People's problems

Cover drain near Kamakya Theatre

Repeated reminders to the BBMP to cover a huge drain near Kamakya Theatre has failed to yield any positive results. The drain has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Also the foul smell emanating from the drain is only adding to our misery.

The Palike keep holding the clean city, green city campaigns but the civic body does little when it comes to action. The authorities concerned should take steps to carry out fogging and cover the drain.

G S Meenakshi, Banashankari III stage

Roads in wards 129, 72 in deplorable condition

The roads in ward numbers 129 and 72 are riddled with potholes. I have lodged complaints (complaint Nos 10508214/10511785) with 24X7 helpline centre seeking the civic agencies to repair the roads. But the BBMP officials have not responded so far.

Also, the ORR near Deepa Complex in Nagarbhavi has been dug up by the BWSSB workers to instal sewage pipeline. But they have not restored the road after the work was completed. I request the authorities to address the problems soon.

Janardhana Reddy

Apartments letting rainwater into sewage line

I stay on the HRBR Layout Main Road behind Sena Vihar near Banasawadi police station, Kammanahalli. Many apartments that have come up in the area in the recent past have linked their stormwater drains to the sewage lines. When it rains, the rainwater mixed with sewage spills onto the roads. Repeated pleas to the BWSSB engineers and the officials concerned urging them to rectify the problem have failed to elicit any response.

Whenever I call the BWSSB officials seeking redressal of the problem, they remove the mud or silt from the sewage lines and leave. The water board should take concrete steps like replacing the old line with a bigger pipe and ensure that the rainwater is not let into the sewage line. The BWSSB and the BBMP should coordinate and act in tandem to address the long-standing problem.

Tom Thomas, HRBR Layout

Ply more buses on Bagalgunte-Shivajinagar route

Residents of Bagulkunte, Bone Mill, Sapthagiri College and Sapthagiri Hospital are inconvenienced due to poor public transport facility. In fact, there no buses from these areas to Shivajinagar during morning hours.

One year back, the BMTC stopped the bus service plying  between Chikkabanavara to Shivajinagar (250W).We request the BMTC authorities to provide adequate bus service or at least resume the bus service on Chikkabanavara-Shivajinagar route, during morning hours, for the benefit of college students and office-goers.

Dasam Venkata Reddy, Soundarya Layout

Miserable road

The road that runs alongside the Marathahalli bridge and has three building complexes is in a miserable state. It is stressful to just get out of our apartment complexes and onto the non-existent pavements.

The stench from the drains below the pavement makes walking unbearable. Potholes and dug-up areas mark the whole stretch. Will the authorities concerned look into this?

Dr Prema Seshadri, Marathahalli

Road in bad shape

The road from Lakshmidevinagar Masjid to BMTC bus stop is in a bad condition. Will the concerned authorities look into the issue immediately?

S Kumar, Lakshmidevinagar

Builder disrupting peaceful existence

We are the residents of Kargil Lane, 8th A Cross, Pampa Extn, Kempapura near Hebbal. Our layout, with 20 plots, has a 11-ft main road. We have been living here for the past 15 years or so. A private builder, who has built villas close to our layout, is disrupting our peaceful existence.

The builder is using the narrow 11-ft road to transport construction materials. Vehicles plying round the clock is causing nuisance all the time. The layout has a sizeable population of  elderly persons and children. The construction materials-laden vehicles use the said road despite the fact that the villas being built have, as per the approved plan, entry and exit points on International airport road side.
A few months back, a group of representatives of the construction company, along with the Amruthalli police personnel, came to our layout and threatened us with dire consequences if we tried  to stop the labourers or vehicles from using our private lane.

The construction workers spit and urinate on compound walls of the layout. The peace and tranquility of our locality are completely lost. The vehicles and cranes have damaged the walls/electricity poles on the 8A Cross of Pampa Extn, Hebbal, Kempapura.

The Pampa Extn residents’ associations have met the joint commissioner (BBMP North) and have submitted a memorandum. We request the police and the civic agencies to intervene and resolve the issue

M R Venkateswaran, Pampa Extension

Monkey menace

The residents of SNS Arcade apartments on Old Airport Road, near Rajeshwari Theatre, Konena Agrahara, have been facing a severe case of monkey menace for the last few years. Windows cannot be opened for even a few minutes, and very soon the children and aged in the apartments are sure to be adversely affected.

Complaints to the Forest department and the BBMP did not elicit any action. The monkeys damage pipelines, solar water heater connections, red warning lamps for high rise buildings and more. I request the authorities concerned to help us be rid of their menace.

Shivashankar Rajiv, Konena Agrahara


Pothole threat to motorists
A huge pothole opposite Bata Showroom near R C Hospital Junction in Rajarajeshwarinagar is posing a grave threat to the motorists. Hope the authorities concerned take steps to fill the pothole.

Kishore, Rajarajeswarinagar

Unending road repairs

A lot of roads in Bangalore are in bad shape, but worse and that is the snail’s pace at which the BBMP undertakes repair work. The road repair work is often not optimally scheduled. This causes unending jams and inconvenience to commuters and road users. In some cases, work that can be completed quickly if done in one stretch is distributed across a number of days.

The road connecting Akshaya Nagar and Electronics City via DLF New Town and Fullinfaws College is one such example. It has become a problem for college students and residents to travel through this area. Driving on such roads is a curse. I request the authority concerned to do the needful.

Prof Dibyendu Sundar Ray

Ply buses from Andhrahalli to Minto Hospital

Residents of Andhrahalli, Vidyamanya Nagar, Raghavendra Nagar, Herohalli and neighbouring layouts mostly hail from lower-middle class and middle class strata. They depend on the government hospitals for treatment. Direct bus service from Andhrahalli to Minto hospital (Vani Vilas, Victoria Hospitals), KIMS Hospital, Nimhans and Jayadeva Heart Hospital and back would be of great help.

Besides, daily wage workers, office-goers and students also get benefited by this route.  We request the BMTC to arrange for direct service to these points, in the interest of general public immediately.

R Guruprasad, Vidyamanya Nagar

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