Overcoming visual barriers with ease

Abhijeet BENGALURU: As people enter the Central Bank of India main branch on Kempegowda Road, they get a warm welcome. With sunglasses on, she is just like any other common working professional. Meet Lakshmi N, a remarkable woman, breaking stereotypes and notions about visually impaired individuals. How has she done that? Lakshmi started the Sahana... Continue Reading →

New electric charging points at metro stations

Divya BENGALURU: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) have plans of setting up electric charging outlets at Namma Metro stations. The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) inaugurated the first e-charging station at its KR circle office. It has also finalized around 200 locations around the city for more... Continue Reading →

Palike’s plastic problems persist

Raveena BENGALURU: As plastic pollution chokes the city, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagra Palike (BBMP) sticks to old methods expecting better results. Despite the Karnataka Government’s ban on plastic manufacturing, storing, distributing and using single- use plastics such as carry bags, flex banners, plates, cups and spoons, that came into effect in 2016 in the city of Bengaluru is... Continue Reading →

Namma Metro for Namma Ladies

Phani BENGALURU: Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) has from this week allotted the first coach for women in all its Purple Line metro trains. In all, six coaches will be added. The move comes after a continued demand from several quarters to give a separate coach for women in Namma Metro. The Beacon had... Continue Reading →

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