Wilson Garden residents oppose white-topping

Wilson Garden residents oppose white-topping

Residents of Wilson Garden protest on Tuesday against the BBMP's white-topping project.

The residents of Wilson Garden raised protest against the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)'s white topping work on Tuesday stating that it is not suitable for their vehicles and it will also deplete the ground water.

“The white topping project is not suitable for the motorists. The tyres of our vehicles are not designed for concrete roads. They want to lay a white topping on this bad road but it will only harm the road further and will also deplete the ground water,” said Arun Prasad, a protestor.

About 50 residents had gathered at the 10th cross, near the Rajkumar statue in Wilson Garden to protest. They also complained against the poor condition of roads and incomplete drainage work in the locality.

“We have lodged several complaints with the BBMP to repair these pothole-filled roads since February this year but it has all fallen on deaf ears. Ever since the election work began in the city, all the civic works have come to a halt and we residents are bearing the brunt of it. With the metal railing popping out the open drainage near Agadi Hospital is posing a threat to commuters,” he further added.

N Muniyappa, a resident of the locality said that the condition of the road on 10th main, 11th cross at Hombegowda Nagar has deteriorated since the last two years.

The residents were accompanied by the members of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and also the Republic Party of India (RPI). The residents also propose to submit a letter to the BBMP Commissioner.