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People's Problems

Nov 5, 2012

Electronics City buses overcrowded

The bus route 356CW from Silk Board to Electronics City is heavily crowded from both the ends. The bus does not maintain the frequency of five minutes as was publicised by BMTC when introduced. Every bus on this route gets jam-packed in the mornings.

The passengers are made to wait for than half an hour at the Silk Board junction for issuing tickets. BMTC collects Rs five extra towards toll charges for this route from passengers but the buses.

It is suggested to have two stand conductors at Silk Board junction to issue tickets and as and when the seating capacity is reached buses should keep moving and allow the next bus to come and pick up passengers. If the overloaded bus goes out of control on the flyover there is a disaster waiting to happen.

As Electronics City has become a major hub where thousands of workers go from every nook and corner of the City, why not the BMTC introduce direct express buses to Electronics City from all areas of Bangalore going on the toll road ?

Some IT and other companies should stop hiring BMTC buses to transport their staff so that the general public for whom the government run BMTC is primarily meant, can get better transport for commuting.Many calls to BMTC call centre have been of no use to improve the situation.


Since the BMTC services are inadequate to meet the demand, private buses/vans should be allowed to provide transport facilities.

­It is pathetic to see students/office goers with heavy bags hanging on to footboards/travelling in overcrowded buses. Will the authorities concerned act or should a PIL be filed to solve these problems ?

A citizen

Close sewerage pit at Byatarayanapura


Sewerage water is allowed to flow openly on 2 nd  Main Road, Byatarayanapura, Mysore Road, Ward no 157. The existing chamber was broken to remove the blockage.

Despite of reminders requests, the chamber has not been repaired. This is going on for the last seven months.The area is full of mosquitoes and other insects. So I request the authorities to do the needful at the earliest.

Jayarama Rao B,
No 27, 2nd Main Road,
Byatarayanapura,  GEF Post

Reckless disposal of garbage

A vacant plot next to my house in 13th Main, Pillanna Garden, 3rd stage, near Siddartha School in Lingarajapuram has been turned into a garbage dump yard.

The owner of the plot is not known and people throw their trash and garbage on this vacant plot. Even the pourakarmikas who collect garbage from surrounding areas dump it near my residence for collection by the BBMP vehicle. This is not collected on a day to day basis and other times and this place is used as a public toilet.

This is causing a great nuisance for all but no one cares. When contacted, the supervisor concerned challenged me to lodge complain to any one. All this garbage is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, rats, dogs resulting in all types of diseases. Will the authorities concerned take steps to clear the garbage?
Ravikumar C

Heaps of garbage are piling up every day in Ramaswamypalya near Maruti Seva Nagar near Jayalakshmi High School. People have been dumping garbage right next to the school compound wall for the past five months. Hundreds of students study in the school and these children can contract contagious diseases given the filthy and unhygienic conditions.

Also, there are many houses surrounding the school. Staying in such unhealthy conditions is equally not good for residents. Even the school authorities have not taken action against this. They cannot afford to be so complacent regarding this serious issue.

The BBMP garbage collecting truck comes just twice in a week. The place stinks because of the foul smell of waste. The Palike staff work at their whims and fancies. Attempts to mobilise people and make them understand the gravity of the problem went in vain.

For the past few weeks BBMP has been advertising in newspapers, radio and hoardings about their new system of waste management. Its is a great initiation by the BBMP but when it came to implementation it was a failure.
Citizens pay various kinds of taxes to the government and the BBMP every year. Are they making judicious use of our hard earned money?
Shruthi Nair

Garbage is thrown in front of our house located near the Sanjay Gandhi slum in Basaveshwaranagar.

Will BBMP ensure that the wet waste, dry waste, debris and the rubbish simply thrown in front of my house will no more be there? Even earlier the rule did mention that no waste is to be thrown on the street, but it was not implemented. Will BBMP now implement the rule now? Will they engage a watchman or install a CCTV? It is time that the officials concerned think of some solution. 

Prema D,
Basaveshwaranagar

Install single pole transformers
While the Bescom has been installing single pole transformers across the City discrimination against First Block of Jayanagar is evident. Despite representations to the authorities, multiple transformers continue to dot the area which is where the Jayanagar began in 1948. These transformers, besides occupying valuable pavement space also act as garbage dumps. Will the authorities stop this discrimination?
C N Kumar,
No 18, 4th Cross, 10th ‘C’ Main, 1st Block, Jayanagar

HAL Market in decrepit state

It is sad to see the status of HAL Market on Suranjan Das road. The entrance to the market is filled with garbage. It is not cleaned and the stench emanating from the filth is very bad. The entrance to the market is very bad with potholes that even a physically fit person finds it difficult to walk.

The state of affairs inside the market is  pathetic and it is a pity that there is nobody who owns the market. The state of vendors sitting to sell the products is worse and there is nobody to listen to them.

It is  sad that such a big market catering to thousands of people is in a decrepit condition.

I wonder whether there is anybody responsible to make this market easily accessible to public, introduce waste disposal process, build a toilet for vendors/public and make it human habitable place. Both Public and the vendors are victims of the apathy of HAL and Corporation.
Guna, GM Palya
Water scarcity in HBR layout
The HBR Layout has been provided with the BWSSB water supply for the past 15 years, but it is very distressing that for the past two and half years, water comes only in trickle.
The residents of the 3rd block of the layout are at the mercy of private tankers which charge exorbitant rates. The water supplied through tankers is not potable either. Umpteen number of complaints to the BWSSB authorities so far have not yielded any fruitful result. The BWSSB is urged to solve the long-pending problem and then call for fresh water connections.
K Sivasankaran,
No 545, 6th Cross, 6th Main, 3rd Block, I Stage, HBR
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