People's problems

People's problems

People's problems
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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Problems galore

Residents of Seshadripuram are inconvenienced by the ongoing underground metro construction between Mantri Square and Kempegowda Bus Station. While we are habituated to the noise and air pollution, walking on the road without a footpath has become quite a task. The stretch of road from the Krishna Flour Mills junction leading to Hanumanthappa Colony (Platform Road) has become a muddy, pitch dark and a haven for the mill workers and BMRCL employees.

Women and children find it difficult to cross this small lane leading to their homes. I request the officials to take steps to ensure safety of women and children to avert any untoward incident.

Sudha Rani N B,

Endless road repair

The work on the Doddabommasandra Road connecting BEL Circle to Vidyaranyapura has been going on for the last two months. As a result of the repair works, buses are diverted, which is causing a lot of inconvenience to commuters. There has not been much progress in the last few weeks. I hope the civic authorities finish the work soon.

Shilpa Narayan

Uncleared garbage

Mounds of garbage have been piling up at an open space in Rashad Nagar. This has been the case for the last few months and is causing concern among the residents. The BBMP has not offered a permanent solution for this crisis. The garbage problem has made life miserable in the area as a foul stink emanates from it. This, further leads to breathing problems among residents. Many a times, miscreants set fire to the garbage. The residents jointly took measures to solve this crisis but the piles of garbage increases by the day. We, residents, are left helpless. We request the BBMP to take strict action.

Residents, Rashad Nagar

Streetlight left on

In Muniga Layout, Seva Nagar, street lights are switched on too early and switched off too late. They are left on even at 7.15 am.  This is not only wasteful but also a recipe for disaster as we are heading towards summer. Despite repeated complaints to the  BBMP, there seems to be no improvement.

Muniga Layout, MS Nagar

Run train bi-weekly

I request the Railway Board to operate the weekly train – 12781/12782 Mysuru - H Nizamuddin Swarnajayanti Express – bi-weekly in the best interest of passengers in the Mysuru-Hassan-Arsikere section.

This is the only train from Mysuru to New Delhi that goes through Hubballi, Belagavi, Pune, Bhopal and Agra. By running this train bi-weekly, the need to travel to Bengaluru will be cut down and passengers will get the benefit of boarding a direct train from Mysuru itself. It has now been decided that either running of a new train or extension of a train does not require to be tabled in the railway budget. Instead such decisions are now implemented at the Railway Board level itself.

Varun Dambal,
Nagarbhavi 2nd Stage

No clarity on waste segregation

In a BBMP advertisement on waste segregation, published in Deccan Herald (March 1, 2016), the civic agency has not mentioned the colour of bin to be used for hazardous waste. They have only said: “Wrap a sanitary cover in a paper, tie it with red tape or mark it with a red colour pen.” They recently announced that wet and sanitary waste would be collected daily and dry waste on alternate days. But if the BBMP conducts a reality check, it will know that the collection vehicles do not turn up regularly.

After the High Court order was published about the two bin, one bag system, I spoke to a person in the BBMP on the subject. He told me that people from the BBMP would come door-to-door and explain. To this day, nobody has turned up. Will the BBMP clarify so that the public know what to follow?

R Ranganathan, UAS Layout

Complete rail flyover construction

The Jakkur railway flyover construction which started more than two years ago is still incomplete. The work seems to have completely come to a standstill or is progressing at a snail’s pace. This road connects Yelahanka to Jakkur, Amruthahalli, Dasarahalli, and ultimately to Sultanpalya outer ring road, and is now blocked due to the incomplete construction. Also, the existing road has begun to decay, and is now in a bad shape. The City bus service 291D has also stopped plying here due to this. Will the BBMP and the Railways do the needful to complete the road?


Stray dog menace

CIL Layout in Cholanayakanahalli, Hebbal, is facing two issues - damaged roads and stray dogs. The dog menace has increased over the years and is a threat especially to the  elderly citizens and children. I hope the BBMP takes  notice of this and a solution is found.

Ajay Sarvapalli
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