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The Hindu
Government makes a strategic climbdownthat inter-connect various lakes. He also directed officials to refrain from de
Government makes a strategic climbdown
The Hindu / Posted 2 hours ago
that inter-connect various lakes. He also directed officials to refrain from demolishing properties that have encroached on Storm Water Drains (SWDs) that are not in use, have lost the character of a drain and not causing flooding. This is clearly... Read more
2h
The Hindu
‘Concretise roads to end pothole menace’he said. Blaming poor quality of construction and re-surfacing, Mr. Verma said
‘Concretise roads to end pothole menace’
The Hindu / Posted 2 hours ago
he said. Blaming poor quality of construction and re-surfacing, Mr. Verma said, “The issue gets compounded due to chocked storm-water drains. The continuous contact of road surface with water due to water-logging, particularly during the rainy... Read more
10h
The Hindu
Government makes a strategic climb-down on demolition driveon channels linking lakes that were causing floods. He also directed officials
Government makes a strategic climb-down on demolition drive
The Hindu / Posted 10 hours ago
on channels linking lakes that were causing floods. He also directed officials to not go for any demolition on storm water drains (SWDs) that are not in use, have lost the character and not causing any floods. This is clearly a... Read more
14h
ABC 7 El Paso
Firefighters extinguish fire from a railroad car inside a businessto a fire department spokesman the business was not exposed to the damage. The
Firefighters extinguish fire from a railroad car inside a business
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 14 hours ago
to a fire department spokesman the business was not exposed to the damage. The vegetable oil was kept from entering storm water drains. Damage to the rail road car is estimated at $30,000 and there are no reports of injuries. The El Paso... Read more
18h
The Hindu
Rich or poor, we will not discriminate, says Mayorhas volunteeredto carry out demolition on their own if survey shows encroachmen
Rich or poor, we will not discriminate, says Mayor
The Hindu / Posted 18 hours ago
has volunteeredto carry out demolition on their own if survey shows encroachment When the drive to clear encroachments on storm water drains (SWDs) is likely to resume on Monday, the BBMP might target big builders, some malls and film actor... Read more
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The Hindu
‘BBMP will repair Lower Agaram Road on Saturday’on the road. In some places, the sides of the roads have been dug up to either
‘BBMP will repair Lower Agaram Road on Saturday’
The Hindu / Posted yesterday
on the road. In some places, the sides of the roads have been dug up to either bury this debris or clean the adjoining storm-water drains,” said K.T. Nagraj, Chief Engineer (Major Roads) Mr. Nagraj will be present at the site on Saturday... Read more
3d
The Hindu
Potholes have become the calling card of Bengalurusimple solution is building roads in such a way that they slope towards the edg
Potholes have become the calling card of Bengaluru
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
simple solution is building roads in such a way that they slope towards the edges. This prevents stagnation of rain-water. Storm water drains on either side of the road must carry the water away to protect the edges. It also helps to provide... Read more
3d
The Hindu
Karnataka HC: BBMP can’t demolish a building without cancelling approved planthe Bruhat Bengaluru Mahangara Palike (BBMP) not to demolish a multi-storey bui
Karnataka HC: BBMP can’t demolish a building without cancelling approved plan
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahangara Palike (BBMP) not to demolish a multi-storey building which has been built abutting a storm-water drain as per the plan approved by the authorities, without cancelling the plan as per the law. Justice Anand... Read more
3d
The Hindu
Fate of two Bengaluru malls depends on fresh surveyArcade mall in Rajarajeshwarinagar are to be demolished. After multiple allega
Fate of two Bengaluru malls depends on fresh survey
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
Arcade mall in Rajarajeshwarinagar are to be demolished. After multiple allegations that the malls have encroached upon storm-water drains (SWDs) followed by counter allegations by the property owners, the civic body has decided to conduct a new... Read more
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The Hindu
Meeting on malls, actor’s home inconclusiveThe Mayor, officials of the BBMP and Revenue Department met on Monday to discus
Meeting on malls, actor’s home inconclusive
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
The Mayor, officials of the BBMP and Revenue Department met on Monday to discuss alleged encroachments on storm water drains (SWDs) by two malls, Kannada film actor Darshan’s house and a private hospital owned by a former minister. But the meeting... Read more
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The Hindu
Demolition drive triggers panic callsThe demolition drive by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), clearing
Demolition drive triggers panic calls
The Hindu / Posted 5 days ago
