People's problems

People's problems

People's problems

BWSSB Response

With reference to the complaint raised by R Prabhakar on ‘Contractor fleecing people’(published in these columns in the edition dated June 20, 2016), the BWSSB has said that there is no compulsion to obtain reconnection from the newly laid sanitary line from the contractor, if the charge is unreasonable.

The Board has said that it upgrades the water and sanitary lines as and when the load on the lines increases. In such cases, work contract is given only for laying the upgraded line. People need to reconnect their domestic water/sanitary connection to the newly laid pipeline. There is no compulsion on the consumer to get reconnection from the contractor doing the pipeline work. If they feel the charges are high, they can get the work done with the help of any authorised plumber.

With reference to the complaint on the road dug by BWSSB made by Shiji Verghese (published in these columns in the edition dated June 20, 2016), the Board has stated that the engineers from the Board had inspected the spot. The work of replacement of sewage water pipe line has been completed. Debris and excess earth have already been removed from the site. Asphalting of the road has to be taken up by BBMP, it stated.

Garbage dumped near park

Garbage is being dumped by BBMP or Pourakarmikas and others in front of the park and our house on II Main,III Stage, Vinayaka Layout, ViJayanagar.

Now even the neighbours and passersby throw waste, garbage and even urinate since the place looks like garbage dump yard. The waste is not cleared even after repeated requests. The excuse given by the pourakarmikas is that a van designated for this purpose would come and pick up the same and this does not happen.
P Ramakrishna Rao

Rejuvenate water pond in Gottigere

The age-old water pond at the intersection of Bannerghatta Road and Kammanhalli link road at Gottigere is in dilapidated condition. It is a perfect water body for collecting rainwater, which also helps recharge groundwater. The  authorities concerned must take steps to rejuvenate it on priority, which otherwise may become another garbage dump yard.

Rajiv Magal Srinidhi
Apartments Gottigere

Stop burning of garbage

There is a large vacant plot next to Neeladri Mahal D,E & F Block on Nandidurga Road. The owner of the vacant plot never keeps it clean even after repeated requests. People dump garbage there everyday and so do pourakarmikas.Recently, we noticed someone setting this mound on fire, which is emitting foul and toxic fumes making our life miserable. We request BBMP to take immediate action to clean the vacant plot and stop burning of garbage.

Deb Bannerjee
Neeladri Mahal II Owners’ Association

Clear space under flyover

Several disused vehicles have been lying under the ITC flyover, opposite the IOC petrol bunk in Cox Town.All sorts of businesses thrive in the space, rendering the service road on either side useless for pedestrians and commuters. It is high time the BBMP and traffic police restore the space and plan some saplings on the median.

S Krishnaswamy
68/1, CC Road, Cox Town

Metro work affecting traffic

Kanakapura Main Road is a highway and several people use this road to travel outside city. The metro rail project is being extended from Konanukunte Cross up to the Art of Living campus.

The haphazard way in which this project has been extended is inconveniencing the residents as well as commuters.

The work has begun without leaving adequate space for movement of vehicles. Pedestrians are the worst affected as it is impossible to cross the stretch.

M V Nahusharaj
Palmsprings Layout
Kanakapura Main Road 


Garbage dumped on CA site

The CA site at 16th ‘A’ Cross, Sector-6, HSR Layout, was cleaned of plants, trees, debris, plastic, fecal material in first week of June. But, the garbage so removed is left as a big mountainous heap on the same site. This has become a source of unbearable foul smell and breeding ground for mosquitoes threatening outbreak of dengue. Umpteen number of complaints to BBMP did not yield any results. We request authorities concerned to take some prompt action and save citizens from miseries.

Dr A  Obi Reddy  Principal Scientist (Retd),
National Dairy Research Institute

Expedite work on this flyover

The work on the flyover near the Baiyyappanahalli railway crossing has been proceeding at a snail’s pace. The BBMP budget does not make any mention about the project. Instead, funds have been allotted for constructing a flyover near Sony World in Koramangala.

Commuters have been suffering for ages due to lack of a flyover here. The elected representatives from this area have not been evincing any interest in the project. In fact, Bengaluru Development Minister K G George represents our constituency.It is pathetic to live in such a dirty and corrupted environment.

G Gopinath

Tree branches oposing life risk

The branches of trees in Mathikere have grown densely and rub against power cables. It may lead to electrocution of human beings or animals which come in contact with the trees. The matter has been brought to the notice of the authorities concerned, but to no avail. Will any action be taken in this regard before an untoward incident occurs here?


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