Bangalore news Sept 3 highlights: Karnataka will join hands with neighbouring state Maharashtra to set up a high-Level Committee for better dam management to avoid flood situations.
In the meeting held between the chief ministers of the states BS Yediyurappa and Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai, it was also decided to jointly oppose Andhra Pradesh’s application for redistribution of water against Krishna water tribunal order, in the view of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana being divided into independent states.
“Incidentally, both Karnataka and Maharashtra has now taken a firm stand that Andhra Pradesh and Telangana should take water from their allotted share,” the Maharashtra CM’s office said in a statement released on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, in what is seen as a relief to many, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has decided to add more six-car trains on Namma Metro’s green line, on which most trains run with three coaches starting October 1.
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NIAS to discuss Paris Agreement tomorrow
The National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) will host a discussion on 'The Paris Agreement and Beyond: Strategic and Operational Advantages of Declaring Long Term Climate Goals' in the city. Scheduled to take place Wednesday (September 4) at the NIAS Lecture Hall, the main speaker on the topic will be Tejal Kanitkar, Associate Professor, Energy Environment Program, NIAS.
DK Shivakumar legally targeted: VS Ugrappa
In yet another press conference convened by the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) condemning the Enforcement Directorate (ED) grilling of senior politician DK Shivakumar, the Karnataka Congress reiterated that the same was done as part of Shivakumar being "legally targetted" by the central government.
Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru on Tuesday, Congress spokesperson and former MP VS Ugrappa said, "The Narendra Modi government is exercising revenge politics in the country. Shivakumar belongs to a family that is economically stable through agriculture and trade. They have not dealt with any financial corruption."
Before leaving Bengaluru for Delhi responding to ED's summons on Friday, Shivakumar called it a conspiracy and termed the “sudden scheduling” by the ED as “malafide”. He said he would not run away and is ready to face the ‘conspiracy.’ Read more
WATCH| BBMP responds to astronaut's 'moonwalk' in Herohalli, pothole-filling begins
Responding to the quirky video of a man dressed as an astronaut walking through pothole-filled roads of Herohalli in the city, Bangalore's local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has begun road repair works in the area.
Thank you people for such a overwhelming response and support! ♥️♥️♥️🙏🙏— baadal nanjundaswamy (@baadalvirus) September 3, 2019
Work in progress.. Quick and prompt response from @BBMP. Thank you very much @BBMPCOMM @BBMP_MAYOR and Mr. Prabhakar, CE RR Nagar who is overlooking on ground currently. pic.twitter.com/clgoLAIKzU
To highlight just how bad the potholes are in Bengaluru, the artist had come up with a quirky video of a man dressed as an astronaut walking through them as if it is the surface of the moon. The video comes days before India’s lunar mission Chandrayaan2 is set to land on the south side of the moon on September 7. Read more
Bangalore power disruption update
Several areas in Bengaluru including Vinayak Nagar, Ambedkar Colony, MV Extension, Gangammagudi, Kanaka Nagar, and surroundings are facing interruptions in power supply. According to BESCOM, the same is due to various repair works taking place due to electric pole shifting work affecting electricity directed to these areas. BESCOM officials informed that power supply will be restored in these areas by 5 pm.
State government focused on developing Tier-2,3 cities to decongest Bengaluru: ITBT department
In a statement released on Tuesday, the Department of Information Technology and Bio-Technology of the Karnataka state government said that the state is keen on encouraging inclusive growth. "The state government is focused on developing Tier II & III cities in order to decongest Bengaluru. Startups are one of the strong pillars of the innovation ecosystem of Karnataka and supporting them has been a basis of the State policy," the statement read.
BTP gives traffic awareness to military officers
The Bengaluru City Traffic Police (BTP) organised traffic and road safety awareness session for military officers of the CMP Centre and School in the city. The session was conducted at the traffic management centre, while the session was led by Athaulla Khan, Sub-Inspector of Police, TMC.
Traffic & Road safety awareness to Military Officers, CMP centre & School Bengaluru, conducted at Traffic Management centre Bengaluru. Explained by Mr. Athaulla Khan, Sub-Inspector of Police #TMC. pic.twitter.com/kmhjEpmEE3— BengaluruTrafficPolice (@blrcitytraffic) September 3, 2019
Karnataka-Maharashtra High-Level Committee to avoid floods
Karnataka will join hands with neighbouring state Maharashtra to set up a High-Level Committee for better dam management to avoid flood situations.
In the meeting held between the chief ministers of the states BS Yediyurappa and Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai, it was also decided to jointly oppose Andhra Pradesh’s application for redistribution of water against Krishna water tribunal order, in the view of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana being divided into independent states
"Incidentally, both Karnataka and Maharashtra has now taken a firm stand that Andhra Pradesh and Telangana should take water from their allotted share," the Maharashtra CM's office said in a statement released on Tuesday.
