Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Residents face more troubles

Residents face more troubles

Amy Elizabeth Abraham. Bangalore



If the ongoing metro work was not enough, the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB)'s unfinished drive to lay pipelines across the CMH Road has added to the misery of the residents and traders in the area.
The road was dug up by the BWSSB to lay sewage pipelines. But the civic body has neither completed the work nor removed the excess mud piled up on the roads and in front of the houses.
Frustrated by the poor condition of the roads, the residents on Tuesday staged a protest in front of the BWSSB civil engineer's office.
Imitiaz Ahmed, president of the CMH Road Trader's Association, said the residents are unable to drive out their cars as the heaps of mud are blocking their way.
"My neighbour had to walk about a kilometre to catch an autorickshaw to hospital due to the mud pile-ups," Ramesh takur, a resident, said.
The residents alleged that the BWSSB officials are demanding Rs1,000 from each of the residents for the removal of mud.
Most of the residents fear that the heaps of mud and sewage would pose health hazards. There is also the risk of getting hurt if they accidently fall into the pit. Despite complaints by the residents, the BWSSB officials have not taken any action.
The residents are planning to block the CMH Road on Wednesday if the officials fail to meet their demand.

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