Bengaluru is about to get a separate collection system for segregated wet, sanitary and street sweeping waste. There has been opposition to this proposal especially from councillors, but BBMP will be going ahead with this plan.
Bellandur includes residential and tech park properties on Outer Ring Road and Sarjapur Road. This contributes the most property tax, followed by Shantala Nagar that covers the Central Business District area.
Sarakki lake saw a host of demolitions when it got flooded a few years ago. Lake teams working for the rejuvenation of the lake have had an eventful journey along with the lake, which will see water entering into it in a few months.
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.
Pedestrians on Sarjapur Road look danger in the eye when they walk on the unpaved sides of the busy main road. Bengaluru Traffic Police are trying to help, but more work needs to be done before people can walk without fear.
The BBMP has issued a public notice declaring all 198 of its wards ‘open defecation free’. The reality is different in some wards, especially on the periphery of BBMP, where clean public toilets are difficult to access.