Trial run complete, Bengaluru roads to have smart parking

04 Aug 2017 | By Kanchan Monga
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With the intent of regularizing parking, BBMP will soon launch automated parking facility on central business district after its trial run was successfully completed.

Starting with St Mark's Road, smart parking would enable motorists and bikers to locate parking-space via mobile app and park vehicles using smart cards.

Parking fares will be hourly and depend on road category.

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04 Aug 2017Trial run complete, Bengaluru roads to have smart parking

GovernmentCM calls I-T raids at Shivakumar's home as politically motivated

As I-T department continue raiding various properties of Congress legislator DK Shivakumar, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah finally broke his silence and called the raids to be "politically-motivated".

I-T department is investigating an alleged case of tax evasion by Shivakumar, Enforcement Directorate is expected to now take over investigation.

According to an ED source, if they find irregularities from evidence, they might come to Shivakumar's home.

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Bengaluru cops arrest IIT graduate for breaking into Aadhar database

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A 31-year-old IIT-Kharagpur graduate has been arrested for hacking into the central Aadhaar database.

The UIDAI had filed a complaint of unauthorized access on July 26 which led to the arrest of Abhinav Srivastava from Uttar Pradesh.

Srivastava had allegedly accessed the database illegally between January 1-July 26 for an app called 'eKYC Verification' which is available on Google Play Store under developer 'myGov'.

MallyaFugitive Vijay Mallya bids adieu to horse racing

Businessman Vijay Mallya's United Racing & Bloodstock Breeders Limited (URBBL) will give Kunigal Stud Farm back to Karnataka government, thereby, exiting from Indian horse-racing. Mallya owes Rs. 9000 crore to banks.

"You see we are subsidized operation and since flow of funds has been choked, we have to cut down on number of horses in our fold," said Managing Director, URBBL, Zeyn Mirza.

BMTCBMTC revenue declines by 2-3% after Metro phase-I gets operational

Ever since phase-I of Namma Metro got commissioned, Bangalore Metro Transport Corporation (BMTC) witnessed a fall in its revenue by 2-3%.

While calling the fall in revenue negligible, Transport minister R Ramalinga Reddy said number of passengers commuting by buses dropped by around 3 lakh/day.

He added that Karnataka government is planning to bring in electric buses and was awaiting directions from Centre.