This week, Mahadevapura residents submitted their objection to the state’s Chief Secretary on BBMP’s ward delimitation proposal. Here is our detailed analysis on why BBMP’s proposal is flawed, and why it’s rattling Mahadevapura residents
Fed up with crumbling infrastructure in their constituency, residents of Mahadevapura are holding a protest tomorrow at Marathahalli. They are demanding the resignation of all their elected representatives, including MLA Aravind Limbavali and MP P C Mohan
Under BBMP’s new ‘Adopt-a-Street’ initiative, citizen groups and corporates can formally adopt and maintain streets. But will the programme sustain, or will it fizzle out like BBMP’s previous adoption programmes?
In 2012, Bengaluru got its first skywalk with an elevator. Now there are 21 skywalks with elevators, and 15 more coming up by the end of this year. How well are these maintained and what facilities do they offer?
A 3-km road from Ejipura signal to Agara would drastically reduce traffic jams in Koramangala. But this project has been delayed for years because the state government blundered in acquiring land from the Defence Ministry
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
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
Melissa Arulappan recently counted 13 bikers driving on the wrong side on a one-way street, all within two seconds. This is not a one-off incident. Citizens across Bengaluru have been noticing an increasing number of such violations in the recent past. What’s going on?
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
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