Press Esc to close
Thursday 21 September 2017
News updated at 9:55 AM IST

Guv gets back pain on roads damaged by Metro

Bangalore, Dec 24, 2013, DHNS: 1:43 IST
DH Photo: For representational purpose
The bad condition of roads in the City due to the ongoing Metro works has riled even the Governor, H R Bhardwaj, who suffered a back pain when his vehicle ran into a huge pothole while returning from Jayanagar.

At a recent event, the Governor said the Metro works had badly damaged roads in the City. He also instructed the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to restore the roads where Metro works have been taken up.

The BMRCL has, however, paid little heed to the Governor’s instruction as roads damaged by Metro works continue to be in bad shape. Mysore Road and roads around K R Market, Jayanagar and Peenya, etc have been badly damaged by Metro works.

Residents of Jayanagar and the surrounding areas complain of health hazards and dust pollution. They say the construction debris and badly maintained roads have put them to great hardship.

“The road from Jayanagar 4th Block 30th Cross to 38th Cross is nothing but a disaster zone. I had written a letter to the then Managing Director of BMRCL, N Sivasailam, in July, complaining about the state of roads,” said Mukund Rao, the secretary of Citizens’ Action Forum, an NGO. “But there has no response till date. Residents of South End Circle and R V Road are the worst-affected.” Kanakapura Road has also been badly hit. Motorists and pedestrians complain about the huge craters and potholes on the stretch. A student who rides on Kanakapura Road to reach college, said: “I have started getting back pain and skin allergy because of the dust pollution. It is a nightmare to drive on this road.”

When contacted, the BMRCL ManagingDirector, Pradeep SinghKharola, promised to solve the issue “at the earliest”, saying Metro work was speeding up. “While executing big projects, minor problems do arise and are inevitable,” he said.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A man is rescued from a collapsed building in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City after an...

A man is rescued from a collapsed building in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City after an...

A car sits crushed from a building felled by a 7.1 earthquake, in Jojutla, Morelos state, Mexico...

A car sits crushed from a building felled by a 7.1 earthquake, in Jojutla, Morelos state, Mexico...

U.N. : President Emmanuel Macron of France addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations...

U.N. : President Emmanuel Macron of France addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations...

People walk by a fallen tree off the shore of Sainte-Anne on the French Caribbean island of...

People walk by a fallen tree off the shore of Sainte-Anne on the French Caribbean island of...

The arms, bullets and other items recovered by the BSF from the two Pakistani infiltrators who...

The arms, bullets and other items recovered by the BSF from the two Pakistani infiltrators who...

An Anganwadi worker faints during a protest in favour of their demands, at Residency Road in...

An Anganwadi worker faints during a protest in favour of their demands, at Residency Road in...

A delivery boy pushes his bicycle through a water-logged street after heavy rains at...

A delivery boy pushes his bicycle through a water-logged street after heavy rains at...

The wall of Kohalgaon dam which collapsed during the trial run and inundated nearby areas of a...

The wall of Kohalgaon dam which collapsed during the trial run and inundated nearby areas of a...

Joe Acaba, left, the first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage, talks during an interview with...

Joe Acaba, left, the first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage, talks during an interview with...

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.