Bangalore: People's problem

Bangalore: People's problem

Bangalore: People's problem

No response at Spandana

BBMP's online public grievance management system, Spandana, has stopped functioning and grievances aired by public are left unattended to for the past few months. When called there was no response from BBMP's control room as well. The authorities must do the needful so that people’s voices are heard.

BTM Layout residents

Fare concession

The government has provided 25 per cent fare concession to senior citizens in the BMTC buses. However, conductors force senior citizens to pay more than the concessional fare. When asked, they argue that they don’t have tickets for lesser sums such as Rs 9 and Rs 13. As majority of the senior citizens are dependent on the buses, the BMTC should instruct conductors to collect only the fixed fare and also provide them with tickets of Rs 2 and Rs 4.

G N Arasu

Need peed-breakers

The 1st ‘A’ Main Road, III Block, II Stage, Nagarbhavi, which connects the two ring roads, witnesses heavy traffic throughout the day. For the residents,  honking of vehicles is unbearable, while for pedestrians, especially senior citizens and children, the road is unsafe. The authorities should put in place a few speed-breakers painted with zebra strips and proper display boards.

H R Sathyanarayana,

Let buses ply on flyovers

BMTC buses are not allowed to use many of the flyovers, while private vehicles ply on these short and convenient routes.

The BMTC could chalk out separate routes wherein buses on the long-distance routes could use the flyovers, and the rest could use the regular route.

It will help in decongesting the routes and will make the travel convenient for both its drivers and commuters.

Vacant sites turn dumping yard

Vacant BDA sites at the intersection of 26th Main and 2nd Cross in Nandini Layout have become a dumping yard, with waste from the vicinity and elsewhere being dumped here. Adding to the inconvenience, the garbage is burnt on the sites, polluting the air. Sometimes, meat and other wastes from slaughter houses and garment units are brought in gunny bags from elsewhere and dumped here, and the wastes from these gunny bags are strewn all around by stray dogs and ragpickers. The Palike authorities should put in place proper waste management. They should instruct the garbage contractor to lift such waste from vacant plots on a daily basis. Rule-4 in Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000, says that the municipal authority shall be responsible for collection, storage, segregation, transportation, processing and disposal of municipal solid waste.
Vishwanatha V,
Nandini Layout

Sensitise conductors

When I was travelling in route no 34 (bus no KA 01 F 2105) at about 10:20 am, from North Road Bus Stop to Richmond Circle, the lady conductor collected Rs 9 as the fare applicable for senior citizen (card no 33786 ), while the actual fare after the concession should have been Rs 7.

I tried to reason with the conductor stating that the only stage en route was Lalbagh Main Gate, while the conductor considered the Minerva Circle Stop as a stage and issued ticket for Rs 9. I did not want to argue further with a lady conductor who may not be even half of my age, but only advised her to verify the fare from her fellow conductors.

On my return journey at about 11 am, conductor of the bus (the route no 37) collected Rs 7 and endorsed my opinion. In such instances, it is embarrassing for senior citizens to argue for concessions in front of co-passengers. I urge the BMTC authorities to sensitise conductors by providing them with necessary fare charts.
R Sridhar, Basavanagudi

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