People's problems

People's problems

Playground in Vijayanagar used for commercial purpose

A major portion of the fairly big and well-maintianed playground in Vijayanagar MC Layout, adjacent to the park near BSNL Telephone Exchange, has been cordoned off and is being allotted for hosting exhibitions for the last two years. This has shrunk the playing space and spoiling the ground.

With the open spaces in the City shrinking, children have been deprived of playgrounds. The playgrounds should be meant exclusively for playing. Exhibitions could be organised in halls, kalyana mantaps etc which are available in plenty.

I request the authorities concerned to please look into the matter and ensure that the playground is used only for their authorised purpose and that children are able to enjoy playing spaces without any hindrance.

Viji, Vijayanagar

Uncleared garbage in RR Nagar

While garbage collection from residences and apartments have improved considerably in recent times with public support in Rajarajeswarinagar, many areas especially road sides, are still being used as garbage dumping ground by many irresponsible citizens. BBMP neither takes action against such irresponsible people, nor bothers to clear the garbage.
The area has become home for pigs, dogs and scavenger birds.

The rotting garbage attracts all sorts of germs and is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and flies.

Navnith Krishnan, Rajarajeswarinagar

Stagnant water in vacant site

Water has accumulated for a long time on a piece of land owned by Sir M Vishweshwaraya Co-Operative Bank on 5th Main Road, BSK, 2nd Stage, turing the area into a breeding ground for mosquitoes. This is a very serious hazard considering the close proximity of apartments all around the site. Repeated requests to the Bank have turned futile. We request BBMP or health authorities concerned to intervene in cleaning up the mess. A permanent solution must be sought for this problem as removing the water is useless. Every time it rains, the water just comes back.

This site has also become a bathing place for cattle and sheep. Children come here to play in water which could lead to replicas of the quarry deaths.

Sankalp Talagonda

Potholes galore on CMH Road

The potholes on CMH. Road near pillar number 94 are posing a serious danger to motorcyclists, especially during rains. Please do something about these potholes to avoid any mishap.

Mohammed Asif, CMH Road

Restore road dug up by BWSSB

The road joining Jai Maruthinagar to Outer Ring Road near BHEL Park was dug up more than four months ago and water pipes were laid by the BWSSB. We have contacted BWSSB and BBMP but nobody is coming forward to restore this road. Half the width of the road is covered by mud causing inconvenience to people. It has also caused minor accidents.

Nagraj Rao, BHEL Officers Colony, Nandini Layout

Monkey menace in Banashankari

Most of the houses in Banashankari  second stage have coconut trees and monkeys ransack these trees destroying all the tender coconuts in the tree.

Of late, there has been increase in the number of monkeys.  Earlier there used to be two or three monkeys and their strength has increased to more than 20.

The forest officer of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, when contacted by e-mail, advised people on how to behave with monkeys. The solution suggested is however is not a practical solution to tackle the monkey menace. 

The authorities concerned are requested to take earnest measure.

Dr P P Thampi, Banashankari 2nd Stage

Ply more City buses

Hardly one or two buses ply on the route between Jayanagar / JP Nagar and Hanumantha Nagar. The frequency is very low. The shortage of buses on this route has been causing many problems, mostly students from Srinagar, Srinivasanagar, Hanumanthanagar to go to either Ramakrishna Ashram stop or Nagasandra Circle to catch buses to Jayanagar / JP Nagar. Authorities may please think of introducing more buses on this route at least during peak hours to make it convenient for students and other regular commuters. 


Vacant site turning dump yard

A vacant site opposite M S Ramaiah’s residence in Gokula is being used as a dumping ground from traders nearby. The plot is also serving as a public urinal for passersby.
The accumulated garbage is often set fire by someone almost everyday. The obnoxious smoke emanating therefrom spreads in the air and has perforce to be breathed by the residents around apart from the soot falling inside their homes.

The Palike authorities are requested to take steps for preventing this menace. Expense and penalty has to be recovered from the landowner who is insensitive to these issues. An early action is requested.

P Jayakumar, Sunder Nagar, Gokula

Garbage heaps near Passport Office

The place near the Commercial Tax Office and Passport Office in Koramangala has been turned into a garbage dump yard. The area is stinking and polluted often leading to traffic chaos during peak hours. The authorities should steps to clear the mess.

Y D Gopaul, Devasandra

Uncleared garbage in ST Bed Layout

A huge pile of garbage lies strewn at ST Bed Layout 4th Block outside the Aradhana and Aishwarya Apartments. It has become impossible for pedestrians to walk on the stretch between Supriya Stores and Aishwarya Apartments and also on the stretch leading to the Koramangala. A herd of buffaloes (reared by a family) leave heaps of dung on this street everyday. We have seen people dumping dumping trash in this area. The authorities should initiate some measures.

Priya Pinto

Wanton waste disposal

Kammanahalli, once known for its pristine green belt has now turned into a home for sprawling commercial buildings. What is perhaps more worrying is rather ungainly garbage heaps at strategic points with little thought given to separation of garbage at source by either residents or the pourakarmikas. The garbage mounds are a haven for stray dogs and a definite source of disease. It is high time the authorities took note of this matter and enforced garbage segregation at source with clear drop- off points for garbage, places to be used by residents. Also, vacant sites should not be used for offloading refuse. The authorities need to swing into action at the earliest.

A Rajan, Kammanahalli

Open drainage near school

The drainage work in Balaji Layout (Kaggadaspura) area has not progressed and the drainage is kept open for the last two months. The open drainage is very close to the road and a school. It is not only dangerous but also raises serious health concerns. The entire area is put to health risk on account of the open drainage. Steps should be taken by the officials to cover the open drainage and keep the area clean.

Yasir M

No water for three months

The residents of  15th ‘H’ Cross in Muthyalanagar, Mathikere, have not been receiving water for the past three months. Complaints to BWSSB have fallen on deaf ears. Other adjacent areas such as RT Nagar, Ganganagar, Malleswaram and even newly developed areas like Thindlu are receiving water. The officials concerned are requested to take immediate action and ensure water supply.

Sumanth Kini

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