People's problems...

People's problems...

Need a hand? Write to us: Letters of grievances are pouring in and we are doing our best to accommodate as many as possible. Readers may write in to highlight civic problems affecting their locality and we will help address them in an interactive and effective manner.

Grievances and issues related to public utility agencies such as Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (Bescom) would be highlighted in the weekly column.

The writeups, which could be accompanied by photographs highlighting the problems, will be published on Mondays.

Mail your grievances to: peoplesproblems @deccanherald.co.in

Stinking Bescom office

Whenever customers visit the Bescom office in Padmanabhanagar to pay their electricity bill, they have to pinch their nose and enter the premises. Motorists have to struggle to park their vehicles outside the building as visitors’ vehicles are not allowed inside.

However, the place in front of the office meant for parking is always occupied by garbage trucks. It is a common scene to see collectors load and unload garbage here everyday. The whole place stinks. This is very unhygienic not only to the customers, but also to the employees and the residents of this area. As it is, the Padmanabhanagar Circle is a very dusty area because of the ongoing underpass construction. Health authorities are not at all bothered about stopping the mosquito menace generating from the huge drain next to Bescom office and the garbage piled up in front of it.

It is inevitable for even motorists stopping at the signal to pinch their nose. Circle inspectors and the police are also direct victims of this stench. The authorities concerned should see to it that the garbage is not piled up in front of the Bescom and the place should be cleared for parking two-wheelers. I think regular bill payers deserve at least this much comfort when they visit the office.

G S Meenakshi,
Banashankari 3rd Stage


Traffic woes near Silk Board

Traffic congestion between Silk Board and Bellandur continues in spite of repeated requests to streamline traffic. I have been commuting from JP Nagar to Whitefield for the last 15 years.

In spite of good infrastructure, it takes more than an hour to commute between Silk Board and Bellandur, under Madiwala traffic zone. To begin with, the concerned officials could give high priority to traffic from Jayadeva, moving towards HSR/Iblur in the morning and vice versa in the evening.

At Iblur, they could give priority for traffic coming from Agara, moving towards Bellandur in the morning. I request authorities to remove the hump in front of Salarpuria Softzone / Shell petrol bunk near Bellandur. Bus stops at Bellandur are located at the entrance and exit of the flyover. This blocks the flyover as many buses ply Please shift the bus stops .

Shashidhara K, JP Nagar

Bikers on footpath

Pedestrians are mercilessly ignored by motorists at the Graphite India Junction. Adding to their woes are the many cars parked on the footpath that belong to customers of a car servicing company. It is very dangerous and is a horrible experience to walk on this stretch. Traffic cops are not bothered because they are focused on clearing traffic at the junction. Can the BTP show some mercy towards pedestrians and allow them to walk freely on the footpath here?

Sudeep, JP Nagar

Truck menace

At the Magadi Main Road from just after Sunkadakatte up to Byadarahalli police outpost, road widening efforts have gone unsuccessful. The departments concerned cut huge old trees to widen roads to facilitate easy movement of vehicles.

The road, however, is being used by trucks carrying construction material, leaving only half of the road for vehicle movement, which renders the actual purpose of cutting the trees useless.

Even after these trucks move, the road would still be in an unusable condition as these trucks would have spilt a lot of sand and oil, etc, on the road as they are even used as makeshift workshops, making it very dangerous, especially for two-wheeler riders. I hope the concerned department provide proper parking place for these trucks and clear the main road for better traffic movement.

N R Nandan, resident

Flooded underpass on Old Madras Road

During the monsoons, the underpass at Benniganahalli on Old Madras Road gets flooded owing to the absence of a proper drainage system. There is a deep crevice and the road erosion has resulted in accidents on this major highway connecting KR Puram, Banaswadi and Whitefield. The situation has also compounded because sand lorries that ply on this road park right next to the lake-bed area. I request the authorities concerned to look into the matter.

Ajay Singh

Water tank unused

The overhead water tank built in 2003-04 for supplying drinking water to residents of Raghavendra Nagar and Vidyamanya Nagar, is standing tall and unused ever since its inception. The terrain of these two layouts is bogged by a steep downward gradient. The borewells are situated in the downward gradient making it difficult to ensure fair distribution of pumped direct water supply to houses without being routed through this OHT. If all the water pumped from the borewells was fed into this over head tank and then released to residents, it would ensure adequate water supply with equal pressure to each of the houses in the two layouts. Will the BBMP authorities look into this and do the needful immediately?

R Guruprasad

Smoking menace

The residents of 10th ‘B’ Main Road in Jayanagar 3rd Block are inconvenienced by smokers who regularly occupy the passage next to a showroom here, connecting 11th Main and 10th ‘B’ Main. Owing to this, residents have become passive smokers. The problem starts right from 9 am and continues beyond 11 pm. In spite of our repeated requests, people continue to smoke here. We request the authorities concerned to look into the matter.

Residents, Jayanagar

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