Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the local civic body, is all set to launch online monitoring of lifts and escalators on all skywalks in the city. The measure is being taken to keep track of pedestrians whether they use skywalks. The new project, however, will take place only after final approval by the BBMP council.
Meanwhile, BBMP has issued work orders for the construction of 29 new skywalks in the city. The projects which were planned to be based on a public-private partnership (PPP) model initially, however, will see the civic body investing in it due to non-takers for partnership and the growing demand among pedestrians and citizen groups for new skywalks. The project is estimated to cost BBMP Rs 50 crore
On Mothers’ Day, activist Irom Sharmila, known across the world as the Iron Lady of Manipur for her 16-year hunger strike against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)in the state, gave birth to twin girls in Bangalore. The 46-year-old gave birth to two daughters at Cloudnine hospital, who are named Nix Sakhi and Autumn Tara.
The weatherman has predicted a partly cloudy sky for Bangalore today. Rain/thundershowers are likely to make an appearance, mostly by evening. The mercury levels are expected to range between 24 and 35-degree Celsius respectively.