Like the lake, Bellandur ward too is neglected

Like the lake, Bellandur ward too is neglected

The residents of Bellandur region formed human chain demanding better infrastructure facilities from BBMP on Saturday.

It’s not only the waterbody in Bellandur which is a matter of concern, but the whole ward as well.

To draw attention to the issue, residents of Bellandur on Thursday held a meeting with Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara. They approached Parameshwara, after failing to arrive at a desired consensus in their interactions with the ward corporator and the MLA.

Members of around six residential layouts, under the umbrella of Bellandur Development Forum (BDF), gave a representation to Parameshwara, stressing the need to improve the infrastructure in the ward.

Mukund Kumar from BDF told DH that the focus was on quick and long-term infrastructure works. “We demanded metro rail connectivity to Bellandur. Though initial talk was for metro from Central Silk Board to KR Puram, but now it doesn’t seem to be on the right course. We also wanted the metro realigned and extended to Sarjapura Road, already chocked by residential and commercial spaces. The metro should be extended to Iblur and Carmelaram. There is an urgent need to improve the road infrastructure in the ward. We also want the government to ensure there is last mile connectivity, adequate pedestrian infrastructure and suburban rail.”

Bellandur is the largest ward spread across 26 sq km. It is also said to be the highest tax generating ward with a large number of tech parks, especially along the outer ring road and Bellandur. Some of the tech parks include Eco-Space, Eco-World, World Prestige, Sesna and RGA. The ward has about 100,000 voters as per the last census.

According to the residents, an area with such a high cash inflow, money should be invested in road works, but that’s not the case. In many places the roads are not tarred and are very narrow. Two-wheelers, cars and trucks ply on congested roads. At the moment, there is mixed development across the ward based on an improper maintenance plan, they say.