Drainage work at a snail's pace

Drainage work at a snail's pace

Drainage work at a snail's pace

Drainage work at a snail’s pace

The work on covering the stormwater drain in JRD Tatanagar which began two years ago under JnNURM scheme, is progressing at a snail’s pace. A few hundred meters of the drain is yet to be covered. It was only recently in April 2013 that the entrance bridge to JRD Tatanagar was completed  following the collapse (action taken following an article on the same in the People’s Problems in Deccan Herald) leaving either sides of the bridge for sewage stagnation. This has led to the release of obnoxious smell and mosquito menace in the area posing health threat to passersby and people waiting for the bus nearby. An accident is waiting to happen with no safety walls for the bridge. The BWSSB is requested to complete the project at the earliest.

George Verghese, Resident of JRD Tatanagar

Vacant site turned dump yard

A vacant site between Shiram Sadhana/Gokul Dwellington apartments and the railway line in Gokul Extension has turned into an illegal garbage dumping site.

The garbage stinks whenever it rains and has become a breeding ground for all sorts of pests and houseflies. The site also attracts rats, cats, dogs and snakes. The people who dump the garbage at the site set in on fire filling the entire neighbourhood with dense toxic smoke. 

The site has become quite dangerous and both health and safety of nearby residents are at stake.

It is requested that the existing garbage dump be removed and future dumping be prevented through suitable measures.

Amesha Gautam,
Gokul Extension

Narrow roads in Srinivasanagar

A majority of the roads in Srinivasanagar near Hanumanthanagar are so narrow that only one car can pass at a time.

 The very small footpaths are occupied by vegetable and fruit vendors. Several vehicles are parked on the footpath because of a tyre repair shop on 9th main.

As a result, pedestrians

are compelled to walk on roads risking their lives. Garbage also dumped in front of hotel Amruteshwari Darshini thus inviting stray dogs and cows.

The BBMP is requested to consider widening roads in this area and if not at
least take action to clear footpaths.

A resident, Srinivasanagar

Set up telephone booth

I am a class IX student and we are not allowed to carry mobiles to school. I travel by BMTC bus. After getting down at BTM Water Tank Bus stop we have to inform our parents that we have reached the bus stop so that they can come and pick us up. All this is possible only if there is a telephone booth at the bus stop. So I request the authorities concerned to instal a telephone booth at Water Tank Bus Stop. I also request the BMTC authorities to run more number of buses to Jayanagar 4th Block as there are very few buses during the morning hours.

Ashish Amar, Class 9,
Sudarshan Vidya Mandir

Illegal construction of buildings

Two multi-storey buildings are being constructed illegally at CK Garden, Cooke Town, St Thomas Town Post. These buildings have come up in violation of building plans. No action has been taken despite complaints to BBMP officials. It is surprising that the authorities have allowed construction of highrises on roads which are less than 20 feet in width. The building will deprive natural air and light to neighbours. The basic amenities such as vehicular movements, parking, water, power and sewage lines are all going to be seriously affected and the builders don’t seem to be concerned with all this.

These buildings are being constructed with no setbacks given and the entrance to the apartment blocks are just 12 ½ feet. In such a small approach lane of 20 feet, it is a challenge for a fire fighting truck or an ambulance to enter in case of any emergency evacuation or a disaster.

The builders have grossly violated the building rules and norms, while the authorities remain mute spectators and citizens silent sufferers.


Deviation in bus route

I travel everyday from the Majestic bus station to Kadugodi in a Volvo bus, route number 335E. If the bus is proceeding from Majestic, the signboard states that Kadugodi is the last stop. However, on most days the bus driver terminates the trip at ITPL, claiming that the bus can go no further as they are becoming delayed for the next trip. This happens usually at night, making the situation extremely difficult and unsafe for women. The authorities concerned are requested to ensure that the bus reaches the scheduled destination.

Manpreet Kaur

Road not asphalted

The road leading to Nelagadaranalli, Nagasandra, HMT Layout, Grihalakshmi Layout and other neighbouring villages from NH-4 near 8th mile on Tumkur Road has gone from bad to worse. This narrow road is the only access to reach the above places. However, due to heavy traffic on NH-4, trucks use this stretch to reach Peenya Industrial area. Because of this, the road has developed potholes. The BBMP should take immediate steps to asphalt the road with speed breakers.

B Prabhakara Rao

Water going down the drains

A leaking pipeline in front of 2/2 Cline Road is causing a lot of inconvenience for the residents in this area. This road in Cooke Town and is a busy stretch which is used by the students of a dental college and tiny tots from a nursery. Repeated complaints to the authorities of BWSSB have fallen on deaf ears. When some areas are without potable water, this avoidable waste of water should be stopped immediately.

A resident, Cline Road

Restore Vayu Vajra service

The Vayu Vajra bus facility from Padmanabhanagar to Airport has been withdrawn for the past six months without any reason. The residents of Padamanabhanagar now have to go to either Jayanagar IV Block or Mysore Road to catch Vayu Vajra and it is too difficult during night and early morning hours. The authorities concerned are requested to restore the facility, which was very convenient to the residents.

S G Prabhakar

JC Nagar Road in poor condition

The JC Nagar Main Road is in a poor state and has not been relaid in nearly four decades. Two years ago, however, half the stretch was relaid and is in a good condition but the remaining half is pathetic. The whole road is flooded during rains. The drains also need to be cleared. Several letters and complaints to authorities concerned have fallen on deaf ears. We request the officials to repair the road as soon as possible.

Basheeruddin Inamdar

Reintroduce bus on route 356D

The service of City bus route number 356D which plies between Majestic and Sampige Nagar has been withdrawn for the past two months. The bus used to reach Ananthnagar 2nd phase (off Huskur Gate) by 8.30 am and was of lot of help for office-goers. With no other bus from this place, the residents have to shell out Rs 20 to go to the main road.
The BMTC is requested to reintroduce the service.

Upendra Rao

Introduce online complaint system

It is appalling to say the least that Bangalore, the IT capital of India does not have an online grievance redress system for its citizens to report civic woes. The BBMP had launched BBMP Spandana but looks like no one is monitoring it. We request BBMP to revive the Spandana project. If Spandana is linked with Sakaala, people can raise the grievances online and be assured that their complaints will be addressed in a time-bound manner.

Anand Radhakrishnan

Ply city buses to Kengeri

The BMTC is requested to ply buses from RT Nagar to Kengeri via CBI - Mekhri Circle - Yeshwanthpur - Iskcon Temple - Rajajinagar - Vijayanagar - Deepanjalinagar - Rajarajeshwari Arch - Bangalore University Gate and RV Engineering College since many people travel to Kengeri from RT Nagar. It would be very useful if more buses are operated during peak hours.


Impose parking curbs

Vehicles parked Near Swati Gardenia Hotel near Kodigehalli Gate are causing traffic jam and slow movement of vehicles. Similar is the case with vehicles parked on the road opposite Kamath Nandanavan Hotel in HMT Layout. This is one of the important connecting roads to Tumkur Road. The traffic jam can be averted by imposing parking restrictions on the stretch.

N R Suresha

Monkey menace in Banashankari

Monkey menace has assumed grave proportion in Banashankari second stage. Simians in large numbers ransack the residences.

They take away all the clothes put up for drying and even tear them into pieces. Any attempt to drive them away is met with stiff resistance. The authorities concerned are requested to take necessary steps to prevent the menace.

A V Raghuraman,
Banashankari II Stage

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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