Prompt Kote residents get a raw deal

Prompt Kote residents get a raw deal

They top in property tax payment, but have no basic facilities

Kote  area, nestled between Kolar-Bangalore and Someshwara temple, tops in property tax payment.

But in return, the people here have not been benefitted for their prompt payment, by the City Municipal Council.

Lack of water and hygiene are the major problems in the Kote area in Ward no 3. So much so that pigs are a menace here and drains have been clogged with wastes. But the authorities concerned seem to be oblivious about it.

The Kote area’s population is around 2,000 and it has only a few concrete roads.
The residents here still do not get regular drinking water.

Most of the streelights do not function and women and children fear to come out of their homes after dusk.

A borewell at the 3rd cross which was the lone source for water supply has been lying defunct since two weeks. Repeated complaints to the authorities concerned have yielded nothing, complain residents here.

Cistern to be shifted
A cistern on the main road near a nursing home, is another water source for the residents on the main road. But the council’s decision to shift the tank has evoked much criticism from the people.

To facilitate the process, water connection has been snapped ten months ago. Tanker water is being supplied to the area once in three days, but, this is not sufficient to meet the drinking water crisis, complain the residents of 2nd Cross.

Councillor Somashekhar’s promise to provide an extra pipeline to the area has remained just a promise.

The residents here allege that the councillor is hand-in-glove with the building (nursing home) owners in shifting the tank at the cost of residents.

Somashekhar told Deccan Herald that he is tired of complaining about the people’s plight to the civic body. “The authorities concerned have not initiated any measure to set right the problem. Hence, I have not been able to provide answers to the people’s queries,” he added. 

Residents’ voice

There are no proper streetlights in our area. It is difficult to come out of the house after sunset.
J R Laskshminarayan

We do not have proper drinking water facility. Water supplied in tankers is not sufficient. Besides, pigs are a menace here. The civic body must take steps to address our problems.

It appears our votes have gone waste. The area with various problems, is waiting to get the CMC’s attention. But the CMC is focusing more on other areas.

It has been two months since the streetlights have gone defunct. But the authorities oncerned have not bothered to repair them.
H Krishnappa

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