Akanksha Mehrotra

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Ruler’s crises, citizen’s pain

Bengaluru has never had a local government it can be proud of as no one seems to clear its streets of garbage or cares to fill the potholes on its roads. It is difficult to imagine worse anarchy in a

Whose rail is it anyway?

While the city may be praying for early completion of the Metro Rail so that life can return to normal on its roads that have been dug up to make way for it, it has been delayed time and again for var

Passport Mela huge hit among citizens

The second weekend Passport Mela organised by the Ministry of External Affairs drew people in their hundreds to the Regional Passport Office (RPO) and at the Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs) in Bengaluru.

On track: Reach-3 to start tests soon


As the launch of Reach-3 of Namma Metro, from Swastik to Hesarghatta Cross, is inching towards its scheduled launch early next year, testing of trains will begin shortly. The Bangalore Metro Rail Corp

No takers for BMTC’s Metro pass

The Metro-Bus Transit (MBT) pass that was to provide seamless travel on both BMTC buses and Namma Metro, has failed to make a mark in the city. Poor sales of the passes have been attributed to the sho

HC cracks the whip on auto permits

An autorickshaw driver can be issued only one permit, the High Court has ruled, while directing the State to come up with guidelines to implement the directive across the state. The landmark verdict i

Traffic cops scrap one-way plan on Bannerghatta Road

After three days of experimentation, the Bengaluru Traffic Police have concluded that the traffic bottleneck between Dairy Circle and Bannerghatta Road cannot be resolved by making B.G. Road into a on

Scam or error: Where did Rs 56 lakh go, BMTC?

The procurement of Electronic Ticketing Machines (ETMs), which would have made BMTC’s hi-tech project possible, has turned into another murky affair. Highly-placed sources in the organisation told Dec

Petrol prices may fall by another Rs 4

Petrol prices, which were hiked by Rs 7.50 last month, is likely to come down by Rs 4 in the state. The relief is likely to be announced soon. The state government has already indicated that it would

CCTV cameras to keep watch at bus stations

Public places including bus stations have always been a target of terror groups. In view of the security threat at public places, the intelligence bureau has directed Bangalore Metropolitan Transport

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