Residents to #TweetTillDeath for pucca road

Residents to #TweetTillDeath for pucca road

The unasphalted Thubarahalli Road where residents struggle to commute, especially during the rain.

The residents of Thubarahalli have upped the ante on social media with the latest #TweetTillDeath campaign demanding an asphalted road to the area. 

Now, it is for the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to decide on the demand. Navkant Meher, a resident along the road in Mahadevapura zone, launched the campaign on Twitter, demanding the civic body to lay a pucca road.

“The Builder says BBMP’s work. BBMP says MLA’s help. MLA says landowners (are) non-cooperative. Landowners say builder cheated. 2K families suffering without @TERRWA3 road from 10yrs. @PMOIndia @CMofKarnataka @BBMPCOMM @bjparvind...#TER #TweetTillDeath Day 91”, says the tweet that has been trending for the past 91 days.

“My twitter campaign will continue till we get a 40-feet asphalted road as per the BBMP plan,” Meher told DH

Ashish JK apartments, Sonestaa Meadows, Charita Green Woods, and Sonestaa Silver Oak are among the few apartments along the Thubarahalli road. The residents have been commuting on the kuccha road over the past five years.

According to Meher, the builders had promised that the BBMP will construct a road as the flats were being sold. But, once the flats were sold, the landowners in the area started to block the road by narrowing the path to 8 feet, said Meher.

Even the area MLA, Arvind Limbavali, had promised to resolve the issue, but there has been no action yet.

“Despite multiple requests to the BBMP in this regard, the civic body officials have not responded positively. We have been appealing to the officials for the past six years,” Dilip Dehariya, another resident complained. 

“Without building a proper road, why did they give permission to build apartment complexes here? The government officials have no interest in the land acquisition or in processing Transferable Developmental Rights (TDR),” Dehariya added.

“This campaign will not stop until we die or until we get a newly laid road,” said Dehariya.

Meanwhile, Vijaykumar, spouse of Doddanekundi corporator Shwetha HR said: “This has been an issue before the apex court, and that is why we have not been able to take up the road development project.”