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Message from the CEO

In the early 70s, my visits to Delhi and Calcutta involved late night travels within the city. During my trips to Japan during 1985-95, my working hours were most unpredictable extending beyond midnight most days and I’d travel back to my hotel by myself. Recently between 1995 to 2009, my usual practice was to drive back home from e-city in the late hours. I am not sure whether cities was safer or I was just lucky.

Nevertheless we have to face cruel realities of today. Yes, the government has the responsibility of ensuring safety of citizens, and industry should take care of the safety of employees, particularly women both at workplace and elsewhere. Public transport systems and security systems require a major thrust along with changes in attitude.

While we will continue to urge the authorities to augment the personnel, systems and processes to make our lives safer, let us also look at ways to protect ourselves.Our reactions needs to match our environment; if there is any perceived threat, we are better off taking necessary precautions…Read more

Rules and regulations for women working in night shifts
Is there a need for the firm/establishment to take permission from Labour department if they are allowing women to work after 8 pm? What are the measures to be taken up by the company for the safety of female employees who work at night shifts? Apart from the government laws, is there any other guideline in place for the IT companies to follow for the safe commute of women employees? 
This and other questions answered in this article.

Bescom smart grid at Chandapura

Bescom's next pilot smart grid has been planned at Chandapura, a small pocket near Anekal, which has a mix of rural and urban consumers. Besides benefiting about 2,000 consumers, the project will help Bescom to explore or study the possibilities of smart grid at a larger scale. Read more.
Traffic police’ carpooling campaign

Bangalore Traffic Police, in association with industrial associations of Outer Ring Road, Whitefield and Electronics City, has launched a carpooling campaign in an effort to decongest the road of the city.

Appealing to the employees working at software and other companies to avail car pooling facility, Saleem said the objective of the car pooling is to reduce around 50,000 vehicles on the city roads in the next six months.

e-citizen
I work at a local restaurant and run the fresh juice counter for them. I have been doing this for the last 10 years and I have witnessed how Electronics City has changed over the years.

I stay at Gollahalli and I come by bicycle to work. My routine starts at 7 am and goes on till 8 pm. Sundays are usually spent with my small kids who are in school. I love telling stories about my village and ancestors. They love that as well and this gives me a chance to recollect the past.

I take them for shopping on Sundays. They usually demand for an ice-cream every Sunday.
More buses to ecity 

BMTC will increase number of ordinary buses to the IT corridor by 140 

Electronic City Industrial Township Authority (ELCITA) had made a formal requisition to the transport corporation. The new and additional services will be operational from Majestic, Jayanagar, Banashankari and other points. From the city point, BMTC operates buses to 15 points in Electronics City which include second phase of Electronics City, Infosys gate, Wipro Gate, Electronic City Police stations and others.

DID YOU KNOW?

Bengaluru was the first city in Asia to get electric power. It was in 1906.
 
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