A landmark judgment for the nation, yet another civic disaster in Kolkata, new civic rules for Mumbaikars and Delhi’s monsoon disease burden — catch your weekly dose of key updates from our cities over the past week.
Driving past the Bhalswa landfill, often described as Delhi’s ‘flaming hell’, a Bengaluru resident is shocked, and urges all citizens to introspect and take immediate action to reduce waste and save our cities.
Arvind Kejriwal wants CCTVs around the capital. LG Anil Baijal imposes numerous conditions and constraints. That has been the dominant narrative in this controversy so far. But what exactly can these cameras achieve for a city and where lie the pitfalls?
Environment has been a part of manifestos of the major national parties over the last few years. But will the growing pressure from young voters and the urban middle class finally force them to go beyond lip service to issues like pollution, tree cutting and waste?
Heard of Advanced Locality Management (ALM) in Mumbai? It is a programme under which citizens of a locality can get involved and work with the municipality to ensure resolution of civic issues. Can ALMs not work towards solving the city’s annual monsoon misery, one locality at a time?
To protest potholes, axe-wielding men of the Maharashtra Navanirman Sena (MNS) dig up a well-laid footpath. Government authorities evict vendors from station premises and allow car parking in the space. Who cares for the pedestrian in Mumbai?