People's problems

People's problems

No bus services from Muthyalnagar

The lack of proper bus services from Muthyalnagar to Shivajinagar Bus Station has been causing inconvenience. People have to walk for at least two kilometers on a daily basis to Mathikere to avail bus services. I request the concerned authorities to run at least two schedules from Muthyalnagar to Shivajinagar.

A Parthasarathy,

Vacant sites infested with weeds, garbage

The many vacant sites in Vidyaranyapura are infested with wild bushes, weeds and uncleared garbage, causing a lot of civic problems. If these sites are cleaned up, many of the civic problems will be addressed. Some of the sites are under dispute and the owners are not known. The problem of sewage and insect menace remains unsolved even after repeated complaints. Temples around the area are also throwing waste in the surrounding sites, adding to the mess. We request the authorities to look into the issue.

K G Shankar,

Poor  service at BSNL centres

BSNL Customer Service Centres (CSCs) are not reachable from 8 am to 8 pm all days, despite claims of being reachable. Phones remain unanswered and if one chooses to visit the CSC for obtaining a mobile number or a SIM, the process is very time consuming. It requires at least two or three visits to complete any such transaction. At times, the CSC remains closed without any notice. On August  23, the CSC at Jayanagar exchange was closed till 1 pm. Grievance mails sent to concerned DGMs on related issues remain unanswered. We request BSNL authorities to be more customer-friendly.

Murali, Jayanagar


Indisciplined BMTC bus drivers, long halts

A BMTC bus, which was plying from Shivajinagar to  Mahalakshmi Layout  did not stop at the designated bus stop.

The driver of the bus drove in a rash manner and was in a hurry to the cross the signal and I was unable to get into the bus because the signal turned red.

The driver did not make a stop anywhere and finally halted the bus between Deviah Park and Harishchandra Ghat bus stop. Passengers were then asked to get out as the  conductor and driver wanted to have breakfast at a hotel.

The duo indulged in a heavy breakfast for more than half-an-hour and another bus also stopped behind our bus. Is this how BMTC serves the passengers? Since when did BMTC started halting for ‘coffee breaks’ and ‘Thindi’ and ‘Recess breaks’.

The crew should understand that passengers have to reach their destination on time and the bus crew should make arrangements to have breakfast at the last stop and not in between.

Manjunath Narayan

Sewage leaking into SWD

Sewage water is leaking into the stormwater drain (SWD) in Isro Layout from an open pipe near 12th Main Road. This has caused sewage water to pool wherever the SWD is not covered – 12th Main Road and 4th Main Road. Residents along the SWD have to bear with the sewage stench. The SWD is also not desilted and water from the drain floods nearby houses during rains. We request the BWSSB to plug the sewage leakage immediately and desilt the SWD.

C S Prasad,
Isro Layout

New bus route inconveniences people

The bus plying on route no 215A at 8.45 am from Kothanur to Vidhana Soudha via JC Road has started plying via K R Market, Avenue Road from the past one week. This causes lot of inconvenience to officials working around Lalbagh, Minerva Circle, Town Hall and Corporation office.  I request the BMTC to run the bus on J C Road.

K S Ravindra,

Drunkards block road

The 19th Cross Road in JP Nagar 6th Phase is a dead-end with a bar at its entrance. There is also an autorickshaw stand near the entrance from 33rd Main. As drunkards usually block the road it has become difficult for vehicles and pedestrians  to enter.

A tempo bearing a political party flag blocked the road and my daughter, who was leaving for work in her two wheeler, requested them to move and give way. They abused her and arrogantly asked her to complain to anybody she wants. Many complaints to cops have not yielded any result.

 MS Ranganatha Swamy­­

Benches unnecessarily demolished

Two stone benches in 5th Main, Coffee Board Layout, Hebbal, Kempapura were demolished, though they were in no way a hindrance to residents.

These benches were constructed to provide a place for residents to relax. People who walked two km from the main road with luggage would pause here for a brief rest.  The Joint Commissioner instructed the demolition of benches. If he is really concern for the people, he should give orders to reconstruct them.

Hari Kanniah,
Coffee Board Layout

Pothole-filled road

The Gubbalala Main Road from Kanakapura Road till Palm Spring Layout is full of pot holes. It will not be incorrect to say that there is no road for a stretch of 500 metres. The road is very busy throughout the day with four wheelers, buses, two-wheelers, as well as hundreds of sand lorries which are parked in a vacant plot. I have raised complaints on the BBMP portal, but no action has been initiated.

Santosh Hegde,

Illegal parking

Every evening, dozens of cars are illegally parked on Bannerghatta Road near the Indian Institute of Management and Fortis Hospital, impeding free flow of traffic. Traffic police should look into the issue.

Chittaranjan Andrade,
Panduranga Nagar

Ply more buses

Residents of Vysya Bank Colony are in need of proper bus services as services are irregular and over-crowded. We need more buses from Vysya Bank Colony, Arakere, Shantiniketana areas, as the residential area has around 21,000 people. There are a number school going children and college students apart from senior citizens.
The BMTC sort out the problem immediately.

Dr Hadadi Sudheendra, Vysya Bank Colony

Widen roads

Hope Farm Junction is a major landmark in Whitefield and it takes a minimum of ten minutes to cross the signal. Adding to the traffic snarls are foot paths that are wider than the road itself. Owing to this, all two-wheeler riders occupy the foot path and cause a hurdle to pedestrians. It would be helpful if some one can justify the reason for such wide footpaths and take necessary action to widen the road.

Shreekanta Bhat,

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