Bangalore news highlights: Bangalore’s local civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has proposed a hike in property tax by 20% on residential properties and 25% on commercial properties in the city from the next financial year. The proposal has been placed before the financial council for approval now.
Meanwhile, the main access road to Bengaluru Airport will be closed from June 10 in the light of expansion work on the main access road to Kempegowda International Airport. The main access road, which is at present four lanes wide (two on each side) will be expanded to a 10-lane road (five on each side), according to airport officials. As part of the widening work, the 1.4 kilometre-long access road will be closed for expansion as part of the ongoing infrastructure development. “During the expansion, traffic will be diverted towards the new six-lane (three each) South Access Road (SAR), built parallel to the existing MAR,” a BIAL spokesperson told Indianexpress.com.
At the same time, the weatherman has predicted a cloudy day in Bengaluru on Friday. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), rains and thundershowers are likely to continue in and around the city today as well. “Maximum and Minimum temperatures very likely to be around 32 and 21 degree Celsius respectively,” reads the IMD weather forecast for Friday.
World Environment Day by Bangalore traffic police
World Environment Day was celebrated by Bangalore city police South East Division at Adugodi. Jayanagar MLA Soumya Reddy planted saplings.
Attended the 'World Environment Day - 2019' celebrations and planted saplings in an event organized by the @BlrCityPolice, South East Division at Adugodi.— Sowmya Reddy (@Sowmyareddyr) June 7, 2019
Former Home Minister and BTM MLA Sri @RLR_BTM, @DCPSEBCP, Sri Siddaraju, Smt. Manjula, Sri. Harish were present. pic.twitter.com/ukD7xyvBdO
CM conducts Janata Darshana programme
Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy conducted Janata Darshana today at his official residence 'Krishna '
CM confident of completing five year coalition government
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Friday said the coalition government would complete its five-year term and any talk of mid-term polls now is 'irrelevant'.
His comments came after a video of his son Nikhil asking JD(S) workers to get ready for assembly polls which have gone viral on social media.
In a statement issued by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy to media, he said, "Nikhil Kumaraswamy cheering up party workers have told them that they should always be ready to serve the society. Not only during elections, but they should also always keep the party in a state of activeness so as to win the election whenever it comes. This statement of his has been quoted out of context by the media to represent that there may be election anytime. The coalition government will successfully complete its five-year term. Any talk of mid-term polls now is irrelevant."
Monsoon preparedness: Desilting work in progress at Byatarayanapura
De-silting of stormwater drains in progress in Byatarayanapura and surrounding areas as part of monsoon preparedness in Bengaluru.
De-siliting of storm water drain is In progress in my constituency with 2 types of equipment the regular hitachi excavator and Advanced robotic excavator for Rajakaluves. pic.twitter.com/UHGSwfGLdm— Krishna Byre Gowda (@krishnabgowda) June 7, 2019
Bengaluru mayor inspects rain damage
Bengaluru mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun is now inspecting several areas in the city that were affected by heavy rains that lashed the city on Thursday. She has also instructed BBMP officials to work effectively to ensure a smooth life for citizens in Bangalore.
New Mysore-Bangalore flight flagged off
Travelling to Mysore from Bangalore is now easier and faster. Alliance Air, Air India’s subsidiary that operates domestic routes as per the Regional Air Connectivity Scheme (Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagril -UDAN)has commenced operations of Bangalore-Mysore flight service from today.
Mysore-Bangalore flight flagged off from Mysuru airport. Ministers @GTDevegowda, @sa_ramahesh and Mysuru-Kodagu MP @mepratap take part in the launch function. Alliance Air's flight AI 9539 will operate five days a week. @IndianExpress | More LIVE news at https://t.co/WQgFSLa1Ys pic.twitter.com/w5d8BSGx5f— EXPRESS Bengaluru (@IEBengaluru) June 7, 2019
Power disruption update: Vinayaka Layout, Bhoopasandra, Sanjay Nagar face power cuts
Several areas in and around Vinayaka Layout, Bhoopasandra, and Sanjay Nagar face power cuts. BESCOM officials cite fault in "MSUS F12 Feeder jump cut" as the reason for the same. "Power will be restored at 11.00 Hrs. (Approximately)," reads a BESCOM statement.
