Political parties are on war-footing to lure the voters, making promises, ranging from providing free laptops to creating a new Bengaluru. In the melee, some of the promises have turned out to be pretty unrealistic.
As if persistent warning bells were not enough, in a new study, city based geologists are showing that the region’s groundwater table may be sucked dry soon, and over 2.4 million citizens may be stranded.
Autorickshaws in the city recently went on strike to press their case for a hike in the minimum fare from Rs.12 to Rs.20. Srinivas Murthy, head of Autorickshaw Drivers’ Union cites rising costs of living as one reason. He spoke to Samuel Jacob.