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Bangalore news Sept 9 highlights: Bengaluru police collect Rs 72.49 lakh fine in one week after new MV rules

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday conducted Bengaluru city rounds along with cabinet ministers, Mayor and officials. Yediyurappa inspected various development projects in r peripheral areas like Hebbal, Tin Factory, Bellandur and Silk Board.

Yediyurappa visited Metro works of the elevated corridor at Bannerghatta Road, Metro and road work at Jayadeva Hospital Junction. Yediyurappa directed the officials to expedite the works so as to commissioning the Electronic City Metro within the year 2021.

Speaking to media, Yediyurappa said, ‘I have also instructed them to improve conditions of the roads and footpaths where Metro work is going on. I have impressed on all concerned civic agencies to maintain alternative roads for the traffic in good condition and free of encroachment.”

Meanwhile, CM Yediyurappa’s city rounds resulted in a massive traffic jam near Tin Factory and Bannerghatta road.

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Shootout at Kamakshipalya

Two murder accused were shot at and arrested by the Kamakshipalya police after the duo assaulted the cop in a bid to evade arrest. The accused are Praveen alias Itachi, 24, a resident of Rajagopalanagar and Abhi, 26, a resident of Andhrahalli. Both are rowdy sheeters. The two were suspects in the murder of Mahesh Kumar, who was hacked to death two days ago. Mahesh Kumar was involved in a murder case in 2014 and had been jailed.

Motor Vehicles Act 2019: Bengaluru police collect Rs 72.49 lakh in 6 days

The Bengaluru City Traffic Police (BTP) has collected over Rs 72.49 lakh as fine within the first week since the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 has been implemented in the state. The new rules, under various provisions, came into force soon after the official notification on the same reached the police department on September 3 and was implemented from the next day

READ: Motor Vehicles Act 2019: Bengaluru police collect Rs 72.49 lakh in 6 days

Rainfall forecast (for next 24 hours) by KSNDMC

Rainfall Forecast(Next 24hrs): Widespread with moderate rains and at isolated places heavy rains most likely over Coastal and adjoining parts of Malnad regions. Scattered with light to moderate rains very likely over North and South interior Karnataka districts.

Son, addicted to PUBG, beheads father for scolding him

A 25-year-old polytechnic student allegedly killed his father in Kakati village in Karnataka’s Belagavi district after being chided for his addiction to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) mobile game.

READ: Son, addicted to PUBG, beheads father for scolding him

Motor Vehicles Act 2019: Bengaluru police collect Rs 72.49 lakh in one week

The Bengaluru City Traffic Police has collected over Rs 72.49 lakh as fine in one week ever since the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 has been implemented in the state.

Chandrayaan-2: The men and women behind India’s Mission Moon

From developing launch rockets to configuring and assembling spacecraft systems, they are among those who played a key role in the project.

Read: Chandrayaan-2: The men and women behind India’s Mission Moon

Bangalore LIVE air quality check

Average air quality in Bengaluru is 'moderate'. At 10.15 am, PM 2.5 (Fine Particulate matter) is at an 'unhealthy' level if you are near  Mathikere, HSR Layout, or Jayanagar. The same is at 'moderate' levels near Indira Nagar, Bapuji Nagar, and Ulsoor. 

A Rash scooterist ran over a pedestrian

A rash scooterist ran over a pedestrian near Concorde Apartments on Neeladri Road in Electronics City Phase 1, around 9:30am on Sunday. Gorla Gangadhara, 45, suffered severe head injuries. Both Gangadhara and the scooterist, Ajay Kumar, were rushed to Sparsh Hospital from where the latter fled, said traffic police. Gangadhara was later shifted to ESI Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. 

Building partially collapses in JP Nagara

The ground floor of the four-storey building partially collapsed after developing huge cracks in Puttenahalli, J.P. Nagar 7th Phase, on Sunday evening. No casualty was reported. Residents of the building ran out around 7 p.m. when they felt the structure is shaking. Moments later, the structure partially collapsed. Neighbours immediately alerted the police and the Fire and Emergency Services Department. As a precautionary measure, the police evacuated all five families from the building.

IFS Officer Commits Suicide in Bengaluru

Awtar Singh (52), a senior Indian Forest Service officer of the Karnataka cadre allegedly committed suicide in his apartment in Yelahanka on Sunday. Singh was serving as additional chief conservator of forests at Aranya Bhavan in Bengaluru. While the police are yet to establish the reason for him taking the extreme step, the family is learnt to have cited his health issues as the reason for suicide.

CM orders probe on BBMP SWM Projects in Bengaluru

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa ordered a probe into solid waste management projects in Bengaluru. He has asked the chief secretary to set up an inquiry into the functioning of waste -processing plants, quarry pits and waste transportation vehicles. The CM said that though over Rs 1,000 crore was spent every year on SWM, the work was not reflected on the ground.

BBMP has asked people to file complaints related to potholes on app

The BBMP has asked people to file complaints related to potholes on “BBMP Fix My Street” app. The app, available on Google Play Store, allows users to upload photos and details of potholes and geo-tagging it. “The information will be forwarded to respective ward-level engineers who will in turn undertake repair and remedy works,” the BBMP commissioner said.

Fuel tanker drivers threaten strike over hike in traffic fines

Fuel tanker drivers have threatened to go on strike in protest against the hike in traffic fines.

Petrol and Diesel Tanker Drivers and Clears Federation president Sriram said the owners of fuel tankers earn Rs 525 a day and the new fines take away more than they earn. “Some of the violations are fined with Drivers are made to pay Rs 10,000. How can we afford it,” he asked, adding he’d written to the Centre for withdrawal of the new fines.

Meanwhile, the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru has completed training over 5,000 community members, within a span of three years, as first responders to tackle mental health issues.

READ| NIMHANS trains 5,000 members as mental health community workers in Bengaluru

At the same time, responding to the viral video of a man dressed as an astronaut walking on the potholed roads of Herohalli in the city, Bangalore’s civic body, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), has repaired roads in the area.

READ| BBMP responds to viral ‘moonwalking’ video, repairs potholes within days

Meanwhile, the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) has decided to operate double-decker bus services in the historical cities of Mysuru and Hampi on the lines of London’s Big Bus model. The services are expected to commence from December this year.

READ| Mysuru and Hampi to get double-decker buses for sightseeing, likely to start from Dec

Here are a few contacts that might come handy for you in emergency situations: BBMP Control room: 080-22221188 In case of power disruptions, contact BESCOM: 1912. If the water supply is hit at your area, contact BWSSB: 1916.