wastewater surveillance for Covid-19, denying media reports that it plans to conduct such an exercise. “The BBMP has nothing to do with wastewater testing for Covid-19. We already have much on our plate and have no time to even think about wastewater […]

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Biomed waste is dumped unsegregated

BBMP waste collectors don’t touch waste from houses that have Covid patients Bengaluru: In several parts of the city, biomedical waste produced by home-isolated Covid-19 patients is being dumped in Bellahalli, near Yelahanka, as unsegregated waste.  Rahul Hipparkar, the driver of a BBMP garbage-collection truck, said: “All the waste collected, except for a certain category […]

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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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Swimmers in a quandary as JP Park pool remains closed

Parents demand a new tender for the facility Bengaluru: The closure of the BBMP swimming pool at JP Park since March 2020 has affected the training schedules of swimmers competing in national and international events. “As the pool is closed, I am finding it very difficult to train,” said Sambhav R, a national-level swimmer. In […]

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