Bengaluru News Live Updates (August 6): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the railway station redevelopment project of 13 railway stations in Karnataka via video conferencing today. Railway stations in Kalaburgi, Ballari, Belagavi, Bidar, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Hassan, Gadag and Koppal districts are set to get a mega makeover as part of the central government’s Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS). These stations are among 508 that will be revamped across the country.
Meanwhile, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) in its latest report on the tiger census said Karnataka government’s Mekedatu dam project could pose a threat to the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary. The 500-page report was released on August 1. The project aims to provide drinking water to Bengaluru and its nearby areas. Conceived in early 2000, the project envisages constructing a dam near Ontigondlu, about 1.5 km from Mekedatu in Ramanagara district of Karnataka at the confluence of the Cauvery and Arkavathi rivers.
Ahead of Independence Day, the annual flower show at Bengaluru’s Lalbagh Botanical Garden was inaugurated by CM Siddaramaiah on Friday. This year’s flower show is centered around the Vidhana Soudha and the legacy of former CM Kengal Hanumanthaiah, with a model of the Vidhana Soudha made of flowers.
Bengaluru News Live Updates | Railway officials said this is the largest foundation stone-laying ceremony ever; Follow this space for latest updates from across Bengaluru.
The deceased have been identified as Veerarjuna Vijay, his wife Hemavathi (29), and daughters Moksha Meghanayana (2) and eight-month-old Srushti Sunayana. All of them lived in the Sai Garden apartment in Seegehalli, located in the tech corridor of Bengaluru.
Amid financial constraints across the four road transport corporations (RTCs) of Karnataka, the bodies have requested the state government to release the full amount of Rs 250 crore sought by them. This comes after the Karnataka government released only Rs 125 crore under the Shakti Scheme for the period between June 11 and June 30.
According to sources in the transport department, the corporations are holding discussions with the government to release the full amount to pay employees’ salaries and cover maintenance charges and fuel costs among other expenditures.
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First published on: 06-08-2023 at 09:44 IST