High-tension wires above Rajajinagar park poses danger

High-tension wires hover over the BBMP park in Rajajinagar 5th Block. DH PHOTOS/Janardhan B K

A children's play area-cum-joggers' park in northern Bengaluru's Rajajinagar, which attracts the public in large numbers, is posing a grave danger to the users. 

A high-tension power transmission wire runs right above the BBMP-maintained Dr B R Ambedkar playground in the Dr Rajkumar ward, which could harm nearly a hundred children in the locality in the wake of an accident. 

"The playground is well-maintained, but we are scared of the high-tension wires, which is a threat," said Prakash Rao, a resident of Basaveshwaranagar. "We urge the authorities to shift the lines away from the park." 

Developed near Rajajinagar 5th Block, the joggers' park is located right under the high-tension transmission towers. This reporter saw no barricades to the towers, and the danger sign to warn the public was also missing. 

"The park was developed just three years ago, before which there were only these transmission towers," said Miral Jain, who lives nearby. "Senior citizens visiting the park are avoiding it, especially after the rain." 

Roopa R, the corporator of ward number 106 (Dr Rajkumar ward), told DH that a proposal had been mooted to remove the high-tension line in the wake of the threat it poses to the public.

Hundreds of children play in the park every day.
Hundreds of children play in the park every day. 

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