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People's problems...

Garbage crisis in HSR Layout

In HSR Layout, Sector-6, all the houses sport garbage in their fronts as the BBMP collectors have not turned up in a long time. The road sweepers appear once in a blue moon. Many sewage chambers are overflowing for the last many years and the BWSSB expressed total helplessness in this matter.

There is a big leakage in the Cauvery waterline on the 3rd Main Road and we do not know who will stop it.
Dr A Obireddy,
HSR Layout

Broken slab over drain
A cement slab covering drains of the eastern footpath on Devegowda Road, Ward No 46, has broken and fallen in. During a power shutdown in the night, pedestrians will fall into the drain and break their limbs.  I request the BBMP officials concerned to replace the cement slab before any untoward incident.
Nazir Ahmed

Clean storm water drain
There is an open storm water drainage (SWD) near Kamakhya theatre in Kamakhya Layout. The drain water from Thyagarajanagar, Vidyapeetha, Banashankari 2nd Stage and other areas flows through this SWD. The drain has not been cleaned in 6 years. An unbearable stench emanates from it and the mosquito menace has increased. The residents around the drain are facing health issues and a few have even moved away because of the drain.
Balakrishna Rao,
Kamakhya Layout

Desilt drains before monsoon
The BBMP claims that it is ready for the monsoons. But the SWD which needs to carry rain water is filled with sewage and whenever it rains, the road in front of Ramanasri Enclave in Bilekahalli is waterlogged with one foot of sewage.
Also the SWD near the Raj Lake View Apartments needs to be de-silted. We are in constant fear of sewage water entering our houses during rains.

Also, the road is in a very bad condition and is a permanent source of dust, leading to respiratory problem for residents. Drains inside our layout are filled with sewage water and the stench is unbearable. I request the authorities to desilt the drains near Ramanasri Enclave and asphalt the road.

Aggrieved residents

Overflowing manhole  
A manhole at the end of Cline Road is overflowing onto the main road causing quite a stench and a potential health hazard.  The run-off from this manhole is bound to end up in the underground water system. Could the authorities concerned get the manhole repaired at the earliest? 

Aggrieved residents

Garbage dumped at corner site
Garbage is being dumped at the corner of the junction of 50 Feet Road and 4th cross in KG Layout, Banashankari 3rd Stage.  The waste is also set on fire and the fumes are causing health hazards to the residents. Previous requests to authorities have not yielded any results. The BBMP should also educate residents to not dump their garbage and measures should be taken to clear the dumped waste.
G S Kumar

Post office lacks facilities
Kamakshipalya Post Office, located in a strategic location on the busy Magadi Main Road is helpful. However, the facilities currently available at this post office need immediate attention to help ensure better services for the customers. The post office is situated on the first floor in a single room and lacks seating arrangements for visitors.

This makes it difficult for many customers, including senior citizens and differently-abled people, to access the post office.

The maintenance of this congested one-room post office is also not up to the mark. Lack of parking space on the busy main road also causes great inconvenience to the public.  I suggest that the postal department make arrangements to shift the post office to a spacious ground floor accommodation with parking facility.
 Varun Dambal,
Nagarbhavi 2nd Stage

Property tax payment an ordeal
I tried using the BBMP Property Tax website for the year 2016-17. The columns like sub-category and sub-groups do not opening in the website. The description of zones is absent, making it unable for users to identify the zone under which their property falls. The BBMP should take note of these errors and rectify them at the earliest.
S Ashwini, Srinagar

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