Bangalore: People's problem

Bangalore: People's problem

Bangalore: People's problem

Overbridge project ill-conceived

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike has sanctioned an overbridge from Ejipura junction to Kendriya Sadan along inner ring road (100ft road) at an estimated cost of Rs 126 crore. This is supposed to facilitate smooth flow of traffic from Old Madras Road, Old Airport Road etc. The proposed project has lot of disadvantages to the residents of Koramangala.

First, the condition of the 100 ft road will deteriorate. Residents of Koramangala will have no access to this overbridge. All the existing traffic signals will remain even after the construction of overbridge on 100 ft road.

Moreover, traffic from Old Madras road has to pass through Indiranagar Main Road which has many traffic signals before reaching this overbridge. If an overbridge is provided at Sony World Junction across 80 ft Road and one at the 100 ft Road water tank crossing Sarjapur road, traffic problems will be solved and Koramangala residents will be benefited. Authorities concerned are requested to think over before expending a huge amount like this.

A well-wisher

Repair road in Sunkadakatte

The road in Sunkadakatte, Magadi Road, is in a very horrible condition. A thick cloud of dust emnates every time a vehicle passes on this stretch thus blocking visibility and causing accidents.

Heavy vehicles including buses take this route and given the poor state of the road, a disaster is waiting to happen here.

The authorities concerned should take immediate steps to repair the road.
Sham, Sunkadakatte

Traffic chaos at Nagarabhavi Circle

The Nagarabavi Circle has become infamous for chaotic traffic. Vehicules converge here from all the directions without allowing pedestrians to cross the road. Lane discipline is never followed by vehicle users here. Traffic policemen are posted at the circle for an hour in the evening and do not operate the traffic signals at all.

The authorities concerned are requested to ensure the operation of the traffic signal and that motorists follow lane discipline.
Shankar Rao M S

Kudos to traffic police

The traffic policemen are doing a yeomen service in allowing right of way for the ambulances. Last week, I had to take my father to St Philomena Hospital by an ambulance. I must really appreciate the presence of mind of the traffic policemen all along the way, who ensured that our ambulance had the right of way.

The promptly switched on the green signals at most of the junctions that we had to travel through. Hats off to these policemen for their sensitivity in dealing with an emergency situation.

Francis, Muniga Layout, MS Nagar

Divert buses bound for airport

The residents of Basavanagudi use the Jayanagar 4th Block terminus for buses to and from airport. While there is no problem during daytime, they face trouble when they have to take flights in the early morning or late evening hours since it is difficult to get transport from and to Jayanagar at that time.

Therefore we request a detour of the airport-bound buses at least during those hours - between 8 pm and 8 am. The buses going to and from airport to Jayanagar could have a pickup/drop point at Basavanagudi police station before proceeding further via Ashoka Pillar. The journey time will not be much affected.

P R Vishwanath, Basavanagudi

Drainage overflowing

Drainage is overflowing from a manhole on the road leading to Seetha Samudaya Kalyana Mantap, behind Dattatreya temple street in Malleswaram. Repeated complaints to the BWWSSB and the palike office have been of no use.

While the owner of the house says that fixing the problem is not his responsibility, the BWSSB authorities are blaming it on the owner. But, the residents have become victims as the overflowing drainage has become a health hazard.

R Nanjunda

College road in poor condition

The road leading to M S Ramaiah Engineering College from Mathikere has not been asphalted for quite sometime. Driving/riding on this stretch has become a challenge due to uneven road surface. A majority of the people using this road are office-goers and students.

They are falling victims to the accidents occuring on account of the poor condition of the road.

Will the authorities concerned look into this problem at the earliest please?
Dr Ramaraja Urs

Introduce circular bus service

The number of buses in the CV Raman Nagar depot has increased in the last few years, thanks to BMTC plying more buses. All these buses have a good number of takers. However, all these buses ply on the same route - CV Raman Nagar depot to CMH Road via Jeevanbima Nagar. There are no buses connecting CV Raman Nagar to Old Airport Road and KR Puram.

The BMTC authorities are requested to introduce a circular bus service connecting CV Raman Nagar to Old Airport road via BEML; CV Raman Nagar to KR Puram via Nagavarapalya, Old Madras Road and Tin Factory. This will give the last mile connectivity to people residing in CV Raman Nagar, Kaggadasapura, Vignana Nagar etc.

The commuters on this route are at the mercy of the auto drivers, who demand anywhere between Rs 80 and 120 for a stretch of 2-3 km. If the bus service works well, they can be even be extended to Kaggadaspura in DRDO Phase II.

Drainage overflowing on road

Drainage overflowing from a dilapidated manhole near Akkamahadevi Kalyana Mantapa has been inundating the entire area in 19th/20th cross (ward 160) of Rajarajeshwarinagar.

The problem has not been addressed in spite of repeated complaints.

The accumulation of drainage water has turned the place into a mosquitoe breeding ground and posing health risks for the residents. The problem should be addressed urgently.
Vijaya Prakash

Ply more buses to Hebbal

This is in reference to the BMTC buses plying on Outer Ring Road from Silk Board to Hebbal and back. The BMTC operates a huge number of Volvo buses on this route, which have no takers. On the other hand, passengers waiting to board ordinary have to struggle to catch buses on this route, particularly after 6 pm.

The BMTC should cater to the needs of citizens travelling in ordinary buses too.
Sanjeev S, student

Shift transformer

An electricity transformer has been installed on the footpath opposite Krishna flour mill, at the junction of Kino Theatre-Platform Road in Rajajinagar. People walking near the transformer endangering their lives. Recently, an autorickshaw had a narrow escape as there were sparks from the transformer. The compound right behind the transformer has vacant space. Authorities are requested to shift the transformer into the compound in view of public safety.

C A Sathyaprakash, ajajinagar.