People's problem

Open drain posing life risk

The open drainage near Second Cross, Ganesha Temple, Tatanagar in Kodigehalli poses high risk to motorists and pedestrians on the stretch. This has been the condition for the past three months and the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike has not taken up the initiative to repair this culvert. Repeated efforts to contact the BBMP officials have remained futile. Will the authorities open eyes to the problem and set it right immediately before any one meets with an accident here?

Deepti M Nayakar,
Tatanagar, Kodigehalli

Bar functioning near college

A bar and restaurant has been functioning near KSIT Engineering College and other educational nstitutions in Raghuvanahalli, Kanakapura Road (ward No. 198). This is against the rules which prohibit sale of obacco and liquor in the vicinity of ducational institutions. The authorities concerned should initiate immediate action to close down the bar.


Flex boards at Ashoka Pillar Circle

There were two flex boards right on the Ashoka Pillar Circle, Jayanagar on the night of December 19. It was very disturbing to see such banners being put up in front of our National Emblem.

I made a complaint to the BBMP and the banners were removed by the end of next day (December 20). On December 21, I saw a different banner at the same place.

The assistant revenue officer of the Palike confirmed that permission had not been granted to put up the flex. It is high time such practices are put to an end.

Vishwas Urs,

Sand dumped on footpath

Sand and gravel have been dumped on the footpath in Kathriguppe-Vidyapeeta Main Road. Goods vehicles parked on the road and uncleared garbage mounds add to the problem. Will the authorities concerned take steps to clear the mess?

Venkatesha H V

Ply more buses to Kasturinagar

Of late, BMTC bus service to Kasturinagar has drastically reduced and residents are struggling to find alternative means to go to the city. People are forced to walk up to Benniganahalli stop through railway level crossing or take auto up to NGEF by paying heavy fare. The bus stops are occupied by autos most of the time. Will the authorities bring lasting solutions to the residents of this area?

B Krishna, Kasturinagar

Stray dog menace in HBCS Layout

Stray dog menace has assumed grave proportions at 5th Main, Maruthi HBCS Layout, BTM First Stage. Residents cannot sleep peacefully during night due to continuous howling of the dogs. Babies get up due to the frightening sounds made by them. The plight of the sick and senior citizens is still worse.

It is just not possible to return home from work after midnight in a two-wheeler as stray dogs chase motorcyclists. Palike officials and animal activists will understand our plight best if they take a stroll in this street at midnight.

BBMP complaint call centre number 080-22660000 has a recorded message that it is busy attending to others.

I wonder which NGO has been engaged to sterilise dogs in this area and what steps it has taken in discharging its duties.

BBMP officials are requested to attend to this problem at the earliest

S Tahsin Ahmed,
Maruthi HBCS layout

 Restore BMTC service

Coffee Board Layout is situated in Hebbal Kempapura. A lone BMTC bus (287C) has been operating from this layout to City Market - Kempegowda Bus Station for the past more than 15 years catering to a population of more than 10,000.

The bus makes four trips in the morning and four in the evening. There is no
service between 11 am and 4.30 pm.

For the past one month, this bus is not operating its trip at 7.30 am and 4.30 pm.  We were given to understand that these two schedules have been diverted to a school trip, thus putting the residents of the layout and those from adjoining areas into hardship. Office goers and children going to schools and colleges are finding it very difficult to reach their destination due to cancellation of the trips. Moreover, this bus was also convenient for those going to Victoria Hospital and Vani Vilas Hospital.

Therefore, the BMTC authorities are requested to restore these trips immediately.

Hari Kannaiah

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