Bengaluru this week: December 2nd

BBMP gets tough on garbage collection contractors
Noting the hazardous conditions under which pourakarmikas work, BBMP has decided to pull up the contractor. Manjunath Reddy, Chairman, BBMP standing committee on health, directed the contractor from Neelasandra to provide gloves and shoes.

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HC dismisses Nityananda challenging the charge sheet

The Karnataka High court rejected godman Nityananda’s plea of providing him with a copy of charge sheet filed against him by the CID. The charge sheet is related to the rpe case he is facing.

BBMP buys up TDRs to speed up road widening

BBMP has assured residents on the Sumanahalli and NICE road stretch that TDRs will be purchased at market rate. 232 property owners will relinquish part of their properties for road widening. 5.6km stretch will be widened at a cost of Rs 40 crore.

Funds for shaadi mahals and community halls
The Department of Minority Welfare department has invited application forms from registered minority community organisations to apply for funding to build community halls and shaadi mahals in Bangalore district. The department will provide up to 50 lakh rupees for the construction. The organisations should possess the land and have permits to construct such buildings on that land.

Metro is a mindless project: HC

While hearing the petitions on land acquisitions for Metro project, HC noted “It is a mindless project. Any development work taken up by the state should have minimum inconvenience with higher benefits to the citizens,” The land in question was not notified for acquisition in the original plan but was included later on.

Residents protest widening of Banaswadi main road
The residents of Cook Town and Wheeler Road, held a peace march against the cutting of trees on the road and demolition of properties for a road-widening project. Residents say traffic jams from the newly-constructed Railway Overbridge would only shift to the single-lane Seva Nagar flyover.

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Padmalatha Ravi is an independent journalist and filmmaker.