People's Problems

Close open drain in Domlur

The drain on Second Main Road in Domlur Second Stage was dug five months ago for desilting. Two play schools are located close to the spot where the road is dug. This road is the only nearest link to the main road for 15 houses in the area.

The open drainage could be a potential danger for children of the play schools. It also poses health hazard for the residents. The roads in our area where tarred only once from the time the area came into existence.  The members of local residents’ association and the people living in the vicinity have approached the local corporator and MLA to close the drain. Requests have also been made to the Bruhat Bangalore Mahnagara Palike, but to no avail.

Hope the authorities concerned take immediate steps before anything untoward happens

Rohit Rao,
Domlur 2nd Stage

Flyover work at a snail’s pace

The flyover construction on Ring Road, over the Yeswantpur-Tumakuru railway line, has been progressing at a slow pace. Other flyovers and underpasses on Ring Road between KR Puram and Gorguntepalya have been completed though their construction began much later. There is no indication that the work will be completed any time soon with this flyover over the railway tracks. It has been a major cause for traffic jam in this part of the City. The authorities concerned are requested to speed up the work.


Excess fare collected from senior citizens

Senior citizens are entitled to 25 per cent fare concession in public transport services. But a majority of the BMTC conductors do not issue tickets at the concession fares. For a full fare of Rs 14, the concession fare comes to Rs 10.50 and tickets can be issued at Rs 11. But the conductors issue the tickets for Rs 12. The reason the conductors give is that they only have ticket denominations of Rs 6, 12, 14, 17. Every day I loose a minimum of Rs four due to this.

The BMTC should give strict instructions to conductors and issue tickets of Re one denomination. The Department of Senior Citizens’ Welfare should also press the BMTC in this regard.

G N Arasu

Roll back hike in borewell cess

The borewell cess till recently was Rs 50 per month and the BWSSB has increased it to Rs 100 all of a sudden. The borewell dug by residents are exclusively for their domestic use and in a way they are saving the BWSSB of water. It is undemocratic to hike the borewell cess without any discussion and public hearing. I hope the BWSSB will roll back the hike.

 V S Murthy, Girinagar

Contaminated water supplied

Residents of LBS Nagar near Old Airport Road (2nd Cross) were given Cauvery water connections about a year ago. But now we are getting a foul-smelling contaminated water! Obviously, somewhere sewage is getting mixed with Cauvery water. The authorities concerned are requested to resolve this problem at the earliest before it leads to health issues.


Trim tree branches near power line at Vanagenahalli bus stop

The branches of a century old peepal tree brush against power supply lines at  Vanagenahalli (BBMP warde-22, Bescom sub-division C-5). The tree is located close to Vanagenahalli bus stand opposite the local church. Every year, before monsoon, the Bescom staff remove small branches of this tree which touch the power lines. However, huge branches which are over the 11KV power lines, have not been removed. These huge branches may fall on the power lines due to strong winds cause loss life and public property.
The Bescom authorities are requested to remove all huge branches of this tree at the earliest.

Ramachandra V,
V Naganahalli Main Road,
RT Nagar Post

Police station out of bounds

The residents of RR Layout, Upadhyaya Layout, Nagadevanahalli, Mariyappanapalya, Bhuvaneshwarinagar etc are put into lot of inconvenience to approach a police station.
    Although this vast area located around Outer Ring Road and Jnanabharathi campus is in the BBMP limits, the entire area has been attached to Kumbalgodu police station of Ramanagara district police.

People need to travel farther distance to lodge a police complaint and are even compelled to travel to Ramanagara headquarters in many instances. It is unjustifiable that at the time when these parts of the City witness rise in criminal activities, people are denied an easy access to the police station.
The authorities concerned are requested to attach these areas to the nearby Jnanabharathi police station at the earliest.

N Sadhasiva Reddy,
R R Layout,

Bus connectivity needed

The BMTC bus connectivity to Kasturinagar has drastically reduced and people are struggling daily to find alternative means to reach the City. Many are forced to walk up to Benniganahalli stop through the railway level crossing or take autorickshaws up to the next stop, paying a heavy fare. The bus stops are occupied by autorickshaws most of the time. The authorities should bring lasting solutions to the residents of this area.
B Krishna, Kasturinagar

Erratic power supply

Talacauvery Layout in Amruthahalli has been experiencing erratic power supply for almost over a year. There are unscheduled power outages especially in the mornings between 6 am and 8 am inconveniencing students and officegoers. Similarly, in the evening, between 8 pm and 9 pm, people regularly suffer power outage.
Adding to the woes is the erratic power supply with high voltage. Electrical appliances are being damaged with power supply going off and on at rapid frequency. There has been no improvement in the situation despite repeated complaints to Bescom authorities. The Bescom is requested to immediately resolve the problem.

Talacauvery Layout

 Streetlights not working

Many streetlights don’t work properly between Kanakapura main road Gubbalala Gate and Gubbalala Main Road. Pedestrians find it difficult to take this road after 7 pm. Residents of Gubbalala and Mantri Tranquil apartments are the main sufferers. Besides, just one streetlight works while entering Mantri Tranquil. Since the road is full of patches, well-maintained lights are needed. The authorities concerned should and do the needful.

K Raghavan,
Gubbalala main road

Build walkway in Nagawara

A walkway should be constructed near Manyata Tech Park in Nagawara, since there is a traffic gridlock at this junction. Further, the frequency of the green signal towards Tannery Road and Yelahanka should be increased given the huge traffic towards these roads.

M M Abraham,

No streetlights on this road

The Bovi Colony Main Road in Talaghattapura is bereft of streetlights. This road is the main approach for Bovi Colony and other layouts nearby.  A forest is located close to the area and residents have been encountering poisonous snakes and other reptiles on this road. It is extremely dangerous to commute here during night. Furthermore, a few people indulge in eve teasing on this stretch. Garbage and construction debris are being dumped on the roadside leading to narrowing of the road.
Will the authorities resolve the matter at the earliest?

Pradeep Ballal,
Hosahalli, Thalaghattapura

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