IN PICS| Maharashtra CM Fadnavis welcomes Karnataka CM Yediyurappa
Karnataka CM B. S. Yediyurappa visits Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis residence ‘Varsha’ for Ganesh Darshan with Karnataka DCM Dr. C. N. Ashwathnarayan and Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai. Maharashtra Ministers Girish Mahajan & Chandrashekhar Bawankule were present. pic.twitter.com/mxvVZGGxx1— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) September 3, 2019
ED grills DKS: Cong workers protest
Shouting slogans against the Modi-Shah-led union government, Congress workers in different parts of Karnataka held protests announcing solidarity with Congress leader DK Shivakumar. Protests were held this morning in Anekkal and Mysuru condemning the Enforcement Directorate's move to question the politician even on the occasion of the Gowri-Ganesha festival.
Yesvantpur-Vasco Express rescheduled
Train 17309 Yesvantpur Junction to Vasco Da Gama Express (YPR-VSG) which was scheduled for today has been rescheduled. According to Bengaluru Division Railway Manager (DRM), the train scheduled to leave at 2.30 pm will instead commence journey at 5 pm, due to late arrival of pairing train.
Two more railway stations made Wi-Fi enabled in Karnataka
In a bid to encourage online ticket booking and to provide passengers with tech-based amenities, the Ministry of Railways have officially announced two more stations in Karnataka - Murdeshwar and Bhatkal -as Wi-Fi enabled from September 1.
Announcing the same with 38 other stations with different parts of the country, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal wrote on Twitter, "Railways has provided free and fast Wi-Fi service at 4098 stations across the country."
Now book your train tickets online without having to wait in a queue.— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) September 2, 2019
Railways has provided free and fast Wi-Fi service at 4098 stations across the country. Yesterday, 40 stations were turned into Wi-Fi zones. Check out the new list: https://t.co/lWRCzuA3ij pic.twitter.com/Je1olnw82H
Namma Metro's Green Line to get more six-car trains from Oct 1
In what is seen as a relief to many, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has decided to add more six-car trains on Namma Metro's green line, on which most trains run with three coaches.
The trains that can accommodate up to 975 passengers at a time now, will be able to ferry 2,000 passengers at a go, according to BMRCL, starting October 1.
"The constraints in the local capacity of receiving substation have since been addressed. From October 1, onwards BMRCL is committed to induct more 6-car train sets on the north-south (Green) line at the rate of three or four trains per month. We are targeting to complete commission of the 50 train sets by March 2020," a BMRCL statement read.
Bangalore LIVE air quality check
Average air quality in Bengaluru is 'moderate'. At 10.05 am, PM 2.5 (Fine Particulate matter) is at an 'unhealthy' level if you are near Jayanagar, HSR Layout, or Brigade Road The same is at 'moderate' levels near Bapuji Nagar, Ulsoor, and Koramangala.
Govt focussed on witch-hunt against opposition leaders & intellectuals: Parameshwara
Furthering criticism against the central government for 'targeting' senior Congress leader DK Shivakumar, former Karnataka deputy CM G Parameshwara alleged 'witch-hunt' by the government against opposition leaders and intellectuals.
He added that the way Shivakumar was treated shows how "brazen and vindictive" the government has turned out to be.
This government is focussed on witch-hunt against opposition leaders & intellectuals instead of addressing the severe economic mess it has created.— Dr. G Parameshwara (@DrParameshwara) September 3, 2019
The way in which Shri @DKShivakumar is being treated shows how brazen & vindictive it has become. Shameful abuse of power!
CM leaves for Mumbai
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa has left for Mumbai from Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Aiport. He will call upon Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and will attend Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Mumbai. The CM is accompanied by deputy CM Ashwathnarayan and Home Minister Basavraj Bommai.
#NammaBengaluru trends after viral astronaut video from Herohalli
To highlight just how bad the potholes are in Bengaluru, an artist has come up with a quirky video of a man dressed as an astronaut walking through them as if it is the surface of the moon. The video comes days before India’s lunar mission Chandrayaan 2 is set to land on the south side side of the moon on September 7.
Ever since the video was posted online, many used #NammaBengaluru while sharing the same which continues to trend online. Read more
Rain, strong winds in forecast for Bangalore today
The weatherman has predicted rain accompanied by strong winds in Bengaluru for the day. According to India Meteorological Department's daily report, "Surface wind likely to be strong and gusty at times. Maximum & Minimum temperatures very likely to be around 27 and 20 degree Celsius respectively."