“Schools on wheel” yet to hit the roads

BBMP introduces a bridge course for the underprivileged children but the delay in the survey of street kids holds back the initiative. Bangalore: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahangara Palike (BBMP) introduced a scheme named “School on wheel” which was to start at the end of February. However, even after a month, the initiative has not rolled […]

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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 […]

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Roadside Plants in Bangalore Losing It’s Colour

BBMP is unable to maintain the roadside plants due to lack of funds. Roadside plants in Yeshwantpur, Residency Road, Cubbon Park, Koramangla and M.G Road have dried up due to lack of maintenance by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahangar Palike (BBMP). Akansha Dubey, a resident at Kornangala, said, “I remember travelling from the Yeshwantpur metro and […]

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Sarakki Encroachments have Changed Shape of Water Body

Bengaluru: The Sarakki lake bed, in south Bengaluru, has been encroached upon in such a way that its southern end has turned into a thin tail where three temples have been built illegally.  The Observer visited ten of the 15 illegally built religious structures on the lake bed. At the southern end, encroachment starts with […]

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Salary delays worry workers of dry waste centres

No protective gear, place to sleep for them Bengaluru: Adverse working conditions at Dry Waste Collection Centres (DWCCs) in JP Nagar have made workers vulnerable to infectious diseases. Delays in payment of salaries and lack of awareness about protective gear have added to their woes.  “The BBMP has not helped us. Everything from masks to […]

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