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After beta testing this service on Frontpage, we have decided to move to WhatsApp and Telegram for better reach, visibility, and accessibility. More importantly, Residents Watch is going to be comp ...view more
Pumps for HSR to tackle flooding in low-lying areas
After the record flooding of areas in HSR Layout in the last two years, the BBMP has decided to buy pumps instead of hiring or leasing them. This is in preparation for this year's monsoon. The areas ...view more
On Sunday, January 27, around 5.10pm, 42-year-old Kumari K was riding her TVS Jupiter on Outer Ring Road near 5th Main in Sector 6 when a BMTC bus hit her from the right side.
The driver was alleged ...view more
House burgled in Sector 1 when resident was out of town
A first sector resident lost jewellery worth lakhs and Rs 1 lakh in cas when his house was burgled when he was out of town.
The incident could have occurred any day between January 23 and January 2 ...view more
Kiran is asking an important question. Why can't the bank ATMs also have an option to transact in Kannada, the state language. This is not just confined to IDBI Bank. All the banks only provide Engli ...view more
With the increasing traffic congestion, and the failed plan of the BMTC to have shuttle buses in HSR Layout due to lack of proper planning, the residents are now asking the transport department why al ...view more
Burning garbage is a punishable offence by law. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike is supposed to uphold the law and penalise those who don't. However, what do you say when their own people indul ...view more
MLA Ramalinga Reddy inaugurating the skywalk in October 2018 Bommanahalli MLA Satish Reddy inaugurated the construction of a skywalk near HSR bus stand on Outer Ring Road near 9th Main in August 2018 ...view more
The garbage and sewage in the drains is a reality. The best example of this is the major stormwater drain (Rajakaluve) running alongside Agara Lake in Jakkasandra. Here is a picture of the scene captu ...view more
On Jan 6, residents witnessed a car hitting the road divider. Luckily, no one was hurt on this Sunday afternoon. However, 23-year-old Yuvarani wasn't that lucky two weeks later. On January 23, at ...view more
A few shopkeepers in BDA Complex have come together and knocked on the doors of the court against the agency's plan to turn the HSR landmark into a mall. Citing loss of business, they have filed a Pub ...view more
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RW Impact: Bus stand seat fixed; but work on speedbreakers yet to begin
3D speedbreakers are being experimented in India. Will HSR get one too? In October, we had written about a broken seat under the bus shelter on 14th Main in front of BDA Complex. We are glad to infor ...view more
Road cutting on 27th Main irks residents; complaint closed without resolving issue
Road cutting by new buildings is rampant, with or without BBMP's permission. This stretch of the busy 27th Main-22nd Cross Road junction was dug up allegedly by the building owner of Motonation shop o ...view more
Shutdown of basement shops has begun in HSR Layout!
After years of allowing traffic congestion due to illegal basement shops meant for parking, the BBMP is finally implementing the law that is around for decades now due to a recent order by the K ...view more
This road divider is yet to be fixed even after 2 months!!
Two months after it was reported, the broken divider on 27th Main Road is yet to be fixed by the BBMP and the traffic police. When the BBMP does not do its job, the traffic department is supposed to a ...view more
Twenty-eight-year-old engineer Pradeep Verma, a resident of Hosapalya in Sector 2 has filed a complaint that his 26-year-old wife has gone missing from his apartment since January 23.
According to h ...view more
Thirteen days after a theft inside his godown, 36-year-old Ankur Goel realised that only a police complaint could do him justice. Therefore, he lodged an FIR on January 26 about a theft that occurred ...view more
Don't keep your laptop in car; two people learnt this lesson, the hard way!
THE INCIDENT IN SECTOR 1
On January 22, at around 3.45pm, 30-year-old Sudarshan Raghunath was shocked to find his Lenovo laptop, two bank cards and his passport missing from his car seat.
He had par ...view more
One HSR non-profit keeps this tree park, clean and pristine!
Amazed that there is a tree park right around HSR Layout? Well, there is one near Freedom International School in Sector 4. But did you know that one local NGO has been keeping it clean for the la ...view more
New garbage transfer station in HSR to resolve resident complaints!
The ugly, stinking and ever-polluting secondary collection point on the service road of Outer Ring Road in Sector 4 will soon be been moved to under the 14th Main BDA flyover. This is in accordance ...view more
WORKSHOPS Strength Finder 10:30am onwards Atta Galatta, Koramangala, near Jyothi Nivas College Did you know that all of us are born with 34 unique talents. But sadly, most people do not even realize ...view more
STORYTELLING You’ve got the power - Story session for children 5pm, Atta Galatta, Koramangala, near Jyothi Nivas College A Storywallahs evening. Stories from near and stories from far. Stories of the ...view more
Your wet waste is being turned into biogas and organic fertilisers!
