People's problems

Introduce Vajra bus service

An air-conditioned (Vajra/Marcopolo) service is needed between Kengeri TTMC and Shivajinagar TTMC.

There is no direct service directly to Shivajinagar with a dedicated Air-conditioned service from Kengeri towards Shivajinagar.

The BMTC should consider introducing this service on an experimental basis during regular office hours.

This route should operate via Malathahalli, Nagarbhavi BDA Complex, Gorguntepalya, Yeswantpur TTMC, Sankey Road and Indian Express to reach Shivajinagar TTMC.
This will be best route, as it will cover almost the entire central business
district, from the respective residential areas and more importantly, will also benefit office-goers destined for the Vidhana Soudha and surrounding areas such
as GPO/CTO, Cunningham Road, Infantry Road, Queens Road, Dickenson Road, Indian Express etc.

As this would be the only AC route to reach Shivajianagar from Kengeri, this can be materialised into a regular service at a later date, based on commuter satisfaction and on the success of the route operation.

Varun Dambal

Shoddy work on sewage lines

A sewage worker dug into the wrong pipe line triggering a massive leakage many days prior to the sewage water was released to the individual houses for their consumption in LBS Nagar.  No action was taken by the BWSSB to arrest the leak and to clear the sewage water from the drinking water pipe lines. Can such criminal acts be condoned? 

I am most amazed to read the statement of Venkata Raju, the  Engineer-in-Chief of BWSSB that the polythene pipes used to link the main feeder line to individual
houses are encased in GI pipes.

This shows how ignorant he is of the ground realities. No such casings have been provided anywhere in this area. Will the engineer-in-chief look into the reasons for not providing the casings if the same were to be provided with and who is responsible for the same? 

Has the contractor been paid only for the polythene pipes or has he been paid for the GI casing as well? We, having been paid for the facilities have a right to know these.

I would request the engineer-in-chief to visit this area to get first hand information of the shoddy works being executed by the BWSSB. I am sure it will be an eye opener for him.

Lt Col (Retd) K T Joseph,
LBS Nagar
Vimanapura post

Garbage menace in Indiranagar

Roads from 7th Cross to 80 ft road on 11th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar are erratically cleaned after the retirement of the regular pourakarmika about two years ago.

Although appeals have been made to the BBMP to clean the roads, little has happened. Now, with the impending monsoon rains, the drains need to be cleared as well.

Many are logged with bags of garbage, carelessly discarded by residents who live nearby. May we request that BBMP to clean this up on a regular basis?

H N Ramakrishna,
HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar

Tree posing risk to lives

I wrote in this column about six months ago regarding a huge tree near my house at A27, CIL Layout in Sanjaynagar, likely to fall anytime. But the BBMP authorities after having inspected the spot, are yet to act.

However, another huge tree behind my house is precariously positioned and may fall anytime following a tree collapse in the aftermath of last week’s deluge. I request BBMP Forest Cell to immediately act to at least spruce this tree behind my house before any disaster occurs.

A Srinivasa Murthy,
Sanjaynagar

Open drains in Gitanjali Layout

The Gitanjali Layout area in New Thippasandra has turned into a picture of neglect and apathy. The work on laying sewer line is poorly administered, and the drains dug up are left unattended for days together. Senior citizens face the risk of falling into open drains. The construction material for the work is dumped carelessly in middle of narrow roads which is causing traffic jams and alarming levels of noise for the residents. Pourakarmikas visit once in 2-3 days and are hardly able to manage the quantity of garbage generated.

We have to often chase them to collect garbage as they routinely miss few houses. Hope the government looks into restoring the quiet and pleasant neighbourhood the Layout used to be.

Tushar Shukla, Gitanjali Layout, New Thippasandra

Shoddy work on sewage lines

A sewage worker dug into the wrong pipe line triggering a massive leakage many days prior to the sewage water was released to the individual houses for their consumption in LBS Nagar.  No action was taken by the BWSSB to arrest the leak and to clear the sewage water from the drinking water pipe lines. Can such criminal acts be condoned? 

I am most amazed to read the statement of Venkata Raju, the  Engineer-in-Chief of BWSSB that the polythene pipes used to link the main feeder line to individual
houses are encased in GI pipes.