The demolition drive by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), clearing encroachments on storm-water drains, has trigged panic calls from across the city, with the civic agency getting complaints from citizens reporting alleged encroachments... Read more
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The Hindu
Portions of 12 houses demolished in R.R. NagarPortions of 12 houses in BEML Layout were razed on Friday as part of the BBMP’s
Portions of 12 houses demolished in R.R. Nagar
The Hindu / Posted 7 days ago
Portions of 12 houses in BEML Layout were razed on Friday as part of the BBMP’s drive to remove encroachments on storm water drains (SWDs). Of these, four property owners carried out the demolitions on their own. “The compound wall of an apartment... Read more
10d
AllAfrica.com
Cold, Dark Streets Where Only the Fittest Surviveeight and men in their 70s, who use cardboard boxes as shelter, sleep under tab
Cold, Dark Streets Where Only the Fittest Survive
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
eight and men in their 70s, who use cardboard boxes as shelter, sleep under tables at petrol stations or resort to turning storm water drains into shelters. These people do not have any social safety nets to cushion them and daily fall victim to... Read more
10d
The Hindu
Mayor puts the brakes on big builder in Bommanahallion grounds of diverting existing SWDs and violating buffer zone of Haralu lake
Mayor puts the brakes on big builder in Bommanahalli
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
on grounds of diverting existing SWDs and violating buffer zone of Haralu lake During his inspection of encroachments on storm water drains (SWDs) in Bommanahalli on Tuesday, Mayor Manjunath Reddy stopped construction of a multi-storey apartment... Read more
10d
The Hindu
BBMP resumes driveThe BBMP resumed its demolition drive on Tuesday, albeit on a smaller scale. A
BBMP resumes drive
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
The BBMP resumed its demolition drive on Tuesday, albeit on a smaller scale. A few buildings that had encroached on storm water drains (SWDs) in Doddabommasandra, Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Lalbagh Road were either fully or partially razed. Civic... Read more
11d
The Economic Times
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah's solemn promise: Will act against buildersand flooding whenever there are heavy rains... due to illegal encroachment and
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah's solemn promise: Will act against builders
The Economic Times / Posted 11 days ago
and flooding whenever there are heavy rains... due to illegal encroachment and construction in (sic) the tank beds and storm water drains." The BBMP has made public sketches of encroached drains in 47 localities. Authorities have razed over... Read more
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12d
New Kerala
Top priority to infrastructure development in Bengaluru: CM - newkerala.com #105503from water-logging and flooding when heavy rain lashes the city due to encroach
Top priority to infrastructure development in Bengaluru: CM - newkerala.com #105503
New Kerala / Posted 12 days ago
from water-logging and flooding when heavy rain lashes the city due to encroachments and construction on lake beds and storm water drains, the chief minister said stringent action was being taken against builders and officers who colluded in... Read more
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12d
The Hindu
Development of Bengaluru is top priority, says Siddaramaiahand flooding, whenever there are heavy rains. “This situation is due to encroac
Development of Bengaluru is top priority, says Siddaramaiah
The Hindu / Posted 12 days ago
and flooding, whenever there are heavy rains. “This situation is due to encroachment and construction in the tank beds and storm water drains.” In a 24-page address to the people of Karnataka, Mr. Siddaramaiah announced the planning of the... Read more
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12d
The Hindu
Stop concretising drain-beds: IISc. researcherThe civic body’s penchant for handing over large tracts of storm-water drains (
Stop concretising drain-beds: IISc. researcher
The Hindu / Posted 12 days ago
The civic body’s penchant for handing over large tracts of storm-water drains (SWDs) to contractors may be doing the city more harm than good. The contractor-consultant model for SWD development leads to maximising individual gains through... Read more
13d
asianage
Delhi needs 44 small dams, 480 new waterbodies: Studyth-ey can be incorporated in the report for accepta-nce and implementation. Th
Delhi needs 44 small dams, 480 new waterbodies: Study
asianage / Posted 13 days ago
th-ey can be incorporated in the report for accepta-nce and implementation. The study has recommended that the Delhi’s storm water drains sho-uld have soft beds inste-ad of cemented ones and toe weirs at intervals. Delhi irrigation minister... Read more
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13d
asianage
Delhi needs 44 small dams, 480 new waterbodies Studyth-ey can be incorporated in the report for accepta-nce and implementation. Th
Delhi needs 44 small dams, 480 new waterbodies Study
asianage / Posted 13 days ago
th-ey can be incorporated in the report for accepta-nce and implementation. The study has recommended that the Delhi’s storm water drains sho-uld have soft beds inste-ad of cemented ones and toe weirs at intervals. Delhi irrigation minister... Read more
