Around 40 percent of cases that Bengaluru Traffic Police (BTP) books is for helmet-less driving/pillion riding. Wrong parking and signal-jumping come next. With the revised fines, BTP is set to make crores of rupees every month from these offenders
While most workers in Karnataka now get minimum wages of Rs 11,557 per month, garment factory workers are still paid Rs 7000-8000. State government has not increased their wages as per the law, or even after a recent court order
A debate has been raging on whether outdoor ads should be permitted in Bengaluru. Can the city bear the revenue loss from hoardings? What about plastic waste from hoardings, or Bengalureans’ wish for a clear view of the city’s skyline?
Last year, BBMP Council passed draft ‘bye-laws’ that ban ad hoardings in the city. But the state government recently framed its own ‘Rules’ that allow hoardings. How do these laws differ? Once either of these laws are approved, how would it affect the city?
The High Court has upheld BBMP’s new bye-laws that ban hoardings in Bengaluru. But the state government is reluctant to accept the order. Does this mean Bengaluru will have hoardings again? And why is the state government poking its nose into BBMP’s affairs at all?
With its new draft bye-laws on solid waste management (SWM), BBMP is aiming for 100% waste segregation and minimal use of landfills. The bye-laws mandate waste segregation into eight streams, steep penalties for offenders, and greater role for ward committees in SWM
To satiate Bengaluru’s unending thirst, water has been diverted from many rivers, including those from the Western Ghats. But these projects are starving local populations of water, and destroying ecosystems
Bengaluru has taken any number of measures to stop parking chaos on the streets – from setting up MLCPs to mandating parking space in buildings. Why then is parking still an issue in the city? Will the recent proposal to end free parking make a difference?
The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, passed by Lok Sabha last week, prescribes stringent norms and harsh penalties, higher compensation for victims, and more powers to the central government. Here’s all you need to know about the Bill