People's Problems

Garbage collection stopped

Door to door garbage collection has come to an abrupt halt for the past 15 days at HAL 3rd stage (6th cross, 6th Main, New Thippasandra). The streets are also not swept. In order to ensure cleanliness, I have been collecting garbage in a bag and dumping it at the designated place from time to time. But, everyone will not be able to do it for various reasons. The area is also facing menace of stray dogs.

A S Dinesh Rao,
New Thippasandra

Waste of public money

The roads in L&T Layout (Swamy Vivekanand Layout) Amruthhalli, were asphalted recently (six months ago) just after Assembly elections.

Now BWSSB has started underground drainage work and dug all roads. This is an example of lack of co-ordination between BWSSB and BBMP.

 Taxpayers’ money is being wasted due to unplanned works like this. Who will pay for the money wasted?

N R Suresha, Amruthahalli

Repair KR Puram rly bridge

The KR Puram railway bridge which connects Old Madras Road and Whitefield, is in a dangerous condition. The small narrow underpass is not at all safe. Several IT staff and residents of Ramamurthynagar, KR Puram and Whitefield use this stretch. The local MLA and other authorities concerned have not taken any steps to repair the bridge.

Girish Shama Rao,

Palike not repairing this road

Doddakammanalli Road which branches out of Bannerghatta Road and leads towards Electronics City is in a very bad state for the past two years.

Neither the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike nor the elected representatives is showing any interest to asphalt the road.

Though tenders were said to have been opened in July 2013, the work was postponed due to onset of rains. The project is entrusted to Major Works department of BBMP, but the engineers concerned are non-responsive.

This road is extensively used by employees of software companies and nowadays by BBMP compactors. Even the Bannerghatta Road is in a pathetic state near IIMB Gate, Arakere traffic signal and Purvankara apartments.

Pedestrians cannot walk on footpath and the drainage is stinking in front of corporate hospitals, Fortis and Apollo.

Will the authorities take action at the earliest?


Replace drainage lid

A huge drain covered with iron-grill has caved in by nearly one foot below the road level near Apasara Theatre on the busy KR Road. This is endangering lives of many as it may go down any day. Are the authorities waiting for a fatal accident to happen at this spot before they replace the cover?

Kamal Laddha

Railway station needed

A large number of commuters residing in the vicinity of Vijayanagar, Subbanna Garden, GKW Layout, Hampinagar, Chandra Layout, Income Tax Layout, Bapujinagar, Bytarayanapura, Girinagar are in a dire need of a railway station.

Presently, to board a Mysore-bound train, one has to go all the way to City railway station two hours prior to departure by travelling through BMTC bus. This is a very arduous task for senior citizens and women accompanying small children with luggage. Upon reaching, one has to wait in the serpentine queue at least for a minimum twenty to thirty minutes to reach the ticket counter.

The legislators of Vijayanagar and Govindarajanagar are requested to persuade the Railway Minister/South Western Railway authorities to upgrade the existing manned level-crossing at Hampi Nagar (RPC Layout), into a full-fledged station where Mysore-bound trains can stop.

 This measure will help thousands of people who commute daily to Ramanagar, Channapatna, Maddur, Mandya and Mysore and avoid overcrowding at city railway station.

Nanjundaswamy N

Daily passes at discounted rate

The BMTC issues tickets at 25 per cent discount to senior citizens and this is a good move on the part of the civic agency.

However, the daily pass is not issued at discounted rate to senior citizens. The authorities concerned are requested to take a considerate view on the issue.

P S Ramesh,
Mysore Road

Ensure cleanliness on Bugle Rock Road

Garbage is being dumped on the road at the beginning of Bugle Rock Road near Tagore Circle, Gandhi Bazaar. With this the efforts made by local residents to clear the conservancy lane has gone waste. A lot of people are dumping garbage here, affecting the beauty of this spot.

Mosquito menace has surfaced in the area with the dumping of the garbage. People relieve themselves at this conservancy lane which has only compounded the misery.
Several requests made to the authorities concerned have gone vain. It is high time the authorities realise the importance of this place and take necessary action to ensure cleanliness.

Samrudh J, Bugle Rock Road, Basavanagudi

Instal traffic signal

A traffic signal is badly needed at the junction of the Dr M C Modi Road and the slipways of the Dr Da Ra Bendre Road underpass, near Navrang Theatre in Rajajinagar/Mahalakshmipuram.

The stretch has been witnessing traffic congestion always and traffic policemen are never present here to regulate traffic. Eight lanes meet at this point and all have heavy movement of vehicles throughout the day. This is a vital link connecting Dr M C Modi Road and Nagapura main road. The traffic police are requested to do the needful.

Seturam Aspari

Garbage dumped in underpass

The underpass on Sankey Road near Nandhini Hotel which is meant for public to cross the road has been converted into a garbage dumping yard. As there are no lights, it has also become haven for antisocial elements at dusk. Will the BBMP authorities concerned wake up to clear the garbage at the earliest so that public can use the path meant for them?

Albert Joseph M S,
New Railway Quarters,

BMTC Responses

GRIEVANCE: Deviation in bus route to Kadugodi
Response: Action has been taken to ensure organised transport of the existing 335E from Kempegowda Bus Station to Kadugodi.

GRIEVANCE: Complaints against BMTC
Response: Action has been taken by giving directions to drivers and conductors. Route 243 time table has been examined and action has been taken to ensure that all the buses on the route ply as per schedule.

GRIEVANCE: Ply more buses to Akshayanagar
Response: Commuters may make use of route numbers 368, 368C, 368D and 368E to travel till Arekere Gate and later switch buses to BC-4A, 364F or 369N till Akshayanagar.

GRIEVANCE: Ply more buses from KR Market to
Response: At present, there are not many passengers making use of 288B from KR Market to Sahakarnagar Canara Bank Colony and 288F from Kempegowda Bus Stand to Sahakaranagar Canara Bank Colony. Owing to this, BMTC has been facing losses ON these two routes. It would be difficult to increase buses, taking this into account. At present, there are about 10 buses that ply through Sahakarnagar. Commuters are requested to make use of this service and the increase in buses would be considered in the future.

GRIEVANCE: Restore City bus service to Jeevanahalli
Response: Three buses that were plying on route 126 from Jeevanahalli to Kempegowda bus stand. The buses were withdrawn since there were not many passengers.  At present, one bus operates on Jeevanahalli-Kurubarahalli route (route 169). The request to ply route 126 will be considered in the next meeting.


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