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13d
Deepika
National News Detailcome under demolition list of the ongoing demolition drive by Bruhat Bangalore
National News Detail
Deepika / Posted 13 days ago
come under demolition list of the ongoing demolition drive by Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for encroachment on storm water drains in Bengaluru Niranjan�s brother Shashank asserted that it is definitely not a good thing and a shame to... Read more
13d
The Economic Times
Delhi needs 44 small dams, 480 new waterbodies to recharge groundwater tableThe study has also recommended that the city's storm water drains should have s
Delhi needs 44 small dams, 480 new waterbodies to recharge groundwater table
The Economic Times / Posted 13 days ago
The study has also recommended that the city's storm water drains should have soft beds instead of cemented ones and toe weirs at intervals. Delhi Irrigation Minister Gopal Rai has asked all stakeholders to give their comments within a month so that... Read more
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14d
The Hindu
Following rights panel fiat, BBMP releases revenue mapsRights Commission to issue notice to property owners before proceeding with its
Following rights panel fiat, BBMP releases revenue maps
The Hindu / Posted 14 days ago
Rights Commission to issue notice to property owners before proceeding with its demolition drive against encroachments on storm-water drains, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has uploaded revenue maps and records of east and north Bengaluru... Read more
14d
The Hindu
Karnataka State Human Rights Commission orders prior noticeand relocation packages to affected citizens Nearly a week after the civic bod
Karnataka State Human Rights Commission orders prior notice
The Hindu / Posted 14 days ago
and relocation packages to affected citizens Nearly a week after the civic body launched a drive to clear encroachments on storm water drains (SWDs), the Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) directed agencies to give prior notice to... Read more
14d
The Hindu
Demolition to resume on TuesdayThe drive to clear encroachments on storm water drains has been suspended till
Demolition to resume on Tuesday
The Hindu / Posted 14 days ago
The drive to clear encroachments on storm water drains has been suspended till next week. “The drive will resume on Tuesday. The buildings to be demolished are yet to be marked. First, revenue officials will mark the encroachments,” said Manjunath... Read more
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ajc.com
Doraville considers storm water projects, permit requestsHighway, suites G and H, and a massage therapy center at 5979 Buford Highway. T
Doraville considers storm water projects, permit requests
ajc.com / Posted 15 days ago
Highway, suites G and H, and a massage therapy center at 5979 Buford Highway. There is also a rezoning request for 2628 Homeland Drive. Doraville City Council will consider a project to upgrade storm water drains. Information: www.doraville... Read more
15d
New Kerala
BJP slams authorities, politicos for trying to demolish portion of Pathankot hero's house - newkerala.com #104060Shashank told ANI. The ongoing demolition drive by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahana
BJP slams authorities, politicos for trying to demolish portion of Pathankot hero's house - newkerala.com #104060
New Kerala / Posted 15 days ago
Shashank told ANI. The ongoing demolition drive by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for encroachment on storm water drains in the city also marked Niranjan's house under its demolition list. BBMP has also marked many other... Read more
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New Kerala
Karnataka MLA defends demolition drive, says decision taken to 'save Bengaluru' - newkerala.com #104081furore over the ongoing Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) demolition dr
Karnataka MLA defends demolition drive, says decision taken to 'save Bengaluru' - newkerala.com #104081
New Kerala / Posted 15 days ago
furore over the ongoing Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) demolition drive targeting encroachments on lake beds and Storm Water Drains (SWDs), Karnataka MLA N.A. Haris on Thursday clarified saying that what should have happened 25 years ago... Read more
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15d
Hindustantimes.com
‘Shame’ that martyred soldier’s home is on Bengaluru demolition list: BJPbrother Shashank told ANI. The demolition drive by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahana
‘Shame’ that martyred soldier’s home is on Bengaluru demolition list: BJP
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 15 days ago
brother Shashank told ANI. The demolition drive by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for encroachment on storm water drains in the city also marked Niranjan’s house under its demolition list. BBMP has marked other buildings for... Read more
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15d
New Kerala
Niranjan's brother demands more time to reconstruct house - newkerala.com #103961the house of NSG commando Niranjan Kumar, who was killed during the Pathankot t
