People's Problems

Prevent parking on pavement

The pavement in front of Iskcon temple on West of Chord Road, Rajajinagar is used for everything else but walking. 

Many vehicles are parked on the footpath and the hotel next to Iskcon uses the pavement as parking space for its customers. Even visitors to Iskcon park on the pavement. Pedestrians are forced to walk on the main road. 

The one-way rule on the road is also violated by vehicles entering Iskcon or proceeding towards Narayana Nethralaya which is next to Iskcon. Push cart vendors too set up shop blocking the pavement.

Iskcon attracts thousands of people and they are all forced to walk on the road risking their lives.

 Even the bus stop next to Iskcon is not spared. Water tankers are parked here throughout the day. The absence of traffic police is conspicuous. They come here only when a VIP visits Iskcon.


Don’t close connecting road

A connecting road belonging to Jnanabharathi University, that runs adjacent to their playground is now being closed off. This is a big inconvenience to the residents of Upadhyaya Layout, RR Layout, Nagadevanahalli and others.

People travelling towards Mysore Road will now have to make an unnecessary detour via Kengeri Outer Ring Road, and then through Mariyappanapalya. This detour consumes more fuel and time, apart from leading to congestion on the Ring Road.

The intervention of the local political representatives on behalf of the public has come to no avail. The higher authorities are requested to ensure the road connectivity for the convenience of the public.

N Sadhasiva Reddy, Jnanabharathi, Nagadevanahalli

Narrow space in BMTC buses

Many a times it has been noticed that BMTC operates 3+2 seaters with single centre door on regular routes. In these types of vehicles, there is no much room for standing passengers.

The commuters are put into inconvenience since the conductor moves around. These buses are perhaps meant for factory service where no standing is allowed. Standing passengers on regular routes can be a potential safety hazard in emergency even though the buses have an emergency exit at the back.

Can authorities concerned look the issue and do the needful?

V Bharathi

Road encroached upon

Both sides of the main road in Udayanagar (ward No.56) are encroached upon by shopkeepers, footpath vendors and push carts making it difficult for the free movement of vehicles. 

Authorities should initiate action against such encroachments and also should find a way to widen the existing road.

Kannan, Udayanagar

Pedestrians at risk here

It is really becoming very difficult to walk on the road near the Church bus stop of Kengeri Satellite Town. 

Motorists have to be regulated on this two-way road as pedestrians are finding it very difficult to cross the road here. 

Recently, a motorcyclist who came on the wrong side rammed a woman who was crossing the road. The traffic police are urged to take necessary steps to ensure the safety of pedestrians.

Sudha Gurunathan, MTS Layout, Kengeri Satellite Town

Inordinate delay in water connection 

We are residents of MV Pride apartment (39/1, Doddanekkundi Cross, Marathalli Post) located off Outer Ring Road, next to Samsung office. We had applied for cauvery water connection in early 2013 vide application number 57152.

A sum of Rs 7,67,501 was paid on 03.05.2013  vide receipt number 0036058. An AMR meter bearing the no. AMR ZENNER – 2013 – 8680787 was issued and was also installed by us at our own cost. The customer number allotted to us is 38225 and the RR number is 224769. 

It has been over a year since we made the payment to BWSSB and so far we have not received any updates on the water and sanitary connection. We have visited the BWSSB office several times and every time we call, the junior engineer concerned assures us of coming to the apartment, but do not turn up at all.

Ours is 20-flat apartment and we are a group of working professionals trying to make a living in this city. Each of us have paid around Rs 50,000 and this money is with BWSSB without any action what soever. We were promised water in 3-4 months of paying for it, however nothing has been done for the last one year.

We have tried contacting everyone - from lineman to the minister to get Cauvery water, but drew blank from them. Hope, the authorities will provide water service at the earliest.


Roads in pathetic condition

The roads in Cambridge Layout near Ulsoor are in a pathetic condition. Travelling by two-wheelers has turned into a nightmare as it is hard to balance the vehicles. Repeated complaints to the BBMP have not elicited any response.

The authorities concerned are requested to inspect the roads and repair them at the earliest.

Manishankar Rao

Bad roads in Shanthinagar

The roads in Shanthinagar are in a very bad shape. A year ago the BWSSB had dug the roads to lay pipes and the roads are not asphalted till now. 

Senior citizens find it very difficult to walk and vehicles have to drive through precariously. Repeated complaints to BBMP and BWSSB have been of no avail.

Rounak Rander

Garbage dumped on vacant site

The vacant site (No 5) beside my house on 2nd Cross, Subedarpalya, Yeshwatpur has turned into a dump yard.

 It has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes and is infested with rats and bandicoots. Residents rearing cattle dump the dung in this site. And, stray dogs are a menace in our locality. 

The authorities concerned to are requested to take steps to maintain the area clean and hygienic.

Hamidulla Khan, Subedarpalya 

Vacant sites turn dumping yards

The vacant sites bearing numbers 22 and 23 situated adjacent to each other on 6th Cross, 6th Block, II Stage, Nagarabhavi, have been abandoned by their owners since the time they were allotted by BDA. Now this area is administered by BBMP. The plots are not fenced and they have become dumping yard for all.

Thick foliage and weed have grown on the plots posing health hazard for neighbours. In addition to plots being breeding ground for mosquitoes causing malaria, they are also inhabited by snakes which come out during rains. Stray dogs and rats also cause lot of inconvenience. 

No action is taken by BBMP against such owners. The contact detail of the owners is not known. I request the authority concerned to take note of this and get these plots cleaned immediately.

K A Ravishankar, Nagarabhavi

Garbage not cleared

Garbage and debris dumped around the campus of  the Association of People with Disability, has not been removed for days together.

The children staying on the campus (mostly disabled children from the age of 4-5 years to 14-15 years) are suffering virtual hell because of the callus attitude of the neighbourhood/BBMP/Railway authorities etc. The authorities concerned are requested to take immediate action.

N V Durshan

Irregular power cut

Residents are not informed of any load shedding in B Narayanapura (Dooravaninagar Post), even when the shedding is consistent. 

The residents here are facing a power crisis for the past two years; there is a power cut for two hours every evening. 

A permanent solution need to be found to address the woes.

T S Venkatesh Kumar

Regulate traffic at this busy circle

At the Yelahanka Santhe Circle, seven roads intersect but there are no zebra markings or traffic signal lights for pedestrians to cross the roads.

To cross the roads here is to flirt with danger. People could get knocked down or run over by vehicles going helter skelter in seven directions. The authorities are requested to provide facilities for pedestrians to safely cross roads at the intersection.

H Narayan

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