People's Problems

Sewage posing health hazard

The sewage overflowing from a dilapidated manhole in 19th/20th Cross, near Akkamahadevi Kalyana Mantapa in Rajarajeshwarinagar, floods the entire area. This has turned into a place for mosquito breeding. The stench from the sewage engulfs the whole area. Repeated complaints to the BWSSB have been of no avail. The situation could snowball into a health hazard if not attended to immediately.

​​Vijaya Prakash

Roads dug wantonly

Roads are dug wantonly either by the BWSSB for relaying water and sanitary pipelines or by residents for their new constructions.

No attempt is made to tar the dug road after the work is completed and this has been causing lot of inconvenience for road users. At some places such as Hulimavu Gate on Bannerghatta Road, the road is so dug up that vehicles have to move very slowly resulting in traffic jam.

The BBMP collects road cutting charges from private parties and the same might be the case with other stakeholders.

The authorities concerned are requested to take action immediately.


Sheds encroach on pavements

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike has demolished the vegetable and mutton market situated next to Seshadripuram police station. Several cement sheds have been constructed on the footpath next to the park. Though the sheds are only half the pavement width, the vendors have extended them to cover the entire footpath. The shed is being used as a residence and the road for selling vegetables.
As it is the whole place is congested with many vehicles of college students parked on the road and also thousands of students use the pavement which is right in front of college. The bus stop is also situated here. Now more sheds have come up next to the so-called authorised sheds to house displaced vendors. The BBMP and the traffic police should take some action to ensure safety of pedestrians.

An affected citizen

Illegal sand filtering

Illegal filter sand manufacturing business is going on for long in BCC Layout under Talaghattapura police limits. The activity has not stopped even after Lokayukta and local police conducted raids twice. Now, there are two such units active. It looks like the people in this business have strong support from local politicians and police. Complaints to SP and Lokayukta are not taken seriously.

Samarth A

Evict hawkers from footpath

The footpaths on both sides of the road from BEL Circle to end of the overbridge are either occupied by vendors or by driving training school vehicles all the time.    The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike should take action to lay footpath and evict the hawkers.

Shamasunder Flat-113, Raghuram Residency, 30 MS R Road, Gokula.

Synchronise traffic signals in JP Nagar

The traffic signal at the upcoming Metro station in JP Nagar needs immediate attention. The traffic signal to proceed towards Bannerghatta Road (from Ilyasnagar end) and towards Kanakapura Road are given at the same time. However this is causing inconvenience, as at the same time, green signal is also given for vehicles coming in the opposite direction, towards Kadirenahalli. This is causing unnecessary traffic pile up for those heading to Kanakapura Road. Hence, it is hereby requested to synchronise the traffic signal  to ensure smooth movement of traffic.

Varun Dambal, Nagarabhavi

Footpath encroached upon

The footpath on the Marenahalli Main Road in Jayanagar 9th Block is encroached by a shed built by the owners of a commercial complex under construction. This is a very busy road and pedestrians are compelled to walk on the road endangering their lives.  The authohrities of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike seem to have been unaware of the encroachment.


Address parking, traffic woes in Vidyaranyapura

The Vidyaranyapura main road has recently been asphalted. The traffic on this road has increased many folds as several commercial establishments have come up in the vicinity.

People are parking their vehicles in a haphazard way on both sides of the road. Separating areas have not been demarcated for two-wheelers and four-wheelers.

The Doddabommasandra road is a narrow stretch with huge traffic jams during peak hours.

The Doddabommasandra turn has become a traffic bottleneck. Buses from both directions block the road. Situation can be improved if only the bus stop here is removed because hardly 100 meters away there is another bus stop near the arch where people can catch the bus.

After construction of underpass at the BEL Circle junction, all the private vans going towards Hebbal have started waiting for passengers near the BEL Bus stop creating chaos.

Sometimes they even occupy the bus bay and BMTC buses are forced to stop in the middle of road.

These vehicles should be made to stop at least 50 meters away from the BEL bus stop.
S R Ayyangar, 76, 5th Block, IEHCS Layout


Reopen pedestrian underpass

A pedestrian underpass was constructed at Shivajinagar BMTC bus stand at considerable public cost.

This has now been closed for a long time and people have to take a risk to cross the road with unending vehicular traffic to reach the BMTC bus stand.

The authorities concerned are requested to open this pedestrian underpass by providing sufficient lighting and security guards for the safety of pedestrians.
Nazir Ahmed No. 50, 5th Main Road, Matadahalli.

Stinking manholes in Jayanagar

The BWSSB sewage pipes in 34th Cross of Jayanagar Fourth Block, clog every now and then resulting in accumulation of sewage in manholes. This results in foul smell in the entire area and it has become impossible to live in the area.

The problem has been brought to the notice of BWSSB several times. The Board occasionally sends the vehicle for clearing the manhole. But, the filth removed from the manhole is not lifted and it remains there for several days.

Several new apartments have come up on the street and thereby the load on the old pipes has increased thus adding to the problem. As the living conditions have become difficult with the continued stink, the BWSSB authorities are requested to find a permanent and quick solution to the problem.

Safiulla Khan and other residents of 34th Cross

Ban ads on buses

The BMTC has been permitting advertisements on glass panels of its buses between the windows and ceiling of buses. The advertisements block vision causing inconvenience to commuters, particularly those standing. They find it it difficult to identify the location of the moving bus to enable them to prepare for alighting at their destination. They are forced either to ask those who are sitting or stoop over them to look at the window glass much to their annoyance.
It is better BMTC discontinue this practice.

Gururaj H Naik
Bannerghatta Road

Ply short service buses

The Nandini Layout is so developed that it is time for government to reorganise the existing public transport system. The present inadequate public transport has become a problem for elderly persons and schoolchildren, with the area being a hilly terrain.
The BMTC should introduce short bus service connecting Nandini Layout main bus stand-BHEL layout-Spandana Hospital-Sakamma Layout-JC Nagar, where the frequency of buses is more.

V Vishwanatha, ,26th Main, Nandini Layout.

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