People's Problems....

People's Problems....

Regulate traffic

Hitherto four-and two-wheelers from Banashakri Ring Road used to take right turn adjacent to Central Mall to go towards Ragigudda temple, JP Nagar and beyond, and also entering Central Mall. Of late this is blocked for reasons best known to the department concerned.

Because of this all the vehicles are forced to take right turn in the 26th Main (Ragigudda Arch). Hence, this particular intersection has become a hell for the motorists. Vehicles are flowing in all the four directions in this particular junction. Also those who intend to go the Mall have to take 'U' turn which is again a Herculean task. People are finding it very difficult to manoeuvre the vehicles in this place without causing irritation and traffic jams. The problem is worse during peak hours.  Hence, it is requested to allow vehicles to take right turn adjacent to Central Mall or else traffic signal should be installed at the intersection of Ring Road and 26th Main to regulate the traffic. An early response will be appreciated by one and all.

R Viswanath, Jayanagar

Road hump menace

Most of the road humps are created unscientifically and it has become a menace especially to the new generation cars. Now a days majority of the cars have very low gap between road surface and car bottom. Many a time the car’s body is brushes against the humps all over the city roads. Some familiar car drivers cross these humps diagonally to avoid damage, confusing the behind the cars to apply sudden braking. I kindly request the authorities to look into humps or else the government to should frame rules so that automobile producers can increase the road clearance.

S M Nanjappa, Bahubalinagar, MES Road

Urinal needed for BMTC staff

My residence, next to the Sultanpalya Bus Terminal (No 6, 4 Cross) has become a urinal for BMTC employees.

There are nearly 100 trips of buses every day and the employees have no place else to go, and hence relieve themselves near our house. Following the trend set by the employees, these days even the nearby shopkeepers and commuters use the place as a public urinal. Nobody seems to take into account that the place is not a public urinal but it is my home. Officials concerned are requested to take necessary steps.

John Cherian, Sultanpalya   

Facilitate Metro feeder service

I have been using Metro from Baiyappanhalli to MG Road and one of the reasons that not many people are taking the Metro I believe is the inconvenience to reach Metro station.

For example, to reach Biayappanahalli station from KR Puram, there are no flyovers or easy crossing points to the station. People take normal BMTC buses which move inch by inch during peak hours. There are not enough traffic policemen to regulate traffic. Authorities concerned should make a separate line for auto and bikes.

Prakash, Garudacharpalya

Need more buses

There is only one bus (No 269) plying from Majestic to Ramachandrapura. A second bus (269 B), though meant to benefit residents here, is plying to Vidyaranyapura via Nanjappa Circle without covering Ramachandrapura. As there is a considerable section of student population here, it would be convenient if the BMTC plies more buses.

Ramaraja Urs, Ramachandrapura Main Road

Need better transport

Prof CNR Circle under bridge is under construction for years and god only knows when it will be completed.  Due to this, buses (route No. 276) take a circuitous route from Malleswaram towards Vidyaranaypaura via Mekhri Circle, Sadashivanagar police station, Ramaiah Hospital etc. After Malleswaram 18th Cross stop, there is no stop till Sadashivanagar police station for approximately four kms.

People travelling from Mekhri Circle towards Ramaiah Hospital, Devasandra and BEL Circle have to change two buses, get down at Sadashivanagar police station or if luck permits, when the bus stops at the signal junction, take a chance and hop into the bus.  I had earlier requested the BMTC authorities to provide an official stop at Mekhri Circle and CPRI, so that people can get into the bus. There has been no action taken in this regard.

Also, there are no direct buses to Shivajinagar for people travelling from BEL Circle, Kuvempu Cirlce, Devasandra and Ramaiah Hospital. Those who travel via this route have to get down at Sadashivanagar Police Station stop and walk almost one km to CPRI stop. A direct bus towards Shivajinagar here will help commuters.

Malathi Rajgopal, Vidyaranyapura

Menacing Volvo exhausts

The design of Volvo bus exhaust is not suitable for our cities. It is directed to the ground. When the smoke gets released it blows the dust from the ground. This creates suffocation for other commuters, especially the two-wheelers and auto rickshaws. It is a serious threat for asthma patients. So, BMTC should immediately change the silencer design and direct it upwards.

Sidraj Gurudev

Provide bus shelter

Kindly provide a bus shelter at the Bellandur bus stop in front of New
Horizon College of Engineering as the commuters, especially students are being scorched and tortured under the blazing summer heat!

Sabira Ghani,
New Horizon College

Stinking complex

The Jayanagar shopping complex, particularly the area in front of the BWSSB office and Canara Bank, has turned into a public urinal. People relieve themselves in open causing inconvenience to passersby.

Women feel extremely uncomfortable to walk in the area. The authorities concerned are requested to take necessary measures to keep the place clean and safe.   
Lalitha, Jayanagar


Allot PID numbers

Though the property tax payment for 2013-14 is payable now, for many of the properties GIS-based PID numbers are not yet allotted. Citizens contacting concerned ARO offices are not getting proper reply or are being driven from pillar to post, but of no avail.

Citizens are prepared to fill the BBMP cash office. BBMP should also show interest in extending help in this regard. Practically no BBMP office helps in filling the SAS application, or even say forms are (white/blue) out of stock.

Online payment is hardly 10 per cent and 90 per cent of property owners can pay only by cash or cheque/DD.

Hence, request BBMP to update PID numbers immediately, as also update the new owner's name after Katha change.

Kalyan

Allot lower berths

Recently, I travelled to Kumbakonam from Chennai. In spite of the age mentioned during online ticket-booking, my wife and I, both senior citizens, were allotted upper berths for travel. It will be helpful if the Railway officials look into the matter and tune the online system to automatically allot lower berths to senior citizens, as it is risky for them to climb up to upper berths.

K Ragavan,Palm Grove Enclave

Cars parked  on roads

Several house owners have violated the norms and make use of public roads for car parking. Some have put metal grills projecting outside compounds to secure their cars. The BBMP has to take the issue seriously as public space is encroached by insensitive house owners. The roads are as it is dug up for sanitary works which have not seen any progress at all.

Residents, Vysya Bank Colony, Arakere

50 speedbreakers in 6.5 kms

Fifty speed breakers on a 6.5 km stretch! You have to drive on this road called the Haralur Road which connects Sarjapur Road and Hosur road to believe this. This is an important junction for people to connect to the NICE expressway and Electronic City. These speed breakers which are neither scientifically designed nor painted, show a sure shot way to break commuters’ backs and the cars. Can the authorities look into this and get rid of all the illegal speedbreakers and make this ride more pleasurable?
Jay Varadarajan, Whitefield Road, Ramagondanhalli

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