The city’s wait for electric autorickshaws continues. Proposals to introduce them, despite receiving political support, have met with delays. Karnataka was the first state to have a dedicated policy for electric vehicles.
Residential localities near Metro stations have become parking lots for Metro commuters. In the absence of dedicated parking space at all but a handful of stations, haphazardly parked vehicles block roads and entrances to homes and commercial establishments.
Many localities of west and south Bengaluru will not have power this weekend. Bescom said due to urgent maintenance work, there will be power cuts on from 8am Saturday to 8pm Sunday.
If the proposal to supply nearly 34 TMC of water from Linganamakki reservoir in Shivamogga to Bengaluru for drinking water purposes is implemented, it can lead to a serious power crisis in the state, a power policy analyst has said.
Passengers waiting for trains at stations along Bengaluru and Mysuru route can now access uninterrupted free Wi-Fi. RailTel Corporation of India has turned 17 railways stations in this section into free Wi-Fi zones, said South Western Railway officials on Sunday.
About half the government-run vehicles in the city will be converted to electric by 2019 end, said state minister for large and medium scale industries KJ George here on Tuesday.
In the last 12 months, there has been a significant drop in the number of cognisable cases of power theft and misuse, registered in the city by Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Ltd (BESCOM).
Karnataka might have set itself an ambitious target of 2,400MW for grid-connected rooftop generation projects by 2021, but the going seems to be slow in eight districts coming under the jurisdiction of the Bangalore Electric Supply Company (Bescom).
After the recent security scare of the honeycomb near Trinity Metro Station, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is all set to conduct an extensive safety audit of metro Phase I, reports Bangalore Mirror.
To take advantage of the economics of scale that will accompany the development of industrial corridor between South India’s two major cities, Karnataka’s Industries and Commerce Principal Secretary told Deccan Herald