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Address water scarcity

Water supply to Bharath Nagar (BEL Layout) on Magadi Road, particularly, the 5th Cross in second phase is very poor. The houses here get a few buckets of water per month compelling the residents to depend on private water tankers. 

The local elected representatives have been raising the issue for several years, but to no avail. 

Although the layout has been approved by the Bangalore Development Authority, it has been denied Cauvery water for the past 15 years. 

The authorities concerned should take steps to address water scarcity.
B G Gnana Chandra

Artificial scarcity of milk
 Bangalore Dairy seems to be creating artificial scarcity for ordinary milk (blue packet) by pushing only the special milk packets. Ordinary milk costs Rs 29 per litre whereas special milk costs Rs 36. This hits the poor consumers and the Bangalore Dairy is appearing to make profits by pushing only special milk. Will the Bangalore Dairy and government care for the common people by supplying adequate quantity of ordinary milk in the market?

P S Ramesh, Mysore Road

Construct road dividers

The traffic signal posts at Okalipuram Junction have become a huge nuissance. Nobody monitors these signals. It is very difficult for commuters coming out of the Southern Railway Hospital area and also those from Srirampuram area. 

The traffic signal, which allows traffic to move towards Sujatha Theatre from Okalipuram lasts for a very few seconds and the traffic coming from Majestic side is given the preference. 

This creates a lot of hardship to people coming from Srirampuram and Railway Hospital Colony. 

Most of the times people are forced to drive on the road dividers which have been flattened after the road was asphalted recently. There are neither any streetlights at the junction. 

A fruit vendor right at the corner and a BMTC bus stop nearby adds to the chaos. The buses stop at the spot convenient to the drivers. The authorities concerned are requested to lay proper dividers before any accident occurs here.

C A Sathyaprakash, Rajajinagar

Provide bus connectivity

A BMTC bus from Vidyaranyapura to Malleswaram is the need of the hour. 

MS Palya needs to be linked to Vidyaranyapura main road via Urdu school hospital by a mini bus or a share auto. 

The BMTC should focus on shorter routes.Will the authorities concerned look into the matter?

K G S Shankar
No parking

Though Rustam Bagh Main Road (ward no. 113) is a no parking zone, vehicles ( taxis and water tankers) are parked along both sides of the stretch, especially near the rear entrance of the Manipal Hospital and the RC Church. 

It is a hindrance to the pedestrians and other vehicles navigating the stretch. Could the City traffic police take steps to check the traffic offence?

V Padmanabhan, Rustam Bagh Main Road

Ply BMTC buses

A majority of the schoolchildren in and around Girinagar area are dependent on BMTC buses to commute to their schools. But, after the school hours, the children are facing problem with BMTC buses due to their irregular timings. 

The children have to come to Avalahalli BDA Park to catch buses, where mainly air-conditioned buses ply which do not allow student passes. 

The BMTC authorities are therefore requested to operate buses by 3.45 pm in the interest of schoolchildren.

 Ashok, Hanumanthanagar

Develop railway halt station

The commuters of Vijayanagar, Subbanna Garden,  Hampinagar, Chandra Layout and other nearby areas express their gratitude to the Railway authorities for providing stoppage to Mysore-bound trains at the Krishnadevaraya railway station.

However, there is an urgent need to develop the halt-station into a full fledged station by providing stops to express trains including the long- standing demand for providing stoppage to Tirupati – Chamarajanagar Fast Passenger in both the directions.

This will be of immense help to thousands of officegoers, garment factory workers, who commute daily to Ramanagaram, Channapatna, Maddur and Mandya. Now they have to go all the way to the City Railway Station an hour before and stand in the serpentine queue for tickets to board the Tirupati Fast  Passenger  train.

Also, the Southwestern Railways should invite tenders for constructing a platform at the halt-station for the benefit of passengers and provide basic amenities there.

Nanjundaswamy N

Unfair BMTC fare for children

The BMTC website shows the fare for children at a minimum of Rs 3 for first stage. However, conductors claim that there is no Rs 3 ticket and insist on issuing Rs 6 adult fare ticket. Similarly for Rs 9 children’s ticket, the conductors issue Rs 10 ticket. A conductor said that since he had no Re. one change he was issuing the ticket for Rs 10. I fail to understand why they cannot issue Re one ticket combined with Rs 6 ticket. The only reason I can think of is, it simplifies their stage chart entry by restricting ticket issue to only certain denomination. Recently, I travelled with my child and was forced to purchase Rs 10 ticket for Rs 9 fare from Majestic to CBI Ganganagar stop for which the adult fare is Rs 17. This happens almost every day. Already BMTC charges are quite arbitrary with its unscientific stages and over that child fares are rounded to the higher side. The BMTC conductors further round it up to their own convenience. The BMTC authorities must look into this problem. A complaint filed in May did not elicit any response from officials.

V Bharathi

Safety at risk on this road

The stretch of road from small park on 12th Cross till the dead-end (crossing Margosa Road) needs urgent asphalting. 

The stretch between 11th and 12th cross on Margosa Road has become a dangerous area with hawkers selling tea, etc. on a vacant site which is full of garbage including hospital waste. 

At night, this becomes a place for nefarious activities. 

The authorities concerned are requested to do the needful at the earliest.

 Gowda D K 

Main road behind Malleswaram railway station not asphalted

The main road behind Malleswaram railway station has not been tarred for the past eight years. 

A cloud of dust emanates every time vehicles ply on the main road. The situation became worse recently with the BBMP authorities removing silt from drains on both sides of the road and the silt was used to fill the potholes on the road.
 The condition worsens whenever it rains. It appears that the local MLA Ashwathanarayana is not aware of the problem. 

The corporator for this ward travels by this road every day, but is not bothered to set it right.

Sridharmurthy, Gandhi Grama, behind Malleswaram railway station

Check mosquito menace near drains on Mysore Road

The drains near Kamakya Theatre, Mysore Road, Cambridge Layout and Wilson Garden need to be covered at the earliest to check mosquito menace. 

As rains have already set in, the health authorities should take steps to prevent spread of dengue and chikungunya. Additional staff should be deployed to destroy mosquito larvae. 

The Mahanagara Palike’s plan to set aside Rs eight crore for eradication of mosquito menace is a welcome move. However, intention needs to be supported by ground-level initiatives.

G S Meenakshi, BSK III Stage

State highway blocked unauthorisedly by local people

The State Highway which connects Bangalore with Chikka Tirupati has been blocked by local people due to which most of the BMTC buses on this route have been cancelled. There is no other alternative motorable road for this area. A 100-metre stretch from Sarjapur bus stand towards Chikka Tirupati has been damaged by local people for reasons best known to them.

At present, the local residents are using a very narrow lane on which even two vehicles cannot move side-by-side. 

This is the state of affairs for the last two months. A majority of the school buses are unable to reach the other side of the damaged road.

The authorities concerned should take immediate action to restore traffic on this road.

A resident, Sarjapur