People's Problems

Rationalise bus fare

The fare for bus journey from B Narayanapura on Outer Ring Road to Tin Factory (about 1.5 km away) is Rs nine for adults and Rs seven for senior citizens. 

The public transport is supposed to the cheapest mode of conveyance. However, in this case, the cost will be or more or less the same even if ones takes his or her car. This could be one of the reasons for congested roads in the City.

I made a representation to the BMTC on its portal in this regard and there was a response from someone saying the matter will be looked into. But, there is no communication. The system of stage-wise fare structure needs to be changed into kilometre-wise fare structure at the earliest.

Jose K, Nagarjuna Maple Heights, ORR

Change water supply timings

The water supply to Milk Colony, ‘A' Block II stage starts very late, that is, not earlier than 9.30 pm or 10 pm. Residents will have to be awake late into the night to collect water. The timings are particularly inconvenient for senior citizens. 

The BWSSB should look into the issue.

N D Vasanth, Milk Colony

Drainage work at a snail’s pace

The drainage work in fourth to seventh crosses of Ramachandrapura Main Road (near BEL Market) supposed to be completed two years ago, is proceeding at a snail’s pace.

The entire stretch of drainage network has been completely blocked. B sides, main roads and interior lanes in the area have gone from bad to worse. Every passing vehicle leaves behind a thick cloud of dust. The elected representatives give different replies each time.

Will the authorities concerned look into this grave negligence of officials and do the needful?

Dr Ramaraja Urs, Ramachandrapura

Unsafe drinking water

Contaminated water is being supplied to the 3rd Main (5th to 10th cross) of LB Shastri Nagar in HAL, despite repeated complaints to the BWSSB, local MLA and corporator and all the other concerned authorities. While the leakage or contamination point was located, no steps had been taken to plug it and the problem still persists. 

No one has taken any action to adderss the problem for more than a month now. It appears that the authorities would open their eyes only when an epidemic breaks out in the area and claims some lives.

Hemachandran P

Enforce one-way rule strictly

The New Thippasandra Main Road, from 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar to the BEML Main Gate has been made one-way for smooth traffic movement. The road comes under the Indiranagar traffic circle and connects destinations such as GM Palya, Malleshpalya, LBS Nagar, CV Raman Nagar, and so on.

Of late, the New Thippasandra Main Road has become virtually unmotorable and dangerous to travel because of rampant violation of one way. The motorists are violating the one- way rules with impunity.

Haphazard parking of vehicles, push cart vendors, encroachment on footpaths, dumping of construction material have been making matters worse.

The one-way violation is rampant during peak hours and the traffic policemen are conspicuously missing in the area to check the violations. The traffic police authorities are requested to take stern action against violators of one-way rule.

Roshan Rohit P, LBS Nagar

Regulate Vajra services

Despite all efforts by the BMTC to woo passengers, a majority of the Vayuvajra and other AC buses are plying empty between 12 noon and 4 pm. It is a familiar scene in the afternoon at the Kempegowda Bus Station (KBS).

For example, route numbers 335-E, 356-N, 356-C, 333 ply with only a few passengers and some times empty, just top comply with the operating schedule.

The BMTC will have to pay a heavy price if this extravagance is not nipped in the bud. It could think of introducing skeletal services during lean hours or restrict the operation of these buses between 7.30 am and 11.30 am and between 4.30 pm and 8.30 pm as a majority of travellers are corporate employees.

Nanjundaswamy N

Construct pedestrian subway

A pedestrian subway is the need of the hour at Guttahalli on Bellary Road, going by the huge traffic on the stretch. The five-lane road is always flooded with vehicles and pedestrians are finding it extremely difficult to cross the road. The BBMP is requested to take up the issue.

The Doddabommasandra lake at Nanjappa Circle in Thindlu, is in a pathetic condition. Water hyacinths have covered the whole lake while sewage is being discharged into the precious water body.

Huge quantity of silt has accumulated on the lake bed. The BBMP, Lake Development Authority and the BDA are requested to take immediate steps to protect the lake.

Seturam Aspari

Footpath occupied by vehicles

The footpath in front of the Iskcon temple in Rajajinagar is used for parking vehicles and encroached upon by vendors. 

The customers of a neighbouring restaurant park their vehicles on the pavement which has been levelled off to facilitate parking. Vehicles which bring tourists and of patients coming to Narayana Nethralaya are also parked here. The BBMP and traffic police should take action to ensure that the footpath are meant for pedestrians. 

It is very risky for them to venture on the busy road. With vehicles occupying footpaths on both sides of the road, pedestrians have no other way. Police appear on the scene only when a VIP visits the Iskcon. The ongoing Metro work has made the matters worst. Will the authorities concerned take some action?

Manjunath

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