A cosy and calm area with colonial past

A cosy and calm area with colonial past

Considered to be a Congress bastion for many years, it was no surprise that A R Zakir, who was elected corporator during the last elections to the civic body more than a decade ago, won this time too. The son-in-law of veteran Congress leader C K Jaffer Sheriff, he won with a comfortable margin in the recently concluded elections to the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). He enjoys the support of many old time residents and business establishments in Pulakeshinagar.

The ward includes Frazer Town and Coles Park area. It was home to many officers from the British cantonment and houses some of the best convent schools and historic churches of the City. Many colonial style bungalows with their vast open spaces still exist in the by-lanes of this ward. Most residents in Pulakeshinagar are from the educated middle and upper middle class background. The lone slum in this ward is at Sultanjigunta.

 However, civic problems have their share in this area. While the ward boasts of good roads, immediate attention need to be paid for garbage collection and disposal. Overflowing storm water drains (SWD) along the Chalaghatta Valley is considered to be another problem that needs redress.

Some of the important roads in this ward include, Assayee Road, Cleveland Road, Promenade Road, Spencers Road, Coles Road and Mosque Road. This ward also boasts of the famous Coles Park, now renamed as Freedom Fighters Park. The newly elected corporator has  plans to celebrate the centenary of the locality shortly.

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