People's problems.....

People's problems.....

People's problems.....

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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.

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Fell this old tree

There is an old tree in front of our house at No 233, 7th Cross, First Stage, Indiranagar. Ants have eaten away at the roots and the tree is slightly slanting. It may fall at any time in gusty winds and cause harm to lives and property. About four cars are parked here and around the tree are an electricity pole, a manhole and the compound wall of our house. I addressed an application in this regard to the Assistant Conservator of Forests Sathyanarayana, BBMP, Mayo Hall, dated 6/5/15. It was acknowledged by his office on the same day. A Field Officer Thimmappa was sent over for spot inspection and he assured that action will be taken at the earliest. But there has been no follow-up in the matter. Innumerable phone calls have been made both to the ACF and the field officer. Each time they ask for the location of the tree and promise to deal with it. The ACF says that further action will be taken if the field officer sends his report. On the other hand, the field officer says that he has sent his report.
John Vianney, Indiranagar

Ply buses more frequently

Residents of JP Nagar, 6th Phase, travel to Bannerghatta and Silk Board to their offices/ colleges every day and hence it will be more convenient if the BMTC increases the frequency of buses 201MD and 502J.
Sriharsha, JP Nagar

Uncleared garbage
A heap of uncleared garbage lies near the Kundalahalli gate bus stop. The bus stop is usually crowded and one has to cover his/her nose to stand at the stop. This is both a health and an environmental hazard. I request the authorities concerned to look into the matter at the earliest.
L Umadevi, AECS Layout

Water leaking from bridge
Water has been leaking from the bridge above the Nayandahalli underpass for a few days now. People coming from Nagarabhavi and moving towards PES are the worst affected. I also found a fully loaded BBMP garbage truck parked on the bridge on most days. There is a lot of filth in the passage and it is also riddled with potholes. Please look into this issue at the earliest.
Murali Madhavan,

Roads riddled with potholes
The roads in ward number 107 (Shivanagar) are riddled with potholes. Recently, BWSSB workers dug up the area to instal sewage pipelines but have not asphalted the area after works have been carried out. Also, as there is too much vehicular traffic here, it is very difficult for pedestrians to walk. Plus, there are no proper footpaths in this area. There is a very old tree protruding from the corner of Thimmaiah Road signal, where there is a BWSSB water valve with too much stones. The tree may fall anytime if it rains and pose a big problem for pedestrians. I request the authorities concerned to remove the tree, stones and cover the water valve neatly, so that pedestrians can walk without fear.
A Parthasarathy, Shivanagar

Unauthorised bus stops
Many KSRTC, BMTC and private buses make unauthorised stops at the Jalahalli Cross near the signal. There are also a lot of vehicles that are being parked on the footpath here. These days, even the vehicle towing truck is not monitoring the area to keep tabs on vehicles parked at no-parking zones.

To add to this, there are a lot of transformers on the footpath, making it very unsafe for pedestrians. No action taken has been taken yet.
Nagarajan R,
West of Chord Road

Reconcrete road

A year ago, the BWSSB took up relaying work of the existing water pipelines in JP Nagar 2nd Phase. The road which was dug up has not been reconcreted and is causing a lot of inconvenience to residents.

Recently, my aged father slipped and fractured his hand while walking on this road. The BWSSB has entrusted the relaying work to a sub-contractor. I lodged a complaint with his office and I was directed to the officer concerned. Upon hearing my complaint, he assured me that he would look into the matter. It has been a week since, but nothing has progressed.
V Hariharan, JP Nagar

Repair dug-up road
The 5th Main Road in Yeshwantpur Industrial Suburb was dug up in 2011 to lay water pipelines. In the last four years, the authorities have not repaired the road. Over time, its condition has become worse than that of a village mud track. This road connects important establishments such as the ESI hospital, tech training institutes, garment factories and corporate establishments to the Tumakuru Road. Hence, the road is widely used by local residents. Recent rains have not helped the situation. We have written to the local corporator and also brought this to the notice of the KIADB and the Department of Industries. But we are yet to see any action in this regard.
Pradeep S Randhawa,

Street dogs biting residents
I live in Vinayaka Nagar, I Cross, ‘B’ Block, Konena Agrahara, near the Old Airport. On Friday evening, I was confronted by a group of ferocious dogs when I was walking on 3rd Main and was bitten on the right leg. The dogs were sheltered by the residents at the end of the street as they often obey their commands. I know many similar victims in the area. Please take necessary action.

Stray dog menace
There is a growing population of street dogs in the area, making it very unsafe for pedestrians to walk in the neighbourhood, especially in the early morning hours.
The authorities have by and large remained indifferent to this problem and even when dog catchers are sent with nets, the dogs easily elude them. Corporation authorities need to get rid of the menacing dogs posing danger to residents. I hope the corporation does not turn a blind eye to this problem.
T S D Murthy, Vinayaka Nagar

Haphazard parking at bus stop in Yeshwantpur
The area in front of a bus stop near the Yeshwantpur police station soon after the signal has become a parking space. There is no space left for buses to stop there. The bus is forced to stop on the road and other vehicles behind it are held up. Sometimes, because of insistant honking, the bus driver moves the vehicle before commuters can board it. The traffic police try to act ignorant. This is the scene every morning. I request the authorities concerned to solve the crisis.
Rajeevi Mohan

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