People's Problems

Speed up railway bridge work

I am a commuter from Byatarayanapura to Peenya industrial area. I use the Ring Road via New BEL Circle.

The snail’s pace work of the railway bridge near new BEL Circle makes the journey miserable. I have personally witnessed five accidents here so far. The construction of the railway bridge (second one, parallel to existing one) started about a year ago.

The first half of the work was completed a few days ago. The second half started in the first week of August. Due to the incomplete work, there is traffic jam everyday.

This work will not require more than three to six months with proper planning and execution. However, the work has not progressed at all in all these months. Even bigger projects like the flyover construction near Big Bazar in Bhoopasandra was completed in a short time.

The officials should immediately act in the interest of the public to avoid accidents and wastage of petrol due to the traffic jams
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N R Suresha,
Larsen & Toubro Limited

Sheds encroaching roads

Sheds built for watchmen at construction sites in Bangalore, particularly in places like Basaveshwaranagar, occupy a good portion of the road. It is extremely difficult for people to use the road thereafter. It is not clear how BBMP permits such constructions. They should be cleared immediately.

N Ramakrishnan,
Adarsha Layout,
Basaveshwaranagar

Health issues due to poor sanitation

We, the residents of Shivaji Road Cross in Shivajinagar face severe problems due to sanitary overflow for a long time. In spite of repeated complaints to the authorities concerned, no permanent solution has been offered. Schoolchildren, who pass by this road, too face severe health problems because of this. I request the authorities concerned to take immediate action and solve the problem.

Atheeq Ahmed,
Shivaji Road Cross,
Shivajinagar

Fix street lights in Teachers' Colony

I am residing in 7 th Cross, Teachers' Colony, II nd Stage, Banashankari II nd Stage. For the past six months, the street light in front of our house is not glowing. In fact, one more sodium lamp and a tube light on the same cross are also not working. The officials are requested to immediately replace all the three lights taking consideration for public safety.

Amal
Teachers’ Colony

Set up Nandini milk booth

There is no authorised Nandini milk booth in Arakere Layout. People here are forced to pay extra per litre of milk and curds against the minimum retail price. The KMF must appoint an authorised agent or open a milk booth in this area.

Sooraj Ottur,
Arakere Layout

Irregular water supply

The residents of First Cross, Ramanjanappa Layout, A Narayanapura in ward No 56 are forced to buy water from private suppliers due to the reluctant attitude of the BWSSB. The valves have not been fitted scientifically and there was no proper supervision at the time of laying the pipes. In many places, water is leaking and is contaminated. Water supply is irregular in the area despite repeated complaints. We hope the authorities will solve the problem at the earliest.

Kottakkal Krishnan
A Narayanapura

Illegal constructions on the rise in City

In a building being constructed opposite my residence, the promoter is indulging in blatant violation of norms. The scale of violation (5 floors built against approval for two and half floors) would put any administration to shame. We are not sure of the foundation design and the structural design of the building.

Should something untoward happen, all buildings and lives of people surrounding the building stands at risk. As a result of this, the quality of life of neighbours is compromised. The building has been built right up to boundaries on all sides resulting in lighting, ventilation and privacy getting affected.

This would also create parking hassles as more than ten vehicles would be parked on the road. Action needs to be taken on an immediate basis before it is too late. The promoter will handover the flats to prospective buyers and the buyers will be left to fend for themselves.

As citizens are we expected to go to court and seek legal redressal even in “open-and- shut” cases? This makes the role of executive questionable. This is not an isolated case and all round you, there are similar instances. Is the administration helpless or has it chosen to look the other way? There must have been cooperation from BBMP officials by not taking action and cooperating with builder.

Nagendra Rao

Dangling cables

If you walk around Bangalore roads, especially in Jayanagar, you can notice lots of cables (TV signal transmitting wires) dangling down precariously from tree branches, electric/telephone poles, buildings etc causing a lot of inconvenience to the public.
The other day an elderly woman, who was on her morning walk tripped over one of the cables lying on the footpath at the intersection of 40th Cross & 4th main in Jayanagar 8th Block. Luckily, she escaped with minor bruises on her knees and elbows. If these cables come in contact with live wires, it may turn fatal to passersby. The officials concerned of the BBMP wards should take notice of this and pull up the cable operators and see that the unwanted cables are removed.

R Viswanath,
Jayanagar

Trim peepul tree branches

We have a century-old peepul tree opposite the Church and BTS terminus at V Naganahalli, BBMP Ward 22. It is very old tree having huge branches stretching around 80 feet from the trunk, at the height of 30 feet from the ground. The tree is in a busy junction where there is traffic round the clock. There is an 11 KV HT power line passing underneath the tree. Hence we the residents request the Bescom (C5 subdivision) and the BBMP to remove the branches over the power line to prevent any possible mishaps.

Ramachandra V,
V Nagenahalli,
R T Nagar post

Beggars’ Colony Road needs clean-up

There is a lot of mud/sand accumulated on both sides of the road and along the road divider on the Beggars’ Colony gate on Outer Ring Road overhead bridge stretch. This poses risk of skidding for two wheelers and has reduced the width of the actual road size. The authorities concerned are requested to take immediate action to remove the mud and sand accumulated on both sides of the road to prevent mishaps.

Janardhana Reddy,
Bharathnagar, CII Main Road

Palike should be people friendly

BBMP has a shoddy way of dealing with citizens. I had applied for a transfer of the khata from my mother to three of us siblings and a job that takes a maximum of 45 days has not been accomplished even after one year. The number of times the appointments have been postponed have to be experienced to be believed. For the sake of citizens officers should be trained to make things easier for the public and not make it a burden to them.

Diana Bauer, Hennur Mn Rd

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