Niranjan's brother demands more time to reconstruct house - newkerala.com #103961
New Kerala / Posted 15 days ago
the house of NSG commando Niranjan Kumar, who was killed during the Pathankot terror attack in January, for encroachment on storm water drains in the city, his brother Shashank said this was a national heroe's house and so the government should give... Read more
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15d
Business Standard India
Bengaluru: Pathankot hero's kin distraught as portion of house to be razedhouse being demolished With the ongoing demolition drive by Bruhat Bangalore M
Bengaluru: Pathankot hero's kin distraught as portion of house to be razed
Business Standard India / Posted 15 days ago
house being demolished With the ongoing demolition drive by Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for encroachment on storm water drains in the city, a portion of the house of NSG commando Niranjan Kumar, who was killed during the Pathankot... Read more
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New Kerala
Pathankot hero's house has to be vacated if illegally built, says Karnataka Home Minister - newkerala.com #103741construct a new house. The ongoing demolition drive by the BBMP is being carri
Pathankot hero's house has to be vacated if illegally built, says Karnataka Home Minister - newkerala.com #103741
New Kerala / Posted 16 days ago
construct a new house. The ongoing demolition drive by the BBMP is being carried out on building that have encroached over storm water drains in the city. The house of Niranjan Kumar is on the demolition list. Niranjan's brother Shashank described... Read more
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16d
The Economic Times
Portion of martyred NSG Commando Niranjan Kumar house to be demolishedBENGALURU: With the city civic body marking buildings, which had encroached on
Portion of martyred NSG Commando Niranjan Kumar house to be demolished
The Economic Times / Posted 16 days ago
BENGALURU: With the city civic body marking buildings, which had encroached on storm water drains, for being razed, a portion of martyred NSG commando Niranjan Kumar's house has also come under its demolition list. "The BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru... Read more
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16d
asianage
BBMP officials to demolish portion of Pathankot martyr’s Bengaluru homeMahanagara Palike (BBMP) has been turning homes into rubble as part of its demo
BBMP officials to demolish portion of Pathankot martyr’s Bengaluru home
asianage / Posted 16 days ago
Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has been turning homes into rubble as part of its demolition drive to restore Bengaluru’s storm water drains and they will soon be razing a portion of Pathankot martyr Lieutenant Colonel Niranjan Kumar's... Read more
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16d
asianage
BBMP officials to demolish portion of Pathankot martyr's Bengaluru homeMahanagara Palike (BBMP) has been turning homes into rubble as part of its demo
BBMP officials to demolish portion of Pathankot martyr's Bengaluru home
asianage / Posted 16 days ago
Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has been turning homes into rubble as part of its demolition drive to restore Bengaluru’s storm water drains and they will soon be razing a portion of Pathankot martyr Lieutenant Colonel Niranjan Kumar's... Read more
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16d
New Kerala
Bengaluru: Pathankot hero's kin distraught as portion of house to be razed - newkerala.com #103452Bengaluru, Aug 11 : With the ongoing demolition drive by Bruhat Bangalore Mahan
Bengaluru: Pathankot hero's kin distraught as portion of house to be razed - newkerala.com #103452
New Kerala / Posted 16 days ago
Bengaluru, Aug 11 : With the ongoing demolition drive by Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for encroachment on storm water drains in the city, a portion of the house of NSG commando Niranjan Kumar, who was killed during the Pathankot terror... Read more
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16d
Hindustantimes.com
Pathankot martyr’s Bengaluru home on list of properties to be demolishedWith the ongoing demolition drive by Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)
Pathankot martyr’s Bengaluru home on list of properties to be demolished
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 16 days ago
With the ongoing demolition drive by Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for encroachment on storm water drains in the city, a portion of the house of NSG commando Niranjan Kumar, who was killed during the Pathankot terror attack in January, is... Read more
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16d
dna
Bengaluru: Pathankot hero Niranjan Kumar's home under demolition listWith the ongoing demolition drive by Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)
Bengaluru: Pathankot hero Niranjan Kumar's home under demolition list
dna / Posted 16 days ago
With the ongoing demolition drive by Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for encroachment on storm water drains in the city, a portion of the house of NSG commando Niranjan Kumar, who was killed during the Pathankot terror attack in January,... Read more
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The Hindu