This shows how ignorant he is of the ground realities. No such casings have been provided anywhere in this area. Will the engineer-in-chief look into the reasons for not providing the casings if the same were to be provided with and who is responsible for the same? 

Has the contractor been paid only for the polythene pipes or has he been paid for the GI casing as well? We, having been paid for the facilities have a right to know these.
 I would request the engineer-in-chief to visit this area to get first hand information of the shoddy works being executed by the BWSSB. I am sure it will be an eye opener for him.

Lt Col (Retd) K T Joseph,
LBS Nagar
Vimanapura post

Seats removed in BMTC buses

The seats in some city buses plying on route numbers 252H and 251E are removed/broken. Many times, buses are not available after 7:30 pm from Laggere Cross to MEI Colony and Laggere, thus compelling pass holders to shell out extra money on auto to reach home. Officers concerned are requested to look into the matter and rectify the problem at the earliest.

Raju N S

Road in bad shape

The condition of the road around Sunkadakatte is deplorable and driving on the stretch is proving a nightmare for road users. For the past one year, the authorities have been saying that the work would be completed soon. However, the contractor is executing the work at his own pace. A temporary road would be of great help considering that it would require one more year to complete the ongoing work.

Janardhana Reddy,  Bharathnagar

Public place turning urinal

The area around a school on 19th Main Road, First ‘N’Block in Rajajinagar is turning out to be a public urinal. This has been causing unbearable smell for the residents in the vicinity. The stone benches laid by the Palike all around the compound wall are proving convenient for eve teasers, throughout the day. Will the authorities concerned do something to address the problem? 

Hari Kishen

Traffic congestion on Tannery Road

Tannery Road is becoming narrow and turning out to be a traffic bottleneck. The road witnesses traffic jam almost throughout the day causing lot of pollution and health problems for the residents in the vicinity of the road. Several layouts and educational institutions have come up beyond Tannery Road and traffic police are unable to manage traffic during the peak hours. It is high time the road is widened to 100 feet. BBMP/BDA should take necessary steps at the earliest.

Yunus Bashu

Civic problems in MV Layout

The residents of Sir MV Layout, 1st Block (near Shirke, Kengeri Housing Board Quarters) face several civic problems. There is no BBMP personnel for garbage collection. Garbage is disposed off in open areas. Sometimes tournaments/functions are conducted in the vacant sites and food leftovers there is not removed and this has been posing health hazard to residents. Stray dog menace is also on the rise in the layout. The authorities concerned should take necessary action.

Umesh Bhandare

BBMP response

GRIEVANCE: Perishing Jaraganahalli lake - Chetan, Rajiv Gandhi Road Cross, Jaraganahalli

Response: Executive Engineers (Lake) reported the problem. Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) commissioner has stated that steps would be initiated by the authority to restore the lake to good condition since the lake is in the hands of BDA.
The commissioner also directed his subordinates to take up the matter at the earliest and see to it that the garbage is no more dumped into the Jaraganahalli lake and in flow of sewage water to it is stopped.

GRIEVANCE: Skywalk required near Dairy Circle

Response: Executive Engineers from the traffic engineering cell reported the problem and floated the tenders through e-procurement for building the pedestrian skywalk with the lift facility on Hosur Road near Christ College on a public private partnership (PPP) model. The tender for maintaining the skywalk to be built on Design, Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (DBOOT) basis has been approved.

GRIEVANCE: Garbage posing serious health risks in Sarvagnanagar

Response: Executive engineers from environment cell, Sarvagnanagar BBMP division, reported the problem and got the garbage cleared from No 27, 7 A Main Road, HRBR Layout 1st Stage.

All queries have been answered by BBMP public relations officer S S Khandre.

Write to us

Letters of grievances are pouring in and we are doing our best to accommodate as many as possible. Readers may write in to highlight civic problems affecting their locality and we will help address them in an interactive and effective manner.

Grievances and issues related to public utility agencies such as Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (Bescom) would be highlighted in the weekly column.

The writeups, which could be accompanied by photographs highlighting the problems, will be published on Mondays.
Mail your grievances to: peoplesproblems@deccanherald.co.in

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