Bangalore News | Written by Maya Sharma | Friday December 18, 2015
Tired of endless traffic jams and poor civic facilities, residents of Sarjapur Outer Ring Road took to streets today to protest. The road, part of the city's IT corridor, face traffic jams every evening.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Maya Sharma, Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Saturday August 22, 2015
Bengaluru is voting today to elect its civic body, amid major concerns of traffic and cleanliness faced by its residents, in a high-prestige political battle. Till 12 noon, just 11 per cent of the electorate had come out to vote.
Bangalore News | Written by Maya Sharma | Thursday August 20, 2015
With the municipal elections due this Saturday, the residents of Bengaluru are thinking more than usual about the civic challenges faced by the city. A garden city that first turned into the country's IT capital, became a pensioner's paradise, and is now a startup town.
Bangalore News | Written by Maya Sharma | Thursday August 20, 2015
With familiar-sounding promises to clear out the garbage on streets, fix traffic jams, mend potholes and clean up filthy lakes, aspirants for the Bengaluru civic polls have jumped into the fray. Their first task at hand? Raise the offensive on opponents.
Bangalore News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday April 24, 2015
A hour-long downpour followed by a burst of hailstorm in many areas of Bengaluru after a hot and humid day wreaked havoc across the city on Thursday, leading to blackouts and traffic gridlocks.
Bangalore News | Written by Maya Sharma, Edited by Dilip Bobb | Wednesday April 15, 2015
Negotiating Bengaluru traffic can be traumatic but the state government has devised a solution, at least for patients needing emergency care. A long-awaited two-wheeler ambulance service was launched yesterday, promising to cut time for patients needing instant response.
India News | Reported by Maya Sharma, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday March 3, 2015
In Bengaluru, the city which makes green corridors for human hearts, a traffic policeman was apparently caught on camera manhandling a retired army personnel who was trying to clear the way for an ambulance.
Bangalore News | Reported by Radhika Iyer, J Sam Daniel Stalin; Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Saturday December 20, 2014
The heart of a two-year-old boy who died on Friday morning at a hospital in Bengaluru was successfully transplanted into another young child in Chennai. The heart was rushed from one city to another, all within the space of four hours.
Bangalore News | Written by Radhika Iyer | Thursday October 30, 2014
Very soon, traffic will have to stop in Bangalore for a coming ambulance. The city, which recently provided a green corridor for the transport of a human heart for transplant, wants to give a permanent priority to ambulances. And even VIP vehicles would have to stop for them.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 3, 2014
In a heart-warming action, city traffic police today created a "green corridor" to facilitate unhindered transport of a donor's heart from a hospital in Bangalore to the airport to be transplated on a patient at Chennai.
Bangalore News | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Thursday July 3, 2014
A fire broke out at a jewellery showroom in Bangalore today, causing traffic disruption on the busy MG Road in the heart of the city.
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday June 21, 2014
Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu yesterday said connectivity to Airport and Electronics City through Metro is vital for easing the traffic congestion in the city.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday June 2, 2014
Heavy rains lashed Bangalore late on Monday evening, throwing normal life out of gear and causing huge traffic jams across the city due to evening rush hour and congestion on many arterial roads.
Mumbai News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday March 26, 2014
A handful of fed-up residents in one of the world's noisiest cities have taken on a daunting challenge: persuading Indian drivers to stop honking their car horns.
Rohan Swamy | Wednesday February 26, 2014
Bangalore based bike messenger service Cyclercity will deliver almost anything, anywhere
Bangalore News | Written by Maya Sharma | Tuesday February 25, 2014
In Bangalore, 3000 traffic policemen are trying to manage 50 lakh vehicles - and, given the alarming pollution figures, their health is suffering.
South | Maya Sharma | Monday October 28, 2013
Any venture that helps ease Bangalore's traffic would be welcome. At this time of rising fuel prices and increasing air pollution, a new city initiative hopes to do exactly that by encouraging the use of cycles. So after a monthly 'Bus Day' that encourages people to use public transport, Bangalore will now also observe 'Cycle Day'.
India News | Pallava Bagla | Thursday October 3, 2013
India's Mangalyaan or Mars craft is on the move. The first leg and the slowest of its journeys by road from the cradle where it was born in India's satellite centre in Bangalore began at 6:00 AM on Wednesday. Its slow-paced convoy, closely guarded by commandos from the Central Industrial Research Force, reached the space port at Sriharikota at abou...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday August 31, 2013
The humble tuk-tuk, a fixture in Asian cities from Bangkok to Bangalore, is rapidly becoming a common sight in the touristy parts of Paris -I and the bane of traffic police.
Bangalore News | Radhika Iyer | Wednesday August 7, 2013
Bangalore is about to get a road that comes with a guarantee of no potholes. The road will open for commuters on Friday, but its target audience is VVIPs - it lies in the central part of the city and leads to the entrance of the state legislature that's used by senior ministers.
South | Maya Sharma | Friday July 26, 2013
Ask anyone living in Bangalore the biggest problem they face in the city - and a frequent answer would be - the traffic, just getting from one place to another.
South | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday July 21, 2013
Heavy rains continued to lash Karnataka on Sunday as the monsoon remained vigorous, disrupting normal life, causing traffic jams on state and national highways and flooding low-lying areas across the state, an official said.
Bangalore News | Written by Maya Sharma | Thursday June 20, 2013
For parents in Bangalore, sending their children to school has become a major problem. Private vans and autorickshaws, which ferry students to and from school, will be off the roads till Friday in protest against tough rules implemented by the city's traffic police.
Bangalore News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday June 1, 2013
Heavy rains accompanied by gusty winds and lightening lashed this tech hub late on Friday, crippling normal life, inundating low-laying areas and throwing vehicular traffic out of gear across the city.
Bangalore News | Written by Maya Sharma | Monday March 25, 2013
He works seven days a week, and is always on the job, even in the blazing summer sun. This is a traffic policeman who never takes a break - just the ticket in Bangalore's chaotic and often indisciplined traffic.
Bangalore News | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Thursday November 8, 2012
A huge fire blazed for four hours in Bangalore today at a paint factory on Hosur Road, causing huge traffic jams in a major industrial area of the city.
Bangalore News | Written by Mala Das | Thursday October 18, 2012
It has been a year since the much-hyped and awaited Bangalore Metro began commercial operations in the city. Running across a seven-kilometre stretch between the central Mahatma Gandhi road and Byapanahalli in the east, the metro ferries around 22,000 passengers daily and has to some extent, eased the pressure off the notorious traffic situation in...
South | Press Trust of India | Monday September 24, 2012
Vehicular traffic on the busy Mysore-Bangalore highway was on Sunday severely disrupted as hundreds of farmers accompanied by several seers staged a dharna protesting the Cauvery River Authority order on releasing water to neighbouring Tamil Nadu.
South | Written by Maya Sharma; edited by Shamik Ghosh | Thursday September 20, 2012
It was like travelling back in time in Bangalore today - to a time where traffic was smooth and you could get from one part of the city to another in a matter of minutes; a huge difference from the regular traffic snarls and delays that are part of the Bangaloreans normal life. Traffic signals were switched off and normally busy roads and junctions...
South | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Thursday September 13, 2012
Commuters in and around Bangalore are complaining of huge traffic jams today, caused by a bus strike. Some state-owned buses are on the road with police escorts.