Doddabommasandra Road loses its bazaarto be affected in what was the biggest demolition drive since the civic body st
Doddabommasandra Road loses its bazaar
The Hindu / Posted 16 days ago
to be affected in what was the biggest demolition drive since the civic body started clearing encroachments on storm water drains (SWDs) last week. Her house, which was built on a drain, was almost completely reduced to rubble. What... Read more
17d
The Hindu
Property owner moves court, but in vainPrasad, Commissioner, BBMP. Eleven properties in Shubh Enclave have been earma
Property owner moves court, but in vain
The Hindu / Posted 17 days ago
Prasad, Commissioner, BBMP. Eleven properties in Shubh Enclave have been earmarked for demolition for encroaching storm water drains that connect Kasavanahalli and Kaikondanahalli lakes. Of the 11, seven had been identified for demolition... Read more
18d
The Economic Times
BBMP men on demolition drive with a 114-year-old map as guideBENGALURU: Bengaluru city's municipal corporation is on a drive to demolish pro
BBMP men on demolition drive with a 114-year-old map as guide
The Economic Times / Posted 18 days ago
BENGALURU: Bengaluru city's municipal corporation is on a drive to demolish properties that have encroached storm water drains based on a 1902 revenue map. And, by their own admission, authorities are at least a week away from understanding the exact... Read more
18d
The Economic Times
ET By Invite: You cannot demolish 50 homes and spare 5,000 otherspopulation has increased multifold over the years. With that, the number of lak
ET By Invite: You cannot demolish 50 homes and spare 5,000 others
The Economic Times / Posted 18 days ago
population has increased multifold over the years. With that, the number of lakes should have increased and the width of storm water drains should have widened. But the reverse happened. Roads have become drains because illegal constructions were... Read more
18d
The Economic Times
Banks see a deluge of red inkBengaluru: The drive against encroachments of storm water drains has given rise
Banks see a deluge of red ink
The Economic Times / Posted 18 days ago
Bengaluru: The drive against encroachments of storm water drains has given rise to worries such as home loan defaults while activists want to know what's in store for staff who cleared such buildings in the first place. Lenders find it tough to... Read more
19d
The Hindu
Demolition drive: Koliwad committee to recommend dismissal of BBMP officialsPalike (BBMP) or other departments who sanctioned building plans and issued “A”
Demolition drive: Koliwad committee to recommend dismissal of BBMP officials
The Hindu / Posted 19 days ago
Palike (BBMP) or other departments who sanctioned building plans and issued “A” khatas for structures that encroached storm water drains (SWDs) and lake beds. The Speaker, who inspected illegal constructions in the city last week, told... Read more
20d
The Hindu
BBMP clears encroachments on storm-water drainsBBMP officials are continuously engaged in clearing encroachments on storm-wate
BBMP clears encroachments on storm-water drains
The Hindu / Posted 20 days ago
BBMP officials are continuously engaged in clearing encroachments on storm-water drains in Nyanappanahalli and Kasavanahalli, since when they began on Saturday. On Saturday, BBMP were slated to demolish a total of 15 buildings — 8 in... Read more
21d
The Hindu
Tea vendor’s house goes down the drainBBMP officials arrived in the narrow by-lanes of Nyanappanahalli with earth mov
Tea vendor’s house goes down the drain
The Hindu / Posted 21 days ago
BBMP officials arrived in the narrow by-lanes of Nyanappanahalli with earth movers. They were on a mission to reclaim storm water drains (rajakaluves). The night before, they had marked the alignment of the drains with red paint. But there was... Read more
23d
The Hindu
CM to BBMP: clear encroachments on drains, lakebedsthe State government on Wednesday directed the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagar Palik
CM to BBMP: clear encroachments on drains, lakebeds
The Hindu / Posted 23 days ago
the State government on Wednesday directed the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) to clear all encroachments on storm water drains (SWDs) and lakebeds in the city. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah also directed the BBMP to dip into the... Read more
23d
The Hindu
After deluge, BBMP wakes up to NGT orderMahanagara Palike (BBMP) has woken up to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) orde
After deluge, BBMP wakes up to NGT order
The Hindu / Posted 23 days ago
Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has woken up to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order on buffer zone around water bodies and Storm Water Drains (SWD). On Wednesday, the civic body issued a public notice that the buffer zone norms stipulated by the... Read more
24d
The Hindu
So much silt, there is no place for waterhas brought the city to its knees with many lakes overflowing and others filled
So much silt, there is no place for water
The Hindu / Posted 24 days ago
has brought the city to its knees with many lakes overflowing and others filled to the brim. Encroachments on lake beds, Storm Water Drains and interconnecting rajakaluves have disrupted water flow gradients and patterns, often leading to... Read more
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