People's problems..

People's problems..

Frothing in Varthur lake

It is sad to see that Varthur lake is spewing more froth by each passing day. It is appalling that industrial effluents and sewage continue to be discharged into the lake with impunity, despite the best efforts of citizen organisations to save the lake. The residents in the vicinity and the motorists who ply on the state highway in Whitefield bear the brunt of decaying lake.
N J Ravi Chander, No 4, Maiganda Deva Mudaliar Road, Frazer Town

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BBMP encroaches upon SWD
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike is constructing an auditorium at the park in Sundarnagar, JP Park ward. The stormwater drain and the footpath on the second and third cross roads are being encroached upon due to the construction. This is because the auditorium coming up is quite big for the small park. There is no place left for the walking path in the park.  The BBMP, which should prevent encroachments, is indulging in the very same act.
Puttaraju, 51, 2nd Cross, Sundaranagar 

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Service station on footpath
A service station is being operated on the footpath in front of a co-operative bank on Gandhi Bhavan Road for the past one year. On the other side of the road, a property developer has encroached upon the footpath. Commuters have been facing problem in traversing this narrow stretch. The issue was brought to the notice of the traffic officials, but to no avail.
M Gopalakrishna

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Filth on vacant site
Construction workers at 1st Cross, RK Hegdenagar, are defecating in the open in a vacant land opposite our house. On the other hand, the residents of the neighbouring building dump garbage in the same vacant site during night. Though the BBMP vehicles come for door-to-door garbage collection, these residents are not handing over the trash to the vehicle. As a result, stench pervades the whole stretch. Besides, this road is not asphalted and it turns muddy during rains.
Veena, a resident

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Agony of reserved rail passengers 
Passengers with reservation tickets are finding it extremely difficult to board trains at KR Puram railway station. This is particularly so during evening hours as reserved compartments are fully occupied with season-ticket holders.
The TTE or the Railway Protection Force personnel never come to the help of reserved passengers. The railway authorities should ensure hassle-free entry for the reserved passengers.
The other problem is with the auto rickshaws at the railway station, which fleece passengers by demanding exorbitant fare even for short distances. A prepaid auto rickshaw stand can solve this issue to some extent. 
Kottakkal Krishnan Udayanagar

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Compost unit making life miserable
The foul smell emanating from the Karnataka Compost Development Corporation (KCDC) unit has made life miserable for the residents of Kudlu Gate, Haralur, Haralukunte and Somasundarapalya.
The KCDC continues to be in a denial mode while there has been no respite for the residents. Therefore, the state government should send an independent team to obtain feedback from the residents to know the truth.
Dr Ravinder Kumar Banyal, HSR Layout

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Ply minibus
The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation is requested to introduce a minibus between Kengeri railway station and Jayanagar 9th Block via satellite bus stand, Chamarajpet and Gandhi Bazaar. This will help a lot of working people who travel on this stretch.
R Murali

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Water scarcity in Vinayak Nagar
The residents of 8th Main, ‘B’ Block in Vinayaka Nagar (Konena Agrahara), are getting Cauvery water once in three days. The supply was regular, but stopped abruptly a month back.  Though a few houses have borewells, the rest depend on Cauvery water.
Repeated mails and phone calls to BWSSB officials have not elicited any response. The residents are now depending on private tankers for water which come at a heavy price. What is worrying is the thought of the situation in the impending summer. Urgent action from BWSSB is requested.
R Hariharan Vinayaka Nagar

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Instal traffic signal at Girinagar jn
The traffic at 14th Cross, Girinagar junction close to Avalahalli BDA Park and BangaloreOne office, is getting worse by the day as there are no traffic signals at the junction. 
Senior citizens are the worst affected due to the chaotic traffic conditions here. Traffic police should immediately instal signals to prevent any accidents in future.
M V S Guptha Avalahalli

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BSNL mute to complaints
I have been using a BSNL connection for the past 20 years but both my landline and broadband connections frequently go out of order.
For the past three weeks my landline and broadband connections have not been working and when I lodged complaints, the constant reply I got was ‘work is in progress’. I have nonetheless been charged a fixed rate of Rs 1,091 each month.
M V Nahusharaj, Palmsprings Layout, Kanakapura Main Road

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Palike not collecting waste
The BBMP has not been collecting garbage from houses in 5th Block, Visvesvaraya Layout. As a result, people are dumping garbage in  public place, raising health concerns.  The civic agency is requested to take measures to prevent dumping of garbage in open space.
T K Shankaran    

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