People's problems

People's problems

People's problems

Live wires become entangled in tree

A tree in front of my house at No 88/62, East End ‘B’ Main Road, Jayanagar 9th Block, has overgrown with the power line and wires touching it dangerously.
I had brought it to the notice of Bescom officials but no
action has been taken.
R Madhava Rao
East End ‘B’ Main Road,
Jayanagar 9th Block East

Build footbridge at St John’s Circle
People struggle to cross the road near St John’s Circle as the traffic density here is always high. People who need to reach Maruthi Nagar/Tavarekere/Madiwala from St John’s bus stop (near petrol pump) have to cross four broad roads. I have seen footbridges in other parts of the city which are seldom used. However, constructing a footbridge in this area which will join St John’s bus stop (Hosur Road), St John’s bus stop (Sarjapur road), St John’s playground and St John’s quarters road will be highly beneficial to pedestrians.
Sujith Shenoy

Ply feeder buses to Allalasandra
People living in and around Allalasandra and Janapriya Apartments have been facing travel problems. Only one bus (284E) operates here with no fixed timings. We request the BMTC to introduce a feeder bus service from NES to Allalasandra. Three buses during peak hours and two during lean periods will immensely benefit people. Alternatively, they can extend buses from NES to Allalasandra and back. This will help students and office-goers alike as autorickshaws here charge a minimum of Rs 40 for a distance of less than two km. Hope the BMTC considers the suggestion.
Janapriya Apartments
Allalasandra (Near Royal
Orchid Resort), Yelahanka

Nuisance in park
The Jayamahal Park is being misused by couples who stay here as late as midnight and park their vehicles. What’s more, young motorists indulge in speeding near the park. I request the police to patrol the area regularly, set up an outpost and instal surveillance cameras at its entrance and in the surroundings.
Kalpana M Naghnoor
‘White House’,  26,
5th Main Road, 
Jayamahal Extension

Bellandur lake turns into health hazard
A recent survey conducted by KK English High School suggests that people living in the vicinity of Bellandur lake are exposed to serious health risks. The heavy froth emanating from the lake has also caused traffic snarls. Authorities can no longer turn a blind eye to the perils posed by the lake. The condition of Varthur lake on Whitefield road is no different and this is a matter of grave concern.
N J Ravi Chander
No 4, Maiganda Deva
Mudaliar Road, Frazer Town

Footpaths not pedestrian friendly
As a senior citizen and resident of Bengaluru, I wish to draw the attention of the authorities to the plight of the elderly who cannot use footpaths even where they exist. Pedestrian paths are in a pathetic condition as most of them have become parking lots. Indiranagar 100 feet road is a classic example of apathy as motorcyclists ride recklessly on it, endangering the safety of pedestrians.
H N Ramakrishna

Dysfunctional traffic signal
The traffic signal at the Sadashivanagar police station junction has stopped working for the past two weeks. Though policemen regulate traffic at the major junction, dysfunctional signals cause a lot of traffic chaos. Traffic authorities have also cut down two age-old trees close-by. After reading about trees being poisoned to improve the visibility of hoardings, we are forced to think that the same treatment may have been meted out to the trees here.
Divya Suresh

Cut waiting time at traffic signal
The Sumanahalli traffic junction is always choked during peak hours. Adding to the problem is the short duration of the green signal for vehicles plying on the service road from Nagarabhavi Circle towards Magadi Road. Hardly four or five cars pass through the junction before the signal turns red. Since the junction is a large one and the vehicle density is high, the traffic police should cut the waiting time for vehicles.
K A Ravishankar

Direct BMTC buses needed
Residents of Andrahalli and Vidyamanya Nagar have to take multiple buses to travel to Jayanagar and Jayadeva hospital. A direct BMTC bus service will greatly benefit them.
R Guruprasad
751, 9th ‘B’ Cross,
Vidyamanya Nagar

Footpath becomes parking lot
I recently noticed as many as 20 two-wheelers parked on the footpath near McDonald’s outlet on Bull Temple Road, which left no space for pedestrians.
Violations like these have become a common sight. Authorities should be more vigilant and take immediate action instead of waiting for the public to point out the violations.
 K N Subba Rao 
57, 2nd Cross,
Gavipuram Extension

Complete Jakkur railway flyover

The work on the Jakkur railway flyover has stopped for more than a year now. As a result, the shortcut between Jakkur and Yelahanka has been cut off, forcing people to travel an additional 4-5 km. The bus number 291D has also stopped plying on this route. Local residents are not sure when the project will be completed, if at all. The land acquisition dispute over the project means the common people suffer. The authorities must resume the project at the earliest.
Vijay Srinivas

Haphazard work by BBMP
The BBMP has started cleaning the blocked gutters at 5th Main in Indiranagar 1st Stage. It has, however, cleaned only a part of the gutters across the road and left the remainder untouched. Whether rainwater will flow through them is anybody’s guess. The BBMP must clean the entire network of gutters instead of taking up partial and
shoddy work.
D R Prasad Gupta 
Ram Kuteer,  #215/1,
2nd Main, 7th Cross,
Indiranagar 1st Stage

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