People's problems...

People's problems...

Rainwater channel cemented
The space between the asphalted road and the rainwater channel at SV Layout, 2nd Main, Sanjaynagar, has been concretised. With groundwater level receding everywhere, the BBMP should take steps to dig percolation pits along rainwater/stormwater channels so that rainwater will percolate down through the ground instead of running off.
Muralidharan S

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Hotels pump sewage into drain
Four hotels are located between Hope Farm, Whitefield, and Prashanth Layout. All of them discharge sewage into an open drain closeby. One of the establishments, Adyar Anand Bhavan, openly pumps sewage water into the open drain using a high-power pump during the day. The result is that the entire stretch stinks the whole day. Will the authorities concerned look into the matter and crack down on the errant hotels?
Nayanasudhan T K

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Fix BBMP portal for tax payment
Property tax payment has become a herculean task for senior citizens like me. It is tiresome to stand in long queues at banks and BBMP ward offices  in summer. The BBMP website is permanently out of order. Why can’t the civic body make the website functional with the help of IT professionals?
Rama Rao Deshmukh

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Waste dumping near Sarakki lake
Local residents dump garbage near our apartment located close to the Sarakki lake. Repeated warnings have gone unheeded. The dumping of garbage breeds mosquitoes and causes health hazards.
Sarojini R 
Puttenahalli, JP Nagar, 7th Phase

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Power supply erratic in Munireddy Layout
Residents of Munireddy layout, Garvebhavipalya, have been facing unscheduled power cuts for the last one month. The power supply lasts only for six hours a day. Though several complaints have been raised with Bescom, nothing has been done yet.
K G Murugan #11/A, Munireddy Layout Garvebhavipalya, Hosur Main Road

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Walking on road a nightmare
Walking on the road in Girinagar-Avalahalli has become a nightmare for senior citizens as the traffic here is most disorganised. The situation worsens during the evening rush hour. Adding to the misery is the lack of proper footpaths which have been occupied by commercial establishments or used for parking. Most of the footpaths are dilapidated and need urgent repair.
M V S Guptha 
138, New BDA Layout, Banashankari 3rd Stage, Avalahalli

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Unfinished drain wall in JC Nagar
The civic authorities started building a drain wall at Kempaiah Block, Munireddy Palya (JC Nagar), about three months ago but there has been little progress. No safety boards or signs have been put up at the work location and it is dangerous to walk on the stretch at night.
Residents of Kempaiah Block, JC Nagar

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Congestion at Kamakhya Jn
The construction of a flyover at Kittur Rani Chennamma Circle (Deve Gowda petrol bunk) has no doubt reduced traffic congestion. But it has led to traffic jams at Kamakhya Theatre junction as expected. The traffic from Thyagarajanagar, Padmanabhanagar and the flyover converges at the Kamakhya signal. Adding to the problem is the increased height of the footpath and median strip at Chennamma Circle. In view of the serious danger to the safety of citizens and the heavy traffic, we request the BBMP to construct a skywalk with lifts to connect the two junctions.
Prabhakara P S 
No 11, 7th Cross, Banashankari 3rd Stage

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Water scarcity in Kauser Nagar
Residents of Kauser Nagar, Dinnur Road, are deprived of civic facilities, especially the water supply, while the adjacent areas such as RT Nagar and Ex-Servicemen Colony do not face such problems. The matter was brought to the notice of the local corporator and other elected representatives but no action has been taken as yet.
Affected residents

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No drainage in Vidyamanya Nagar
Groundwater in Vidyamanya Nagar has been polluted by soak pits and industrial effluents​. There is serious danger to public health. Installing an underground drainage will reduce groundwater contamination and improve the water quality of borewells, which are the main source of drinking water. Will the concerned authorities care to address the issue on priority?
R Guruprasad
751, 9th ‘B’ Cross, Vidyamanya Nagar

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Dangerous stray dogs
There are scores of stray dogs in RBI Layout, Gaurav Nagar and Shreyas Colony. The dogs sometimes bark and lunge at pedestrians as well as morning and evening walkers. The BBMP must take steps to sterilise the dogs before they harm anyone.
A P Suresh Babu
JP Nagar, 7th Phase

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BMTC buses stay off bus stop
BMTC buses stop a good hundred metres ahead of the bus stop located at 16th Cross opposite Rajasheela Medicals in Lakkasandra, blocking the traffic towards 16th Cross and causing congestion during peak hour. I request the BMTC to instruct the drivers to pick up passengers only at the bus stop.
Madan Kumar B A 

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BWSSB apathy in JP Nagar
The footpath on 24th Main Road, JP Nagar, was taken up for repair a few months ago. Water pipes as well as sanitary pipes were laid. Now, the newly-laid footpath has been dug up again to redo some old work. Besides, new pits have been dug up outside my residence. When I enquired with a BWSSB worker, I learnt there have been leaks in the water supply pipelines for several months now.
An examination showed that drinking water had been flowing underground, creating a sort of cavity. While the BWSSB has located this leak, the problem has not been rectified. The worker entrusted with the task hinted that I should pay to get it fixed, but I refused to do so. The apathy on the part of the BWSSB should be brought to the notice of the highest authorities.
M K Raghavendra
 
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