List out places where public toilets are needed, RWAs told

51 new BangaloreOne centres will be opened in City: Vijay Bhaskar

List out places where public toilets are needed, RWAs told

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has asked the Residents’ Welfare Associations to provide them the list of places in the City where public toilets have to be constructed.

Addressing a Janaspandana, a public grievance redressal meeting at the BBMP Jayanagar office, the BBMP Administrator T M Vijay Bhaskar said Rs 50 crore has been earmarked for constructing toilets across the City. “We have called for tenders and would hand over maintenance of the toilets to advertisers putting their advertisements on them,” said Bhaskar.

As urinating in public places leaves a bad impression on visitors to the City, Bhaskar said the BBMP is contemplating to make urinating in the public toilets free.

He said, “Many people don’t carry change, so they have no option but to relieve themselves in the open. Keeping this in mind, we have decided to make urinating in public toilets free.”

Regarding complaints about the stray dog menace, the Administrator said a target of sterilising 500 dogs in each division every month has been given to the non-government organisations, engaged in Animal Birth Control (ABC) programme. He admitted that previously the ABC programme had slowed down but now, it is back on track.
He told the audience that 51 new BangaloreOne centres will be opened across the City. Regarding the vacant sites, Bhaskar said the garbage contractors have been entrusted with the job of cleaning them too.

Reviving sports section
In response to the complaint about lack of playgrounds in the City for the overall growth of children, the Administrator said the BBMP will revive the sports section, which has become defunct.

“Playground is a very good suggestion. We should lay more emphasis on playgrounds. The problem with the BBMP is that there is a horticulture department, which is known only to develop parks while the sports section is missing due to which they do not get proper significance,” said the Administrator.

Many suggestions and complaints poured in during the Janaspandana organised by the BBMP.

While V S S Murthy complained about the potholes galore, Hanumanthe Gowda demanded bus shelter near Ashoka Pillar in Jayanagar. C N Badrinath of JP Nagar, First Phase, said that a BangaloreOne Centre on a narrow lane was causing traffic jams whereas the Bescom office where the Centre is operational has been constructed right beneath the High Tension line, which is a major violation.
C N Kumar of Jayanagar highlighted the construction activities near Ashoka Pillar, which is a heritage site. He suggested the Palike officials to put out all grievances and the action taken report in the public domain.

While T B Ramachandra of Ittamadu raised the issue of encroachment of Chikka Kallasandra lake, Ittamadu lake and Hoskerehalli lake, B V Mahesh Kumar of BHCS Layout in Uttarahalli demanded proper planning and development of Dorekere, where fishkill is quite common.

H N Ramamurthy of BTM Layout sought to know how the work started in his area when no details are available either on the website or any advertisement was flashed in the newspapers.

In this regard, the BBMP Commissioner said the work might have started after it was decided to freeze all the job codes relating to public works, which did not start in two years.

 

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