Crores of rupees have been spent by BBMP’s Forest Cell who is understaffed and cannot monitor the work. While the Chief of the cell doesn’t have powers, payments for old bills have continued, without ascertaining whether the work was actually done.
The Fire Department is trying to source land on the outskirts of Bangalore, to establish more fire stations. It appears the city has land for everything else. There is also the usual shortage of staff and vehicles.
P Manivannan, chief project officer of State Highways Improvement Project, traces the journey of roads from simple stone-paving to asphalting. He explains why you should be watching the construction of roads in your area closely.
At Camellia in Pune, the composting area is located in a corner of the campus in an open space, adjacent to the outside generator, and at the level of the basement stilt car parking. Steps go down to the area from the ground level. Just adjacent to this is one of the blocks of apartments.
There are many interesting names on the guest list of Bangalore Literature Festival, including Madhu Kishwar of ‘Mansi,’ Sri Sri Ravishankar, Gulzar and Prasoon Joshi. BLF is collaborating with the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore to feature Germany as a focus country.
Residents of Jayanagar 3rd block are forced to pay hefty sum to the BWSSB contractor to restore their connection to new sewage lines. Those who don’t want to pay are being threatened and left with the stink and sewage lines unconnected.
A common man in the city feels quite ‘uncommon’ when he has to trek through the broken, traffic-infested city roads to reach his workplace, off-roading or coming to terms with misinterpreted signals and callously confident drivers.
We cook, clean, care for the elderly and the sick, raise children, and earn to keep the family fed. Yet we are treated as jokes, objects that are less than human, not to be taken seriously. Where is the justice?