People's Problems

Delay in addressing voters’ issues

An application submitted to office of the chief electoral officer of Karnataka  (CEO) in March 2013 seeking change of constituency is still to be acted upon. It was recently reported that voter list has been prepared and that voters could check their names online. The CEO, Karnataka further states that voters can use the next two months to request any changes. The same was released last year before Karnataka Assembly elections and even though my applications were submitted, nothing happened back then and nothing has happened even now, a year later. Recently, I have received a mail from CEO, Karnataka, stating that I should “wait.” While the application has not been acted upon in the past one year, how can anything happen in the next two months?

Rajashree Hosadurg,Hampinagar

Inadequate water supply

The residents of urban clusters on TC Palya Main Road in KR Puram are getting just 1,000 to 1,500 litre of water once a week. Most of the residents in the locality have installed water meters and have requested the BWSSB several times (complaint number : W12065) for supplying at least 3,000-4,000 litres of water every week. There are no alternative source of water in the area. With low water table, there are no borewells here. Will the BWSSB authorities help the residents get at least basic minimum water?
Residents of urban clusters,T C Palya Main Road,  KR Puram

Regulate one-way violation

The New Thippasandra Main Road starting from 80 Feet Road to BEML Main Gate is a one-way road. The road is under the jurisdiction of Indiranagar traffic circle and has a huge traffic density with motorists taking this route to reach GM Palya, Malleshpalya, LBS Nagar, CV Ramannagar etc.

However, the one-way rule is being violated with impunity and the stretch therefore has become dangerous for road users. Haphazard parking of vehicles, push cart vendors and encroachment of footpaths. The violation is rampant during peak hours and the traffic policemen look the other way. The police are requested to take stern action against violators, in order to save the lives of law-abiding motorists and pedestrians. 

Roshan Rohit P, 
LBS Nagar 

Dangerous road divider

The road divider existing in front of  Big Mega Mart next to DG Petrol bunk at Banashankari II stage-Padmanabhanagar junction, is very dangerous. Before asphalting the road, the divider was good and after asphalting, the road has come to the same level as that of the divider, with the result the vehicles are taking turn over the divider itself. This is very dangerous to all category of vehicles. Hence, the authorities concerned are requested to lay the road divider again here to avoid accidents.

S G Prabhakar

Develop railway stations

Government has been all along speaking about commuter rail. However, there are a few passenger trains which could be used as commuter rails, provided the government provides certain facilities. Hebbal and Karmelaram stations are among those neglected. Lack of good connecting roads and public transport have been hindering in exploiting the full potential of these stations.

Sudarson Roy Pratihar

Shifting MS Nagar bus stop will trouble commuters

The Maruthisevanagar bus stand has been demolished and there are plans of shifting this to another location down Banaswadi Main Road. However, there is no reason or logic in shifting the bus stand and the decision of the BBMP would only cause inconvenience to thousands of commuters.

The current location is central to Maruthisevanagar locality and is easily accessible to all. This bus stop is used by many from neighbouring localities of Ramaswamypalya, Satyanagar and is closer to them. 

Moreover, the current stop is opposite to the other bus stop for Maruthisevanagar and many people change buses in either direction. The identified bus stop is an isolated place with less lighting available. It can be a safety  threat for women and children. The authorities concerned are requested to consider these issues and allow the bus stand to function from the earlier location and also rebuild the bus shelter at the same location. This would help many commuters to use the bus services with safety and ease. 

Ranganath Sadasiva, Maruthisevanagar

Erratic water supply in HSR Layout

The residents of HSR Layout used to get Cauvery water once in two days. However, there has been irregular supply for more than two weeks now. It is difficult to collect even a bucket of water due to poor pressure.Since there is no other alternative, the residents are constrained to shell out money for mineral water. 
It will be convenient for the residents if the water supply schedule is adhered to, so that we can collect water at least for drinking and cooking purposes.

Anuradha

Irregular power supply

The residents of Rajajinagar Second Stage (near Varalakshmi Nursing Home) have been facing power problem for the last several months. Every morning, the voltage gets so low that even tubelights do not get switched on.The residents of the area request the authorities concerned to immediately set right this issue as otherwise this will continue to pose problems for all, especially the school-going children and office-going people.

A resident, Rajajinagar Second Stage

Ply more G4 buses

Very few G4 buses ply on Bannerghatta Road-Brigade Road route. As a student  of St Joseph’s Boys High School on Museum Road, I  have to travel on the route everyday and shortage of buses has become a problem for many students like me. Moreover, the buses are in bad condition with broken seats. Due to this, it is very difficult to reach school on time. Hope strict action will be taken soon.

Deon Gomes

100 ft Ring Road in pathetic state

The 100 feet Ring Road from Kamakya Theatre till Ittumadu is in a pathetic condition. There are many potholes near the speed breakers which cause lot of inconvenience to the motorists. Bus stops followed by a signal stop seems to be nuisance as the buses makes a immediate halt and motorists following them are forced to take a deviation which is problematic specially during heavy traffic hours.

Ashwini Subban, Chikkalsandra

Water contaminated in LBS Nagar

The residents of 3rd Main (5th to 10th Cross) in LB Shastrinagar, HAL have been getting contaminated water. The matter has been brought to the notice of the MLA and corporator but no action has been taken. The authorities, it seems, would open their eyes only when an epidemic breaks out in the area and claims some lives.

Hemachandran P, LBS Nagar

Sewage overflowing from drains

The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board had taken up repair work in Hulimavu. After the completion of the work, several households have partially connected their sewage pipes to the main drainage pipe. This has resulted in sewage overflowing from open drains, leading to foul smell. It has also raised health concerns.BWSSB should take immediate action against errant residents at the earliest. 

Anand B N Jois, Hulimavu

Clogged SWD in VV Puram

Sewage has been flowing in the heavily-silted stormwater drain on Shraddhananda Bhavan Road Cross, Vishveshwarapuram (ward 143) for many months. The problem was temporarily resolved but the drain is still clogged with silt. The BWSSB and the BBMP should take suitable action at the earliest. 

N Krishna and other residents, SB Road Cross, VV Puram

Address water shortage

Manjunatha Layout and surrounding areas of ward no. 52 on TC Palya Main Road are facing acute shortage of drinking water. The BWSSB is supplying water either once in a week or 15 days and that too for a short duration. Consequently, the residents have to depend on tankers even for drinking water. The BWSSB is requested to ensure regular and sufficient water supply, at least twice a week.

Purushothaman, Manjunatha Layout RWA

Transformer posing risk to lives

The transformer panel board at Second Cross on Kuppendra Road, St Thomas Town, Kammanahalli Main Road is left unattended to and has not been replaced. A disaster is awaiting to happen here. The residents are afraid to walk near it. Even after several complaints, no official is concerned. Will Bescom please wake up?

Vicky Madappa

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