Illegal drawal of water
The houses on the 33rd Main, BTM 2nd stage are without water supply for the past three months since the people in Someshwara slum in the same locality are drawing water illegally from the public tap. They have connected electric motor pumps to the mainline to draw water. The water illegally drawn is being used for construction purposes also. The residents who have obtained water connection legally and pay water bills are thus deprived of even minimum water.
The issue was brought to the notice of official concerned at the BTM water tank office, but in vain. No action has been taken till date and the residents continue to suffer without water.
The reluctance of the officials to act against illegal drawing of water is outrageous. The residents are compelled to depend on tankers to meet their water needs.
The illegal motors installed by Someshwara slum residents should be seized and a parallel
line should be provided to the houses opposite the slum.
Road work half done
The Fourth Cross Road in Kuvempu Nagar (Ward 11) is the main road in the locality connecting to all the arterial roads in the area. Asphalting work of this road was taken up in May 2012. However, the work was stopped owing to poor quality, following the intervention of the corporator, the local MLA and the people.
All the asphalting material was removed with an earthmover and is lying in a heap on the road. A few loads of gravel dumped on the road are spread unevenly. A short stretch of asphalted road is also damaged after rain.
The Fourth Cross being the main road for the whole area, residents are finding it extremely difficult to go to other area in the City.
The authorities concerned should take steps to asphalt the road and ensure the safety of pedestrians.
Introduce bus service to Jayanagar
There is no city service from Vivekanandanagar, Kathriguppe (43A bus stop) to Jayanagar IV Block/BTM Layout. The only two routes being operated are Vivekanandanagar-Majestic (via RK Ashram and KR Market) and Vivekanandanagar-Shivajinagar (via RK Ashram and North Road). Students and office-goers proceeding towards Jayanagar from Vivekanandanagar have to get down at RK Ashram and North Road to get onto buses towards Jayanagar. These buses, usually from Vijayanagar/Basaveshwaranagar are overcrowded during peak hours. The chief traffic manager, BMTC is requested to introduce a new bus service from Vivekanandanagar to Jayanagar.
NS Kishore, PP Layout, Vivekanandanagar,
Kathriguppe, BSK-3rd Stage
Increase bus frequency
The frequency of city buses between Yelahanka (NES) and Doddaballapur has decreased, of late. The buses are becoming extremely crowded in the morning and evening as many colleges and schools are coming up in the area. I request the BMTC authorities to increase the bus frequency between these two places from 7.30 am to 8.30 am.
There is no streetlight on the stretch between 8th main and 11th Main of 15th Cross, Malleswaram. While decorative streetlights are being installed on the street, the Bescom, much before completing the work, removed the existing lighting leaving the entire stretch completely dark. The traffic on 15th Cross is heavy in view of the construction of an underpass near the Indian Institute of Science Circle.
The residents of Bhatrahalli near KR Puram are finding it difficult to pay their bills since there is no BangaloreOne Centre in a radius of five kilometres.
An ATM of the Corporation Bank is also badly required in the area. The authorities concerned should do the needful.
Construction affecting residents
The 'Embassy Group' has a project coming up in Rustam Bagh Layout and the construction of villas and apartments is in full swing.
The construction work goes on throughout the day and night on all the days non-stop disturbing the residents of the Layout very much. Is it not incumbent on them to stop work beyond the permissible period i.e., between 10 pm and 6 am and is there no authority to enforce this law?
Sri Krishna Apartments, Rustam Bagh Main Road
Stray dog menace
Stray dog menace has assumed huge proportion in Hulimavu, Arakere ward No. 193. A pack of stray dogs near Sri Kodandaramaswamy temple and Hulimavu Bus Stand attack schoolchildren, senior citizens and two-wheeler riders. There have been instances of accidents and children sustaining injuries. Will the authorities initiate necessary measures to check the menace?
R K T Shastri
Install timer switches for streetlights
Many of the streetlights in HAL 2nd stage do not have timer switches. Mostly it is the two open-ended dangling wires that are connected/disconnected often by the citizens concerned at great risk of personal injury. These are high voltage power lines and there is always a threat to life. Earlier, there were timer switches which have become dysfunctional due to quality issues.
The Bescom would be doing a yeoman service by installing timer switches which would conserve power and ensure safety of residents too.
H N Ramakrishna,
11th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar
Speed up road repair work
Subbaraju Road skirting the Banaswadi Main Road is in complete disarray. It was a fortnight ago that the street was dug up for relaying, but nothing seems to have been done. The sharp showers that have been lashing the City in the past few days have only compounded the problem and turned the stretch into a slush-laden nightmare. Senior citizens and children find it increasingly difficult to negotiate the stretch with stones and pebbles littered all around. Two-wheeler rides along the stretch have turned bumpy and one has to be doubly cautious. The authorities are requested to speed up the road relaying work to ensure safety of the public.
N J Ravi Chander,
Maiganda Deva Mudaliar Road, Frazer Town
Road in bad shape near MSR Hospital
The road near M S Ramaiah Hospital, New BEL Road, is in a pathetic state.
A road runs parallel to New BEL Road just in front of the main gate of M S Ramaiah Hospital up to ITI Colony.
The road takes a sharp turn just in front of the hospital. But, at the beginning, an auto stand is located, which occupies half of the road. Parking is allowed on two sides of the road for four-wheelers and two-wheelers.
Two road humps have been constructed in a distance of about 100 metres. The road was re-laid after the BWSSB laid underground pipes.The work is tardy with the road being uneven at several locations.
27, 5th Main Road,
Overflowing sewage chamber
The sewage chamber located on 5th Cross, Rajeev Gandhi Road, Jaraganahalli, JP N agar 6th Phase, overflows every 15 days. The sewage accumulates in front of the houses.
The problem persists for more than a year and complaints had been lodged with the BBMP, BWSSB and the local corporator.
Every time a complaint is booked, I have to write to the BWSSB commissioner after two days to get the work done. I had booked a complaint six days ago (No. S18035).
A new sewage line has been laid a few months ago, but the connections to the houses are not yet given. A permanent solution needs to be found for the problem.
Shop obstructs traffic
A cycle repair shop situated at the entrance of a reputed school in LBS Nagar is creating a huge traffic jam. Several vehicles line up at the shop to fill air. Adulterated petrol is also sold at the shop.
Further, vehicles, including autos parked on the entire stretch of the road from 1st Cross to 7th Cross of the LBS Main Road, impede vehicular movement. Adding to the woes is the bad condition of the roads due to UGD work. The HAL traffic police need to take action.
A resident, LBS Nagar
GRIEVANCE: Poor bus service from Kengeri satellite town K S Sundaram
RESPONSE: It is very difficult to provide direct bus service to all areas in a city like
Bangalore. Public can make use of bus services from Kengeri to KBS or KR Market and then take buses from there to reach Indiranagar and Basavanagudi.
GRIEVANCE: Restore bus service on route number 58. Jayarama Rao B
RESPONSE: The BMTC officials have been directed to restore the bus service on route number 58, between KBS and Timber Yard Layout.
GRIEVANCE: Ply buses to Vinayaka Layout Keshav
RESPONSE: Road survey and other feasibility conditions would be looked into for operating route numbers 271 and 273 via Vinayaka Layout.
(All queries answered by Prabhu Das, Chief Traffic Manager, BMTC .)