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Residents pour out civic woes at Janaspandana

Bengaluru: May 23, 2015, DHNS 0:42 IST
KEENLISTENERS: Participants are all ears at the Janaspandana organised by Deccan Herald and Prajavani in the City on Saturday. DH PHOTO
Hundreds of residents of Ramamurthynagar in KR Puram Assembly constituency poured out their civic woes at the Janaspandana organised by Deccan Herald and Prajavani in the City on Saturday.

S Chitra of Hoysalanagar fired the first salvo, pointing out lack of trees in the locality. She offered to bring volunteers if the Palike organised a sapling plantation drive. The suggestion was welcomed by all the participants at the event. K S Devaraj, the BBMP Joint Commissioner for Mahadevapura zone, agreed to help Chitra in her endeavour to increase the green cover.

Nagamma of Vijinapura sought to know whether the district authorities would raze their buildings as many of them do not have the ‘Hakku Patra,’ (title deed), conferring land ownership. Byrathi Basavaraj, the MLA from KR Puram constituency assured the woman that the State government had decided not to demolish any building till the House Panel on Lake Encroachment submits its report.

Jayaram of NRI Colony complained about lack of streetlights, roads without asphalt and the absence of a post office. In his reply, the MLA assured him that the roads and streetlights would be repaired soon. He told the audience that a post office would be set up at the Horamavau office of the Palike.

A similar complaint was made by the Golden Gate Apartment residents. They said that there was no road in their area. They also demanded for a police check-post to contain the activities of anti-social elements. Many people complained about the lack of garbage clearance in their area.

During the Janaspandana, the Apartment Owners' Association donated Rs 25,000 towards the Nepal earthquake relief work.

Patrick Peter, a resident of Dasappa Bakery Road said that the road was not tarred and accidents happen frequently, while residents of Kuvempu Nagar Association rued about battered roads in their neighbourhood.

Horamavu Agara Welfare Association members said that garbage was being dumped at Punyabhumi Layout near Kelkere Government School and the schoolchildren were facing health hazard due to uncleared garbage.

The general complaint in Janaspandana was about the poor water supply and sewerage in the constituency. The MLA told the gathering that a proposal had been mooted to the Central government through the State government to avail a loan of Rs 5,180 crore from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to provide these facilities.

The Janaspandana brought some cheers to a physically handicapped, who begged for a shop to lead a life with self-esteem. He told the officials that he and his mother, both were handicapped and were facing serious challenge for survival. The MLA as well as the BBMP officials assured him that they would find a way out for him.

Regarding complaint about the lack of bus services to the Banashankari, Jayanagar and JP Nagar, Basavaraj told the gathering that he had urged the Transport and District in charge Minister Ramalinga Reddy to provide more buses from Ramamurthy Nagar to different locations in the City. Bengaluru East Tahsildar Harish Naik and around 25 officials of various government departments were present on the occasion to respond to the citizens’ woes.

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