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Search for missing mason continues - The Hindu

23 May 2017 - 10:23pm

Search for missing mason continues
The Hindu
Over 300 personnel from the BBMP, State Disaster Response Force, National Disaster Response Force and Fire and Emergency Services are searching a 32-km stretch from Jnanabharathi, Bangalore University campus to Byramangala lake. “We will resume ...

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There's so much garbage in Bengaluru's drains, we can't even find a man's body in it - The News Minute

23 May 2017 - 5:35pm

The News Minute

There's so much garbage in Bengaluru's drains, we can't even find a man's body in it
The News Minute
When a thunderstorm brought Bengaluru to a standstill on Saturday, a Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) JCB contractor was washed away in a storm water drain in Kundanahalli. Three days on, over 300 BBMP workers, NDRF, SDRF and the fire force ...

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BBMP commissioner cancels officers' leave - Times of India

23 May 2017 - 7:34am

Times of India

BBMP commissioner cancels officers' leave
Times of India
BENGALURU: In a bid to ensure that officials are always on hand to deal with unforeseen disasters such as the one the city witnessed on Saturday, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) commissioner N Manjunath Prasad on Monday issued an order ...

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3 days on, body yet to be found - Bangalore Mirror

23 May 2017 - 5:26am

3 days on, body yet to be found
Bangalore Mirror
Three days have passed by, yet there was no trace of Shanthakumar (32), who was washed away during the Saturday downpour. On Tuesday, BBMP personnel, along with the personnel of National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF), will resume search ...

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BBMP rolls out road sweeping machines - Bangalore Mirror

23 May 2017 - 4:07am

Bangalore Mirror

BBMP rolls out road sweeping machines
Bangalore Mirror
The five heavy-duty machines, out of which one is a mini mechanical sweeper, will be installed with GPS to monitor their performance. A control room will be established at the BBMP head office and GPS control system will be established in eight BBMP ...

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Putting advertisers in a flex - Bangalore Mirror

23 May 2017 - 4:07am

Bangalore Mirror

Putting advertisers in a flex
Bangalore Mirror
Residents took matters into their own hands after complaints to BBMP authorities and also to the party offices of the area corporator's unheeded. “I wonder how the BBMP can afford loss of revenue to this extent,” Mishra said. “We have undertaken many ...

Subsidies for skywalks in 'not-so-upscale' areas - Bangalore Mirror

23 May 2017 - 4:07am

Bangalore Mirror

Subsidies for skywalks in 'not-so-upscale' areas
Bangalore Mirror
Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP) attempts to build skywalk at various points in the city turned futile due to lukewarm response from contractors. It was found that contractors were interested in building skywalk only in upscale areas and ...

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No leave for officials till monsoon ends: Commissioner - The Hindu

22 May 2017 - 9:20pm

The Hindu

No leave for officials till monsoon ends: Commissioner
The Hindu
BBMP Chief Engineer (SWD) Siddegowda said that 300 personnel of the BBMP, 25 of the National Disaster Response Force and 51 of the Fire and Emergency Services were searching a 30-km stretch from Jnanabharathi, Bangalore University campus to ...

City gets new sweeping machines - The Hindu

22 May 2017 - 8:55pm

The Hindu

City gets new sweeping machines
The Hindu
They were flagged off in front of the Vidhana Soudha in the presence of Bengaluru Development Minister K.J. George, Mayor G. Padmavathi, Deputy Mayor Anand and BBMP Commissioner N. Manjunath Prasad. Each heavy-duty mechanical sweeping ...

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No cleaning work on SWDs by BBMP is a major setback - Bangalore Mirror

22 May 2017 - 4:07am

Bangalore Mirror

No cleaning work on SWDs by BBMP is a major setback
Bangalore Mirror
The state government has recently announced that it will take up work on remodelling 192 kilometers of drain incurring Rs 800 crore. The government claims that already, work has concluded on around 142 kms out of the total 842 km network of storm water ...