Bengaluru’s Majestic bus stand, built on a lake, is now 50 years old
Kempegowda Bus Station, commonly known as Majestic Bus Stand and owned by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) completed 50 years of its operations on June 2 in Bengaluru.
Sri Lankan with fake passport arrested
Officials at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) on Wednesday arrested a Sri Lankan, who was trying to travel to Hungary via Dubai as an Indian national.
Techie dies in road accident
A software engineer died after he fell from his bike on Sarjapur Main Road in East Bengaluru. The victim is identified Shivanna Eragappa, was a resident of Kodichikkanahalli The accident happened when he lost control of the vehicle and fell on the road at 1.30am on Wednesday.
BMRCL inks deal with AIIB to fund metro
Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) on Thursday signed an agreement with Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for $335 million (about Rs 2300 crore) for projects under Namma Metro Phase 2 project.
In a release, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) said the funds will be part of the loan being raised for the Gottigere-Nagavara metro line (Reach 6).
Around 95 electric poles broken in Bengaluru after rain
As many as 95 electric poles were broken and 83 tree branches fell from 10 pm on Thursday till 6 am on Friday (June 7), according to BESCOM stats. RR Nagar, Gattigere, Hanumanthanagar, Srinagar most affected.
100 trees uprooted in Bengaluru
According to BBMP control room, more than 100 trees fell in Bengaluru following heavy rains and strong winds on Thursday night.
Bangalore LIVE air quality check
Average air quality in Bengaluru is 'moderate'. At 9.30 am, PM 2.5 (Fine Particulate matter) is at an 'unhealthy' level if you are near Ulsoor or Varthur. The same is at 'moderate' levels near Banashankari and St John's Medical College.
Power disruption update: Machohalli, Tavarekere, Nelamangala face power cuts
Several areas in and around Machohalli, Tavarekere Main Road and Nelamangala face power cuts. BESCOM officials cite fault in MUSS F8 Feeder as the reason for the same. "Power will be restored at 11.00 Hrs. (Approximately)," reads a BESCOM statement.
Indira Canteen staff from Assam attacked, robbed
A youngster of 19 years hailing from Assam was attacked and robbed by a four-member gang Cantonment Railway station on May 29. However, it was only on Tuesday that the victim filed a complaint with Railway police and High Grounds police. Identified as Subung Sar Boro, a native of Kamrup district in Assam, the youngster works at an Indira Canteen in Chickpet. The attack allegedly took place after the gang members claimed that they could not get a job in their own city because of migrants like Subung. The victim is now recovering at Bowring Hospital.
BBMP proposes hike in property tax
Bangalore's local civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has proposed a hike in property tax by 20% on residential properties and 25% on commercial properties in the city from the next financial year. The proposal has been placed before the financial council for approval now.
Bengaluru airport's main access road to be shut from June 10
Bengaluru airport will have 10-lane main access roads (5 on each side) by 2021. As part of the widening work, the 1.4 kilometre-long access road will be closed from June 10. As per the new route envisioned by the airport authorities until early 2021, when the widened main access road opens for commute, vehicles moving towards the Airport will turn right at the first roundabout after the Trumpet Interchange, and enter the SAR to reach the Terminal. Vehicles heading out of the Airport from the departure gates, will follow the existing exit path from the Terminal and head towards P6 parking to reach the SAR. Vehicles returning from arrival gates will continue using the existing route towards SAR, the spokesperson explains.
Thundershowers lash city; widespread damages continue
As thundershowers continued to lash Bengaluru for the third consecutive day this week on Thursday, damages caused due to the same continued. According to statistics from Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM), as many as 95 electric poles were broken and 83 trees fell from 10 pm on Thursday till 6 am on Friday (June 7).