Encroachments commonplace at Rangolihalla in Hassan

Mobike riders vrooming through narrow roads threat to pedestrians
Last Updated 23 September 2012, 17:26 IST

Rangolihalla, which is at a calling distance from the old bus stand in the city, is fast developing — evident from the mushrooming of concrete buildings.

Rangolihalla, which resembled a village till recently, has been witnessing construction works at one side with the existing old country-tiled roof on the other side. People who have been living in the area since several decades and are economically weaker are still living in tiled-roof houses.

The rise in land prices, unscientific constructions and arguments due to encroachments have turned into a headache for the residents here.

The narrow roads, where two vehicles from opposite directions are not able to pass through at a time, are not able to cope up with the rising vehicular density. There is no parking space at the houses and residents park their vehicles on the road.

A college is situated in the locality and students vrooming through these narrow roads pose a threat to both pedestrians and riders.

While the underground drainage system works at some places, they have been encroached upon at some places. Even the roads have been encroached and gardens laid and poultry bred.

The whole area has turned into a garbage dumping yard and rodents are creating a nuisance for the residents. Poor maintenance has resulted in choking of drain pipes, spreading foul smell.

Moreover, those residing in higher altitudes were facing water problems till recently. Installation of a valve has brought relief to them, say locals.

(Published 23 September 2012, 17:26 IST)

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