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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Skywalk required

A  busy ring road connects Nagarbhavi Circle and Nayandhalli signal. There are layouts on either side of the ring road. People living in ITI Layout often need to cross the ring road to catch buses or to go to Chandra Layout. Students also need to cross the roads along with their bicycles.

The traffic is very heavy and often moves at great speed. It take more than 10 minutes to find a break in the moving traffic to cross the two roads. Many accidents have happened here. 

It is requested to instal either a manual request signal on either sides so that those who wish to cross the road can press the button to request the vehicles to stop or construct a skywalk with a sloping ramp so the people can cross over safely

Prakash R Kalal

Construct flyover here

The BBMP budget does not mention anything about completing the work on the flyover near Baiyyappanahalli railway cross. The commuters here have been suffering for a long timed to cross the road.

Instead of completing an ongoing project, the Palike has allotted funds to construct a flyover near Sony World, Koramangala. The local public representatives appear to be not taking any interest in the matter. Banaswadi is represented by Bangalore Development Minister K J George.

G Gopinath,

Chaotic traffic near Tin Factory

The proposal to connect ITPL with Baiyyappanahalli through BMTC Volvo services is excellent as this would make it convenient for IT employees to reach their offices.

But,  the chaotic traffic near Tin Factory and KR Puram overbridge on Old Madras Road. At present there are no traffic signals on this stretch and vehicles from Ring Road and Old Madras Road converge here.

 A BMTC bus stop and stoppage of private buses near the bridge adds to the problem. While the travel by Metro up to Baiyyappanahalli is smooth and timely, what happens next till the crossing of KR Puram Bridge is a challenge.

Therefore to make travel easier, a plan is needed  to decongest that small stretch of 500 meters.


Garbage dumped on vacant site

The vacant plot next to house number 240 on 3rd Cross, 2nd Block, First Stage, HBR Layout, has turned into a dump yard. The owner of this BDA site has left his plot vacant for many years. People in the vicinity dispose garbage here and sometimes, huge bags of garbage are brought in autos to be dumped here. The local civic authorities too do not lift the garbage.

While local residents took the initiative clear the weeds, the authorities in Palike have not been responding to the problem of dumping garbage. Carcasses of animals are also dumped on the vacant site, leading to health hazard. Hope the civic authorities will look into the problem.

Nithya Sunil Krishna,
HBR Layout

Ply more buses to Yeshwantpur

Residents of Vasanthnagar, Jayamahal road are facing problem as there are no buses from these areas to Yeshwantpur during afternoon and evening hours.Only a few bus services from Shivajinagar to Yeshwantpur - 94, 94E, K1, G8, 252A - operate on this route. A large number of passengers travel from Vasanthnagar, Jayamahal Road, and Munireddypalya to Yeshwantpur. We request the BMTC authorities to ply more buses from Shivajinagar to Yeshwantpur.

PTI staffers, Vasanthnagar

BSNL staff apathetic to customers

I am a senior citizen living in my independent house looking after myself.  I have a BSNL landline connection (No.22560167) since several years. On April 15, I  complained to the BSNL about the non-working of the line as well as the Internet connection.

I just got a docket number and the next day I  got a message on my mobile that the fault booked on 22560167 has been assigned to BSNL staff Subramanian (mobile number - 9483856219).  While this BSNL staff has switched off his mobile the fault booking service has been promising that service to my landline would be restored in 24 hours.

Several BSNL customers have switched over to private service providers for better service.But being a government organisation, BSNL could not care less.

It is now more than 8 days that the line has not been restored. What is worst is that numbers of 'higher ups' are being given by the so-called BSNL fault repair service staff. When we ring up those numbers we can get an answer ‘This number does not exist’ or ‘Please check the number you have dialled’.

M V Nahusharaj,
Kanakapura Main Road

Unofficial holidays of BBMP

I went to the BBMP office of Pattabhiramanagara ward, Jayanagar 9th block on  April 22 only to be told that the office was closed due to Kempegowda Day. Again I went to the office on April 23  and the office was closed due to Karaga. 

These unofficial holidays put many citizens to inconvenience as they come from far off locations to pay/enquire about the property ax  which they are supposed to pay for the year 2016-17.

This callous attitude of the BBMP needs to be condemned.  BBMP should have taken appropriate measures to at least announce their holidays well in advance so that citizens could have planned their visit to the BBMP offices.

S Ashwini, Srinagar

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