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Dug-up roads make life hell here

Accustomed to wide roads lined with trees and fairly clean surroundings, the people of Basavanagudi are waking up to a different reality of late. Visit North Public Square road, one of the oldest in t

Day 2: Segregation long way to go

The city responded a little better to segregation of waste at source on Tuesday with the Yelahanka zone performing the best, meeting nearly 100 per cent of the target set. But areas like RT Nagar, Ra

First day, flop show

It was Day One of segregation of waste at source in the city. Although garbage trucks could not return from the Mandur landfill due to heavy rain, garbage tempos and pourakarmikas were on the move acr

Segregation: It’s a shaky start for BBMP, citizens

BBMP’s much-touted “garbage segregation at source” was a non-starter with people across the city unaware how the entire process worked. Citizens felt that BBMP commissioner Rajneesh Goel, who has take

Start now, or be stuck with waste

The BBMP’s garbage segregation plan is finally coming into effect, but there is still a lot of scepticism that surrounds the effort. Citizens are willing to go the extra mile, segregate their garbage

D-Day: Wake up to cleaner city

Bengaluru wakes up to a whole new idea on Monday —managing its waste in a way never thought of before — all for a cleaner city. The civic agencies have geared up for the exercise which comes into eff

BBMP moves to break garbage mafia

With just a day remaining, the BBMP has relaxed garbage tender conditions, enabling more Class 1 contractors to participate in the tender. BBMP commissioner Rajaneesh Goel hoped to break the garbage c

Better late than never, say Bengalureans

When October 1 morning dawns, all Bengalureans will be part of a mission to restore the Garden City tag to Namma Bengaluru. After years of dealing with garbage mess, the BBMP has finally made it manda

BBMP spends highest, but manages waste badly

Bengaluru spends the highest on solid waste management (SWM) as compared to other major cities like Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi due to the garbage contractor cartel in the BBMP. Some officials are h

Uproar in BBMP council over garbage bids

The BBMP council witnessed acrimonious scenes on Friday as corporators opposed the garbage tenders floated on Tuesday night by keeping the council, the standing committee on health, the ruling party a

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