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2,515 storm water drains across B'luru encroached

BENGALURU: The BBMP claimed that within the joint exercise via the civic frame and deputy commissioner, Bengaluru Urban, 2,515 encroachments on hurricane water drains were recognized throughout Bengaluru town.
In the affidavit submitted to the court docket, BS Prahlad, chief engineer, SWD department, BBMP mentioned the survey must be carried out regrading 1,637 encroachments. As in keeping with the affidavit, in 2018-19, 51 encroachments were marked and got rid of and marking and removal of 399 encroachments is in growth . This is along with 428 encroachments on SWDs that were got rid of all through 2016-17 and 2017-18.

The affidavit added that with the exception of one-time desilting, a tender was called for annual maintenance of 440km of lined drains (drains with retainer walls on all sides) of 842km of drains. The delicate was called on October 21, 2018 and it was processed and submitted to the federal government on January 17, 2019 for approval. A piece order will probably be issued to the bottom bidder upon approval.

A division bench posted the PIL filed via Citizens Action Group, Bengaluru to February 22. The PIL, filed in 2014, seeks more than a few directions similar to carrying out a whole desilting of all hurricane water drains in Bengaluru and putting in remedy crops at the head of each SWD before water is let into lakes.

New RTE regulations challenged

The RTE Students Parents Association (STUPA) moved the top court docket difficult contemporary amendments to the Right To Education regulations.

Its major criticism is that new amended regulations take away the precise of under-privileged children to review in non-public schools.

The regulations notified on January 30 basically search to restrict children from getting admission to personal schools as priority is given to executive and aided schools.

A mum or dad can practice to a private college best when either a government or aided college is not available inside the neighbourhood.

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