People's problems

Mathikere needs a skywalk

The volume of traffic is on the rise in Mathikere with each passing day. Pedestrians are having a tough time crossing the busy roads.

The BBMP, in co-ordination with the traffic police, must explore if a skywalk can be constructed in this area, so that pedestrians, especially the elderly, can easily cross the road without worrying for their lives.

Vipin Kumar Nambiar M K

Introduce BMTC services

The BMTC is requested to ply buses between Banashankari and Rajarajeshwarinagar Arch via Uttarahalli, Srinivasapura Cross, Jnanakshi Vidyaniketan School, Pattanagere, Halagevaderahalli, RR temple and increase the frequency of BC-6 route bus (Banashankari to Ullal Upanagar). The Corporation should also introduce new route from Kannahalli Depot (no. 35) between Banashankari and Kadabagere (Janapriya Layout off Magadi road) via Sigehalli, Kannahalli, Kenchanapura, Ramasandra, Dodda Basti, Bhuvaneshwari Nagar, Shirke apts, Kengeri and Uttarahalli.

S Shankar, Janapriya Layout.

Dug-up road endangering lives

The road adjacent to Chaitanya School in Veerannapalya (Nagawara) was dug up by BWSSB/BBMP to lay water pipes.

However, the dug up portions have not been covered properly after the work, thus leaving huge potholes and pits on the road. Scores of vehicles have stuck up or sunk in the ditches over the past two months.

Driving on the road could be fatal during night. A motorcyclist was severely injured in an accident on the road recently. There is no alternative approach road to reach this

Immediate steps need to be taken to fill the ditches on this road to avoid loss of life.

B G Miskin

Debris chokes Benniganahalli Lake

The residents of Benniganahalli on Old Madras Road are bearing the brunt of poorly maintained road for the past two years.

The service road that connects Old Madras Road with Kasturinagar is in pathetic condition due to heavy vehicular movement. The efforts of the residents to fill the potholes on the road went in vain and so are our repeated pleas to authorities concerned. Meanwhile, debris is being dumped on the land at the junction of the road leading to choking of Benniganahalli lake. No person or civic body has taken responsibility for the deed and keep passing the buck on someone else.

This is a disaster waiting to happen due to lack of concern and general malaise, and will only lead to trouble in the coming days.

Residents’ group,

Poor planning of stormwater drains in Rajajinagar

It is heartening to note that work on the stormwater drains on either side of the roads in Rajajinagar II stage is being carried out.

The drains are covered with slabs so that they can be used as sidewalks and for parking of vehicles. But the work is being carried out without the application of mind by the contractor and the engineers.

These drains are supposed to drain the rainwater into the Raja Kaluve. But the purpose is not served.

During rainy days, one can find the rainwater flowing onto the road. There is no proper inlet for the rainwater into the drain.

Instead of rainwater, public money is going down the drain. The officials concerned must address this issue.


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