Residents concerned about cleanliness

Residents concerned about cleanliness

Absence of civic amenities, coupled with residents’ lack of civic sense have added up to the mess, that is BTM Layout. Uncleared garbage is the main concern here. Garbage collectors do not turn up regularly and people dumping garbage at every corner is a common sight.

And whenever the pourakarmikas report on duty, they burn the garbage near the residential areas, resulting in environment pollution, the residents complain.   Mushrooming of unregulated slums is another big problem. Overnight slumdwellers appear from nowhere and make a settlement.

The Government first proposed to construct a multi-storey residential complex for them, but the land allotted behind the Kuvempunagar bus stand for this purpose, is now being allotted for the BMTC expansion projects. BTM Layout has enough parks. But the saddest part is, the BBMP has not bothered to maintain them properly.

Also, the residents demand that the only playground in this area should be available for the children. It should be fenced and the premises should be kept clean. Elected corporator, G N R Babu, a resident of BTM Layout, is aware about the problems faced by the residents.

Profile

G N R Babu
(Congress candidate)
Education: II PUC
Family: Wife Anitha,
daughters Ashitha, Lekhana and son Hitesh Rajath

What are the main problems in your ward?

Few pockets here suffer from water shortage. Residents have complained of irregular garbage collection. There are traffic and parking problems too. Road vendors have encroached pavements for their business.

What are your plans to address the problems?

I want to introduce a systematic method of garbage collection. I want the pourakarmikas to  collect the garbage regularly. I have begun the de-silting process of the tank.
Sanitary works and asphalting of roads are my priorities.  

City voices

Umadevi:  People who come here for garbage collection are very irregular. The sweepers burn dried leaves near the residential areas.

H N Ramamurthy: There are plenty of parks, but they are not maintained well. The only playground is also not maintained well.

Srinath D S: The footpaths are badly maintained, encroached by vendors forcing pedestrians to walk on the main road.

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