Khata mela is first on my agenda: Bilekahalli councillor

Khata mela is first on my agenda: Bilekahalli councillor

Even as several newly elected representatives are acclimatising themselves to their job portfolio, Bilekahalli ward corporator K Narayana Raju of BJP has already begun work for the betterment of his ward.

Just two days after emerging victorious in the BBMP polls, Raju met with the Residents’ Welfare Association in the ward on Thursday and discussed various issues that needed to be focused on, in the locality.

The RWAs here had listed better bus service as one of their prominent demands. Raju said he would talk to the route manager and set right the issue. As for stray dog menace, he had already requested the health inspector to look into it, he added.

He is also focusing on the issue of ‘A’ khatas. He would organise a Khata Mela, where in people could come for it at the ward office itself, instead of going to BBMP office, Raju said.

“There are several people who do not have personal vehicles. They depend on autos to travel to the BBMP office. Instead, they could come for the same at the ward level itself, which will be convenient.”

That apart, he would also create a hawking zone, where all the hawkers could carry on with their business without encroaching upon the footpath. He is looking at fulfilling all these within the next six months, Raju said.

Road maintenance has been another concern in this ward. “The ward is very big. We will ask for a higher budget for the ward. It is high time that the BBMP allotted on a need basis,” Raju told Deccan Herald.

Public Impressed

The residents, on their part, had a word of praise for him. The corporator, it seems, has ensured that at least one of the party workers is available for addressing the people's concerns. “There is one party worker Yellappa who is accessible at all times. We are very impressed. He has assured us of a follow-up meeting. Garbage clearance and road maintenance are our top concerns,” said Sreekanth Shankaranarayana, president of Vakil Marina Plot Owners Association, Bilekahalli.

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