And before our Bengaluru This Week roundup, here’s the curation of latest city news.
>> Bangalore will get two more district commissioners, in order to speed up clearing of encroachments.
>> Chief Minister has announced officially that waste will be disposed of in Mavallipura, which was closed due to improper handling, a few years ago.
>> A Manipuri student was attacked by goons for not being able to speak in Kannada.
>> Bangalore girl, Aparna R, received the Good Samaritan award from Home Minister, K J George, for helping an accident victim when no one else would.
>> Now postmen in the city will pick up letters and mails as well from houses and offices. The Department of Posts has started a new service with door-to-door pick up service for speed post in the Bangalore South division.
>> With a doctor in Nandini Layout being arrested, a surrogacy racket operating in Central Bangalore has been busted.
This week’s highlight: “Shut down KCDC!”
>> The Government started a composting plant on the city outskirts in the 1970s. As the city expanded, the plant was surrounded by residential areas. Unable to bear the foul smell from the plant, HSR Layout residents now want the plant shut down. Read: We don’t want the city’s garbage in our backyard!
Living in the city
>> Namma Metro is set to finally expand on the 2.5 km Peenya Industry – Nagasandra stretch. But last mile connectivity still remains an issue. Read: Metro Reach 3B to be a reality soon.
>> The next time you confront an eve teaser might very well be the last time that he needs to be confronted. Read how a young mother responded when her maid called her complaining about being harassed.
>> From a young lad who flouted traffic rules and parked his bike in a no parking zone in 1977, to volunteering as a traffic warden in 2014, Ajit Lakshmiratan talks about coming the full circle.
>> The recent surge of promotions by e-retailers like Flipkart and Amazon saw traditional retailers, who are at risk, ask the government to intervene. Ashwin Mahesh mulls over the side-effects of the e-retail boom.
>> Yet another exciting edition of Cycle Day will take place in HSR Layout on October 19th. Lots of activities in store including cycle rides, street games, street art, theatre, skateboarding and more.
As nearly 1000 COVID cases are being reported from Bengaluru everyday now, the state government has promised more ambulances, the Sunday curfew is back, and volunteers are being inducted for contact tracing. Read more in our weekly news roundup.
Bengaluru will get the Peripheral Ring Road while the State acquires properties for it. BBMP will increase the property tax, and collect fine for littering. These and other news items from the last week that matter to you, all in one place.
Following various incidents of rape in the city, citizens across Bangalore have come together to challenge the authorities to ensure that justice prevails. From protests and peace marches, to online activism and calls and meetings with the commissioner, they are leaving no stone unturned.