People's Problems...

People's Problems...

People's Problems...

Clear clogged drains

There is lot of construction activity going on, on the Begur-Koppa road in BTM Layout 6th stage. The drains are getting blocked by construction debris. The road is also getting very congested, due to the small shops coming up on the roadsides. Necessary action must be taken before the problem aggravates. P B Row,Jahnavi Meadows,Begur-Koppa road

Not enough cheque books

For more than two months now, post offices have been lacking in savings account cheque books, which the officials say have to come from Nasik. Officials at the post office in RMV II stage, where I have an account, say none of the post offices has cheque books. Will the authorities do the needful?R Ranganathan,UAS Layout


The ‘Raja Kaluve’ channel that acts as a stormwater drain (SWD) between Vaddarapalaya and Chellikere is choked with weeds, plants and construction debris. This causes flooding during rains in Petra Layout, Yuvalok Foundation School and Sai Baba Layout. Only half of the SWD was declogged and the work was abandoned mid-way. The authorities must do the needful at the earliest.
Vaddarapalya South
Residents’ Association 

Road turns trash yard

The road from Jeevanahalli, Cox Town to Old Madras Road (which passes through the Kalpalli cemetery) has become a dumping ground for all sorts of waste (from animal waste to construction debris). Sometimes, this trash is dumped in the middle of the road, posing danger to vehicle riders. The waste also causes foul smell. The residents hope that the authorities concerned take strong action against the menace.Rajesh Joseph,Jeevanahalli

Curb menace of streetdogs

Streetdogs have become a huge menace in Banashankari 3rd stage. It has become difficult for people to walk on the roads or ride vehicles because of this. The BBMP officials must resolve this without wasting any more time. Venkatesh Ambale

Restore bus service

Bus route number 279 G (Bhoopasandra to Malleswaram and beyond) was suspended about two years ago. The commuters now have to take bus number 279 E from Bhoopasandra, get down at Mekhri Circle and take 176 to Malleswaram or take K2 from Bhoopasandra, get down at Ramaiah Hospital and take 276 to reach Malleswaram. For elderly people and children, this is a big challenge. BMTC is requested to restart direct service from Bhoopasandra to Malleswaram.R Ranganathan,UAS Layout

Set roads right

The roads under the Marathahalli bridge, leading to three large apartments, are in an extremely poor condition, causing problems to thousands of road-usersCitizens’ groups have tried to fix the problem themselves and have been speaking to BBMP officials who have done nothing. The time to act is now. Anusha,Marathahalli

Overflowing sewage

The sewage pipe is overflowing on 4th main in KSRTC Layout 2nd phase (J P Nagar), resulting in sewage water overflowing on to the road, which may lead to diseases. A permanent solution has to be found to the problem.
Harish Jadhav S,KSRTC Layout

Run library properly

The City Central Library branch at the BBMP building in Konanakunte does not function regularly. There is no proper electricity supply also. Those responsible should ensure that the library is kept open during the stipulated hours.T Neelanahalli Kashyap,Konanakunte

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