That Bengaluru gets into a regular water crisis, is something we all know. But whose job is it to protect our water resources? It’s our state pollution control board. And here’s why KSPCB is incapable of bailing us out.
KSPCB has been asking apartments in the city to pay up lakhs as compensation for defective sewage treatment plants. But the Board itself is responsible for approving many plants that had design and fabrication issues.
Apartment STPs (Sewage Treatment Plants) are set up after getting government approvals, yet they malfunction soon and residents keep spending lakhs to correct defects. This scenario can change with some reforms in the STP approval process.
BBMP and BMTC have not thought through many practical difficulties in implementing the bus priority lane (BPL) on ORR. Questions on bus clumping at junctions, traffic management in service roads and so on remain unanswered
There is much optimism around the bus priority lane to be operational on ORR tomorrow. But there’s no clarity on what outcome we can expect, or how the project will fit into the overall transport plan for ORR and the city