Years of follow ups have not been able to help the KCDC plant in HSR Layout function scientifically, and residents are bearing the brunt. A residents welfare association has recently filed a writ petition in the High Court demanding the closure of the plant.
The Bengaluru Civic Fest will be held on the 14th of February. It will see civil society organisations and groups discuss their work, government agencies communicate their work with citizens and school children discuss their participation in local governance.
Retrofitting old two-stroke autos with an electric engine could be a noiseless, non-polluting solution to air pollution. However, government subsidies are not yet being offered to those looking to go electric.
There are less expensive fixes available for the Hebbal traffic mess, which can make the steel flyover unnecessary, according to Naresh Narasimhan. He thinks metro line to airport is the best fix for the problem.
Randeep said solid waste management in Bengaluru was a constantly evolving challenge, addressed only by citizens taking ownership of their waste and partnering with local agencies to treat their waste.
There is bound to be a strong reason for people who support elevated roads in their own backyard to oppose ‘steel flyover’ in another area. Such complex arguments can never be classified into binaries. Here’s a slice of such complexity simplified for clarity.