The houses on 6th Main LIC colony of Jeevanbimanagar have been getting scanty supply of Cauvery water (100 to 200 litres on alternate days). The matter has been brought to the notice of the Chairman BWSSB, AEE, JE, valveman of the area and the local MLA. While the public relations officer has replied to e-mails saying the complaint has been forwarded to the concerned assistant executive engineer, there has been no action on the ground.
The reason for scanty supply of water is that an ex-serviceman residing in the 7th Main of the colony is interfering in the works, as informed by BWSSB employees. We are surprised that BWSSB officials are following instructions from an ex-serviceman and putting the general public to inconvenience. The authorities should ensure fair supply of water to all citizens instead of favouring only the strong and mighty and the affluent.
Garbage dumped on site
The vacant corner site at BEML 3rd Stage near BEML gate bus stop (Basaveshwara Circle) has become a garbage dump yard. Both citizens and BBMP workers dump garbage in this corner site which is a prime area in RR Nagar. The Palike workers also set fire to the plastic dumped on the vacant site. The vacant site-turned-landfill attracts stray dogs, rats and pigs.
The officials concerned should look into the matter and provide a solution to the problem.
Street corner turns into landfill
The Sahakara Nagar 18th Main, 19th A Cross corner has become a dumping yard. In spite of repeated requests, the BBMP has not cleared the garbage. Instead, the Palike workers add to the pile by dumping all the collected tra- sh here. When asked, they said the BBMP trucks will cle- ar it. The workers who come in the truck say it is not their job to clear it. This pile is lying here for the past two months. The officials concerned must do the needful immediately.
Vishwadutt M Sathavalli, Sahakara Nagar
A rickety ride in multi-axle bus
We travelled to Mantralaya on April 19 by the sleeper bus. In the bus stand at Shanthinagar, we faced several problems. Toilets were stinking and overflow of flushed water splashed on our faces. The contractor maintaining the toilets collects Rs 3 per head for using the facility.
The tickets were booked online and we were two senior citizens aged 69 and 73. We could not get lower berths and had to climb the deck which was difficult for us.
In such cases, it is suggested that senior citizens be given lower berths and provided concession in bus fare.
The bus is supposed to be multi-axle but the journey was a rickety ride giving us backache.
At certain bus stations, the toilets were locked. The bus does not stop during the journey till the destination. It will be worthwhile if some surprise inspections are introduced to keep a vigil on toilets in the bus stands.
KSRTC authorities have to take action in this regard to ensure a pleasant journey for passengers.
C N Srinivasa Rao
Festival litter still not cleared
Plastic tumblers used to distribute panaka and buttermilk during Ramanavami celebrations have been thrown randomly along the sides of the road near Prarthana School in Gowdanapalya.
On April 19, distribution of panaka and buttermilk led to traffic chaos near Swathi Galaxy Hospital, in Kumaraswamy Layout.
The authorities are requested to issue licence to such public celebrations only after analysing the repercussions.
Ashwini Subban, Chikkalsandra
Need new bus stand at Nagarabhavi Circle
Nagarabhavi Circle is an important junction connecting prominent locations like ISEC, NLSIU, SAI, Bangalore University Campus, Kengeri, Nagarabhavi BDA Complex, Tumkur Road, Nayandahalli Ring Road and areas towards Chandra Layout and Vijayanagar.
Nagarabhavi Circle bus stop is situated at two locations - above the Ring Road and another near the Ring Road junction.
The location of the bus stops is causing convenience since not all the buses meet
at one place to facilitate passengers board and alight from them. Traffic signals next to the bus stop add to the chaos.
It will be very helpful for passengers if a suitable location is identified for the bus stop. A direct service from Nagarabhavi to International Airport will also prove beneficial for many passengers.
The authorities concerned are requested to consider the facility in public interest.
Varun Dambal, Nagarbhavi
Unscientific sewage pipes
The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board is laying new sewerage lines in many part of the City. Majority of such connections are done by plumbing contractors who either have no knowledge of pipes to be used or use substandard quality for higher profit margin. BWSSB engineers have no clarity pipe requirements either. Over a period, such faulty sewage pipe connections can lead to underground sewage line breakage leading to ground water pollution. Can the authorities concerned and the ministry take a serious look at it and do the needful?
We have been requesting BBMP to get Nandidurg Road repaired, as it is becoming painful to live here owing to a number of potholes. The junction of 2nd Cross of Nandidurg Extension and the main road is in a pathetic plight. Now we see the stormwater drains are being cleaned for no reason at all. The officials concerned must act immediately.
H N Srihari, RWA, Nandidurg Extension
Streamline traffic on overbridge
After more than four years, the X-shaped bridge between Anjaneya Temple on Mysore Road (near KAVIKA) and Deepanjalinagar station (Vijaya Nagar) is open for traffic. The stretch of the road near Deepanjalinagar is already in a very bad shape due the ongoing Metro project. The diversion of traffic near the new overbridge has further added to the chaos. Vehicles, especially buses, have very poor visibility and cannot manoeuvre near the pillars at the turning junctions. The idea of the overbridge is not clear and only adds to further traffic woes in the already congested, narrow and hopelessly bad road. Authorities are requested to streamline traffic movement.
There are no streetlights on the stretch from Graphite India signal towards ITPL Main Road (via SAP Labs) and all along the first and eighth main roads (via Sai Baba hospital). The total stretch of the road is around four km. It is pitch dark at night, especially in bus stands near Sai Baba Hospital area on the 8th Main Road. The authorities concer- ned are requested to instal streetlights in public interest.
Swaminathan, HSR Layout Sector 2
Viji, Govindaraj Nagar
Grievance: A direct bus service from Kengeri to International Airport will be beneficial to Kengeri residents N Sheik Masthan
Response: The officials will consider the request to introduce direct buses from Kengeri to Airport.
Grievance: Ply buses from Airport to Ejipura - T M Shivakumar
Response: Vayuvajra BIAS-7 A plies on the HSR BDA Complex-Koramangala 80 Feet Road route. The public may make use of this service.
Grievance: Buses on route 276 are always overcrowded. Manasa
Response: During peak hours all buses are crowded. On route 276, 20 regular buses and five Volvo buses operate. Commuters are requested to make use of this available facility.
Grievance: Introduce direct city bus service from Rajarajeshwarinagar to International Airport. A Chandrashekhar
Response: The public may make use of BIAS-10 bus service from MCTC bus stand which is three km away from Rajarajeshwarinagar. Also there are services from Kempegowda Bus Stand to Hoskote which pass via ITPL (V335 PK series). Buses also ply from Rajarajeshwarinagar to ITPL via Marathahalli (V500 KR series).
All queries have been answered by C Nagaraj, Chief Traffic Manager (Operations), BMTC.