People's Problems

People's Problems

Bus stand stalls fleecing passengers

The stalls in the KSRTC bus stands charge more than the MRP for any product - be it newspaper, biscuits, eateries etc. On an average, these stalls charge Re one or Rs two extra. This is nothing but daylight robbery and the practice is at almost all KSRTC bus stands across the State.  Why are the authorities concerned allowing this illegal act?  Action should be initiated against scrupulous shopkeepers fleecing passengers.
Bhaskar

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Shift this bus shelter
According to the directions issued by the Transport department and traffic police, bus stops should be located away from traffic signals, circles and junctions. But,  the bus shelter at the BEML Circle of New Thippasandra, is right next the traffic signal and in the heart of the junction. All the buses stop at the shelter to pick up passengers leading to immense traffic snarls. In addition, auto drivers, who park their vehicles right in front of the bus shelter, are adding more to the problem. The traffic authorities concerned should take urgent action to shift the bus shelter from the circle.
Hemachandran P, Vimanapura 

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Autos violating permit terms
The autos plying on Suranjandas Road connecting Old Madras Road and Old Airport Road are violating traffic rules and permit regulations. The drivers, with the connivance of traffic police, have converted their vehicles into ‘share autos’ accommodating more than 10 passengers. In addition to overloading, they also demand exorbitant fare. All this is happening right under the nose of traffic police officers on duty at the BEML circle and other parts of the road.The transport authorities should conduct an inspection and seize such autos for violation of permit conditions.
Roshan Rohit P, Vimanapura 

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Irregular garbage collection
Garbage is not being collected regularly on First ‘A’ Cross, New Aravind Memorial School Road, Kodichikkanahalli (Bilekahalli ward) in BTM 4th stage. The BBMP authorities have not resolved the issue despite several calls and complaints to the authorities concerned. With no other go, residents are compelled to dispose garbage on vacant sites. The Palike authorities should consider the matter seriously.
Megha, Kodichikkanahalli

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Stray dog menace in UAS Layout
Stray dog menace has assumed alarming proportions in UAS Layout, RMV second stage. A pack of about 12 dogs howl day-in and day-out, affecting sleep during night time. Children are the most vulnerable and residents fear to send them out. Will the BBMP squad swing into action at the earliest?
R Ranaganathan, UAS Layout

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KSRTC buses deviating from route
The KSRTC buses plying to Kanakapura, Malavalli and Kollegal are deviating from their stipulated route. The buses bound for these places should pass through Yediyur Circle, Deepak Nursing Home and Banashankari. But, most the drivers are reaching Banashankari via KR Road, skipping Yediyur circle.On March 27  at 1.30 pm a senior citizen boarded the bus KA-42/F-933 at Kaggalipura to Yediyur circle. At JBS Nursing Home, the bus turned towards KR Road. The senior citizen protested and requested the conductor to drop him at Yediyur circle because the conductor had issued him the ticket to Yediyur circle. However, the driver on duty answered arrogantly and dropped the aged man at MM Industries in KR road.  The authorities concerned are requested to ensure that the buses ply on the stipulated route.
Rajanna

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Late arrival of Kacheguda Express
The Kacheguda-Yeshwantpur Express (train number 17603) reaches Yeshwantpur at 10.30 am. A majority of the commuters in this train are students and IT employees. Since the train reaches the station at 10.30 am, they are finding it difficult to reach the office. Hence, such an arrangement of late arrival is of little help and serves minimal purpose of connecting Bengaluru with Hyderabad in a span of 9 to 11 hours. The railways should consider early arrival of the train at Yeshwantpur in public interest.
Varun Dambal, Nagarabhavi

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Garbage dumped on vacant site
Garbage is being dumped on a vacant site opposite Ashraya Residency on 27th Main in BTM first stage. The heap of garbage is set on fire and the fumes from the burning trash have become a health hazard. The authorities concerned should take immediate action to stop dumping of garbage.
A resident of BTM Layout

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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.*Mail your grievances to: peoplesproblems @deccanherald.co.in

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