Good morning, Bengaluru!
🌧️ Today’s weather: Cloudy skies with a high chance of rain.
🧐 Did you know? The Skytrax World Airport Awards 2022 ranked the Kempegowda Internation Airport second in the list of the top 10 airports in South Asia.
🌡️ No winter chill just yet
Officials from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) claimed that there would be a delay in the onset of winter chill.
Story so far: Even though the first week of December has passed, Bengaluru and the majority of Karnataka have not yet felt the winter chill. In the majority of the state’s districts, the minimum temperature hasn’t fallen below 10 degrees Celsius on average. Similarly, Bengaluru’s average minimum temperature is close to 16 degrees Celsius.
- The development of systems and cloud cover caused the onset of the winter chill to be delayed.
- While it is not uncommon for it to rain in December, there is undoubtedly a delay in the onset of the dry and winter chill spell.
Cloud cover: Due to the cloud cover, radiative cooling is not taking place. There is hence no decrease in temperature. The heat energy is being reflected back by the cloud cover. Additionally, a senior official from IMD indicated that easterly and north-easterly winds prevail rather than northerly winds, which contribute to a dry and chilly climate.
🚫 BDA to eliminate duplicate records
The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has put out an order to put an end to duplicate site allotment records.
Story so far: The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has made the bold decision to stop delivering correct dimensions (CDs) of sites in the manual form to allottees or land losers, which has caused a flood of duplicate records. Executive engineers no longer have the authority to issue CDs of sites; instead, a three-person committee now has this power.
- A CD, which includes detailed site boundary markings and the site number, is an incredibly crucial document.
- The committee will only take into account electronic CDs, according to the directive.
Much-needed change: In addition to money, the BDA offers to exchange one acre of undeveloped property for the construction of a layout for around 9,000 square feet of the developed site. The land loser is qualified for a built site in the same neighbourhood as his or her original ownership, according to the rules. However, officials have been allocating developed sites in different areas, which has harmed the entire land acquisition procedure.
📹 New high-end cameras to track violations
The Bengaluru Police is set to install 250 high-end cameras at 50 major road junctions around the city in order to track violations.
Story so far: The Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) will be launched by the Bengaluru Police at 50 crucial intersections. At these 50 junctions in Bengaluru, high-tech cameras will record any traffic violations.
- The Bengaluru Police claims that without police assistance, the ITMS will track traffic violations.
- The automated system generates a notice and sends the challan to the violator via SMS.
Types of violations: The ITMS can identify a wide range of traffic violations, including speeding, running red lights, failing to stop at stop signs, failing to wear a helmet, triple riding, texting while driving, and driving without a seatbelt.
🌳 BBMP to conduct tree census
The BBMP has begun the project in Malleshwaram on a pilot basis, three years after the Karnataka High Court ordered it to conduct a tree census.
Story so far: The civic body was ordered by the high court to conduct a tree census in 2019. In order to undertake the study that year, the BBMP and the Institute of Wood Science and Technology signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). However, it was later cancelled.
- If the tree census were to be expanded to other parts of the city, the pilot project would provide them with an estimate of the costs that would be expended in each ward.
- The tree census is crucial because it will inform people about the value of each tree and the extent of the city’s tree cover.
QR codes: Each tree will have a QR code attached as part of the tree census. The QR code would include important details like the name and health of the tree in question, among other things. For this, BBMP has developed an app.
✨ Things to do…
Here are some fun and interesting things to do in the city over the weekend!
- The much-awaited SteppinOut music festival featuring numerous international artists will take place this weekend at the Embassy International Riding School.
- Grab your furry friends and head to the Indiranagar Club this Sunday to celebrate the Fur Festival.
- Bengaluru’s most popular YouTuber, Jordindian, will perform live this Sunday at Phoenix Marketcity.
- Budding entrepreneurs, head to Cafe Down the Alley this Saturday to showcase your ideas at the Start-Up Meetup.
- Head to The Courtyard this Sunday for a fun-filled sustainable flea market featuring local talent from Bengaluru and beyond.
🛋️ Local Lounge
Yesterday’s Poll Results:
- I listen to Indian music more: 83.3% 🏆
- I listen to Western music more: 16.7%
Answers to Yesterday’s Question:
What do you think of new year’s resolutions?
Mohan: “Make resolutions and follow it hardly for a few days and later ……… Back to the routine 😂😂😂”
Rahul: “The last and the first lie that we tell each year. 😅”
That’s it for today. Have a great weekend!