People's Problems

Incomplete drain work 

The slabs covering stormwater drains in KR Layout, J P Nagar 6th phase, were recently removed for cementing work. The contractor, it is learnt, has told residents to cover the drains with slabs at their own expense. The authorities should come clean on this soon.
Nancy B

Stop burning of waste

The vacant land behind the GR Sreenivas Apartment in Singasandra, adjacent to Subhash Nagar on Manipal County Road, has become a dumping ground for excavated soil and construction debris. There is also a high amount of plastic/rubber/inorganic waste that is being dumped. The waste is burnt, releasing toxic smoke in the area. Some of the inorganic waste that is buried in the landfill can poison the groundwater too. There have been repeated complaints by the residents to the authorities, but in vain.
Sairam Singasandra

Stray dog menace in A Narayanapura

Stray dogs have become a nightmare for the residents of Ramanjanappa Layout, A Narayanapura, (ward number 56).
Hope the authorities will take some remedial action at the earliest.
Kottakkal Krishnan, Ramanjanappa layout, A Narayanapura

Clear construction debris

The footpath work on 3rd cross, 2nd main road (behind Anjaneya temple in Saraswathinagar, Vijayanagar) was completed in October last year. But the construction debris is still lying on both sides of the road, causing problems for road users.
The Palike is requested to clear the road to allow smooth flow of traffic.

P S Shenoy, Saraswathinagar

BMTC buses not halting at  designated stops

All BMTC buses to Begur stop exactly at the junction of Bommanahalli-Begur Road, instead of the designated BMTC stop (opposite the Bommanahalli BBMP office). This creates a traffic jam and total chaos on the Hosur main road. The traffic police personnel manning this junction are also turning a blind eye to the problem.

BMTC officials are requested to look into the matter and do the needful.
R Ramanathan

Clean up vacant sites

There are problems galore in JP Nagar 7th phase like haphazard parking of vehicles, unclean and potholed roads. Vacant sites are full of weeds and shrubs, thus becoming a breeding ground for rodents and snakes. The Palike must take remedial action in this regard.

K N Chandrashekar, JP Nagar 7th phase

Problems galore in Sir MV Layout

Residents of Sir MV Layout 1st Block (near Shirke, Kengeri Housing Board Quarters) are facing a number of problems. Illegal/unauthorised settlements and tents have come up on vacant sites in the area. Some people relieve themselves on the roadside or vacant sites. There is also no proper garbage disposal system in place. Garbage is disposed of in the open by eateries nearby and the residents. Heavy vehicles like trucks/buses are parked haphazardly on the roads connecting to the outer ring road. Because of this, the residents find it difficult to drive their vehicles.

Umesh B

Provide clean water

For the past two weeks, residents of 3rd Main (5th to 10th cross), L B Shastri Nagar of HAL area are getting Cauvery water mixed with sewage. Umpteen complaints to BWSSB authorities and the local MLA and corporator have gone in vain.
Hemachandran P, L B Shastri Nagar, Vimanapura

Ply more buses to MG Rd, Shivajinagar from Hanumanthanagar

Commuters from areas like Basavanagudi, Hanumanthanagar, Srinagar, Srinivasanagar and Girinagar find it difficult to travel to Shantinagar, MG Road, Richmond Road and Shivajinagar as there are not enough BMTC buses (in the 34 and 37 series) to these destinations. The waiting time for buses is really long between 4 pm and 5 pm for passengers bound towards Shivajinagar. Sometimes two or three buses arrive at close intervals.

The recent hike in fares of autorickshaws, following the increase in the prices of auto LPG, has made many commuters more dependent on BMTC bus services.

Often, conductors pass the buck saying the problem is because of drivers and conductors of other buses who do not follow the timetable.

The BMTC authorities should thus work out a scientific schedule so that passengers do not have to wait for a long time for the buses to arrive. Streamlining the services would benefit a large number of office-goers and schoolchildren travelling on the route.

C G Ramasheshan, Basavanagudi

Complete stormwater drain work

The open sewage flowing through the stormwater drain (SWD) on the main road connecting Bhadrappa Layout and Kodigehalli is causing problems in JRD Tata Nagar. BWSSB had initiated work to cover the SWD under JnNURM.

It has been more than two years since the project entered the final stages, with work on the last few hundred metres of the SWD yet to be completed.

In April 2013, work on the entrance bridge to JRD Tata Nagar was completed (in response to a letter published in the ‘People’s Problems’ column of Deccan Herald).

But this has resulted in stagnation of sewage on either side of the bridge, due to the incomplete work. There is always a foul smell emanating from the SWD and a mosquito menace in the area.

An accident is waiting to happen with no safety walls for the bridge.
BWSSB is requested to complete the project soon.

George Verghese, JRD Tata Nagar

Uncleared garbage

Some residents on the Govt College Road stretch of KR Puram throw garbage near the vacant plot opposite 3rd main, 1st cross. This results in garbage getting littered in front of the houses and blocks the flow of drainage.

The person in charge of clearing garbage is not helping in the matter. The residents request the authorities concerned to look into the matter at the earliest.

Residents of Govt College Road, KR Puram 

Haphazard parking of buses at Madiwala

It is horrible experience to board BMTC buses at the Madiwala market stop, as they are parked by the drivers haphazardly, in the middle of the road. There are also no bus shelters here. A barricade must be erected along this road and no vehicle other than BMTC buses should be allowed to halt in the barricaded area near the bus stop.

R Ramanathan

Finish road work

The Ramachandrapura main road (From BEL market to 1st block, Vidyaranyapura), which was dug up for laying a water supply pipeline, is not re-asphalted properly. 
It is difficult to drive through the road. The dust that rises when vehicles pass by causes health problems. The problem calls for immediate action.

Murali, Vidyaranyapura

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