Kolkata becomes the world’s 7th riskiest city: Survey

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Mar 302014
 

Kolkata has emerged as the world’s 7th riskiest city – the only entry from India, when it comes to being under threat from all types of natural disasters. An assessment of 616 cities around the world for their risk of earthquake, hurricanes and cyclones, storm surge, river flooding and tsunami has found that 17.9 million Kolkatans face the serious risk from natural disasters. When it comes to only the threat of river floods, 10.5 million Kolkatans are at risk but the eastern Indian city is […]

Bangalore gets India’s first electric bus

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Feb 282014
 
Bangalore gets India's first electric bus

Ramalinga Reddy, Transport minister has launched BMTC India’s First Electric Bus at BMTC Central Office, in Bangalore. According to the report, The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) unveiled the country’s first electric bus in a “cleaner” attempt to ease its mass transport requirements. The 12-metre-long air-conditioned ‘e-bus’ can accommodate 32 people, including the driver and a wheelchair occupant, and can travel 250 km on a single charge of four to six hours. The BMTC will use the electric bus on a trial basis for three […]

6 most disgraceful slums in our country

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Feb 232014
 
6 most disgraceful slums in our country

Most upper class and high income middle class Indians are weary of venturing into a slum. The thought of entering a dark alley, with no light, space enough for a single person to walk, scares the daylight out of them. Sadly, a large chunk of our fellow Indians stay in these slums. Temporary structures with no security for life, no protection from the elements, are supposed to be homes. There are children, women, and men living in deplorable conditions, under the constant fear of losing […]