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Bangalore news Oct 2 highlights: Will eradicate corruption in BBMP, says CM Yediyurappa

Bangalore news Oct 2 highlights: Get the latest updates on Bangalore traffic, Bangalore weather, the events in Bangalore today and much more in our daily live blog.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: October 3, 2019 8:40:00 am
Karnataka-CM-Yediyurappa-BBMP-Mayor-bengaluru-deputy-mayor Newly elected Bengaluru Mayor M Goutham Kumar (extreme right) and Deputy Mayor Rammohan Raju (second from right) calls upon Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa. Express Photo

Bangalore news Oct 2 highlights: Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa Wednesday said that he would ensure that corruption is eradicated from BBMP, Bengaluru’s local civic body. “Those who demand bribes will be punished. More funds will be provided to the civic body to ensure all developmental works are carried out in the city efficiently,” he said.

Earlier during the day, he met the newly elected Bengaluru Mayor M Goutham Kumar and Deputy Mayor Rammohan Raju.

Meanwhile, Bengaluru’s local civic body BBMP hosted a plog run event, where participants picked plastic waste on the go. The run covered 50 locations in the city including 10 slum areas covering 2 km each. Prior to the run, an intensive cleaning programme under the leadership of BBMP Commissioner BH Anil Kumar took place in Jayarama Colony slum in Mathikere on Wednesday morning.

At the same time, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister and Transport minister Laxman Savadi held inspections on roads from Tin Factory to Central Silk Board Junction to finalise the proposal for exclusive bus lanes in Bengaluru.

 

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13:07 (IST)02 Oct 2019
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12:06 (IST)02 Oct 2019
Will eradicate corruption in BBMP: CM Yediyurappa

Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa said that he would ensure that corruption is eradicated from BBMP, Bengaluru's local civic body. "Those who demand bribes will be punished. More funds will be provided to the civic body to ensure all developmental works are carried out in the city efficiently," he said.

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In Class 3, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have the highest average scores in language and mathematics, while Uttar Pradesh and Punjab have the lowest.

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08:41 (IST)02 Oct 2019
BBMP's plog run underway; runners to pick plastic waste from over 50 locations in city

Bengaluru’s local civic body BBMP is hosting a plog run event, where participants will pick plastic waste on the go. The run covering 50 locations in the city including 10 slum areas covering 2 km each, is now underway.

An intensive cleaning programme under the leadership of BBMP Commissioner BH Anil Kumar took place in Jayarama Colony slum in Mathikere on Wednesday morning.

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