People's Problems

Fill pits dug for OFC

Pits have been dug on the roadside at 56, Defence Colony, 100 Feet Road to lay optic fibre cables. However, the pits have been left open endangering the lives of road users.

The authorities concerned are requested to fill the pits at the earliest, to avoid any mishap.

D Bharatha Ramani

Pedestrians at risk here

There seems to be no end for the hardships faced by the pedestrians near ESI Hospital signal in Rajajinagar Third Block. Few months ago I had brought the hardships faced by the pedestrians here to the notice of the authorities concerned.

However, the condition has only worsened in the recent days with water stagnating on the stretch. This is a major road leading to RTO, BangaloreOne, police station and educational institutions. I hope the authorities will spring into action to check any mishap on this stretch.

Srinathe Konety, Rajajinagar

Streetlight not functioning

The streetlight adjoining Park B on the East End ‘B’ Main Road, Jayanagar 9th Block, has not been functioning for the past ten days.

The area plunges into total darkness at night. We have lodged a complaint with the BBMP and also contacted the corporator of the area and the MLA's office. But, no action has been taken so far. The authorities concerned are requested to resolve the matter at the earliest.

R Prabhakar, Srinath and others

Road in deplorable condition

The 11th Main Road, Peenya III Stage is in a highly deplorable condition. Countless mini buses and water tankers use this road every day.

A thick cloud of dust emanates whenever a vehicle moves on this stretch. Any number of complaints with the 24-hour call centre and the area engineer seem to have gone in vain.

The officials concerned are requested to do the needful at the earliest. Apart from asphalting the road, the drain also needs to be repaired.

Drainwater overflows on to the road creating nuisance for road users. The area also faces the problem of irregular garbage collection.

Janardhana Reddy, Peenya

Vacant sites turn dumping yard

Vacant sites on Second ‘A’ Cross of 5th Main Road in OMBR Layout have turned into dumping yards.

The Palike has stopped door-to-door collection in this area compelling the residents to throw garbage on vacant sites.

Consequently, these sites have become breeding grounds for mosquitoes. The stench emanating from the place is unbearable.

The residents near these vacant sites cannot open the windows of their houses.The authorities concerned are requestedto take suitable actionto prevent spread of diseases.


Close this killer pit on main road

The main road that connects Veerannapalya to outer ring road at Nagavara (near Sona Tower apartments) has a huge crater. Recently my car fell in to the crater resulting in a huge traffic pile up on the stretch.

Some labourers returning from their work played good Samaritans and they all together physically lifted the automobile out of the pit. Later, with the help of these labourers I managed to put some stones around the crater so that nobody else undergoes the ordeal that I had to endure.

More than anything else, this pit could prove to be a real killer hole for any unassuming motorcyclist user in the dark.

The service road simply does not exist from this stretch up to Hebbal. I took the route and was greeted by lakes and terrains instead of service road. Saying that the condition of the road from Verannapalya (through outer ring road service road) towards Hebbal is absolutely abominable would be a gross understatement.

I was shocked to learn from the local residents that the plight of this road has been the same for a long time and the local corporator is saying that the road is not under his ward. Will the authorities look into this immediately before a fatal accident occurs here?

Anoop Murali

No direct buses

There are no direct buses to Jayanagar, JP Nagar and Shivajinagar from Banashankari 3rd Stage. We have requested the BMTC officials, the local MLA and the corporator several times to provide direct services to the aforementioned areas, but in vain.

Daily commuters including students, senior citizens, ladies and the disabled suffer, as they have to travel a considerable distance till Deve Gowda petrol pump to catch a bus. I request the BMTC authorities to provide direct buses to at least the three areas at the earliest and help the public.

A R S Vasan, CK Achukattu, Banashankari 3rd Stage

Inefficient grievance filing system

The BMTC’s customer grievance filing system is inefficient. The complaints through phone are misinterpreted in most cases. Both the phone and e-mail filings are acknowledged with a standard message saying the depot manager is informed of the grievance and action will be taken.

However, there are no further updates and the issues continue to persist. It is unclear why we have to wait for the depot managers’ response.

The common issues are irregular schedules and stops, incorrect ticket issuance, staff rude behaviour and no change return.

The authorities are requested to understand the commuters’ issues and fix them in a way that they do not repeat.


Unauthorised bus stops affecting traffic

Travelling from BTM Ring Road towards Bommanahalli Junction through the service road adjacent to Silk Board flyover is a nightmare. The BMTC buses obstruct the already narrow road. The traffic police are just mute spectators.

Though there is no authorised stop near the service roads, all BMTC and private buses stop there unofficially causing problem to the motorists travelling towards Electronics City and Hosur.

The designated bus stop is in Roopena Agrahara, few metres away, where buses can halt and wait for the passengers. The BMTC and the traffic police are requested to take note of the problem and ensure that no buses stop on the service roads of Silkboard flyover.

Sampige Srinivasa, NS Palya, Bannerghatta Road

Repair traffic signal

A traffic signal was installed near Ullal and Housing Board Junction almost a year ago. However, these signals have not worked in the last six to eight months. The junction is full of traffic and gets worse during peak hours. We hope the authorities will look into this at the earliest.

C N Narayana

Pedestrian crossing needed

Without a pedestrian crossing on the Vidyaranyapura Main Road, senior citizens and schoolchildren are finding it difficult to cross this busy stretch.

Apart from speeding vehicles, the ones parked at the corner of the road junction are making things worse. The authorities concerned are requested to consider a pedestrian crossing at junctions like the 4th Main, 3rd Block and the post office junction to avoid major accidents.

If ‘no parking’ signs are put up at the junction corners they will ensure better visibility of the incoming traffic.

Santosh Kumar Yadav, Vidyaranyapura

Leaking septic tank poses health hazard

The residents of Kaveri Nagar Second Main, Devarachikkanahalli Road (Kaveri Nagar Masjid Road) have been facing a lot of problems pertaining to drainage and sanitation.

The condition of the bad road here is worsened by an overflowing septic tank. The smell is unbearable and residents cannot open the windows of their houses. The problem has been persisting for a month with none of the civic authorities taking steps to repair it.

The BBMP vehicle which used to come for collecting garbage has also stopped its service due to the bad condition of the road. This has compelled the residents to dump garbage on the road.

Overflowing septic tank and uncleared garbage pile coupled with bad road have been affecting the health of residents. The area has a lot of children. The officials of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike and Bangalore Water Supply And Sewerage Board (BWSSB) are requested to do the needful at the earliest.

Subhash, Kaveri Nagar, Bommanahalli

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