People's problems

Pedestrians’ woes

 One has to just take a walk on the footpath of Malleswaram, Gandhi Bazaar to understand the plight. The authorities and the politicians of these areas move in four wheelers and never understand the problems faced by a pedestrian.

The authorities are making their best effort and resources to improve the infrastructure in the City by widening roads, fly-overs and railway over-bridges (ROBS).  In the process of road widening, the footpath become namesake of a small patch. In the case of fly-overs and ROBs, the pedestrian’s need is never looked into.

Just a few months back, the BBMP inaugurated the ROB, connecting Mathikere-Gokula, constructed at a cost of Rs 16 crore. This has considerably eased the flow of traffic on this stretch.

But while designing the ROB, they have totally ignored the pedestrians. The statutory three feet footpath on the ROB does not exist. The railway authorities have barricaded the railway gate on the ground heavily.

The pedestrian has to either crawl under the railway gate or walk on the ROB with the risk of being hit by a speeding vehicle. This problem has been taken up with the authorities concerned, but till now the pedestrians continue to suffer.

S B Ramachandra Rao
Gokula

Traffic management

The 64th Cross Road, 5th Block, Rajajinagar is extremely busy. From the 64th Cross to the Varier Bakery signal, there is no road directly approaching the West Of Chord Road (WOC).

There is a heavy traffic on this road during school hours (i.e. between 8 am and 3.30 pm).
 The National Public School buses are parked on both side of the road from WOC Road to 18th B Main Road. The public, including senior citizens, children and women, find it very difficult to walk and drive on this road.

The traffic police should clear the parking on this road and the BBMP must immediately create necessary footpath on both sides of the road for the safety of general public.

A C Shetty
Rajajinagar

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