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Lack of political will is the cause for all such disasters - Bangalore Mirror

22 May 2017 - 4:07am

Bangalore Mirror

Lack of political will is the cause for all such disasters
Bangalore Mirror
It just requires one spell of rainfall to expose Bengaluru. Saturday's showers showed how poorly equipped BBMP is to handle crises. Urban experts decode the problem and tell us what can be done ​ The answer to why Bengaluru turns into a mess whenever ...

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Parking fees plan: what more can we do? - Citizen Matters, Bangalore (blog)

21 May 2017 - 7:10pm

Parking fees plan: what more can we do?
Citizen Matters, Bangalore (blog)
BBMP's proposal to begin charging people to park on the streets can seem like a long-overdue scheme. But while the principle of charging for public space seems reasonable, we should do more than that. We should set targets for what we hope to achieve ...

Tree pruning: No coordination with BBMP - The Hindu

21 May 2017 - 6:17pm

The Hindu

Tree pruning: No coordination with BBMP
The Hindu
In preparation for the monsoon, the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) has begun pruning trees to prevent damage to power lines in case of heavy rain and gusty winds. While this is a routine exercise, what stands out is the lack of ...

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BBMP goes e-way: Check this app out, get saplings free - Bangalore Mirror

21 May 2017 - 1:08am

Bangalore Mirror

BBMP goes e-way: Check this app out, get saplings free
Bangalore Mirror
Rising temperature level has prompted Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to take up massive afforestation drive in all areas of Bengaluru. Deciding to plant at least 10 lakh saplings this monsoon, the BBMP has gone e-way to connect with most ...

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'Contractors lack experience to plant saplings' - The Hindu

20 May 2017 - 9:20pm

'Contractors lack experience to plant saplings'
The Hindu
Just half the saplings planted by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) manage to survive the vagaries of the city. As compared to this, nearly all the saplings planted by the Forest Department manage to survive. Why does this discrepancy arise ...

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Nearly half the saplings planted by BBMP wither and die - NYOOOZ

20 May 2017 - 9:09pm

NYOOOZ

Nearly half the saplings planted by BBMP wither and die
NYOOOZ
Summary: A file photo of saplings planted by the BBMP under the K.H. Compounding this is the fact that the BBMP ends up paying ?492 per sapling while the Forest Department allots around ?300. The survival rate of saplings planted by the Bruhat ...

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Order a sapling via BBMP Green app - NYOOOZ

20 May 2017 - 9:00pm

NYOOOZ

Order a sapling via BBMP Green app
NYOOOZ
Summary: | Photo Credit: K_Murali KumarThe civic body has developed an Android app, BBMP Green, which citizens can use to place orders for saplings to plant. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has set a target of planting one lakh ...

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Tree survey is yet to take off - The Hindu

20 May 2017 - 7:46pm

The Hindu

Tree survey is yet to take off
The Hindu
Appu Rao, Deputy Conservator of Forests, BBMP Forest Cell, told The Hindu that the proposal for a tree survey has been submitted to the State government. “Once the government approves, a tender will be floated and only then can the identification ...

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Icing on the lake - Bangalore Mirror

20 May 2017 - 4:04am

Bangalore Mirror

Icing on the lake
Bangalore Mirror
Residents of the area, with the help of BBMP, pulled out 400 kg of trash from around the lake in two fortnights. Murali Govindarajalu ... Volunteers and BBMP pourakarmikas joined hands to help us clean the lake,” Govindarajalu said. Pravir Bagrodia ...

BBMP walks the talk - Bangalore Mirror

19 May 2017 - 4:07am

Bangalore Mirror

BBMP walks the talk
Bangalore Mirror
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) is all set to resume work on the skywalk across T Chowdiah Road in front of Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium. The project was shelved earlier as a ramp of the controversial steel flyover was proposed exactly at ...

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