There is some confusion over BBMP's rule of 10 kilos or 50 units rule. Some apartment owners in Somasundrapalya are saying that they are using a commercial service provider even though they are less ...view more
Residents divided over government's 'elevated corridor' plan
There is quite a mixed reaction from people about the state government's proposal for an elevated corridor in the city. While some advocate it vociferously, the others decry the proposal for being ...view more
Now government school students around HSR will get to drink pure water!
The water purification unit installed at Agara Govt School Biocon, B.PAC (Bangalore Political Action Committee) and HSR Layout's Kaagaz Foundation have paid and installed water purification units in ...view more
Atta Galatta, Koramangala, near Jyothi Nivas College
Are you a parent of a teenager or your child is in pre-adolescent stage? Do you observe the belo ...view more
Captured on CCTV: Auto rams into parked car in Sector 4
The other day, HSR resident Suresh Bhaskaran's car was damaged due to an errant auto driver. Captured on CCTV, it clearly shows him colliding with his white car neatly parked in front of his house. H ...view more
Keeping Things Clean Keeps You Safe. Right? That All Depends on What You Are Using to Clean.
Cleaning is essential to protecting our health in homes, schools and workplaces. It is supposed to be about ...view more
HSR resident faces privacy and spam issue from Aadhaar glitch
Kamesh Rastogi, a resident of Sector 2, HSR Layout, is mighty inconvenienced by repetitive emails he keeps getting everytime someone uses their Aadhaar for any transaction. The truth is that his email ...view more
Residents show their green thumbs to tweetathon on #MyGreenHabit
From January 13 to 18, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, invited residents to tweet about their green habits to inspire the others. With the theme of 'My Green habit', t ...view more
Accidents on 24th Main, Sarjapur Road and Bellandur flyover
This morning's mishap on Sarjapur Road after Wipro
This morning, there was an accident involving a water tanker and a cyclist on Sarjapur Road, after the Wipro office. "We need water and w ...view more
Diners step out of restaurants to find valuables stolen from car
27th Main and 17th Cross witnessed two thefts last Sunday Last Sunday, two diners in HSR lost valuables worth thousands of rupees when they parked their car and went to dine at restaurants nearby. ...view more
Controversial 'secondary collection point' on ORR to be relocated
The issue of secondary collection point (SCP) on the service road of Outer Ring Road reached a flash point the other day. The amount of garbage removed from the service road that is home to Mantri Sar ...view more
Several footpath encroachments by eateries and street vendors were removed by the BBMP in the last few days, and more will follow in HSR Layout and Mangammanapalya Main Road.
"We removed 14 shops on ...view more
70 closure notices issued to basement shops; Bansuri Sweets shut down
We have been campaigning against basement eateries as they are a major fire hazard that would risk human lives. This illegal activity is also against the landmark Karnataka High Court order against ...view more
Avoid Hosur Lashkar Road; white-topping in progress
Expect slow moving traffic from the checkpost to Anepalya on Hosur Lashkar Road. White-topping work is in progress on this road, causing the delay. White-topping essentially means laying a four to s ...view more
Yesterday being a Sunday, the air pollution recorded at the pollution monitor stationed closest to HSR Layout, near Silk Board, showed healthy levels between 2pm and 6pm.
However, at 7pm, the level ...view more
Cops level road dug up by Gail Gas; FIR lodged against engineer
In a rare case of a Gail gas engineer being booked for inconveniencing the public, the HSR traffic police has achieved a one-of-a-kind feat. When residents called up the cops to complain that the ro ...view more
Despite closure notices; two more basement eateries come up on 27th Main
Charcoal Eats is a chain of eateries and yet they are ignorant of the law Wicked Cup is next to Charcoal Eats Despite shutting down a few basement eateries in the last few months, there are two more ...view more
Water supply in HSR Layout will be unaffected on Tue & Wed
There will be no Cauvery water supply in most parts of Bangalore on January 22 and 23, according to a BWSSB press release. However, HSR Layout is insulated from it. The closest area to be affected ...view more
We are announcing this a week in advance, so you can plan accordingly. Organised by the people behind India's first learning centre on composting in HSR Layout, this is the need of the hour. Garbage i ...view more
'Private bus stand at Silk Board to cause more pollution'
To weed out the issue of rampant parking by private bus operators and restrict them from entering the city, the transport department has decided to set up three private bus stands around the Outer R ...view more