Despite media reports about the rise in dengue cases in Bangalore, doctors say there is no need to panic. BBMP claims the surveillance has been stepped up and no dengue deaths reported so far in the city this year.
The ‘cosmopolitan’ city Bangalore’s private FM radio stations have been broadcasting only Kannada, Hindi or English music. Why not Tamil/Telugu music, Citizen Matters explores, in part – I of the series.
The usual problems of traffic, garbage and sewage are the cause of concern for the voters of this constituency. The three-time MLA has not been able to keep up with the growing demand for better administration.
Prohibitory orders have been imposed in the city, with ban on sale of liquor. Government offices are functioning as usual. Public transport may or may not be affected depending on the law and order situation.
In this exclusive interview, Karnataka’s Advocate-General Ashok Haranahalli, says roads and open spaces in gated communities cannot be closed to the general public, as it belongs to the concerned civic authority.
However, the south-western railways continue to maintain that their hands are full with catering to long-distance trains. Meanwhile, citizen group Praja.in and CiSTUP prepare draft plan for commuter rail services in Bengaluru.
After a delay of nearly 1.5 years, the underpass at the intersection of JP Nagar’s 15th cross Ring Road and 24th Main may be completed in a month’s time. Still, both the BBMP and the area MLA are not categorical about D-day.
Even as the BBMP and state government are going back and forth on roadwidening, there is little that either can do. This mega project is stuck with other infrastructure projects in an ongoing case in the High Court.